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Old 10-08-2018, 06:08 PM
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Does anyone know what the Two leads on a Vessel View Mobile Do? I am trying to figure out if I have to buy a junction box or not to run a Merc Monitor and a Vessel View Mobile. I have a 150 Verado Tiller so I had to run the blue cable to the engine. No other smart gauges on the boat.
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Old 10-08-2018, 06:30 PM
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I sent an email to my contact at Mercury, I'll let you know what his response it. My guess is that the 2nd lead is to allow the use of the termination resistor, which you should already have in your dual-resistor data cable.

My bet is that you'll need to add a junction box.

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Old 10-08-2018, 07:21 PM
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You could be right, but I hope not. It would be great if the two leads would let me just put it inline from engine to monitor. But thats wishfull thinking. Looking forward to what your friend has to say. Funny how all the you tube and Merc videos never talk about the second lead.
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You could be right, but I hope not. It would be great if the two leads would let me just put it inline from engine to monitor. But thats wishfull thinking. Looking forward to what your friend has to say. Funny how all the you tube and Merc videos never talk about the second lead.
at about the :50 second mark, they show moving the OEM termination resistor to that 2nd lead.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ5Jj7XAxic

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at about the :50 second mark, they show moving the OEM termination resistor to that 2nd lead.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ5Jj7XAxic

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But what's the purpose of the second lead?
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But what's the purpose of the second lead?
Smartcraft architecture requires the use of 1 or 2 termination resistors (depending on size) somewhere in the circuit. When the VVM is plugged directly into the powerhead, the TR is moved to the 2nd lead. When the VVM is plugged into a multi-port junction block, there is probably a TR already in the circuit, so the 2nd lead remains capped off.

Smartcraft data cables that have yellow "bands" near the connectors have a termination resistor built into that end of the cable.

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Smartcraft architecture requires the use of 1 or 2 termination resistors (depending on size) somewhere in the circuit. When the VVM is plugged directly into the powerhead, the TR is moved to the 2nd lead. When the VVM is plugged into a multi-port junction block, there is probably a TR already in the circuit, so the 2nd lead remains capped off.

Smartcraft data cables that have yellow "bands" near the connectors have a termination resistor built into that end of the cable.

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I haven't installed vessel view yet because I want the harness and sensors for water temp and pressure and fuel pressure.

No one seems to have much information on those as well
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at about the :50 second mark, they show moving the OEM termination resistor to that 2nd lead.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ5Jj7XAxic

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I did see that, you put a terminator on any open lead, even on the unused ports of a terminal block. So if that extra lead acts as a terminal port, can I pass thru data to my Merc Monitor? Thats the question, What is it for. Like I said, I hope it is a port I can hook into Vs purchasing a 4 port teminal block.
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Ok, too slow at typing, didn't see the response.
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