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guy_stewart replace venus-device with GX device
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mvader [2. Compatibility]
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 Navico is the overall brand behind the B&G, Simrad and Lowrance MFDs. Navico is the overall brand behind the B&G, Simrad and Lowrance MFDs.
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 +This document explains how to connect to Navico MFDs using an Ethernet connection.
 +The integration technology used is called [[http://www.raymarine.com/multifunction-displays/lighthouse3/lighthouse-apps.html|LightHouse Apps]] by Raymarine.
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 +Make sure to also study the [[https://www.victronenergy.com/live/ccgx:start#marine_mfd_integration_by_app|Marine MFD Integration by App chapter in the manual]].
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 +Note that there is an alternative method to connect, which is NMEA2000. See the [[https://www.victronenergy.com/live/ccgx:start#marine_mfd_integration_by_nmea_2000|NMEA2000 chapter in the main manual]].
  
 ===== 2. Compatibility ===== ===== 2. Compatibility =====
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 Navico compatible hardware: Navico compatible hardware:
  
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 Note that this feature also works on the NSS EVO2. But only limited. And its not officially supported and also there will be no new software releases made by either Victron nor Navico to fix any issues that may arise. In other words, it is not a supported configuration by Navico but the consumer can feel free to use it (if they contact Navico or Victron service, our team will tell them it is not a supported configuration). More testing and user feedback will have to show what does and what does not work on the EVO2. Note that this feature also works on the NSS EVO2. But only limited. And its not officially supported and also there will be no new software releases made by either Victron nor Navico to fix any issues that may arise. In other words, it is not a supported configuration by Navico but the consumer can feel free to use it (if they contact Navico or Victron service, our team will tell them it is not a supported configuration). More testing and user feedback will have to show what does and what does not work on the EVO2.
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 +At this moment it is not possible to control the Victron MFD App other than the touchscreen.\\
 +This means that you cannot use
 +  * Local controls, i.e. WheelKey and arrow keys
 +  * Simrad OP50
 +  * B&G ZC2
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 +From Victron side, all GX devices (Cerbo GX, CCGX, Venus GX, and so forth) can be used and are compatible. For details on detailed product compatibility with regarding to inverter/chargers and other components, see the [[https://www.victronenergy.com/live/ccgx:start#marine_mfd_integration_by_app|main Marine MFD App chapter in the GX Manual]].
 ===== 3. Wiring ===== ===== 3. Wiring =====
  
-The Navico device needs to be connected to the [[venus-os:start|GX device]] using Ethernet. Its not possible to connect over WiFi. For the ethernet connection, a Navico adapter is required:+The Navico device needs to be connected to the [[venus-os:start|GX device]] using Ethernet. Its not possible to connect over WiFi. For the ethernet connection, a Navico adapter is required as the Navico MFDs feature a round water proof connector on the back. The adapters can be purchased from Navico:
  
   * ETHADAPT-2M 127-56   * ETHADAPT-2M 127-56
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 ===== 4. Configuration ===== ===== 4. Configuration =====
  
-==== GX device settings ====+On the Victron GX Device, go to //Settings -> Services//, and there enable both //MQTT on LAN (SSL)// and //MQTT on LAN (Plaintext)//
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 +{{:venus-os:venus-html5-mqtt.png?400|}} 
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 +Next, go to //Settings -> System Setup -> Scroll to the bottom -> Marine MFD App configuration//. And there set up what batteries you want to see on the MFD; and by what name. 
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 +{{:venus-os:venus-html5-batteries1.png?400|}} 
 +{{:venus-os:venus-html5-batteries2.png?400|}} 
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 +No other settings, such as IP addresses or similar are required. The [[venus-os:start|GX device]] and the Navico devices connect to each other using a technology called linklocal addressing. 
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 +It is possible to connect the a router to the same LAN; and that way connect the GX Device to the internet. The GX device can also be connected to the internet via Wi-Fi or with a [[https://www.victronenergy.com/accessories/gx-gsm|GX GSM]]. 
 + 
 +Note that the [[https://www.victronenergy.com/accessories/gx-gsm|GX GSM]] can only be used if the MFD and [[venus-os:start|GX device]] are directly connected to each other, without a router. 
 + 
 +===== 5. Configuring Multiple Battery Monitors ===== 
 + 
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 +===== 6. Step by step ===== 
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 + 
 +===== 7. NMEA 2000 =====
  
-   - Go to Settings -> Servicesand there enable MQTT. +The MFD can also be connected to the GX device using NMEA 2000see [[https://www.victronenergy.com/live/ccgx:start#marine_mfd_integration_by_nmea_2000|NMEA2000 chapter in the main manual]].
-   - Go to Settings -> System Setup -> Scroll to the bottom -> Battery measurementsAnd there set up what batteries you want to see on the MFD; and by what name.+
  
-==== Networking ==== +The MFD can be configured easily to display the data from the GX device. There is no need to change any instance.\\ 
-No settings are necessary. The [[venus-os:start|GX device]] and the Navico devices connect to each other using a technology called linklocal addressing.+To setup the data sources on the MFD, go to //Settings > Network > Sources > Advanced...//
  
-It is possible to connect the a router to the same LANand that way provide for internet access.+The following Victron related PGNs are supported: 
 +  * 127505 - Fluid level (tanks) 
 +  * 127506 - DC Detailed Status; State-of-charge, Time-to-go 
 +  * 127507 - Charger Status 
 +  * 127508 - Battery StatusVoltage, Current 
 +  * 127509 - Inverter Status 
 +  * J1939 AC PGNs 
 +===== 8Troubleshooting =====
  
-===== 5Usage =====+Q1: The MFD page shows outdated information or shows the connection issue page, but the GX device is running and connected and the Victron icon is present on the home page.\\ 
 +A1: Try reloading the page by pressing the menu on the top right corner and select HOME.
  
-TBD add screenshots and so forth.+{{:venus-os:navico-menu-home.jpg?200|}}
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