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    Floscan Issue-gctid362996

    This is almost embarrassing to ask..

    I have a pair of what I believe are Floscans with 7500 meters.

    http://www.floscan.com/html/blue/ser...?sid=2&catid=2

    Both worked fine until recently when all of a sudden, the starboard one started reading "off" on the bottom screens.

    It still shows RPM's but nothing in the fuel windows.

    I know I didn't INTENTIONALLY flip a switch, but I'm guessing there is a switch somewhere that I must have banged or bumped. Any idea where the switching for those things might be?

    thanks in advance

    toni

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    courtjeste wrote:
    This is almost embarrassing to ask..

    I have a pair of what I believe are Floscans with 7500 meters.

    http://www.floscan.com/html/blue/ser...?sid=2&catid=2

    Both worked fine until recently when all of a sudden, the starboard one started reading "off" on the bottom screens.

    It still shows RPM's but nothing in the fuel windows.

    I know I didn't INTENTIONALLY flip a switch, but I'm guessing there is a switch somewhere that I must have banged or bumped. Any idea where the switching for those things might be?

    thanks in advance

    toni
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      #3
      I think you actually have floscan 9500 series fuel flow computers.

      On this model a NEMA 0183 signal is required to compute NMPG

      If that signal is not present then the unit will read "OFF" in one of the bottom LCD displays.

      The NEMA 0183 signal comes from your chart plotter.

      Best of luck.

      KEVIN SANDERS
      4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
      www.transferswitch4less.com

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        #4
        thanks guys, I'll call floscan. I don't THINK i have the 9500;s but that's only because their application chart shows I should have the 7500's. I know I certainly don't interface with the chartplotter.

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          #5
          courtjeste wrote:
          thanks guys, I'll call floscan. I don't THINK i have the 9500;s but that's only because their application chart shows I should have the 7500's. I know I certainly don't interface with the chartplotter.
          The difference between the 7000 and the 9000 series units, if I remember correctly is the gps interface, which gives the NMPG reading.

          Thats the only use for the GPS (NEMA) interface on a floscan unit.

          If you don't feed it the NEMA 0183 signal then it will show "OFF" on the display, per the instruction manual.

          KEVIN SANDERS
          4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
          www.transferswitch4less.com

          Whats the weather like on our boat
          https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


          Where are we right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/36S4

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            #6
            Kevin's on the mark. Does yours say 'GPS' or 'GPS/MPG'? If it says MPG then you do have a GPS signal coming in (or should). IF you have a 9500, you'll also have a toggle switch which take you back and forth between GPH measurements and MPG. Either way... the 'OFF' display means you're missing the GPS signal. (Is your chartplotter on?)
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              #7
              ack....you guys are making my head hurt. Now I have to go down to the boat and check everything again. If I recall, it makes no difference whether my chart plotter is on or off. Its just a stand alone Standard Horizon 300. Its also only the starboard floscan that shows off; Port shows appropriate figures. In addition, this just happened recently, or at least I only noticed it recently.

              So, I'll head down to the marina armed with your suggestions and do my homework and report back. Again, thank you all for your thoughts and comments which are certainly pointing me in the right direction.

              toni

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                #8
                Easiest to look and see if the letters MPG are on the Floscan face. If so, you have a 9000 series. IF you do... (and I think you do)... there is s switch (simple little toggle that switches from from MPG to GPH. In GPH mode... it needs no NMEA-0183 data... IF you've flipped that switch, it would need the input from a GPS device (your Standard Horizon).
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