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PeteMeat 03-30-2015 04:01 PM

Garmin GPSMAP 557xs Dual Transducers
I just purchased a Garmin Gpsmap 557xs and standard transducer. My understanding is that this transducer is not CHIRP capable but is Down Vu capable. With this in mind I went and purchased a AirMar TM150 m CHIRP transducer. The problem is that I now am unable to use the Down Vu transducer without swapping the plugs in the back of the unit. Is there a switch I can get to easily allow me to go between the CHIRP and Down Vu transducers. I know Humminbird ( and Lowrance ( make a switch that will do this but I want to know if they will work on my Garmin without breaking it? Any advice?

mahimahi99 03-30-2015 04:43 PM

May be out of your budget, but this is the only one I would trust to do what you're wanting to do.

PeteMeat 04-02-2015 02:55 AM

Thanks but I'm not sure both my transducers are 1 Kw transducers so I will contact them and see if it will work. I have no other solutions to my problem.



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