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Yamaha F200 (not digital)

Discussion in 'Technical Stuff' started by Jacob Dixon, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. Jacob Dixon

    Jacob Dixon Active Member

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    I just purchased a new 2017 Bennington SSRX with a Yamaha F200 (which i'm told isn't digital.. the one I got). I want to connect it to my Lowrance HDS-7. I'm getting some mixed data online about what exactly is needed so I had a couple questions:

    • Do I need a single cable to go from the engine to the NMEA 2000 port on my Lowrance HDS-7?
    • Do I have to convert it to digital first and then go to the Lowrance?

    Just wanted some opinions if anyone has done this with the F-series engines 
     
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    It is a little confusing to me too. I *THINK* I just need the Yamaha-to-NMEA adapter and the NMEA Starter kit to create the network. So the Yamaha-to-NMEA adapter goes into the NMEA network and so does the Lowrance.
     
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    I believe the starter kit is to add more than one thing though. If only using the Lowrance, I think you just need the Yamaha cable. I believe the network just allows you to use the t's for multiple displays. 
     
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    I wasn't 100% because the documentation says the network is required. I really wish these dealers knew more about this stuff!
     
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    I ended up getting it wired but don't get how many gallons are left in the fuel tank.


    Here is all I needed:


    That was it! Interface cable connects directly to a plug in the engine. To get digital trim there was two cables taped with yellow cable (one had a pink cable). I just untapped them, took the caps off and connected them together.
     

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