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    Default Can you splice a transducer wire

    Last weekend I cut my transducer wire with my trolling motor( pulling it up and had to turn the head)
    I know they say your not supposed to cut the wires but has anyone ever spliced the transducer wire? Did it work?
    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Can you splice a transducer wire

    Here's an earlier thread where this is discussed.

    http://forums.iboats.com/showthread....ransducer+wire

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    Default Re: Can you splice a transducer wire

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Can you splice a transducer wire

    I spliced one a couple of years ago. It worked fine.

    I cut the wire pairs (about 5 of them as I recall) to different lengths so the butt connectors wouldn't all sit in the same spot. I shrink wrapped each pair, too. Tedious operation but it worked.

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    Default Re: Can you splice a transducer wire

    Quote Originally Posted by JoLin View Post
    I spliced one a couple of years ago. It worked fine.

    I cut the wire pairs (about 5 of them as I recall) to different lengths so the butt connectors wouldn't all sit in the same spot. I shrink wrapped each pair, too. Tedious operation but it worked.

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    And it saves me about $60 bucks. Thanks. I'm going to try it this weekend (unless I go fishing).
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    Default Re: Can you splice a transducer wire

    Yes, it will work fine. I use shrink connectors, then shrink tubing over each wire, then shrink tube all wires together. Make sure you put the large shrinktube on before you start the connections. Good luck.

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    Default Re: Can you splice a transducer wire

    Roger that. Thanks again.

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    Default Re: Can you splice a transducer wire

    yes no problem mine was only co ax but if you have a temp sensor it will be more wires ..

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    Default Re: Can you splice a transducer wire

    Quote Originally Posted by fucawi View Post
    yes no problem mine was only co ax but if you have a temp sensor it will be more wires ..
    Yeah has temp too--I'll guessing about 3hrs of work--it will give me something to do

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    Default Re: Can you splice a transducer wire

    Quote Originally Posted by KDAVID1 View Post
    Yeah has temp too--I'll guessing about 3hrs of work--it will give me something to do
    Not unless the splice is buried somewhere. And make sure you have good wire insertion into the butts before you crimp. Little tiny 22GA wire is a PITA to work with, so take your time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabob4 View Post
    Not unless the splice is buried somewhere. And make sure you have good wire insertion into the butts before you crimp. Little tiny 22GA wire is a PITA to work with, so take your time...
    Defiantly will be taking my time. I will be soldering so no but splice--knowing how things really go it may take me all day--but that is ok with me as long as it is a good job and it works.

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