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Ultrex Link Upgrade? #13737504 10/20/20 08:03 PM
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Has anyone upgraded a non-Link Ultrex to Link? I just learned today that this may be possible.....

Re: Ultrex Link Upgrade? [Re: ~Moose~] #13737736 10/20/20 11:56 PM
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I think most people who buy the non linked version do not run HB graphs. Most people who buy the linked version have HB graphs already. I currently have a non linked Ultrex. I was running Lowrance units when I bought it. I just replaced my Lowrance units with Garmins. I gave the HB's a look over and was told I could upgrade the my Ultrex to a linked version. So I think it can be done. If I had bought the HB's I would have upgraded.

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Re: Ultrex Link Upgrade? [Re: ~Moose~] #13737745 10/21/20 12:04 AM
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Iā€™m betting you can. I bought a non link Ulterra. I was able get it converted.

Re: Ultrex Link Upgrade? [Re: ~Moose~] #13737837 10/21/20 01:16 AM
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Very easy to do. Just removing the top cap of the trolling motor head, just 4 screws



https://motors.johnsonoutdoors.com/Catalog/ItemContent.aspx?ItemNumber=1100924

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Re: Ultrex Link Upgrade? [Re: ~Moose~] #13738158 10/21/20 12:40 PM
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I have the Ultrexx and a Helix 8. How do I tell if they are linked? Still trying to figure out all the features.


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Re: Ultrex Link Upgrade? [Re: ~Moose~] #13738370 10/21/20 03:29 PM
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Not trying to be a smart you know what, but the the remote with the Ultrex that comes with the linked version is different than the non linked remote. Also the Helix 8 operations manual should tell you how to link them as well.

Re: Ultrex Link Upgrade? [Re: ~Moose~] #13738376 10/21/20 03:32 PM
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Several ways, if there is an ethernet cable coming out of the head of trolling motor. The accessory screen will show I pilot link connected when motor is hooked up. To check and see if you have the I pilot link motor just look at the top of trolling motor head, it will have I pilot link on it

Re: Ultrex Link Upgrade? [Re: 44 Diesel] #13738681 10/21/20 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by 44 Diesel
Very easy to do. Just removing the top cap of the trolling motor head, just 4 screws



https://motors.johnsonoutdoors.com/Catalog/ItemContent.aspx?ItemNumber=1100924



Got it. Now I guess I just have to decide if it's worth $860 to me.....

Re: Ultrex Link Upgrade? [Re: ~Moose~] #13747166 10/28/20 08:01 PM
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I just upgraded mine. Very easy to do but, the connector is very hard to pull apart and reseat.


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Re: Ultrex Link Upgrade? [Re: rockyp1017] #13747201 10/28/20 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by rockyp1017
I just upgraded mine. Very easy to do but, the connector is very hard to pull apart and reseat.

Did you have to order your kit from Minn Kota?

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