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Cerbo GX to Garmin MFD

I just added the Cerbo GX to my Garmin 8600. It shows up in Onehelm, but the screen is so small. It is connected via RJ45 from the Cerbo GX Ethernet port to my Garmin Network port. Is there a setting I’m missing? It did recognize and add it right away. Any help is appreciated.

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Trevor Bird answered ·

Hi Avalon,

We completed an installation a couple of weeks ago that had the same sized icons so I figure that may be how it is meant to be.


regards

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JohnC answered ·

Hi @Avalon

That screen is also accessible on a pc screen, and there it can be zoomed in. Indeed it appears to be designed for zooming, as the second screen you show will eventually split up, and then has a page selector.

I don't know your monitor though..

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stefano-1 answered ·

Same issue on my installation with Garmin 8410xsv. I have 2 smartshunt + SmartSolar MPPT 100/20 connected via VeDirect cables.
Everything is showing correctly but all info is using less than half the available space on the 10 inch display.

Is there any way to fix this ?
Thanks

S.

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jeff17 answered ·

Hi, do you find a solution to zoom on your MFD Garmin ?

I have the same Garmin MFD and I would install Cerbo on it but if the screen is so small ....

(sorry for my langage I'm from France)

Best regards

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stefano-1 avatar image stefano-1 commented ·

No solution right now.

I was hoping someone from the victron would deign to give an answer, but nothing !

Also on very large screen like 8416 same screen size, so I think it's a fixed resolution made for very small LCD.

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JohnC avatar image JohnC ♦ stefano-1 commented ·

Surely the Garmin screen is adjustable? Even on a 12yo Win10 lappy I can adjust size, layout, space the type, show italics, etc. A lot of that reverts to default when reloaded, but the size comes back to where I want it every time..

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jeff17 avatar image jeff17 JohnC ♦ commented ·

I don't purchase it yet, perhaps Stefano-1 try to adjust the screen (if it's possible) ?

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stefano-1 avatar image stefano-1 jeff17 commented ·

I did not find any possible settings to adjust resolution.

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stefano-1 avatar image stefano-1 JohnC ♦ commented ·

What do you mean ? It's a Garmin problem in your opinion ?

My Garmin MFD's are showing lots of different data from different hardware but all are stretched to fit window size (sometimes with pixelized definition) ... I think your GX device can be upgrade to set output resolution to fit screen. It would be a very useful upgrade.

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kris answered ·

I also have a small image on the plotter screen on Garmin 8412 and Furuno TZT 3 12 "

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rlynch03 answered ·

We have two Garmin 8616 and the screen size is very small as mentioned above. I cannot figure out how to increase the screen size

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stefano-1 avatar image stefano-1 commented ·
Unfortunately Victron is currently ignoring this. It seems they are not interested in this discussion and just want the screen fits the small Victron GX Touch Screen
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ludo answered ·

The info for setting the software to different resolutions can be found here in the raspberry section

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stefano-1 avatar image stefano-1 commented ·
Hi Ludo,

could you please provide a link or more info about this section ?
Could not find any info searching with CERBO RASPBERRY keyword

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