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#11533938 - 04/11/16 07:47 AM Connecting HDS Gen 2 and Mercury ProXS
BB675 Offline

Registered: 06/23/14
Posts: 98
Loc: Orange, Texas
I am wanting to connect my HDS Gen 2 Touch to my Mercury Pro XS motor. I have read something about a NMEA starter kit and an extra tee, but am having a hard time finding out what exactly I need. Could someone help me out.


#11533989 - 04/11/16 08:16 AM Re: Connecting HDS Gen 2 and Mercury ProXS [Re: BB675]
Flippin-Out Offline
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Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 2141
Loc: Magnolia, TX
The Pro XS doesn't connect directly to NMEA2000 from what I understand. You'll need at least a N2K gateway module from Mercury. THEN your boat's NMEA2000 (N2K) network attaches to that. There could be other cables or components you need; I haven't done this yet myself. But, I do know it's not a direct connect like you're probably assuming/hoping.

The following Lowrance document lays out the options and what is needed. They must have gotten tired of the questions. LOL

Connect Mercury Pro XS to Lowrance N2K

Edited by Flippin-Out (04/11/16 08:20 AM)


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