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Offline Alloutdoors

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Linking 2 units in front of boat
« on: March 27, 2015, 06:05:34 PM »
I have an 1199 at my console and a 858 on my trolling motor. The 1199 was just purchased to upgrade the 998 that I had on my console. I have a smaller boat for restricted horse power lakes with a 998 in the back and a 798 at the bow. My question is can I add the 998 to the bow of my big boat through the y cables to share Ethernet and waypoints. Looking to view full page sonar and mapping on both units instead of split displays. The 1199 and the 858 are already linked with Ethernet. I have a power cable and a new transducer to add to the front That came with the 1199. I just used my eggzisting wire and plugs from the 998 that's why I have an extra set up.  It might just make more sense to use the 998 on the front of the big boat with the 858 transducer and power source. I will just lose Side imaging on the 998 if I would do this. From what I've seen I need a interlink box to do this.


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Re: Linking 2 units in front of boat
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2015, 05:47:42 AM »
I think you mean a 5 port ethernet switch. Fore more than 2 items with ethernet you will need the ethernet switch. You could also share with the 1199 for side immaging on the 998
« Last Edit: March 28, 2015, 05:50:40 AM by bobcoy »

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Re: Linking 2 units in front of boat
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2015, 06:17:31 AM »
You will also need some additional cables to connect each unit to the 5-Port Ethernet Switch (AS-ETH-5PXG).  You already have an Ethernet Connection cable running between your 1199 and your 858 units so you can use this as one of the connection cables that you will need.  So just buy two more and you should be good to go.

Here's an option if you want Si sonar at the bow - mount an HDSi transducer on your trolling motor and share its 2D sonar with your 858 unit.
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