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I was sent a Garmin GT8W-IH transducer for my Garmin echomap…

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I was sent a Garmin GT8W-IH transducer for my Garmin echomap chirp 73sv. I went to hook it up and it is an 8 pin and my sonar unit is 12 pin. Is there an adapter for this?

Mechanic's Assistant: How old is your GT8W-IH?

Just had it sent. Brand new.

Mechanic's Assistant: What have you tried so far with your Garmin?

Nothing. Just bought the 73sv and hooking it up today. Had the marine place put the transducer in. All brand new stuff

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the GPS Expert to know before I connect you?

Just that I was told by a Garmin rep that this transducer would work with this sonar unit.

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Marine Electronics
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Marine Electronics Expert: Charles, Marine Tech replied 3 months ago
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Marine Electronics Expert: Charles, Marine Tech replied 3 months ago

Along with the unit, you will need to get this adapter cable. Once it is installed to the transducer cable, it will plug into the back of the unit.

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/pn/010-12122-10#devices

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Did you get my question about the transducer not being the right one?
Marine Electronics Expert: Charles, Marine Tech replied 3 months ago

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