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Old 03-11-2019, 04:22 PM   #1
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Need Help with Transducer Cable Splice Please

I sheared my transducer cable on my bow mount unit, it is a Humminbird 153. I'd like to splice the cable back together, but don't have much experience working with this small shielded cable. I was wondering if any of you have had success doing this and if you could share any advice or tips.
I did see a waterproof splice kit on line and was also wondering if anyone had used one and/or if it may work for my application. It is a "Airmar Inline Cable Splice Kit, IP67 10 conductor". Thanks for looking.



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I've tried it a time or two and had no success at all. That kit looks like it is for a different kind of cable. I may be wrong.

Good luck.

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Thanks for the feedback Cliff, and for taking the time to read and comment. I've made one unsuccessful attempt so far myself.

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I cut a transducer before to try and run it through a really small hole while rigging. That was a mistake. There’s a handful of very small gauge wires in there and they were wrapped in a foil-like material. I used the smallest heat shrink butt splices I could find and tried to put it back together. I did get the power to turn back on, but intermittently. It was never the same and had to get a whole new transducer. It’s a shame they don’t put a plug somewhere in the middle of the line for those things. Good luck
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I agree. Best for it actually working and saving you time from having to redoo it again later is just buy a new xducer and cable and run it back to the unit.
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I sheared my transducer cable on my bow mount unit, it is a Humminbird 153. I'd like to splice the cable back together, but don't have much experience working with this small shielded cable. I was wondering if any of you have had success doing this and if you could share any advice or tips.
I did see a waterproof splice kit on line and was also wondering if anyone had used one and/or if it may work for my application. It is a "Airmar Inline Cable Splice Kit, IP67 10 conductor". Thanks for looking.



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Buy a new transducer, not worth the trouble!!
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I had the connectors to the display unit get so bad it would disconnect when vibrated in rough water. Any power interruption shuts down the unit and if one is following a GPS heading that is a problem. I had another cable that was attached to a bad transponder with the same kind of connectors. I cut the cable about 3 feet from the connectors and stripped the wires back and removed the aluminum sheathing. I reconnected the wires and carefully wrapped them with vinyl tape. I cut a small piece of aluminum foil in a small strip and carefully wrapped it around the wires in the same way I found the al shielding when I cut the wire. It has worked fine with no problem with no fancy connector. Maybe I was just lucky but it works ok.
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This is a ps....I made sure to overlap the aluminum shielding over the existing shielding on both sides of the splice and then used vinyl tape over the whole thing.
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I've successfully spliced several. Solder each wire and paint with liquid tape. Make sure that all the shields are connected together. After you have soldered and painted each wire, use electrical tape to cover each wire then wrap the entire splice with tape and then seal the entire splice with liquid tape. Just takes a little time but it's a perfect project on bad days. Good luck.
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Here is a YouTube how to. I hope it helps.

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