Victron Venus GX MFD integration, nice Simrad & Garmin surprises so far

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now excited to have Ben Stein as very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Panbo is going to the next level in 2019 and beyond.

8 Responses

  1. Piotr says:

    In what way you connected victron with boat NMEA system ?
    I have both Garmin’s NMEA 2000 network and Victron’s charger gadge etc, but what I need to connect it together?

    • Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

      Hi Piotr, This is all happening over Ethernet, not NMEA 2000, and the source is Victron’s GX monitoring/hub software, in my case the Venus GX. Also the MFD integration is in a beta version of GX, and it will only work on Garmin MFDs that support OneHelm when it is released. (My screen is from Garmin’s AC app, not MFD.)

      However, Victron says that GX will eventually support NMEA 2000 well, i.e. without the various dongles needed now.

  2. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Few technologies have pleased me as much as the Victron Venus system I installed last winter, and it keeps getting better as illustrated in this video about the latest VRM app:

    https://youtu.be/Mi5a4_rzR1c

    What I can see now about Gizmo’s power situation looks a lot like what you see in the video, on or off the boat, and it’s a quantum leap beyond the battery, load, and solar panel monitoring I’ve had in the past.

    Also the MFD integration I wrote about in this entry is now out of Beta testing and available to all.

  3. Jason Rybak says:

    I am looking to install the Skylla ip44 to go with my Garmin 8616; will I need anything other than the skylla to get it to show the app on the Garmin?

  4. Christopher says:

    I used Skylla ip44 with N2K and Garmin, all you need is a Ve.Can to NMEA2000 Micro-C male ASS030520200 cable.
    Since the last update on June 13, 2019, the Garmina 8400 series has been working with OneHelm.

  5. Christopher says:

    Ben gives the link, on page 8 are PGN which Skylla IP44 supports .
    But not all PGNs work but I did it at the beginning of the year.

    https://www.victronenergy.com/upload/documents/Whitepaper-Data-communication-with-Victron-Energy-products_EN.pdf

    In the previous information I did not write that OneHelm supports Victron.

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