Digital Switching

Vessel System Control and Automation

What is Digital Switching?

Digital Switching by Raymarine brings all of the power and convenience of advanced home automation to your boat. Digital Switching allows you to control onboard electrical and electronic systems like lighting, air-conditioning, navigation lights, wipers, horns, entertainment systems, security systems and much more from your network-connected multifunction display, smartphone or tablet.

Digital Switching by Raymarine replaces the standard mechanical circuit breakers and switches with a state-of-the-art digital power distribution. This system not only offers convenience and ease-of-use, it also delivers on the promise of seamless, reliable operation as well as simple and cost effective installation.

gS Series with Digital Switching | Raymarine

Digital Switching Graphical Interface | Raymarine

Graphical Interface

  • Assets for every type of circuit switch or monitor
  • Fully customisable screens. Assets may be dragged and dropped into any configuration.
  • Screens can be personalised by uploading boat images

Controllable Items

The diagram below shows a selection of the items you could control using Digital Switching.

Digital Switching Controllable Items | Raymarine

Digital Switching: Elegant Simplicity

Instead of bulky and expensive switch panels, the Raymarine Digital Switching system uses rugged and compact Digital Circuit Control Modules (CCMs). Each CCM supports multiple circuits that are customised to meet the exact needs of the equipment being controlled.

Typical Digital Switching System | Raymarine

Each CCM connects to the vessel's existing NMEA2000 network backbone enabling it to communicate with the other CCMs and Multifunction Displays onboard. This flexible network architecture enables the CCMs to be mounted nearby to the equipment they are controlling. This significantly cuts down on the amount of cabling required to be installed onboard the vessel.

This benefits the boat builder and owner by creating a system that is simpler to install and troubleshoot than traditionally switched systems. Significant cost savings can easily be realised due to faster installation and reduced amount of cable required to wire the vessel's systems.

In addition to wired controls, the Raymarine Digital Switching system also supports ENOcean wireless, energy harvesting switches and sensors. Completely freed from the constraints of wires, ENOcean wireless devices bring a whole new level of freedom and flexibility to yacht system design.



Device Control

Raymarine MFDs

Digital Switching on eSeries | Raymarine

Control your environment and onboard technology using Raymarine aSeries, eS Series, gS Series Glass Bridge displays as well as cSeries and eSeries displays.

Mobile Devices

Digital Switching on mobile | Raymarine

With Raymarine Control and Remote Apps, you can take control using a tablet or smartphone.


Control Units and Modules

The Master Control Unit is the central processor that drives the system, providing computing power, intelligence and decision making. In addition, there are various interfaces for connection to external devices and a remote control port.

The MCU is an NMEA2000 device that talks to the other system components via the NMEA2000 network. The MCU stores and executes configuration files for installation holding data for every DC Module and Membrane Panel present. Should a Module or Membrane need to be replaced, the MCU distributes data to the replacement once the base address of the new component has been entered.

Find out more about the MCU

Master Control Unit | Raymarine
Circuit Control Module | Raymarine

Circuit Control Module (CCM)

The Circuit Control Module (CCM) is an NMEA2000 device that is connected to the main DC Bus and provides inputs and outputs to the system. With multiple input capabilities and ranges, the CCM is an extremely versatile and cost effective means to interface signals to the system and when combined with the powerful software, complex monitoring and control systems are easily realized.

Find out more about the CCM

Control Units and Modules Specifications

Circuit Control Module (CCM) Details
(CCM-016 through CCM-616)

Outputs

  • Configurable fuse setting up to 18A
  • High and low-side options for reversible function
  • Dimming function, including soft start/stop
  • Under-current circuit detection

Inputs

  • Configurable thresholds for alarms and/or graphical functions
  • Plus or minus sensing for digital
  • Analogue inputs for voltage (0-32V), current (4-20mA) or resistive

Multiplexed Channels

  • Up to 4 circuits may be multiplexed onto a single channel

Tank Monitoring

  • Calibration with set points

Window Wiper Functions:

  • High/low speed, interval etc...
CCM Details | Raymarine

CCM-011 Connect 50 Details | Raymarine

NEW CCM-011 / CCM-011 CAN Circuit Control Module (CCM) Details

Outputs

  • 20 Output Channels
  • Discrete 10A operation, parallel operation for increased capacity
  • Electronic over current protection (configurable)
  • Real time current feedback
  • Over and under current detection
  • Dimming
  • Soft start / Soft stop
  • Programmable Polarity Reversal (High Side & Low Side switching) on two channels

Inputs

  • 11 inputs (CAN version has 7 inputs as 4 channels used for CAN / RS485)
  • Digital inputs with indication (50mA capability)
  • Multiplexed inputs – up to four switches per channel
  • High Side & Low side signal switching (50mA capability)
  • Dimmable 0 - 100 % (6ch)
  • Analogue Voltage Measurement (above supply voltage, max 32V) Resistance Measurement (0 – 1500 ohm)
  • Counter input with configurable thresholds level (2ch)

Multiplexed Channels

  • Up to 4 circuits may be multiplexed onto a single channel

Tank Monitoring

  • Calibration with set points

Window Wiper Functions:

  • High/low speed, interval etc...

Circuit Control Module (CCM) Channel Information
  CCM-011 CCM-011 CAN CCM-016 CCM-116 CCM-116W CCM-216 CCM-216W CCM-316 CCM-316W CCM-416 CCM-416W CCM-516 CCM-516W CCM-616
Power 12V 12/24V
Digital Inputs 11 7 16 12 16
Analogue Inputs 11 7 16 12 16
Current Inputs   2 2 16
10A Outputs 20 16 12 8 12
18A Outputs   4
Dimmer Outputs 20 12 16
Inverted Outputs   4 4 8
Wiper Control Outputs 2   4 4   5
Common Ground 2
Wireless Inputs   30   30   30   30   30  
Part Number E70317 E70348 E70296 E70169 E70170 E70171 E70172 E70173 E70174 E70175 E70176 E70177 E70178 E70223

Master Control Unit (MCU) Details

The Master Control Unit (MCU) provides numerous benefits to the existing Circuit Control Modules (CCMs):

  • In larger systems, the MCU stores the full configuration and ensures effective communication between CCMs.
  • The MCU-200 adds GSM capabilities to the system. A dedicated SIM card slot allows the MCU-200 to connect to a mobile GSM network and communicate with a smartphone via text messaging.
  • The MCU-150 offers a dedicated CAN-bus link to third-party systems such as air conditioning, battery management etc.
MCU Details | Raymarine

Digital Switching Ordering Information

Raymarine's Digital Switching System is ideally suited for new build yachts as well as vessels undergoing major overhaul or refit.

If you would like to add Digital Switching to your vessel, speak with your boat builder / manufacturer who can advise you further.

Important: Please read 80018-1 – Digital Switching Terms of Use document

Circuit Control Module (CCM) Ordering Information
Part Number Description
E70317 CCM 011 (Connect 50) 12v Only, inputs upto (11 Dig, 11 Alog), outputs (50A max) upto (20 Dim,20 x 10A) & 1 com grd
E70348 CCM 011 (Connect 50 CAN + RS485) 12v Only, inputs upto (7 Dig, 7 Alog), outputs (50A max) upto (20 Dim,20 x 10A) & 1 com grd
E70296 CCM 016, 12v Only, inputs upto (16 Dig,16 Alog), outputs upto (16 Dim,12 x 10A) & 2 com grd
E70169 CCM 116, inputs upto (16 Dig,16 Alog), outputs upto (16 Dim,12 x 10A) & 2 com grd
E70170 CCM 116, inputs upto (16 Dig,16 Alog), outputs upto (16 Dim,12 x 10A), 2 com grd & w.less swit
E70171 CCM 216, inputs upto (16 Dig,16 Alog), outputs upto (16 Dim,8 x 10A,4 x 18A) & 2 com grd
E70172 CCM 216, inputs upto (16 Dig,16 Alog), outputs upto (16 Dim,8 x 10A,4 x 18A), 2 com grd & w.less swit
E70173 CCM 316, inputs upto (16 Dig,16 Alog), outputs upto (16 Dim,12 x 10A,4 x 18A) & 2 com grd
E70174 CCM 316, inputs upto (16 Dig,16 Alog), outputs upto (16 Dim,12 x 10A,4 x 18A), 2 com grd & w.less swit
E70175 CCM 416, inputs upto (16 Dig,16 Alog,2 current), outputs upto (16 Dim,12 x 10A,4 x 18A) & 2 com grd
E70176 CCM 416, inputs upto (16 Dig,16 Alog,2 current), outputs upto (16 Dim,12 x 10A,4 x 18A), 2 com grd & w.less swit
E70177 CCM 516, inputs upto (16 Dig,16 Alog), outputs upto (16 Dim,12 x 10A,4 x 18A,4 invert,4 wiper) & 2 com grd
E70178 CCM 516, inputs upto (16 Dig,16 Alog), outputs upto (16 Dim,12 x 10A,4 x 18A,4 invert,4 wiper), 2 com grd & w.less swit
E70223 CCM 616, inputs upto (16 Dig,16 Alog, 16 current), output upto (16 Dim,12 x 10A,4 x 18A, 16 invert, 4 wiper) & 2 com grd
Master Control Unit (MCU) Ordering Information
Part Number Description
E70179 MCU-100 Master Control Unit
E70261 MCU-150 Master Control Unit with J1939
E70180 MCU-200 Master Control Unit with GSM
E70315 MCU-250 Master Control Unit with J1939 and GSM
Accessories Ordering Information
Part Number Description
E70181 MCU Programming Interface
E70182 USB to USB-mini master cable 2m
A80241 CCM connector 14-16 AWG wire
A80242 CCM connector 18-22 AWG wire
A80243 Female crimp 14-16 AWG (pack 40)
A80244 Female Crimp 18-22 AWG (pack 40)
A80245 Hand Crimp Tool (Molex)
A80246 Manual Extraction Tool

Related Products

Configuring Digital Switching to your marine electronics network

Digital Switching is compatible with the following Raymarine multifunction displays. Please note that you must be running version 10 software or later. You can download the latest update here.

aSeries

Find out more about the aSeries | Raymarine

5.7" to 12" touchscreen network displays

cSeries

Find out more about the cSeries Range | Raymarine

9" and 12.1" keypad controlled network displays

eSeries

Find out more about the eSeries | Raymarine

7" to 15.4" Premium HybridTouch™ network displays

eS Series

Find out more about the eS Series | Raymarine

The New Face of High Performance Navigation

gS Series

Find out more about the gS Series | Raymarine

9" to 15.4" Glass Bridge touchscreen network displays

Digital Switching Software

Digital Switching Systems are custom built and personalised to the individual's vessel and requirements. All configuration will be completed by the boat builder or shipyard. Learn more here.

Users with a Digital Switching System in place should ensure that their networked Multifunction Displays are up to date with the latest LightHouse II software update.

View details and download the latest software for free here.

Digital Switching Documentation

Digital Switching Documents and Brochure


Designing and Configuring a Raymarine Digital Switching System

Raymarine's Digital Switching experts will work with the boat builder or shipyard to determine which inboard devices are suitable for Digital Switching Control, and where those items will be controlled from. A detailed list of equipment and their individual power requirements will be generated into a channel list that will be used to design the overall system.

Next, Raymarine's experts will match that list of requirements and channels up to the best combination of specific CCMs and accessories.

Finally, the customised touchscreen user-interface will be designed and uploaded into the vessel's Multifunction Display. CCMs, accessories and ENOcean components will then be rigorously tested to ensure the system is performing as-intended.

This process is demonstrated in the diagram below:


Digital Switching Configuration | Raymarine

Digital Switching Media

Product Images

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