Can I use the Minn Kota transducer built into my trolling motor with my marine FishFinder or echo device?

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04/11/2011

Garmin FishFinder and echo series devices are capable of using Minn Kota transducers that are built into some trolling motors.

The Minn Kota transducers use a different connector type than the typical FishFinder or echo series devices use for connection to a transducer.

If you are using a FishFinder series device, you will need to purchase an adapter for the Minn Kota to adapt it to the 6-pin connector required for use with a Garmin FishFinder series device. The part number for the adapter is MKR-US2-1.

If you are using an echo series device, you will need to purchase two items. The first is the adapter for the Minn Kota to adapt it to a 6-pin connector. The part number for this adapter is MKR-US2-1. The second item needed is a Female 4-pin to Male 6-pin Transducer Adapter.

Once the require adapters are purchased, the Minn Kota transducer can be used with our FishFinder or echo series device.

Referenced Links:

http://store.minnkotamotors.com/products/418661/Universal_Sonar_2_Adapter_Cables

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=85645

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