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I-Command Installation Guide: October 2007 Edition
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posted 11-10-2007 01:47 PM ET (US)
Bombardier have published a new Installation Guide for their NMEA-2000 vessel instrumentation (I-Command™) This new publication includes information and details for three different styles of connectors which have ben used in the interconnecting of devices on the NMEA-2000 data network backbone:
The Quick Connect blue and red connectors are interchangeable with the similarly color-coded LowranceNET connectors.
This edition of the Installation Guide dates from October 2007 and is believed to be the most current version.
I-Command Installation Guide
posted 11-12-2007 10:45 PM ET (US)
Tanks, Very interesting stuff:)
posted 12-15-2007 10:10 PM ET (US)
To help their customers with ordering components for their I-Command instrumentation, Bombardier Recreational Produces have published new literature which shows in detail all the
I-Command Digital Network Components
If you are planning on installing a BRP I-Command digital instrument network, you will find this supplement to be very valuable.
posted 12-16-2007 09:10 AM ET (US)
Looks like they finally spent some time to upgrade the documentation. A lot clearer now than a year ago.
posted 10-31-2008 10:57 PM ET (US)
The I-Command's Quick Connect red connectors are also known as DeviceNET connectors.
posted 11-01-2008 10:26 AM ET (US)
I have a copy of that little publication in my grubby hands.
The only issues I have with it is the fact that you can ignore the callouts for the "Power Supply Hub" and the "Consolidator Hub". We've been doing I-Command installs on single, Twin, and triple engines for 3 years now and strictly use tees and backbone harnesses. The only problem with triples is you have to use Zero Effort on Gaffrig controls as BRP doesn't have a binnacle that can handle 3 motors. That is soon to change as they are finalizing testing on electronic controls developed by Teleflex.
Another thing about the system, as shown on page 47 is the need to put the computer on the network to configure it. Which is really kind of stupid as all you do is assign a position to the motor and set it's trim limits. Takes all of 5 minutes but you need the BRP Diagnostic software, which only a dealer (or in our case, a builder) will have, and they'll charge you 1 hours labor to do it. $125 for 5 minutes just doesn't seem right to me.
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