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Old 02-28-2015, 01:45 PM
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Default Wiring Lowrance Elite 5 Chirp combo

First time wiring this model which is an upgrade.
I know what to do with Red and Black power wires, but what about yellow wire?

And what do I do with the other grouped wires of orange, yellow, green, blue, bare?

Thanks!
Old 02-28-2015, 04:31 PM
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I'm not sure what the yellow wire was for, I didn't use it when wiring mine. The other wires you mentioned are the nmea 0183 wires. They are used to connect your Elite to a VHF radio, or other GPS dependent devices.
Old 02-28-2015, 05:08 PM
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Yellow is a turn on lead for other devices that need to turn on when you turn the lowrance unit on. Usually this is other devices on the network. It doesn't supply the full power needed, but is a signal to turn on.
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So it sounds like I don't need to connect the yellow lead on the Power wire bundle.

And since I don't have VHF or other devices, I don't need to worry about connecting the NMEA wire bundle.
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Correct
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Originally Posted by stowaway View Post
Correct
Agreed.
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The yellow wire is a wakeup wire that you use to wake up other devices with a trigger input when you turn on the HDS. i.e.- amplifiers have a trigger to turn them on.
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Originally Posted by Phuffman View Post
So it sounds like I don't need to connect the yellow lead on the Power wire bundle.

And since I don't have VHF or other devices, I don't need to worry about connecting the NMEA wire bundle.
The yellow wire won't with a VHF anyways, since they don't have a yellow or "wake up wire" (or at least I've never seen one with it), I know it's not an issue with you but just wanted to throw that out there for anyone reading that's building a system.

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