|Two sealed touch buttons. Top
button single steps through sensors not currently being displayed. On
LCD models, the bottom button activates the backlight for night
Normally, RPM and OIL pressure are always
displayed while the remaining sensors are selectable. On power up
(usually key on) the unit defaults to display RPM, OIL Pressure, Engine
Temp, and Main Voltage. Activating the scroll button will cycle through
the four temperature sensors and then the two voltage sensors. Fuel
level is displayed last before cycling to the first sensor again.
Unit is programmable to allow custom
sensor indicators. Sensor names up to eight characters can be
programmed into the display menu and recalled via a single button.
Microprocessor can calibrate against most standard sensors. An 9-pin
quick-connect rear connector provide easy hook-up to your boat's electrical system.
|Several display options are
available to match your application/budget requirements. All other
specifications remain the same with the exception of display type
VFD - 24 characters by 2 rows
(24X2) Vacuum Fluorescent display. Display is blue-green and visible in
both day and night. VFD display
will not fade in sunlight and the bright
characters are easy to read. Best choice for interior installations.
LCD - 24 characters by 2 rows
(24X2) Liquid Crystal display. Requires light to be visible and is best
suited for applications under direct sunlight.
Reflective backing allows for high contrast and good readability
under normal outside conditions. A
option is available for viewing under low light/night operation.
Good choice for applications in direct sunlight.
For low light indoor applications we also
have a Blue LCD display
with white EL backlight.
While excellent for indoor and low light, this display will not perform
well under bright sunlight.
Displays can be custom programmed using a full
alpha-numeric character set. You specify exactly what you want for each
gauge position. Display area is 4" x 1"
gauge positions are possible. The first gauge position in usually an
RPM indicator. RPM can be programmed for 2-cycle or 4-cycle engines from
2 to 8 cylinders. The second position is usually an Oil Pressure gauge
but can be modified to display other type of pressure such as water or
fuel. The third position is used for temperature with engine cooling
water being the most common. This position can be scrolled to display
one of four possible temperature sensors. The forth position is used for
voltage display and can show main voltage, auxiliary voltage, or fuel
|Purchase the optional
Bluetooth module and go wireless. All sensor data and labels are
transmitted up to 100 feet to compatible PDA's or laptop computers. The
wireless option includes software for your
Windows PC for real-time
display of all gauge reading. Software decodes and displays NMEA 0183
sentences. Application also provides ability to command
the unit and perform data logging.
|Two built-in ports provide
connectivity to external devices. A RS232 port connects to standardized
equipment for real-time data acquisition and programming. A second
Bluetooth port adds the capability to provide wireless communication up to
100 feet. Both ports support NMEA 0183 integrated instrument sentences ($IIXDR)
for transmission to other NMEA equipment. This allows multiple units to be
cascaded and positioned in other location on your vessel. Input ports can
read and decode many popular NMEA 0183 sentences such as depth and GPS
information for display on the unit which helps combine data in a central
Multiple units can be used in
tandem to provide remote display of sensor data in multiple locations. One
unit can be located in the engine bay to provide wired connection to
sensors/senders while sending captured data to a second unit via wired or
wireless. Thus both units will display the same data in different locations
|Unit is designed to work with
standard GM automotive or VDO instrumentation sensors. You can order
stock sensors from us or get them from most automotive supply dealers.
If you have existing gauges and want to reuse the electrical
senders, then you should contact our technical staff to determine if
they will work. In most cases it is easier and more economical to just
replace the sensors with the recommended stock sensors. In most cases
you will be able to use the existing wire.
quick-connect connectors are mounted in the
panel. One 6-wire power cable connects to +12 volt
supply. One 9-wire signal (9 pins) cable provides access to each
of the nine gauges. A third 8-wire cable is used for serial port
interface and optional re-programming. The serial port can be attached to
an optional Bluetooth module for wireless interface. Mating cable harness is also provided
to assist in connecting to your custom application.
consumption is determined by the number of active sensors and the
active characters on the display. Minimal power is obtained when engine
is off and temperature sensors are cold. Maximum power is used when all display
characters are on and the backlight option in active. The VFD display
has no backlight but draws the same power as the LCD display with
|Extruded aluminum box
6.762" wide x 2.28" tall x 2.5" deep. These are extremely
rugged single piece enclosures assembled out of aluminum and stainless
steel so they will not rust or corrode.
|Can be ordered with gimbal mounting bolts for bracket mounting or pre-drilled taps for in-dash
mounting. Please see our installation page for more mounting
|SeaGauge is backed by a full
1 year parts and labor guarantee. If the unit fails for any reason, it
will be repaired or replaced at no charge.