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Old 30 April 2014, 11:35   #1
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Transducer cable wires? Making a waterproof connection?

Does anyone know which wires are in the cable down to the transducer? And how to make it a waterproof removable connector?

My reason for this is so I can leave the transducer permanently on transom and just take home fish finder, battery box, having simply disconnected. Will save a couple of minutes putting wire down side of boat and crawling around on knees putting wing nuts and washers on each time.

Any links to any connectors suitable would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks.
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Can't you simply undo the connection at the back of the head unit where the transducer plugs in?

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Old 30 April 2014, 11:47   #3
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The single connector on back of head unit splits into one off to transducer and one to battery. The one to battery goes through a plastic box lid which houses a battery to run it. So I would have to leave the box et all on the boat which I don't want to do.

So I just need to cut the transducer cable and make a connector butt don't know whats inside it.

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Does anyone know which wires are in the cable down to the transducer? And how to make it a waterproof removable connector?

My reason for this is so I can leave the transducer permanently on transom and just take home fish finder, battery box, having simply disconnected. Will save a couple of minutes putting wire down side of boat and crawling around on knees putting wing nuts and washers on each time.

Any links to any connectors suitable would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks.
It's usually advised against cutting/joining transducer cables due to the high voltages & potential interference problems, the cores are screened & you would have to continue the screening through the joint. Could you put a joint in the battery side of the cable? This would allow you to disconnect the head unit & battery & leave the cable with the transducer on the boat.
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Wouldnt it be safer to cut the power cable and joint that they aren't screened
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It's usually advised against cutting/joining transducer cables~
YUP!

As mentioned just set up a connector on the positive and negative wire. Like you, I leave my transducer and antenna cable in the boat. My starter/charging leads also get disconnected with Anderson connectors.
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Thanks for advice guys. Good job I didn't just chop it then. Will look over next couple of days to see if your power cable idea works for me. Else its just back to screwing it on each time with wing nuts. Not the end of the world, but wasn't that easy last wknd at 5am.
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