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+ Why does the Fusion-Link app report "error" when I select "update" from the settings menu?

Over-the-air software updates are only available for the Apollo Series. All other Fusion stereos require a USB stick loaded with an update folder connected to the stereo to perform an update. "Error" will display if there is no USB device connected, the USB device is not formatted correctly, or if the file is not in a folder named "update". 

+ Why can't I browse my phone's music library from the Fusion-Link app when I am streaming via Bluetooth on my Android device?

Sorry, only Apple devices have the capability to navigate media libraries over Bluetooth.

+ The Fusion-Link app crashes when I select the volume control icon on the home screen. How can I fix this?

To resolve this issue, delete the Fusion-Link app from your device and then reinstall it. 

+ What Is NMEA 2000?

NMEA 2000 is a set of marine electronics standards enabling a Multi-Talk/Multi-Listen network. This means, there can be different manufacturer's devices on a vessel sending and receiving data simultaneously.

This is an open network based on Controller Area Network. The network controls electronics, electrical, and engine data all on the same network. One advantage for NMEA 2000 is data and power can both be carried on one cable.

The data is transferred at 250 kilobytes a second which is fifty times faster than it is with NMEA 0183. NMEA 2000 incorporates standard connectors and cables for use among all manufacturers adhering to this standard. This makes NMEA 2000 a "Plug and Play" system with a real time data stream.

For more information on NMEA 2000, visit NMEA's website at

+ What Fusion Marine Devices And Accessories Are NMEA 2000 Compatible?

FUSION makes devices that are NMEA 2000 compatible. These devices use NMEA 2000 to communicate with each other. NMEA 2000 is a faster language protocol than NMEA 0183 and will allow much more data to be shared between devices.
Here is a list of NMEA 2000 compatible FUSION products:

  • MS-IP700 Marine Stereo for iPod
  • MS-IP700i True Marine Entertainment System for iPod
  • MS-AV700 Marine DVD Stereo
  • MS-AV700i True Marine Entertainment System for DVD
  • MS-NRX200 Remote Control and NMEA 2000 Display
  • MS-NRX200i Remote Control and NMEA 2000 Display
  • MS-RA205 True Marine Stereo

+ What Marine Devices Or Accessories Are Powered By The NMEA 2000 Network?

FUSION uses the NMEA 2000 network to share data between devices and remote control devices. Our head units are powered using a directly connected power cable that is connected to the power source of the boat. Our NRX200 remote controls are powered from the NMEA 2000 network.

  • MS-IP700i Marine Stereo for iPod (powered directly from supplied power cable)

  • MS-AV700i Marine DVD Stereo (powered directly from supplied power cable)

  • MS-NRX200i Remote Control and NMEA 2000 Display (powered from the NMEA 2000 network)

+ What Is The Maximum Length Of NMEA 2000 Cable That Can Be Used To Connect My Device To A T-Connector

The maximum length of a NMEA 2000 cable that is used to connect any device or accessory to a T-Connector is 6 metres (20 feet).

If a 6 metre cable is not long enough to connect the device or accessory to the T-Connector, a longer NMEA 2000 backbone cable will need to be connected into the backbone of the NMEA 2000 network. This cable would be installed between two T-Connectors in the NMEA 2000 backbone. The distance between any two points on a NMEA 2000 network must not exceed 100 m (328ft).

+ How Many Devices Can Be Connected To A NMEA 2000 Network?

The NMEA 2000 network will work properly as long as there is no more than 3 VDC drop in the supply voltage between the power source and the NMEA 2000 device located farthest from the power source on the NMEA 2000 network. To determine the voltage drop in your NMEA2000 network your certified NMEA 2000 installer will use the following equation:

Voltage Drop = Cable resistance (ohms/m) x Distance (from the battery to the farthest device, in metres) x Network Load x 0.1

Network Load equals the sum of Load Equivalent Numbers (LEN) between the battery and the end of the network. The LEN for each device should be visible on the device or provided in the device documentation.


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