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Will my Mercruiser Transducer ( in a Sea Ray Sundancer) wire…

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Will my Mercruiser Transducer...

Will my Mercruiser Transducer ( in a Sea Ray Sundancer) wire into my Garmin Gpsmap 400 & 500 Series?

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Want to wire my transducer into my Garmin ploter.

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The wires from my in hull transducer run to my smart guage. I would like to jump from there to my Garmin ploter.

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H​ello, it might work if you take an NMEA 0183 or 2000 feed from the Smartcraft and the Garmin you buy is capable of taking one of those network inputs. The Merc transducer can put out either depending which one is purchased and that is what it feeds to your Smartcraft. So if the Garmin has a network "IN" you should be able to feed it off the Smartcraft, but you cannot splice into the wiring, it is a specific resistance. You need a coupler and add on harness.

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