Lowrance/ Eagle NMEA 2000 question

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  1. GMC FishHauler

    GMC FishHauler New Member

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    I have Eagle SeaCHarter 500 and Lowrance LMX17, how do i connect these two to use the same transducer and GPS???
     
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    GMC FishHauler New Member

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  3. Mr.T

    Mr.T New Member

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    I'm not sure you found what you really wanted...

    The SeaCharter 500 uses the older NMEA 0183 format for its GPS data. To share the GPS from your LCX-17M to the SeaChater 500, you need to interconnect the NMEA 0183 port wires on the LCX-17M and the SeaCharter 500.

    See pp 36-38 in the LCX-17M manual and p. 38 in the SeaCharter 500C manual.

    You won't be able to share sonar transducer information in any case via the network - GPS data only. Best you could do is add a switch to direct the transducer output to one unit or the other. See the switches at the bottom of this page: http://www.lei-extras.com/store/search.asp?SearchType=Unit&Unit=LCX-17M
     
  4. GMC FishHauler

    GMC FishHauler New Member

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    thanks again Marty,
    i found this info on page 38 last night while reading that manual too.