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Old 04-28-2019, 11:35 PM
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Hi Mike

A couple of questions I hope you can help with?

Firstly, I noticed the other day that on the Suzuki interface and gauge software downloads page on Lowrance’s website that there have been two noticeable changes -

http://ww2.lowrance.com/Suzuki

There appears to be a third interface cable called “Engine Connect” listed, with a software version 1.0 for engines from 2012 onwards. Can you tell us anything about that cable - what it does, how its different from the normal .swup version V3.5.04 cable? I have never heard of this cable before.

Also, I see that the .swup software version for newer engines is now listed as 3.5.04. And the same .04 version change for 2.9.04. Is that a new release that is different from the previous??

And finally, a friend here in Aus is chasing a old version .luf software interface cable. Do you happen to have any used ones available for sale? If so can you let me know $ including postage to Australia?

Many thanks!

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Old 04-29-2019, 04:45 AM
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Hello,
There is 2 new software versions for the engine interfaces, 354 and 294, these should correct all of the glitchy problems we have been seeing with engine data being lost. I have been running a beta version for awhile and it seems good.

The engine connect is a new interface that will allow all navico branded products to show suzuki engine warnings so there is no need for a suzuki gauge anymore. There should also be a connect cable for other manufacturers but not yet available and unsure of when. This is all kind of happening with the release of the new mfd displays(furuno) for suzuki engine data. they are talking a May release of some sort.

Unfortunately I do not have any old interfaces to help you out with, sorry.

I would like to thank you for all the help you provide with the suzuki gauge issues, this forum has benefited greatly from it.

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Thanks Mike - really appreciate that info.

You guys are always front and centre on helping members here with Zuke questions, and I know its greatly appreciated.. (I might send you a PM on an issue a fellow Zuke owner is not having any luck with)

I am happy to help out with networking stuff where I can. Mostly seem to get people sorted out, though some are pretty challenging LOL!

Do you think there is a decent chance that the new engine connect cable would work with engines as far back as 2010 MY?

I know that oficially the C-10 only works back to 2013, but many have it running fine on much earlier motors, back to 2007 at least. So kinda hoping this might apply to the new cable too??

I would like to ditch my analogue gauges altogether and replace with something like a Simrad GO5 display. Would be much nicer!

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I have not even tried the connect cable yet but its a possibility of it working on earlier models, just not sure yet.
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I have not even tried the connect cable yet but its a possibility of it working on earlier models, just not sure yet.
Hi again Mike

If you have any updates with what year engines the new “Connect” cable works with it would be great to hear.

I am holding out hopes that it might go back to 09/10 years eg the same that the V294 cables can work with. Although I kinda think it might only be those that work with V354.....
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Hi again Mike

If you have any updates with what year engines the new “Connect” cable works with it would be great to hear.

I am holding out hopes that it might go back to 09/10 years eg the same that the V294 cables can work with. Although I kinda think it might only be those that work with V354.....
I still have yet to install one, all of my customers want gauges for engine display. It leaves them the MFD for important fish finding,lol.
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I have a 2014 DF300AP and a Simrad GO9. What would be the cost to buy this new "engine connect" interface?
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I still have yet to install one, all of my customers want gauges for engine display. It leaves them the MFD for important fish finding,lol.
I get that....

But when the penny drops that you can flush mount a Simrad GO7 in the dash to run all engine data for twins for far less than the cost of 2 x C-10’s, plus get extra functionality such as TripIntel and more, or even a single GO5 for a single engine, and have it look really cool with the glass bridge look, then I think they may start to fly out the door!

Is Suzuki not providing much info? Is there an install/manual of some sort available yet for them?
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Originally Posted by pcheesesteak View Post
I have a 2014 DF300AP and a Simrad GO9. What would be the cost to buy this new "engine connect" interface?
Any info on this?
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The current gateway is about $200, at this point suzuki has said that it only works with navico products(simrad,lowrance,B&G). It should be fine on your Simrad GO9 without using any suzuki gauges.
I do have this in stock if you wish to get one.
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so, to clarify, am i now able to purchase this new cable, purchase a simrad display, remove my two C10 gauges, and have all of the same functionality of the gauges PLUS a Simrad unit on the boat?
Is there anywhere to see what the screen would look like with, say, twin engine info on a GO5 or GO7? Space constraints might limit me to no bigger of a unit.
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The simrad displays would basically look just like the c10's do, since it is the same manufacturer the base model is replicated and made to look the same.

These below pics are of the new suzuki displays being made by furuno and also give full gauge features and warnings without the need for suzuki specific gauges. These also are fully functioning gps, depth finder, radar compatible with the purchase of the extras.


16" display

9" display

16" display

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So with this new cable, does it connect to a different port or something? Or does it just replace the C10 cables?
And would I need two for twin engines?

i think it’d be awesome to add a small Simrad unit in place of the C10. Would give me that much more functionality on the boat, especially since I run all Garmin mfd’s and would like a Navico product for the CMOR maps.
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So with this new cable, does it connect to a different port or something? Or does it just replace the C10 cables?
And would I need two for twin engines?

i think it’d be awesome to add a small Simrad unit in place of the C10. Would give me that much more functionality on the boat, especially since I run all Garmin mfd’s and would like a Navico product for the CMOR maps.
Per Suzuki: Only 1 per boat is required and works on 2016 motors and newer. The connect cable plugs in to where the interface would plug into and then plugs into the nmea2000 network via a tee.
You have the right idea about the smaller simrad simply for gauges and then cmor maps. Good thought since they do not work with garmin.
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Originally Posted by Outboard Specialties View Post
Per Suzuki: Only 1 per boat is required and works on 2016 motors and newer. The connect cable plugs in to where the interface would plug into and then plugs into the nmea2000 network via a tee.
You have the right idea about the smaller simrad simply for gauges and then cmor maps. Good thought since they do not work with garmin.
dammit, I just missed the cutoff I guess. I bought my engines in November of 2015. That sucks!
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What are your serial numbers? The first number depicts year and probably are 2016 that late in 2015. It should be 30002f-??????, the first question mark begins serial number.
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Mike, you think there's any chance my motors could work? Would you be able to tell from the serial number? Or does Suzuki just say "2016 or newer"

edit --- was typing the same time as you!! hang on, let me find them
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Originally Posted by Outboard Specialties View Post
What are your serial numbers? The first number depicts year and probably are 2016 that late in 2015. It should be 30002f-??????, the first question mark begins serial number.
610937 and 947
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you are good, the 6 depicts 2016 models
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you are good, the 6 depicts 2016 models

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