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Old 02-23-2012, 12:35 AM
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I have a question about Raymarine C140w, if does accept a Chrip black box (Raymarine CP450) or not.
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:37 PM
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No, the CP450 is not backward compatible with any unit.
The CP450 will work with any of the new e or c series.

Also...

The Simrad BSM-2 and Garmin GSD-26 both can use the same identical Airmar CHIRP transducer... interchangeable.

But the Raymairne CP450 will require a CHIRP transducer specifically produced for the Raymarine system...it cannot use a CHIRP transducer that is used by either Simrad or Garmin off the shelf.
Raymarine uses a connector plus there are inline resistance differences that may need to be addressed.

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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
The Simrad BSM-2 and Garmin GSD-26 both can use the same identical Airmar CHIRP transducer... interchangeable.

But the Raymairne CP450 will require a CHIRP transducer specifically produced for the Raymarine system...it cannot use a CHIRP transducer that is used by either Simrad or Garmin.

And as of this date no Airmar CHIRP transducers for the CP450 are even available.
Raymarine shooting themselves in the foot? So Simrad and Garmin just need the appropriate mix and match cable?

Do you think if you eventually got the Raymarine Airmar CHIRP and decide to use Garmin/Simrad in the future, you are basically holding a lead weight?

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Well,not all is lost.
It just seems Raymairne is slightly different and there may be a way to use it with other systems.
Airmar or Raymarine will no doubt be the best source of info about that.

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Old 02-29-2012, 06:38 AM
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Actually, the Raymarine CP450C will work with the Garmin/Simrad Airmar Chirp traansducers. The only difference is that Garmin and Simrad use a stripped wire connection whereas the Raymarine uses a connector. If you want to use an Airmar transducer previously used with a Garmin or Simrad unit you will need to get a connector lead from Raymarine and then splice the wires with the naked wires from the transducer and then seal those splices up nice and tight.
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Originally Posted by spray View Post
The only difference is that Garmin and Simrad use a stripped wire connection whereas the Raymarine uses a connector. If you want to use an Airmar transducer previously used with a Garmin or Simrad unit you will need to get a connector lead from Raymarine and then splice the wires with the naked wires from the transducer and then seal those splices up nice and tight.
"The only difference..."

Actually, this may not be technically accurate...not with a Raymarine CHIRP transducer...to just cut the connector and wire it directly to a GSD-26 or a BSM-2 may have issues.
One has to also consider that Raymarine transducers may have different inline resistance values and those should be considered or addressed before using with any other sonar system.

I urge caution and exploration of more needed information before doing what is proposed above...this may not be a simple "Cut and play ".

Before modifying any Rayamrine CHIRP transducer for use in a non Raymarine CHIRP system anyone should always contact knowledgeable sources such as Airmar , GEMECO or Raymarine. They are the correct source for information here.
Ask first ...then cut.

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Old 02-29-2012, 10:25 AM
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Actually, this is very techincally correct with regard to chirp transducers.
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