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Lowrance Off Road GPS Tips, Tricks & Tech

Side-by-Side Infrared Belt Temp Sensor for Lowrance Off Road GPS

If you drive your side-by-side hard, and are concerned about the belt breaking due to excessive heat, then you may want to check this out.
This is a new product that I’ve been working on for some time now and want to get some feedback. please post comments below the video the YouTube at
In short, This product uses an infrared sensor to measure the temperature of the CVT drive belt, and sends the temperature to the Lowrance GPS to be displayed as a data overlay. There aren’t any modifications required to the Lowrance itself, just enable the proper overlay. The infrared temp sensor hooks up via a single cable into the NMEA 2000 network for quick and simple install.


The Off Road GPS Lab!

Since the beginning of Rugged Routes, there have various projects and setups going together behind the scenes which include methods that are not documented by Navico or Lowrance. The vast majority of their documentation is geared towards the guys and gals that play on the water rather than on land, like us. So thats where the GPS Lab comes in. Being that we’re most interested in using Lowrance GPS’s off road, we’ll be posting some in depth how-to articles on various Lowrance off road GPS tech projects & setups including but not limited to interfacing a Lowrance with a ham radio for APRS operation as well as hooking up various other sensors and accessories for off road vehicles. So stay tuned, subscribe to the GPS Labs RSS Feed or even just follow us on Facebook.