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 ===== 1. Introduction ===== ===== 1. Introduction =====
  
-This technical document explains how to integrate a Victron system onto a Marine MFD, such as from Garmin, Raymarine Navico and other brands.+This technical document explains how to integrate a Victron system onto a Marine MFD, such as those from Garmin, Raymarine Navico and other brands.
  
-This are multiple ways to integrate, make sure to closely read the complete introduction chapter to find the best method.+There are multiple ways to integrate, so make sure to closely read the complete introductory chapter to find the best method for your type of system.
  
 === Systems with a GX Device === === Systems with a GX Device ===
  
-For most installations and integrations, it will be best to use one of our [[venus-os:start|GX Products]]. It acts as a hub, collecting information from connected equipment such as Inverters, Battery Monitors and Chargers; and then making that available to the MFD.+For most installations and integrations, it will be best to use one of our [[venus-os:start|GX Products]]. It acts as a hub, collecting information from connected equipmentsuch as Inverters, Battery Monitors and Chargers; and then making them available to the MFD. There are two ways to connect a GX Device to an MFD:
  
-A GX Device can connected to a Marine MFD in two ways: the simple plug and play like method is using an Ethernet connection, which enables the MFD App. Available for [[https://www.victronenergy.nl/panel-systems-remote-monitoring/marine%20mfd%20gx%20integration%20-%20raymarine|Raymarine]], [[https://www.victronenergy.nl/panel-systems-remote-monitoring/marine%20mfd%20gx%20integration%20-%20garmin|Garmin]], as well as the [[https://www.victronenergy.nl/panel-systems-remote-monitoring/marine%20mfd%20gx%20integration|Navico brands B&G, Lowrance and Simrad]]. Click those links to go straight to all information, videos and manuals.+the (simpler) plug and play like method uses an Ethernet connection, which enables the MFD App. Available for [[https://www.victronenergy.nl/panel-systems-remote-monitoring/marine%20mfd%20gx%20integration%20-%20raymarine|Raymarine]], [[https://www.victronenergy.nl/panel-systems-remote-monitoring/marine%20mfd%20gx%20integration%20-%20garmin|Garmin]], as well as the [[https://www.victronenergy.nl/panel-systems-remote-monitoring/marine%20mfd%20gx%20integration|Navico brands B&G, Lowrance and Simrad]]. Click those links to go straight to all information, videos and manuals
 +- in an the NMEA2000 network. See the [[https://www.victronenergy.com/live/ccgx:start#marine_mfd_integration_by_nmea_2000|NMEA 2000 chapter in the CCGX manual]] for details.
  
-The other type of integration is to connect the GX Device to the NMEA2000 networkSee the [[https://www.victronenergy.com/live/ccgx:start#marine_mfd_integration_by_nmea2000|NMEA2000 chapter in the CCGX manual]] for details.+Both connections can be made and used at the same time, and each has its advantages and disadvantages. The MFD App is by far the simplest and plug and play-like method. It presents an easy to use system overview without requiring any configurationThe NMEA 2000 integration on the other hand, whilst being more complex, allows more customisation on the MFDthe data will show up in the data-tree of the MFD, and most MFDs then allow the user to configure various pages and combinations of information. This is not so with the MFD App, as the only available settings are to show or hide battery parameters (Voltage, SOC, Current) as well as naming the batteries.
  
-Both can be used at the same time, each has its advantages and disadvantages. The MFD App is by far the simplest method. It presents an easy to use system overview without requiring any configuration. The N2K integration on the other hand, whilst being more complex, allows more configuration on the MFD: the data will show up in the data-tree of the MFD, and most MFDs then allow the user to configure various pages and combinations of information. Which is not so with the MFD App: the only possible configuration is showing and hiding battery parameters (Voltage, SOC, Current) as well as naming the batteries. +Note that, besides making information available on NMEA 2000, a GX Device can also read tank level data from NMEA 2000. More information in [[https://www.victronenergy.com/live/ccgx:start#connecting_nmea-2000_tank_senders|the NMEA 2000 tank sender section in the CCGX Manual]].
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-Note that, besides making information available on NMEA2000, a GX Device can also tank level data from NMEA2000. More information in [[https://www.victronenergy.com/live/ccgx:start#connecting_nmea-2000_tank_senders|the NMEA 2000 tank sender section in the CCGX Manual]].+
  
 === Direct connection - products with a VE.Can port only === === Direct connection - products with a VE.Can port only ===
  
-Some of our products feature a VE.Can port; and can thus be directly connected to the NMEA2000 network. No electronic converter necessary; only a plug conversion cable, the [[https://nocache.victronenergy.com/accessories/ve-can-to-nmea2000-micro-c-male|VE.Can to NMEA2000 cable]].+Some of our products feature a VE.Can port; and can thus be directly connected to the NMEA 2000 network. No electronic converter necessary; only a plug conversion cable, the [[https://nocache.victronenergy.com/accessories/ve-can-to-nmea2000-micro-c-male|VE.Can to NMEA2000 cable]].
  
-=== Using our converter interfaces (deprecated) ===+=== Using our converter interfaces (DEPRECATED!) ===
  
   * [[https://www.victronenergy.com/accessories/ve-bus-to-nmea2000-interface|VE.Bus to NMEA 2000 interface]]    * [[https://www.victronenergy.com/accessories/ve-bus-to-nmea2000-interface|VE.Bus to NMEA 2000 interface]] 
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 === What is NMEA 2000? === === What is NMEA 2000? ===
  
-NMEA 2000 is is a plug-and-play communications standard used for connecting marine sensors and display units within ships and boats.+NMEA 2000 is a plug-and-play communications standard used for connecting marine sensors and display units within ships and boats.
  
 Victron Energy is a member of the NMEA 2000 organisation, and we have several of our products certified by NMEA 2000. Victron Energy is a member of the NMEA 2000 organisation, and we have several of our products certified by NMEA 2000.
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 ==== 2.1 Raymarine & EmpirBus ==== ==== 2.1 Raymarine & EmpirBus ====
  
-Besides using NMEA2000 and/or the Lighthouse App, integration onto Raymarine MFDs can also be done with an [[http://www.trigentic.com/#nxt-mcu|Empirbus NXT MCU ]]. Though both connected to the same N2K network, the NXT MCU translates the N2K PGNs originating from the Victron equipment into Raymarine proprietary messages.+Besides using NMEA 2000 and/or the Lighthouse App, integration onto Raymarine MFDs can also be done with an [[http://www.trigentic.com/#nxt-mcu|Empirbus NXT MCU ]]. Though both are connected to the same N2K network, the NXT MCU translates the N2K PGNs originating from the Victron equipment into Raymarine proprietary messages.
  
 In the [[http://www.empirbus.com/clickOnce/EmpirBusStudio-Demo/|EmpirBus Studio software]] you will find dedicated Victron building blocks than can be drawn onto the diagram. In the [[http://www.empirbus.com/clickOnce/EmpirBusStudio-Demo/|EmpirBus Studio software]] you will find dedicated Victron building blocks than can be drawn onto the diagram.
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 The EmpirBus system requires the data instance of battery status and dc detailed status to be unique when using multiple sources. ([[ve.can:changing_nmea2000_instances#changing_a_data_instance|how to change data instances]]) The EmpirBus system requires the data instance of battery status and dc detailed status to be unique when using multiple sources. ([[ve.can:changing_nmea2000_instances#changing_a_data_instance|how to change data instances]])
-{{ :ve.can:nmea-2000:schema_nmea2000-raymarine_ccgx_nov_2016.png?nolink&900 |}}+
  
 ==== 2.2 Maretron ==== ==== 2.2 Maretron ====
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 ==== Q3: What about terminators and network layout? ==== ==== Q3: What about terminators and network layout? ====
  
-A N2K CAN bus network needs to be laid out as in backbone configuration, using drop cables to connect to each device. Also, there should be only two terminators in the network. Therefore:+A N2K CAN bus network needs to be laid out as in backbone configuration, using drop cables to connect to each device. Also, there should be only two terminators in the network. Therefore:
  
-  * Use the NMEA2000 cable as the backbone.+  * Use the NMEA 2000 cable as the backbone.
   * Run a separate drop cable separately to each Victron device. The drop cable will be one of these three products:   * Run a separate drop cable separately to each Victron device. The drop cable will be one of these three products:
     * [[https://www.victronenergy.com/accessories/ve-bus-to-nmea2000-interface|VE.Bus to NMEA 2000 interface]]     * [[https://www.victronenergy.com/accessories/ve-bus-to-nmea2000-interface|VE.Bus to NMEA 2000 interface]]
     * [[https://www.victronenergy.com/accessories/ve-direct-to-nmea2000-interface|VE.Direct to NMEA 2000 interface]]     * [[https://www.victronenergy.com/accessories/ve-direct-to-nmea2000-interface|VE.Direct to NMEA 2000 interface]]
-    * [[https://nocache.victronenergy.com/accessories/ve-can-to-nmea2000-micro-c-male|VE.Can to NMEA2000 cable]]+    * [[https://nocache.victronenergy.com/accessories/ve-can-to-nmea2000-micro-c-male|VE.Can to NMEA 2000 cable]]
   * Only terminate the NMEA 2000 backbone, do not terminate on the VE.Can side.   * Only terminate the NMEA 2000 backbone, do not terminate on the VE.Can side.
  
 ==== Q4: What PGNs does a GX Device transmit on N2K? ==== ==== Q4: What PGNs does a GX Device transmit on N2K? ====
  
-See the [[https://www.victronenergy.com/live/ccgx:start#marine_mfd_integration_by_nmea2000|NMEA2000 chapter in the CCGX manual]] for details.+See the [[https://www.victronenergy.com/live/ccgx:start#marine_mfd_integration_by_nmea2000|NMEA 2000 chapter in the CCGX manual]] for details.
  
 ==== Q5: Can integration onto Raymarine displays also be done without Empirbus NXT? ==== ==== Q5: Can integration onto Raymarine displays also be done without Empirbus NXT? ====
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