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Offline Woollybob

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Solix and Onix 14-pin connector pinout
« on: April 18, 2018, 07:55:03 AM »
New to the forum. Just got a new boat and added 2 Solix 12s.

Ranger decided to put an old-style thru-hull transducer with the 9-pin connector in the new boat. I have the Y-cable, but the AD 1429 cable needed to go from the 9-pin to the 14-pin is on backorder everywhere. Have tried ordering 3 places and they all contact me afterward saying they cannot get it. I talked to someone at Humminbird and they said they had some, but then sent me the wrong part (glad I paid for express shipping).

The connector for the thru-hull only has 2 pins on it (9 spots, but only 2 pins present). I have searched the internet high and low and cannot find the pinout for the 14-pin transducer connector coming out of the Solix (or Y-cable). Humminbird says they do not have that either (not sure how they designed the adapter cable if that is true).

Does anyone know the pinout for the 14-pin transducer connector?

I have already looked at adding another glassed in transducer, but the area is totally inaccessible (hence why the do them at the factory). I'm not adding a skimmer.

Very frustrated with HB. I'm $6k in for their electronics and can't get the boat in the water. If anyone has the pinout, that would be great - Will at least allow me to make an adapter until the backordered one comes in.


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Re: Solix and Onix 14-pin connector pinout
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2018, 06:46:14 PM »
Here is the pinout for the ONIX  ... It should be the same  ...



Which cable did HB actually send you  ...??

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Re: Solix and Onix 14-pin connector pinout
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2018, 06:51:48 PM »
Call Brian at BBG Marine  ... He most likely will have the AD 1429 adapter cable  ...

http://bbgmarine.com/index.php

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Re: Solix and Onix 14-pin connector pinout
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2018, 05:38:43 AM »
rnvic - you are a wizard. Thanks for the pinout - I could not find that anywhere. And yes, same connector between Onix and Solix.

My understanding of the XP-9-20 is that the center (#7) is the drain/ground and top (#6) is the 200/83 black wire.

So not sure if I should take the two 2D wires from the 14-pin and connect to the 2 pins on the 9-pin, or combine the 2D pins and also connect the drain/gound pins.

Should I connect from the 9 pin to the 14 pin: #6 to #3 (black to black) and #7 to #7?
Or, should I connect from the 9 pin to the 14 pin: #6 to #3&7 (2D wires) and #7 to #10 (ground/drain)?


To your other question, HB did not send me a cable at all - They sent me a thru-hull mega transducer.

Here is where I got the pinout for the installed ducer connector (though mine is not the -T version)
http://forums.sideimagingsoft.com/index.php?action=media;sa=media;in=225;preview



« Last Edit: April 19, 2018, 05:50:29 AM by Woollybob »

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Re: Solix and Onix 14-pin connector pinout
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2018, 06:53:30 AM »
Your 2d pinout is correct  ...

I would offer you continue looking for the AD 1429 before Splicing perfectly good xducer cables  ...

While Splicing is possible (and I've spliced many) - the integrity of the factory shielding cannot be (and most likely will not be) as effective once the cable has been compromised  ...

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Re: Solix and Onix 14-pin connector pinout
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2018, 06:55:35 AM »
Why are you even contemplating a separate 2d xducer with a true thru hull MEGA xducer  ...??

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Re: Solix and Onix 14-pin connector pinout
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2018, 07:09:32 AM »
I don't have a thru-hull mega transducer installed. I have a shoot-thru 2d glassed in and a transom mounted mega.

The thru-hull mega was shipped by HB mistakenly - was supposed to be the adapter cable.

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Re: Solix and Onix 14-pin connector pinout
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2018, 07:42:34 AM »
I don't have a thru-hull mega transducer installed. I have a shoot-thru 2d glassed in and a transom mounted mega.

The thru-hull mega was shipped by HB mistakenly - was supposed to be the adapter cable.

I understand now  ...

Again I would offer that you find the AD 1429 before considering Splicing wires of perfectly good xducer cables  ...

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Re: Solix and Onix 14-pin connector pinout
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2018, 08:25:07 AM »
I am still waiting on the AD 1429 cable and plan to use it if it ever gets here.

I don't plan to cut into any connectors. Making a temporary adapter cable - connecting pin to pin between the 9-pin and 14-pin.

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Re: Solix and Onix 14-pin connector pinout
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2018, 06:21:06 PM »
I am still waiting on the AD 1429 cable and plan to use it if it ever gets here.

I don't plan to cut into any connectors. Making a temporary adapter cable - connecting pin to pin between the 9-pin and 14-pin.

Very good  ... I recall one of our members connecting pin to pin with individual wires but I can't recall which member  ... (Rickard or abra maybe)  ...

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Re: Solix and Onix 14-pin connector pinout
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2018, 09:54:56 AM »
I use pin to pin connections when connecting the LSS-2 to HB units. I get male and female pins with about correct dimensions from some old computer cable connectors. It can be difficult to arrange with shield around the wires, but that doesn't seem to have caused any effect on the image. I would not split the ground wire from #7 to one of the 2D pins and the drain pin. Just use #3 and #7 in the unit connector because then it shouldn't matter how you assign the pins in the transducer connector.

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Re: Solix and Onix 14-pin connector pinout
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2018, 05:43:57 AM »
So I said I was not going to hack up any connectors. Turns out that was a lie.

I looked all around the garage for pins that would work and was striking out. What I noticed was the pins in the 9-pin connector were perfect for the #3 & #7 sockets on the 14-pin (biggest 2 sockets).

So I carefully split the 9-pin and carved the pins/wires out of the potting. Plugged them into the 14-pin connector (did not harm that one). Potted the pins with some liquid electrical tape and 2-part epoxy putty to make a new 'connector'. Zip ties complete the connection.

Seems to be pinging great (in the garage). Now, if we can just get the ice off the lakes I can give it a sea trial.

Many thanks to rnvic and Rickard for the technical support.


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