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Old 07-19-2012, 10:24 PM
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Default Lowrance Network Diagram

Can anyone put together a detailed wiring/networking diagram for my Lowrance network? I will be more than happy to compensate whoever can do it. I've got so many components now I want to ensure that what I am doing is the proper way. Components are as follows:

HDS-10 Gen 2 connected to Airmar B60 Thru-hull transducer
HDS-5 Gen 2 (would like to use same transducer info from hds10 but also have capability to use the oem transducer for backup)
LSS-2 Structure Scan
LSS-2 Transducer
LGC-4000 High Sensitivity GPS Antenna
LWX-1 Sirius Weather/Radio Module
Lowrance 4G Broadband Radar
Simrad RC42 Heading sensor*
Lowrance Sonic Hub*
LST-3800 Temp/Depth gauge
LVR-880 VHF
Simrad NEP-2

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Can anyone put together a detailed wiring/networking diagram for my Lowrance network? I will be more than happy to compensate whoever can do it. I've got so many components now I want to ensure that what I am doing is the proper way. Components are as follows:

HDS-10 Gen 2 connected to Airmar B60 Thru-hull transducer
HDS-5 Gen 2 (would like to use same transducer info from hds10 but also have capability to use the oem transducer for backup)
LSS-2 Structure Scan
LSS-2 Transducer
LGC-4000 High Sensitivity GPS Antenna
LX-1 Sirius Weather/Radio Module
Lowrance 4G Broadband Radar
Simrad RC42 Heading sensor*
Lowrance Sonic Hub*
LST-3800 Temp/Depth gauge
LVR-880 VHF
Simrad NEP-2

My email is my username @gmail if that is easier for contact.

rather easy job....

Connect the NEP to the LSS-2 Module
Connect HDS-5, HDS,10, 4g with yellow ethernet cables to LSS-2 or NEP. What ever fits better for cable routing and free ports....

connect the HDS-5, 10, LVR880, RC42, the 4g interface box, LGC, LST to a NMEA2k Backbone wich is properly terminated.... the Backbone is a long line enind in terminators and the devices connected by t-connectors... the devices always come from the side!
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:45 AM
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Use this diagram along with Dive Freak's instructions.

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Default LWX-1 Antenna Location

I am new to the forum and usage, so I am open to suggestions.

I am trying to find the best location for the LWX-1 antenna that will get the least interference as I don't want to do an install only to find out its not the best location.

I have the LGC 4000 located on the back of the starboard side and want to know if it matters if I install the antenna on the back of the Port side for better reception or if I install in front of the boat windshield the reception would be just as good. I am concerned about all the electronics in the front would interfere with reception.

Suggestions, experience would be much appreciated

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Old 01-19-2013, 07:50 AM
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rather easy job....

Connect the NEP to the LSS-2 Module
Connect HDS-5, HDS,10, 4g with yellow ethernet cables to LSS-2 or NEP. What ever fits better for cable routing and free ports....

connect the HDS-5, 10, LVR880, RC42, the 4g interface box, LGC, LST to a NMEA2k Backbone wich is properly terminated.... the Backbone is a long line enind in terminators and the devices connected by t-connectors... the devices always come from the side!
Two quibbles: The LST-3800 does not connect to the NMEA 2000 bus. It is a completely stand-alone device. The Sonic Hub does connect to the NMEA 2000 bus.



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Use this diagram along with Dive Freak's instructions.

Edd
Your diagram has several somewhat serious problems...

1. - You are showing two LSS-2 modules.

2. - You are NOT showing any NEP-2 modules.

3. - You left out the RADAR entirely.

4. - You also forgot the RC42, LWX-1, LVR-880, and the Sonic Hub.



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Old 01-19-2013, 08:06 AM
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Can anyone put together a detailed wiring/networking diagram for my Lowrance network? I will be more than happy to compensate whoever can do it.
Regardless of how you lash all this stuff together, you have a potential problem here...


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I've got so many components now I want to ensure that what I am doing is the proper way. Components are as follows:

HDS-10 Gen 2 connected to Airmar B60 Thru-hull transducer
HDS-5 Gen 2 (would like to use same transducer info from hds10 but also have capability to use the oem transducer for backup)
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LST-3800 Temp/Depth gauge
You are showing three devices with depth sounder modules, including the LST-3800. You cannot run more than one sounder on the same frequency at the same time, or they will interfere with each other and none will work correctly. The two HDS units can be set to work at 200kHz and/or either 83kHz or 50kHz, depending on the transducer fitted. The LST-3800 operates at 200kHz. No matter how you slice it, that's at least one too many sounders.

Depending on the transducer(s) you use with the HDS units, the LST-3800 is completely redundant anyway, and can provide no information not already provided by one or the other of the HDS units. My suggestion would be to simply not install that device.



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I am new to the forum and usage, so I am open to suggestions.

I am trying to find the best location for the LWX-1 antenna that will get the least interference as I don't want to do an install only to find out its not the best location.
As long as it has a clear view of the sky, it should be fine.

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I have the LGC 4000 located on the back of the starboard side and want to know if it matters if I install the antenna on the back of the Port side for better reception or if I install in front of the boat windshield the reception would be just as good. I am concerned about all the electronics in the front would interfere with reception.
Should not be a problem either way. About the only thing you need to stay well clear of is a RADAR unit.



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Thanks Itteldoo, I appreciate the help! Have a great day!
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