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Brent Bartman

gen 2-gen 2 touch-gen 3 compataibility

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So I have a HDS 7 Gen 2 touch in dash. A HDS 5 gen 2 in the bow. they are not networked and

I want to put an HDS 12 Gen 3 in the console using bass boat technologies mount and move the HDS 7 touch to a ram mount up front next to my In-bow HDS-5

 

I want to leave the HDS-5 stand alone and hooked up to the US2 transducer in my fortrex. and network the HDS-7 and HDS-12

My thought is the HDS-5 will be my sonar up front and the HDS-7 will be my chart and let me see whats going on SS and DS when fishing from the bow.

Will these all interfere with each other.?? and does any one have trouble reading SS and DS at slow speeds? also with the Gen 3 network to the Gen 2 correctly. I have researched this and found some awnsers from lowrance but i want to know yalls experience.

 

Thanks! 

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IF you have both sonar units on at the same time on same freq, you will get crosstalk and screen noise. If the TM xdcr is on 200 kHz you can use the 83 kHz on the console unit and all will be fine.

The 7 and the 12 will share ALL chart data if both are running latest firmware updates. You can also share an external GPS module if you are connected to the NMEA backbone.

If it were me I woul go ahead and network all 3 together via Ethernet and NMEA and just switch the TM unit to LOCAL rather than GLOBAL. But the way you want to do this will work just fine.

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Thanks eddallen!

 

If i network all 3 do I need 3 navionics chips or am i good with just one?

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On 5/1/2016 at 5:21 PM, Brent Bartman said:

Thanks eddallen!

 

If i network all 3 do I need 3 navionics chips or am i good with just one?

If you have the latest firmware updates, you can share a single chart card across the entire network.

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