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Old 05 October 2010, 05:14   #1
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Lowrance NMEA2000 Connectors, Waterproof ?

I can't find any specification of the Lowrance NMEA2000 T-Connectors & cables.

Are they waterproof ?
To which standard (ex. IPX6 or IPX7) ?

Most or all lowrance instruments are waterproof, so i would be a bit surprised if these connectors are not.
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Old 05 October 2010, 05:47   #2
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My experience is that the older blue connectors were dubious.

The later red ones are much better, but use some silicone grease when you assemble them, it helps.

It might still be better to keep them in a dry environment if at all possible.
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According to the I-command (which is all Lowrance gear with a BRP badge)installation manual the connectors are waterproof "When assembled correctly" It doesn't say to what standard though, it'll probably be some US Mil. spec rather than ipx. I've not had any problems with water ingress.
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It is infact the I-command system i have. It is bottomline a Lowrance product and the red t-connectors are having o-rings for sealing. Therefore i expect it to be waterproof. However it's normally possible to find the water proofing spec for Lowrance products.

as long as the o-rings are clean and flexible adding silicone grease should not make it more waterproof. At least that my exprience with diving torches and casings for cameras.
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Wouldn't do any harm to wrap a bit of self-amalg. tape round the joint anyway
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Wouldn't do any harm to wrap a bit of self-amalg. tape round the joint anyway
That's what I did on mine, and they've not given me any trouble. It's quite an easy moulding to get the tape around and make watertight.
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