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Old 24 May 2011, 12:32   #1
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Garmin 188c Power lead

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Over the winter the power lead on my Garmin 188c (chartplotter & echo sounder) seems to have stopped working, i have tested the votage at the other end of the cable 12v, after the fuse 12v but at the top 0v. I have trimmed a good 2 foot of the power lead off (it was spare and cable tied up), to see if it had broken but nope made no difference.

Has anyone re terminated a garmin plug?

It looks a solid plug to try and cut into without damaging the connections and then reterminate.

Any ideas? Or a spare?

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Probably no help to you but I have a Garmin 182c. Several years ago it would randomly turn off. I traced this to the connector end of the cable, it wasn't a break, just the little bayonett nut not holding on to the back of the unit. I'm wondering if this has happened on yours and has damaged the pins inside?
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it was working fine last year, with no issues.

How did you manage to solve your issue? Did you find a new cable, reterminate the cable end up buying a new unit?

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It just needed securing, so jammed it on the back of the Chartplotter and used Sikaflex to glue it in place. Has been fine since.
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Old 29 May 2011, 08:27   #5
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found a new genuine Garmin cable on ebay for 21 inc p&p tested it on land today and powered up.

Its all sorted, just a bit confused to why it would break when not being used or powered guess it must have been to do with the extreme cold we had.
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