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  1. #1

    Are NMEA t-pieces and drop lines interchangable?

    For example can I replace my damaged Garmin branded t-piece and drop line with a lowrance branded or generic one for the GMI10?

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    Re: Are NMEA t-pieces and drop lines interchangable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunchy View Post
    For example can I replace my damaged Garmin branded t-piece and drop line with a lowrance branded or generic one for the GMI10?
    Tees - Electrically - yes. No issues at all and they plug in no worries. Physically - they have a different orientation in regards to the mounting hole. They will plug in but if you then try to screw them to a flat surface to securely mount them, you will torque a connection and break it.

    The drop cables are entirely interchangeable.
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    Re: Are NMEA t-pieces and drop lines interchangable?

    Thanks mate, funnily enough that's exactly what happened! Damn that Garmin silly angle

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    Re: Are NMEA t-pieces and drop lines interchangable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunchy View Post
    Thanks mate, funnily enough that's exactly what happened! Damn that Garmin silly angle
    Don't feel too bad Crunchy - seen it all before - more than once even
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  5. #5

    Re: Are NMEA t-pieces and drop lines interchangable?

    yep Garmin likes to be a bit funky to make it a happy time wiring up Garmin to existing Navico or Maetron etc.... lol. cheeky buggers!

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    Re: Are NMEA t-pieces and drop lines interchangable?

    Can't recall where I saw them but the solid bar 4-way tee's (thank you Scott) look like a good idea instead of joining seperately tee's.

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    Re: Are NMEA t-pieces and drop lines interchangable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunchy View Post
    Can't recall where I saw them but the solid bar 4-way tee's (thank you Scott) look like a good idea instead of joining seperately tee's.
    Navico and Maretron both have them. There is also an Actisense one as well as a "hub" similar to the Furuno one that does away with Tees all together.
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    "Alcohol is not the solution to your problems...................but then again, neither is milk"

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