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Old 05-19-2015, 05:20 PM   #1
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SSI Tank sender

Anyone have any experience with these senders?

I want to monitor water tank level in addition to fuel tank level with my Smartcraft Vessel View system. The fuel tank uses a standard Wema 2 wire resistive float sender. There is not enough room above the water tank to install the typical float based tank sender. I found this sonar based sender from SSI. It uses two wires and is supposed to be compatible with resistance based senders. I have a connection on my wiring harness for an additional tank sender and think this would allow me to add the tank to the Smartcraft system.
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Old 05-19-2015, 06:13 PM   #2
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Wish I would have seen this a couple weeks ago. Needed a sending unit for the fresh water tank. Sad part is that I have used SSI products before (high water alarm) and did not know they made something like this! Bet it works great!
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Old 05-20-2015, 11:47 AM   #3
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Now I have to figure out how to connect it into the wiring harness on the motor. It has a Deutsch connector, with room for two more wires.
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If the unit has only two wires then one side (according to the drawing in the .PDF) is ground and the other goes the the variable resistance side of the gauge. Not sure what you mean connecting it to the engine wiring harness? What kind of connection is on the existing sending unit? Seems to me you would tie in there.
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It goes into the wiring harness in order to get to the Smartcraft display. This harness sends all of the engine information to the display also.
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Old 05-20-2015, 07:08 PM   #6
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Is your current sending unit your replacing a resistive float sending type unit? If so it should be a two wire unit. You should be tying into the wiring right at the old sending unit. Im not really up on smart gauges. Am I missing something here?
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Anyone have any experience with these senders?

I want to monitor water tank level in addition to fuel tank level with my Smartcraft Vessel View system. The fuel tank uses a standard Wema 2 wire resistive float sender. There is not enough room above the water tank to install the typical float based tank sender. I found this sonar based sender from SSI. It uses two wires and is supposed to be compatible with resistance based senders. I have a connection on my wiring harness for an additional tank sender and think this would allow me to add the tank to the Smartcraft system.
I also have a Back Cove 37. Were you able to mount these senders and interface to Vessel View?
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Old 08-19-2015, 12:48 PM   #8
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No, I never did get the sender. It should work.
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Old 09-28-2015, 05:00 PM   #9
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Where the heck did you find to buy them? I was not able to find any source for them.

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Old 09-28-2015, 05:53 PM   #10
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How about these guys?


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Thanks man! That certainly helps.

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