Yamaha Command Link Plus
The Hardware: The upgraded Plus system built on former Yamaha digital equipment adds the capability of four rather than just three engines with a single key and separate engine on/off buttons.
Fittable and Retrofittable to: Yamaha F350 and F250B (secondgeneration model)
Multiple Engines: Automatic sync functions align engines to same revolutions per minute; a four-engine control plate is available for quad setups. The new system speaks with NMEA 2000 electronics as well as Yamaha’s new fiveinch color digital displays.
Special Features: An analog gauge interface interprets digital data from the engine so it can be displayed on boats equipped with analog gauges. Plus, a transom-mounted transducer gives speed over water and surface temperature on instruments. One electronic control unit per engine instead of one ECU per rig gives redundancy and safety.
Likes: Push-button 50 rpm trolling adjustments are easy to make between 600 rpm and 1,000 rpm. Rugged controls include chrome-like levers and glossy black binnacle, one-key operation and separate on/off switches.
Dislikes: The system is, at the moment, offered only on the largest Yamaha engines.
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