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Old 08-29-2017, 04:42 AM
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I installed the Bennett NMEA 2000 kit on my boat and connected to my NMEA 2000 Network. My Simrad NSS12 Evo 2 recognizes the tabs, but when I try to configure, it doesnt. I get to the point where you raise the tabs all the way, then lower the tabs all the way, but then I get a message where it states that it can't complete the configuration, Is there something else I should be doing?
Old 08-30-2017, 11:57 AM
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Default I'm having the same issue.

Same thing here hopefully someone can help.
Old 08-30-2017, 01:10 PM
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Have you guys been in touch with Simrad?

Usually the process is to start with the Tabs up and then lower them, but it's up to the equipment manufacturer as to how to do the calibration.

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Old 08-30-2017, 02:51 PM
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Yes you put the tabs all the way up hit enter and I put tabs all the way down and hit enter again but then it doesn't seem to do anything and the calibration fluctuates between zero and 100% as if it's searching for another entry confirmation.
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Just a thought but try calibrating when you have an AC charger connected to your battery and switched on. I know from calibrating my outboard trim through NMEA it would only work with stable constant voltage coming from the battery, and this required a charger to be used during the calibration process.
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I always have the AC charger connected to the boat when not in the water, so that shouldnt be the issue. It just seems that when calibrating, it asks you to raise tabs, press enter, lower tabs, press enter and then it should ask you to push something to day "complete". It just comes back and says its timed out, as if it was waiting for an input and didnt get it.
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I had a similiar issue. The trick I found was to start putting the tabs down before you "start" the downward calibration. I would get the "timeout" message if I didn't do it that way. You have to be fast! I have dual actuators on both sides of my hull, so the tabs are really slow going down. If I did not give the tabs a "head start", it would "timeout" before completing the calibration.
FYI...calibration done on Simrad Evo 2
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I'm looking to add the Bennett NMEA 2000 kit and display the tabs on my Simrad NSS12 Evo3. Did pulp friction's advice work or are people still having problems calibrating them?

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