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DEF Tanks & DEF Senders: What You Need to Know

DEF Tanks & DEF Sensors: What You Need to Know

Diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) is a non-hazardous solution used within a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system to break down harmful pollutants (NOx) generated by a diesel engine. DEF is 32.5% urea, or aqueous ammonia solution, and 67.5% deionized water. The fluid is sprayed and then spread into the exhaust gas via a mixer before entering the SCR catalyst.

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Marine Gauges: Everything You Need to Know

Marine Gauges: Everything You Need to Know

Marine gauges are integral components for any ship or boating vessel. This equipment is the key to monitoring data, such as speed, oil pressure, battery conditions, and much more. By transmitting this information onto an easy to read screen or dial, these gauges allow for the easy operation of waterborne vessels.

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How to Find the Best Devices for Your NMEA 2000 System

NMEA 2000 is the latest version of the NMEA communications standard for marine instruments that allows you to easily install and connect compatible devices within your vessel. Upgrading your boat console and devices to this standard simplifies the device integration process. A fully integrated NMEA 2000 system enhances navigation and provides better access to data.

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Best Use Cases for a GPS Speedometer

Best Use Cases for a GPS Speedometer

You are no doubt already familiar with a speedometer gauge, which measures and displays the speed of a boat or vehicle. The device comes standard in motor vehicles and is also frequently seen in the majority of vehicles, boats, and off-road vehicles traveling on roads, waterways, or trails where speed would be vital as it pertains to operation and safety.

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Why Upgrade Your Boat Console to NMEA 2000

Why Upgrade Your Boat Console to NMEA 2000

Quite simply, NMEA 2000 has made the lives of marine enthusiasts and those who work in the industry a little bit simpler. It can improve safety, reduce repair costs, and make the integration process much easier. Some boaters are still working with NMEA 0183 or are in the process of switching out components. If you’re thinking of upgrading your vessel to NMEA 2000, read on for an understanding of how and why to proceed.

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4 Components That Make up Fuel Level Sending Units

4 Components That Make up Fuel Level Sending Units

Fuel level sending units can be rather complex from their standard components that can be viewed on the outside all the way down to the intricate components on the printed circuit board that reside in the inside that ensure that you're getting an accurate fuel reading. Here we’ll explore the components that are used in a fuel level sending unit along with their purpose, how they work, and the materials that make them up. 

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