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Maretron TLM100 Tank Level Monitor calibration  

 

Marcus Eich
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I bought a Maretron TLM100 for my fresh water tank. As you might know you need a N2KMeter ($800) or a USB gateway ($280) to calibrate. Does anyone knows a place where I could rent a N2kMeter or has a different solution? I might change my two fuel tanks to TLM100 as well (senders are very old) so maybe I need to buy the gateway anyway. I have a YachtDevice WIFI gateway already so don't need the USB gateway.

I know that there is also a pressure sensor solution from Maretron, but this is a bit over my budget and I don't need it to be super accurate as I can visually check the level on the tanks if I need it very accurate reading.

 

regards,

Marcus

 


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Ben Stein
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Hi Marcus,

 

I believe all the Maretron components require Maretron displays or gateways (USB or Ethernet) to configure them. I suspect, but don't know, that it's more about the software recognizing the gateway. But, regardless of the reason I think you need their equipment. 

 

-Ben S.

Publisher, Panbo.com


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Ben Ellison
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I agree with Ben S, and it's why many installers have multiple N2K to PC gateways. Also why some N2K devices without screens now have Bluetooth or WiFi for configuration. But, Marcus, I also want to clarify that a Maretron N2K Meter can not be used for configuration, just network testing.


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Marcus Eich
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@ben-ellison Yes got it I got confused with the N2KAnalyzer Software, so this requires the USB or TCP/IP gateway and the software.

Or the expensive DSM250 - Maretron display.  


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Ben Ellison
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@pilotmarcus -- Well, there is the DSM410 at $595 retail. It's a more expensive configuration option, and a little harder to use because you won't have a keyboard. But it's also a terrific instrument display that can show, graph and alarm just about any N2K data on your network:

https://www.maretron.com/products/dsm410.php

https://www.maretron.com/support/manuals/DSM410UM_1.7.2.html#_Toc482693989

 


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Marcus Eich
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@ben-ellison That is an excellent idea, I was looking at it anyway and did not realize that you can use it for calibration as well. Thanks for the tip.


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