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Old 26-01-2007, 04:23 PM   #1
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Smartcraft questions

a) Can multiple (duplicated) smartcraft gauges be hooked up?
ie If have an SC1000 tacho in the front, and one of the old square system monitor gauges in the back, is this OK, or will it start thinking I'm running twin engines?
b) Can I output data from smartcraft into a laptop, either via usb OR RS232? For testing Want to be able to log rpm in realtime to a laptop.
c) What standard is the CAN signal?
d) How can you tell if the little "plug" for the junction box is a dust cap or a resistor?
e) Can I input NMEA GPS data into smartcraft or will it only use the paddlewheel/pitot combo?
f) Is it actually possible to take over the world with CAN?
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Old 26-01-2007, 05:39 PM   #2
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d) How can you tell if the little "plug" for the junction box is a dust cap or a resistor?
Measure it?
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Old 26-01-2007, 05:50 PM   #3
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Not a bad idea - but I'm guessing they look different, but having never seen either up close & personal, I dunno.
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Old 26-01-2007, 06:31 PM   #4
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I was surprised you didn't come up with a Pinky & Brain quote in response to f. Mebbe it was too obvious.

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Measure it?
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Old 26-01-2007, 08:28 PM   #5
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OK, let you off.
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Old 26-01-2007, 08:49 PM   #6
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e) Can I input NMEA GPS data into smartcraft
f) Is it actually possible to take over the world with CAN?
e) yes
f) no

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a) Can multiple (duplicated) smartcraft gauges be hooked up?
ie If have an SC1000 tacho in the front, and one of the old square system monitor gauges in the back, is this OK, or will it start thinking I'm running twin engines?
b) Can I output data from smartcraft into a laptop, either via usb OR RS232? For testing Want to be able to log rpm in realtime to a laptop.
c) What standard is the CAN signal?
d) How can you tell if the little "plug" for the junction box is a dust cap or a resistor?
e) Can I input NMEA GPS data into smartcraft or will it only use the paddlewheel/pitot combo?
f) Is it actually possible to take over the world with CAN?
A. No problem although I would run a standard tacho from the ignition loom.

B. Don't think so without the Mers software that has to be an official version.

C. ???? Mercs own?

D. Dust cap - the resistor is one one end of the lead.

E. Yes - it's the blue and white wires (even marked GPS!).

F. Not this week!

ps. Back from the alps tonight (Sunday) for a week and back out again on Saturday!
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