09-09-2008, 06:19 PM
I have an Lowrance EP-60 fuel management sensor networked with an LMF 400 in dash guage, an LCX 26C HD on the dash, and an LMS 332C on the bow. I also have the engine interface sensor networked into all of this too. Here is my fuel management system setup question though: I have a Skeeter WX 1880 that has two 20 gallon fuel tanks and, obviously, one F150 motor. Do I program the fuel management system setup for one motor and two tanks? ....Or do I program the setup for one motor and one tank?
Technically, the two tanks are manually changed by a valve, so the network would really never know which tank I was running because the EP 60 is on the main fuel line just before the motor.... So I'm thinking I need to program the setup for one tank at a combined 40 gallons?
Next question: Do I need to reset fuel refills on "both" the LMF 400 "AND" in the LCX 26C HD - all the time? It appears to me that this is exactly what I need to be doing if I want to be able to read fuel management info off either the LMF 400 or the LCX 26C HD unit. Why won't they "network" the refill status when done off one unit (to tell each other this)? Isn't this what networking is about?
I Fish GS
09-10-2008, 09:00 PM
When I had my 400 and 520 networked together I would add fuel to 520 and it would change on the 400.
You said you had an interface on suzuki do you get fuel data from that too? You might have to reset both Lowrance fuel flow 60 and suzuki fuel info sepratly.
I had both lowrance old FF and suzuki 200hp interface and the data from both were not the same rate of fuel used. I never had the $$ to fill the 54gal tank to see if they were acurate. I sold boat just after installing suzuki interface didn't much time to play with it. I miss my suzuki now that I have 250 yamaha hpdi.
I don't know about the two tanks, you would have to maby tell the lowrance you changed tanks. or the two tank option works with two ff meters
09-12-2008, 05:40 AM
I have the EP 60 and love it
the instructions are not that great for it though
I think in your situation, if you just want an aggerate reading use the one tank option
if you want to monitor fuel levels and useage in each individual tank, use the 2 tank option. I think you will have to tell the unit somehow which tank you are using, I only have one 80 gallon tank so I dont really know for sure but I would think that is what you would have to do. Maybe if you set it to 2 tanks an option will appear that will allow you to choose the tank you are using and it will show you 2 tank levels, etc instead of one
unlogged Eric Olson
09-13-2008, 07:38 AM
make sure you identify what system you'll be using for the fuel level fnction.
With the fuel sender it will monitor the float in the tank. In this set-up you'll set the system to 1 engine 2 tank. Assuming you've installed the digital fuel module in each tank.
Calibrate the tanks in 5ths as you fill and you're good to go.
With the Memory module you need to reset the fuel every time you fill to get the correct info.
A suggestion for fuel level mgmnt thats incredible is the fuel used info. list it under the overlay screen on the head unit, reset it under the NMEA then fuel mngmt menus. reset trip to zero when you fill. THis will read off the EMM (enigne computer) your fuel burned. The accuracy is amazing. I've never been off more than a 1/2 gal from EMM reading to actual fill amt. This lets you really managae the trip and true half tank for return trip etc.
Hope this helped
09-13-2008, 09:05 AM
Thanks Eric. I was hoping to prod you into answering this question for me. I knew from reading some of your posts this past summer (on your tourney trails) that you were very happy with the results you were getting from your system. I'm going to make a few netwrok modifications - based on what you have said - and I should be good to go. From the info I have been able to establish off my system so far, I think the fuel management thing is absolutley the way to go,.... especially on those very long "gas hogging" runs.