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#11581535 - 05/03/16 08:44 PM HDS 8 gen1 with HDS gen2 touch?
GLB53 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 01/11/14
Posts: 15
I am not too familiar with the wiring of the units or the proper transducer setups,but I have a gen1 8 and 5 console and bow that work well. I recently bought a used gen 2 touch 9 and was wondering if I can move the 8 up to the bow and the 5 to the dash, adding the 9 at the console on a ram mount. Can I move the gen 1 transducer to the trolling motor and put the gen 2 transducer where the old one was? Would this work? I would mainly use the 5 for mapping. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

#11581854 - 05/03/16 09:59 PM Re: HDS 8 gen1 with HDS gen2 touch? [Re: GLB53]
Cigga Offline

Registered: 06/04/10
Posts: 308
Loc: Frisco, TX
You can hook up the 8 and the 9 with the Lowrance Ethernet cable. Both will share one transducer. That way you don't have to have one on the trolling motor and wont get any sonar interferences. That's what I just did with my HDS8 in my console to a Lowrance LMS 520c at the bow. My LMS 520c is actually ethernet to my structure scan transducer. I haven't been able to test it out on the water yet, but when I turn on the units on land, it is getting feedback from the transducer. Now I just need to figure out how to get them to share the GPS antenna.

Edited by Cigga (05/03/16 10:03 PM)

#11582144 - 05/04/16 07:04 AM Re: HDS 8 gen1 with HDS gen2 touch? [Re: GLB53]
GLB53 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 01/11/14
Posts: 15
I will try this. Thanks so much.

#11604337 - 05/15/16 04:52 PM Re: HDS 8 gen1 with HDS gen2 touch? [Re: GLB53]
JakeRG Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 02/15/14
Posts: 9
Loc: Humble, TX
Did you get the structure scan transducer with the gen2? If so, the positioning maybe different depending upon the location of the original.


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