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Old 02-08-2015, 06:11 AM
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Currently have a HDS 5 gen2 with structure scan..want to replace with gen2 HDS and move HDS to front of boat...unclear of hookup looking at directions....know I need power cable...what other..can I just run cable to structure scan ethernet...or something else?
Old 02-08-2015, 10:18 AM
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For full functionality run both ethernet and NMEA 2000 to both units.
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Ok...where does NMEA..plug into..do I need a hub..?
Old 02-09-2015, 04:10 AM
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You need a "NMEA2000 starter kit". But ethernet is what will allow you to share sonar, maps (Gen 2 and Gen 3) as well ass waypoints, so start with that. NMEA2000 would be to enable controll of a Motorguide Xi5 or sharing a GPS-antenna.
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http://www.lowrance.com/Root/Lowranc...0043-001_w.pdf

Have a look at page 36 of the manual linked above. This gives you the basic layout of how you'd network 2 HDS units together. Hope this helps.
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