FloScan, doing N2K right

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

7 Responses

  1. Roger says:

    I can only assume that because the first number in binary is zero the first instance becomes zero and not one.

  2. Steve says:

    There are two kinds of people in the world: those that start counting at zero (c programmers and European elevator designers) and those that start at one (Basic programmers and American elevator designers). Each is “normal” in its own way .

  3. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    OK, Roger and Steve, but if you have 5 tanks, or 2 engines, or 3 heading sensors on your boat, do you ever think of the first one as the zero one?

  4. Roger M says:

    Has anybody every read through the NMEA design specifications? FWIW, they established this and therefore it is a REQUIREMENT.

  5. This is a solution for diesel engines. Our Alba-Fuel is for both diesel and gasoline engines that works with the FloScan sensor or any other on the market.

  6. Jim Thompson says:

    Any decent UI will re-label these as “Port”, “Starboard”, “Center”, “Aft-Starboard”, “reserve”, etc.

  7. nanoman says:

    Read the saga we went through trying to get our Raymarine E80 displays to communicate with the FloScan NMEA 2000 units at

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