E-TEC NMEA 2000 Data for Simrad GO7

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Ducktown
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E-TEC NMEA 2000 Data for Simrad GO7

Postby Ducktown » Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:40 pm

I've recently installed a Simrad GO7 XSE in my boat (love it) and networked it to my 2009 E-TEC 90 HP motor. Using the GO7's standard "Instrument" display, I've been able to configure the unit to display RPM, Temperature, Alternator, Battery, and Load. I have been unable to get Engine Trim and Engine Hours, which Evinrude documentation says is available NMEA 2000 output data for a 2009 90 HP E-TEC.

Does anyone have any experience with this or suggestions on how to configure my GO7 to read this info?

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Re: E-TEC NMEA 2000 Data for Simrad GO7

Postby jimh » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:50 am

Data about engine trim is available from the NMEA-2000 network only on E-TEC V4 and V6 engines.

See:
http://continuouswave.com/whaler/refere ... A2000.html

I am not sure about engine hour data-- the EMM should be sending it, but can your Simrad GO7 display it?

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Re: E-TEC NMEA 2000 Data for Simrad GO7

Postby Ducktown » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:48 pm

Jim - Thanks. Great article. Couldn't have learned about the [lack of TRIM data in the three-cylinder engine] anywhere else. I'm going to do a deeper dive with Simrad to see if I can find how to display, or at least view engine hours.

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Re: E-TEC NMEA 2000 Data for Simrad GO7

Postby jimh » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:28 am

According to literature from Lowrance, an HDS can show engine hours. I would expect that a Simrad GO7 ought to be able to perform that function, too. I don't see it explicitly mentioned in the Simrad literature I have found. Usually there is a page of engine data pre-programmed. And usually you can modify the page to change what data is shown. There is a TRIP LOG function that will log engine running time during a trip, but I think you want to see total engine hours from the engine. Let us know if you find that function on the GO7.

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Re: E-TEC NMEA 2000 Data for Simrad GO7

Postby Ducktown » Sat May 19, 2018 7:42 am

After checking with Simrad over the winter and launching for the 2018 season I confirmed that total engine hours can be found in the Trip Intel area of the GO7.

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Re: E-TEC NMEA 2000 Data for Simrad GO7

Postby jimh » Sun May 20, 2018 9:01 am

Thank you for the follow-up report on the outcome of your project to display engine data from an E-TEC engine on a Simrad GO7 display.