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Old 10 May 2010, 07:37   #1
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Garmin transducer split

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Is there a way to splice the transducer wire back together? Is there a specific fitting for it?

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Lee, do a search, it's been talked about a number of times. I'm sure you'll find all you need to know.
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Hi All

Is there a way to splice the transducer wire back together? Is there a specific fitting for it?

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No.
If you solder all the coloured wires back to the same colours then wrap each wire with self amalgamating tape.
When all the wires have been wrapped then apply a tinfoil shield around it then apply another layer of self amalgamating tape.

Follow the directions on the tape as it has to be stretched and pulled onto the wire to make a good seal.

Continue with the tape well past the joint at either end.
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Cheers for all the responses, I'll let you know how i get on!!

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No.
If you solder all the coloured wires back to the same colours then wrap each wire with self amalgamating tape.
When all the wires have been wrapped then apply a tinfoil shield around it then apply another layer of self amalgamating tape.

Follow the directions on the tape as it has to be stretched and pulled onto the wire to make a good seal.

Continue with the tape well past the joint at either end.
IMHO the heatshrink with glue inside is a better product for keeping water out and a lot more idiot proof.
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IMHO the heatshrink with glue inside is a better product for keeping water out and a lot more idiot proof.
Yep there is that but the heat shrink has to be the right size to suit the wire.
Took the wire to an electrical factors and still they gave me the wrong stuff it never shrunk small enough hence I went for the self amalgamating tape....
As for glue super glue went to hard and cracked if you moved the wires.
I found the tape easier.
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Self amalgamating tape only amalgamates to itself and not to the surface it's wrapped around. It is slightly tacky only. It is useful for wrapping a splice then putting heat shrink over the top because when squeezed by the heat shrink it deforms and seals the small space between the cables.
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Self amalgamating tape only amalgamates to itself and not to the surface it's wrapped around. It is slightly tacky only. It is useful for wrapping a splice then putting heat shrink over the top because when squeezed by the heat shrink it deforms and seals the small space between the cables.
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As for glue super glue went to hard and cracked if you moved the wires.
I found the tape easier.
Never mentioned super glue! If you ge the right heat shrink the glue is inside the tube already and also fills the small gaps when heated.
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