Frequently Asked Questions

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General:

What does Chetco Digital provide, exactly?

What do I need and where do I get it?

Does Chetco Digital offer dealer pricing options?

Can I use my existing Garmin, Lowrance or Raymarine display to display engine or fuel data, and switches, from Chetco's Sensor Interface Unit?

Will Chetco's products last despite harsh environment such as sun and water and heavy industrial machinery?

SeaSmart.Net:

How do I connect my iPad or iPhone to the SeaSmart Wifi Ad Hoc module?

Sensor Interface Units and Functionality:

How many gauges can I get out of a remote box (sensor interface unit)?

Is the remote box (sensor interface unit) waterproof?

Can I set up alarms on each gauge?

Can the user configurable gauge titles/labels be whatever I want them to be? What about other languages?

How hot will the temp gauge read?

Displays

How do I update my Display Theme or Display Firmware?


What does Chetco Digital provide, exactly?

Chetco Digital offers various products and product packages to create state of the art digital instrumentation, remote switching, engine data logging, and SeaSmart.NET™ + NMEA 2000™ compatible wireless networking for marine, automotive, and industrial applications.

Our unique technology converts existing analog engine data into high resolution graphics which can be controlled from any laptop, smart phone, tablet, or all weather touch screen display.

What do I need and where do I get it?

Our shopping cart page found at www.digitalmarinegauges.com is the best overview of all our products.
What you need depends on a few factors:

* Do you need to upgrade old, analog gauges and switches to digital readouts and digital switch control?
* Do you need to view NMEA 2000 data or add new engine data to your current NMEA network?
* Do you need to display this information on an all weather touch screen display, or from your smart phone device or tablet, or both?
* Monitor engine data?

Chetco Digital provides all of these, and any combination thereof, in addition to more advanced products and services. Please email us directly at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit out Support Q&A Forum, to ask a question and see if our products are right for you.

Does Chetco Digital offer dealer pricing options?

Dealer pricing options are available and vary with each relationship based on quantity, stock, technical support, and other factors.  Please contact our sales team at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more details.

How many gauges can I get out of a remote box (sensor interface unit)?

Our Remote Sensor Interface Unit will allow 16 different inputs (3 pulse inputs, 12 analog inputs, 1 NMEA 0183/Serial input, in addition to 12 indicator inputs. Optional NMEA 2000 is available if needed. All inputs can be min/max alarmed with visual and audible alerts.
Use this "Remote Box" to create a digital instrumentation for a variety of performance parameters such as tachometer, EGT, boost, rpm, oil pressure, engine temperature, fuel level, voltmeter, main and auxiliary battery - and much more - all in a compact sealed design. The addition of the NMEA 2000 interface allows analog engine data to be integrated with NMEA 2000 PGN’s and displayed on NMEA 2000 compatible displays or any SeaGauge color touch screen display. Existing engines and equipment can be monitored in multiple locations using compatible displays. Housed in a solid ABS water-tight box (measuring only 8.2" long x 2.37" tall x 4.7" wide), the Sensor Interface Unit can fit easily into any mounting location.

Is the remote box (sensor interface unit) waterproof?

Chetco Digital offers a standard Sensor Interface Unit which is splash resistant and housed in a solid ABS water-tight box, and also a PRO Sensor Interface Unit which is a sealed, waterproof unit with cable harnesses.

Can I set up alarms on each gauge?

Yes.  The system allows the user to pick and choose the alarm settings with audible and/or visual responses.  If used in conjunction with a SeaSwitch Unit, alarms can trigger a relay to toggle on and off positions with visual confirmations of switch status.

Can the user configurable gauge titles/labels be whatever I want them to be? What about other languages?

Each gauge label can be defined by the user, with the option for additional languages such as Spanish, French, German etc.   Chetco has also configured in Arabic, Russian, Dutch and Chinese. The only limitation is an 8 character limit on the name of gauges or switches. 

How hot will the temp gauge read?

All gauges can read as high as your sender.  Calibration tables are custom and defined to each user's requirements.

Can I use my existing Garmin, Lowrance or Raymarine display to display engine or fuel data, and switches, from Chetco's Sensor Interface Unit?

Yes. Any display with serial, NMEA 0183, and/or NMEA 2000 inputs can display engine information provided by Chetco Digital's Sensor Interface Unit.

Will Chetco's products last despite harsh environment such as sun and water and heavy industrial machinery?

Chetco Digital has a global customer base across many applications including industrial, high performance automotive, and marine.  Our products are specifically designed to handle harsh environments, with different options for each product (such as water resistant or water proof).

How do I connect my iPad or iPhone to the SeaSmart Wifi Ad Hoc module?

We have a full tutorial on this topic found here:

http://www.digitalmarinegauges.com/tutorials/seasmart-connect-ipad-iphone-wifi-adhoc.html

How do I update my Display Theme or Display Firmware?

We have a full tutorial on this topic found here:

http://www.digitalmarinegauges.com/tutorials/update-display-vdash-port-passthrough.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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