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Offline MichaelAngelo

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Lowrance adapter to separate power/sonar cables?
« on: October 20, 2017, 01:04:23 pm »
Hey ya'll!  Recently one of the power pins in the back of my Lowrance Elite 4 broke off.  I'm trying to set up a replacement with Lowrance, but they've advised me that the replacement units have a separate cable for power and sonar... which would mean I would need 2 new transducers (one for the yak and one for ice fishing).  That would set me back quite a bit!

I was wondering... since technically it's just a matter of dividing the pins in the connectors... if it's possible to construct some sort of adapter?  Or does one already exist? 

Seems like a waste for me to throw out two perfectly good transducers :(


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Re: Lowrance adapter to separate power/sonar cables?
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2017, 03:28:22 pm »
take it to a video and sound company and tell them what you want.

figure on 2hrs labour and parts

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Re: Lowrance adapter to separate power/sonar cables?
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2017, 03:32:13 pm »
take it to a video and sound company and tell them what you want.

figure on 2hrs labour and parts

you mean to fix the port in the back or make an adapter? lol

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Re: Lowrance adapter to separate power/sonar cables?
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2017, 04:25:08 am »

i would take it in and show them the problem and tell them what you want. the way i read it is you need two transducer cables updated with weatherproof connectors with mate on the sonar and a new power connector.
i would not expect big savings since labour will likely be around 200$ after tax plus parts


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Re: Lowrance adapter to separate power/sonar cables?
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2017, 08:45:20 pm »
So you fished all summer, paid guides for Red river cats, paid a guide for Inconnu, paid a guide and had an awesome Fraser river  white sturgeon experience. This is just your last little while, N.A. experiences, you where  In Peru, Costa Rica, Texas too this year and you worry about a cheap solution to FF cables ?

I've had to buy 2 transducers with cables, the last year or 2. Main Problem is UV hardening of the plastic near the big connectors. Plastic cracks and then wires breaks. Big deal ! Suck it up !

JMHO..bit peeved, have tried to reach out and suggest a trip, you do crazy April burbot trip solo at night, luv crazy stuff like that... post some info and then we share. That's how it works.
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Re: Lowrance adapter to separate power/sonar cables?
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2017, 08:55:41 pm »
Oh, Great Fishn by the Way !  ;)
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Re: Lowrance adapter to separate power/sonar cables?
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2017, 05:56:49 am »
Lol Brent. Obvious if you have deep pockets you can live your dreams. And great to see someone that is doing that instead of bragging about all there gear and possessions. Thats how to live life. And order up the brand new cables. More time for adventures. I'm jealous also Brent lol, i empty mine as fast as possible. Death is always on the horizon.

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Re: Lowrance adapter to separate power/sonar cables?
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2017, 05:51:43 pm »
Can you send a pic of the broken peice?
Sounds like it would be  a simple after market pin and some soldering work.


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