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ElderSparky

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Engine operating hours are displayed on the engine page.  Access it by tapping the propellor icon.  Clearly identified on upper half of screen
Jimbug

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This is a screen shot from the App Store. My E Link never shows these engine hours or most of what else is on this image. I think I have a faulty one from the start. Will see my dealer next week.

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PhilH12

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Looks like "Success" to me?  [thumb]  It seems that with "most" electronic systems, Operator Navigation is 95% of the 'battle'.  [wink]

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Jimbug

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Sorry, I’ve updated my post above. This is an image from the App Store for E Link. My E Link does not show any of this information except for RPMs & engine voltage. I will see the dealer about warranty on this E Link.
ElderSparky

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Using the app on your device while connected to your G2 engine, does the engine page look identical to what you posted with the exception of data values?  Are values for the particular data grayed out, blank, or black but simply reading zero?

Engine RPM and battery voltage seem to be displaying realistic values?  If yes, then the i-Link is functional.  If it is able to receive one message from the engine (EMM) then it is able to receive all messages from EMM.  Messaging from the control head would be a different proposition as your problem might be NMEA 2000 network issues.  The functionality of the firmware within the i-Link module doesn't change on its own.  The system needs to be able to get messages from the system component to the i-Link module for it to broadcast the same data to your app device.

If you are reading valid engine RPM data, then the app is receiving Engine Parameters, Rapid Update PGN from the EMM.   You should also be getting engine trim from that message.  Battery voltage is obtained from Battery Status PGN.
Jimbug

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All I know is it isn’t working like it was promoted to work. Why is yet to be determined, but for something that is designed for plug and play (into the NMEA) it should either work or not. Is it not.
Jimbug

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Here is a photo of it installed:

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ElderSparky

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So are you confirming that engine RPM and battery voltage data is valid on the Engines page and other data displayed on that page is what?  Zero & bold, zero & grayed out, or blank?
Jimbug

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Yes, engine data that shows up RPMs, battery voltage, throttle position, FNR, sometimes fuel level, seems to be accurate. Most if not all may come and go at anytime.  The other values are grayed out and in the case of engine hours grayed out and set at 0.0 hours.  I guess it could be a bad power connection.  
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Jimbug, ElderSparky is the best source for information on this system but I'd like to add a few comments.
Yes it should be a simple "plug n play", if all of the boats NMEA network is wired properly.
Network integrity could be determined if you had other NMEA instrumentation that was receiving data.
There were 2 versions of this module, E-link and iLink. Also two different apps, the iLink module that you have should be using the iLink app.
The network receives data from various sources, Engine (RPM), Control head (throttle position), GPS module (speed), and fluid level converter (fuel level).
One of the common rigging problems that we see is installers that think "any black ground wire will do".
All networked components must be on the engine system ground for reliable operation.
As a tech I can understand the frustration of a customer when we have to ask 20 questions to help trace down a problem on what appears to be "a simple install".
Jimbug

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That makes sense. The E Link signal is present any time the battery is on, so it must not be grounded to the ignition switch or the outboard motor. I may have to switch the ground wire myself. The dealer is always busy with sold boats when I call or something else. Any ideas from the photo above of which wire would be the best to ground to?l Thanks for your help. Hoping to get it working before the warranty period runs out.
rickmcd53

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From your picture I can see a purple wire which is usually "key on power" tied to a fused red wire which is usually battery power. The iLink module is powered from network power. Your network may be wired to "always on" so that other devices such as Fishfinder or GPS would be functional without the key on. I see what looks like a grey blanked off Evinrude system power plug.
Exact wiring can depend on which particular shift/throttle control is installed.
Jimbug

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I will check with the boat manufacturer to see what they say as the network was installed by them at the factory. Couldn’t get it to my dealer to have him check it today as they were busy prepping a boat they sold, and I’m going fishing tomorrow. Might make it Wednesday. Thanks so much for your help. 

I didn’t know what that grey plastic piece was, so it’s good to know what it is.
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