“The GFS 10 is Garmin’s first foray into NMEA 2000 sensors, and like all equipment that carries the Garmin name, it offers features and reliability not found elsewhere,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “Fuel flow and fuel used information can help boaters optimize their fuel economy and ensure sufficient fuel is aboard.”
Unlike other fuel flow sensors, the GFS 10 will include fuel level sensing capability when connected to an existing analog fuel gauge or resistive fuel tank sensor. Maximum fuel flow rate for the GFS 10 is 50 gallons per hour, and the minimum flow rate is two gallons per hour. Multiple fuel sensors can be connected for boats with multiple engines or tanks. The GFS 10 is designed for marine gas engines only.
As gas prices continue to increase, a fuel sensor can help any boater get the most out of their time on the water. For offshore anglers and tournament fishermen who often make runs of 20 miles or more, having the right amount of fuel can mean the difference between returning to the docks with trophy catch and calling a tow.
Also today, Garmin introduced the GPS 17x, a high sensitivity GPS receiver available in NMEA 2000 or NMEA 0183/Garmin serial configurations. High sensitivity receivers have become the standard in other navigation applications, and Garmin is the first to bring this capability to the marine market. High sensitivity GPS receivers are quicker to acquire satellites and stay locked-on better in challenging environments. The GPS 17x can be pole mounted, flush mounted, or under-deck mounted for difficult installations.
Visit www.garmin.com for more information, pricing, and availability.