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Old 01-06-2019, 10:43 AM
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I have a Lowrance HDS 10 (gen 1) with radar, transducer, NK2 backbone (with engine data, fuel level, etc), and want to add a second display.

My equipment is 2008, but was new in the box until last year (2017) and everything works great. So, I'm not interested in replacing with all new electronics yet.

If I were to get an HDS 8 (also gen 1), and wanted to network it, is it just an Ethernet cable from the HDS 10 to the HDS 8? Would it share all the same data?

My other option is an HDS gen 2, would it also connect that easily?

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Old 01-06-2019, 11:46 AM
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Best to use both ethernet and NMEA 2K...on either Gen 1 or Gen 2
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Old 01-06-2019, 11:53 AM
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So, a drop from the backbone to the second HDS I want to install, and an ethernet cable between the two displays? That's the only thing needed to add a second display as I've described?
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Old 01-06-2019, 11:09 PM
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