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Old 01-16-2020, 08:00 AM
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Default NMEA2000 Waterproof Connector- Where to find?

I recently purchased a Motorguide XI5 gateway kit for my trolling motor so that I can connect my NSS units and know what mode the trolling motor is, sync it with the depth finder, etc. My boat currently has the trolling motor mounted so that it can be easily removed after each use (to store it indoors) and the connection plate looks like this

The XI5 gateway has a plug that I do not recognize on one end (similar to NMEA2000, but slightly smaller, possibly proprietary?), and NMEA2000 connector on the other.

What I would like to do is have a through plate connector similar to the link below along with a waterproof cap so that the fitting is protected when not fishing. My desire would be to connect the XI5 directly to this, with the fallback choice being to get something like this for NMEA2000 and just zip tying the XI5 gateway cable in a wad so that it isn't spread all over the deck. A NMEA2000 drop cable would run from the back side of the plate all the way to the center console where my NSS units are.
https://www.satpro.tv/czonenmea2000n...BoCifcQAvD_BwE
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So you can do that with a Micro-C 'bulkhead' fitting, or you can do it much cheaper by just using a rigging grommet. Install will look great and you can fine tune the cable length.
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So you can do that with a Micro-C 'bulkhead' fitting, or you can do it much cheaper by just using a rigging grommet. Install will look great and you can fine tune the cable length.
SO basically let the motor guide end stick out where it can be pushed back in when not in use? If I can find a cap for the motorguide plug, that would work perfect.
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If anyone knew what this cable is, that would be a huge help!


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