Easy to Install Products

Some electronics are easier to install than others. The easiest products should have instructions that are well thought out by the manufacturer. They should include everything you need right in the box and connectors and cables should be clearly marked.


Fusion MS-WR600 Marine Wired Remote Control

PROs:

  • DVD playback (RCA or S-Video output)
  • Optional Fusion wired remote (MS-WR600)
  • Simple controls with bright display screen

CONs:

  • Requires a TV or monitor (not supplied) to view video
  • Expensive when compared to standard car stereos
  • Does not support video playback from an iPod/iPhone

Xantrex TRUECharge2 Battery Charger

PROs:

  • Parallel stacking feature
  • Microprocessor-controlled, multistage charging algorithms
  • Settings for 2 and 3-stage charging

CONs:

  • Limited charging output to 60A
  • Does not support TPPL or LiFePO4 batteries

Maretron WSO 100 Weather Station Transducer

PROs:

  • Single N2K connection required
  • Standard 1-1/4 inch mounting

CONs:

  • Requires compass (SSC200) for wind chill factor, dew point and true wind speed & direction
  • More expensive then wind vane

Garmin AIS 300 Receiver

PROs:

  • Receive class A and B AIS targets
  • Does not require a 2nd VHF antenna
  • N2K and NMEA 0183 outputs

CONs:

  • CPA alarms require a compatible chartplotter
  • More expensive than other AIS options

Garmin GPSMAP 7200 Series Multifunction Display

PROs:

  • Dual processors for super fast map panning and redraw
  • Large touch screen display
  • Preloaded BlueChart g2 map of the US coast

CONs:

  • XM Radio expensive and requires subscription
  • No hard keys (touch only)

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