Identifying and Routing the Cables Coming from your Motor (2007-2023)

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Your trolling motor may have Built-In MEGA Imaging or Universal Sonar 2, and may include i-Pilot Link. These features require cables to be connected to a fishfinder. The cables, if present, exit the control head from the bottom. To identify the cables present, refer to the diagrams below that detail what the Built-In MEGA Imaging, Universal Sonar and i-Pilot Link cable connectors look like.

If one cable is coming out of the Control Head on the motor

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  1. i-Pilot and Universal Sonar 2, the cable will have 4 pins and be for the Universal Sonar 2

  2. i-Pilot and Built-in MEGA Down Imaging, the cable will have 14 pins and be for the MEGA Down Imaging

  3. i-Pilot and Built-in MEGA Down/Side Imaging, the cable will have 14 pins and be for the MEGA Down/Side Imaging
  4. ONLY Universal Sonar

NOTICE: The i-Pilot system does not have an external wired connection.

If two cables are coming out of the Control Head on the motor

  1. i-Pilot Link and Universal Sonar 2, the 8 pin cable is for the i-Pilot Link, the 4 pin cable is for the Universal Sonar 2

  2. i-Pilot Link and Built-in MEGA Down Imaging, the 8 pin cable is for the i-Pilot Link, the 14 pin cable is for the Built-in MEGA Down Imaging

  3. i-Pilot Link and Built-in MEGA Down/Side Imaging, the 8 pin cable is for the i-Pilot Link, the 14 pin cable is for the Built-in MEGA Down/Side Imaging

US2, Built-In MEGA Imaging and i-Pilot Link Compatibility Charts
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Click on the links below for fishfinder compatibility charts for these technologies.

Routing Universal Sonar and i-Pilot Link Cables

Your trolling motor may be pre-installed with a Universal Sonar transducer system. Universal Sonar is a 2D sonar transducer with a temperature sensor that is integrated into the lower unit of the trolling motor. It has an operating frequency of 83/200 kHz. Connecting this transducer to a compatible fish finder* gives you a 2D sonar view of what is happening directly below your trolling motor. The integrated design protects the transducer from underwater hazards, and prevents tangles and damage to the transducer cables.

In certain situations, air bubbles may adhere to the surface of the Universal Sonar transducer, and effect the performance. If this happens simply wipe the surface of the transducer with your finger. All Universal Sonar motors are equipped with an internal bonding wire, incorrect rigging will cause sonar interference and can damage your trolling motor, electronics and other boat accessories. Please refer to the Battery & Wiring Installation and Motor Wiring Diagram sections of this manual for correct rigging instructions.
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Your trolling motor may be pre-installed with a Universal Sonar transducer system. Universal Sonar is a 2D sonar transducer with a temperature sensor that is integrated into the lower unit of the trolling motor. It has an operating frequency of 83/200 kHz. Connecting this transducer to a compatible fish finder* gives you a 2D sonar view of what is happening directly below your trolling motor. The integrated design protects the transducer from underwater hazards, and prevents tangles and damage to the transducer cables.

In certain situations, air bubbles may adhere to the surface of the Universal Sonar transducer, and effect the performance. If this happens simply wipe the surface of the transducer with your finger. All Universal Sonar motors are equipped with an internal bonding wire, incorrect rigging will cause sonar interference and can damage your trolling motor, electronics and other boat accessories. Please refer to the Battery & Wiring Installation and Motor Wiring Diagram sections of this manual for correct rigging instructions.
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