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Old 28-04-2014, 03:53   #1
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Replacing the Plug on a Transducer

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I have several furuno transducers that are brand new, but they have the wrong plug for my Furuno display.
Is there a good method to rewire a new plug on the end of the cable that will not affect the signal?
I heard that it is difficult to do, because the cables are insulated it will cause the signal to be lost or not read properly.
Can this be done correctly with solder and shrink wrap, or put a connection strip inside a box?
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Re: Replacing the plug on a transducer

Haven't done a furuno, but have cut and swopped serveral Garmin transducer cables when fitting rather than cut big holes to pass the plug through. Use care and some good crimps then make good the shielding and it won't be a problem, despite the manufacturers dia warning to the contrary.
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Re: Replacing the plug on a transducer

First, be sure that the transducers would be compatible with your system, by looking up and comparing all the specs (eg frequency of the depth transducer)

Then, obviously, you need a plug to fit your display. I assume you're re-using the plug and cord from a failed transducer - after testing it to confirm that it wasn't the plug that failed!

Then you need to get the wiring diagrams for the transducer and display so that you know what goes where. It doesn't always work out just matching the colours.

With all this done, you can proceed to make the connection. Careful solder + shrink-wrap, small crimp connections, or a terminal strip will all work.
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Re: Replacing the plug on a transducer

Thanks. All, I will work on this and see what happens

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