From Mercury Messenger magazine:
"Mercury’s™ remarkable Smartcraft™ line is more than a new series of gauges that are incredibly easy to connect. (although they’re that, too!) What makes Smartcraft so smart is how it collects information to display and then what is actually tells you.
First things first: A truly accurate display has to be one with the source of information it displays. Your complete works because the hardware communicates precisely with the software inside it. Smartcraft™ is the same. At Mercury™, we build all types of Smartcraft™ engines, from 300 HP to 1000HP, yet every Smartcraft™ display works on any item. How? With an innovative little routine we created and patented for our system called Auto-detect and Auto-select.
Auto-detect lets you plug a Smartcraft™ System Monitor into any engine without complicated set-up procedures or false warning alarms. The display quickly configures itself for the type of engine it’s connected to, including all the sensors. That’s smart electronics! But it doesn’t stop there. After Smartcraft detects a sensor, it tells you if the sensor is faulty or not. Once Smartcraft detects all the sensors, it automatically eliminates displays that aren’t supported. This way, you won’t have alarms caused by missing information.
The other smart part about Smartcraft™ is what you an do with all this information. For the first time, boaters can now leave the dock with the confidence that their on-board system was designed to help them enjoy their sport. Here’s just a sample of the kinds of new information Smartcraft™ can deliver.
fuel used - fuel remaining - range with remaining fuel - gallons needed to reach net waypoint (and all fuel monitoring information on twin engine boats is combined into one easy number) water temperature - air temperature - water depth - alarm information and maintenance reminders
So while Smartcraft™ stands for exciting innovations, superior quality and easy installation, it's also about delivering dependability and security to our customers. And that may just be the smartest thing of all about Smartcraft™."
I’m not sure which sensors your 2500 will be equipped with.
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