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  • 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.


  • #2
    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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    • #3
      Re: Can you splice a transducer wire

      Thanks.

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      • #4
        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.

        My .02
        John and Linda
        Escapade III
        1992 Carver 26 Command Bridge
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        • #5
          Re: Can you splice a transducer wire

          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.

          My .02
          And it saves me about $60 bucks. Thanks. I'm going to try it this weekend (unless I go fishing).
          Last edited by KDAVID1; September 20th, 2011, 10:37 PM. Reason: typo

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          • #6
            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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            • #7
              Re: Can you splice a transducer wire

              Roger that. Thanks again.

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              • #8
                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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                • #9
                  Re: Can you splice a transducer wire

                  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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                  • #10
                    Re: Can you splice a transducer wire

                    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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                    • #11
                      Re: Can you splice a transducer wire

                      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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