Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Jack The Ripped

Can you run a new HDS Unit along side an older LMS 332 Unit??

6 posts in this topic

I have had an older LMS332 for a while now, I would also like to install a new HDS-5 or -7 next to it. I am sure there are not any issues with mounting two units next to each other but my question is:

(1) Can I mount the new tansducer right next to the old tranducer (both will be transom mounted) will this be a problem, can I do this with out interferring with each other??

(2) Would you recommned I network them together?? Or just run as two seperate units? I have the blue connectors?

(3) Would there be a benifit to using or tying into the LGC2000 GPS Puck (or is that even posible??

Thanks for any help and recomendations

Jack

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jack - you will get interference from the transducers mounted next to each other and they cannot be networked together. The 332 is one generation too old.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jack - you will get interference from the transducers mounted next to each other and they cannot be networked together. The 332 is one generation too old.

That's partially right and partially wrong.

You will get interference from having 2 transducers mounted next to each other.

The LMS-332c is NMEA compatable so you can network it with the HDS units. In my own boat I have an HDS and 332c on the same network, and an LGC-2000 puck also. The transducer and the power cable for the 332c will work for the HDS too, you could just plug the HDS into the existing cables if you wanted to.

I have the GPS set to automatically use the best signal. About half the time it's using the antenna in the HDS, the other half of the time it's using the 2000 puck.

Jack - why do you want the 2 units side by side, each with their own transducer? Why not use 1 for sonar only (I'd use the HDS for that, the broadband sounder is outstanding) and use the other for a GPS only? Even if you have them both connected to their transducers, you could go into the menus and "stop chart" to turn off one of the sonars and get rid of any interference concerns.

You can check out the HDS units --- plus our low prices and the Lowrance rebate on them --- at Pro Fishing Supply

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Originally Posted By: fishwater
Jack - you will get interference from the transducers mounted next to each other and they cannot be networked together. The 332 is one generation too old.

The LMS-332c is NMEA compatable so you can network it with the HDS units. Pro Fishing Supply

Dave, thanks for picking up my slack. I was confused by the lack of the Ethernet port on that generation of units. That was my primary concern when I upgraded. I was told you can share graphs with the 520 series, but not the older ones.

Can you use the NMEA network to 'share' a transducer hooked to a HDS unit?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Lowrance terminology gets confusing because they don't include the ethernet in their definition of networking.

332Cs and 520Cs (and HDS) have the 'Network' port that is used for NMEA networking - sharing GPS data from 1 antenna, sharing waypoints, and sharing digital info like water temperature, fuel flow, engine information, and the digital depth reading from a transducer (it will share a number, like 11.6 feet deep). NMEA network does not share sonar displays.

The 520s and HDS have the yellow 'Ethernet' port, the 332s do not (the earliest 520s didn't have it either). The ethernet will share sonar displays, so 2 units can use 1 transducer and they will both have the same picture. The ethernet port is also used for the SIRIUS weather radio and will be used when the Side Imaging module for HDS units is available later this year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You could run both at the same time side by side without interference, but only if you had the HDS unit set to 83 kHz. This would give you a wider sonar beam, but return less detail. It will not work if the HDS is running at 200kHz, which is the same frequency as your 332c. I think PJ has the best idea, use the HDS unit for sonar and and the 332C for GPS. Networking them together is not a problem.

Jim Carroll NPAA #13

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • tip to a couple good friends   Len,
      Thank you for the stream recommendation, Len! I love the layout of this stream. Fished it from 3pm until 6:30pm.  My brother threw panther 9s and I threw 6s. We scored a brookie/brown/bow trifecta.    
    • Nelson has been down in recent years in terms of Walleye fishing. Depends on what kind of water you like to fish. The flowage and Moose Lake are good if you like fishing really dark water. Grindstone and Lac Courte Oreilles, maybe even Round are also good walleye lakes, but those lakes have very clear water and will fish completely different than the dark water river impoundments in the area.
    • I think it would be an offensive and experience(post season) up grade. I all reality, we dont have the means to make the trade.  We are nearly out of money(cap space) and only have 11 players.  We need food cheap role players right now.   Only way would be to package Wiggins with future draft picks.  If the analysts are actually correct on how improved we will be, those draft pick wont carry a ton of value.
    •   Well not as many as up by the Emily-Outing area but a few.
    • Still on the fence between going with the cabin or lodge, my dad has a normal lodge and it has tons of room which is great but it also is somewhat heavy for 1 guy to load and pull it seems. I mostly fish with just 1 other person and maby 25% of the time by myself so that was why I was leaning to the cabin which also seemed to have plenty of room for 2 it seemed to me. Also from what I understand the cabin will fit in chevy crew cab box and the lodge won't? I have a 04 crew cab short box so one more incentive for the cabin if thats true.
    • Sounds perfect, thinking your guys reviews will seal the deal for me once I can see one in person again, a hyfax kit will also be on my list as I plan on pulling it behind my sportsman 570. Thanks for the review also AAmerican, it's early to be thinking ice fishing but I'm sure there's people out there like us that are a little anxious!
    • The Chippewa flowage would be a great place to start. I will be honest. Walleye are not what I have ever chosen to Target when I fish up there but the flowage is a great fishery.    Nelson lake would be another choice.
    • I have had 3 of the otter pro xt's, a cabin, lodge and resort. I still have the resort and recently purchased the cabin. I have not had many different brand portables but have fished in other brands buddies have. They are the nicest portables I have personally owned and until I try something I like more I wouldn't change from them at all. The resort is heavy and not something I like dragging far by hand especially loaded with gear and much snow on the lakes. But it has tons of room and I have fished 4 people in it before, a little tight but doable. The cabin I purchased for more hand pulling and an extra for if I have people along. They are very warm and I have fished in them down to -30 deg F. A regular buddy heater keeps them plenty warm, if it isn't to cold or the house is banked well its easily t-shirt weather inside. The resort needs a big buddy heater for colder days sometimes due to the larger size but isn't terrible with a regular. Overall very happy with them all and have been very durable. Also no dripping of water from the ceiling. Highly recommend a set of hyfax for the bottom. I had over 1000 miles pulling my old lodge and they hyfax held up great but I always pulled on snow and not across asphalt much at all.   Changes I have made to them: - added a battery box and inside LEDs  - used stainless screws on the band that hods the fabric to the tub only because I don't like the look of the rusted screws.     If you think you'll be purchasing one I would recommend stopping at a Gander Mountain if you have one near by and getting a set of hyfax since they are going out of business there is a good amount of ice gear. I found hyfax recently there for $15 a set.
    • We are on Lake Edward at WildWoods RV resort just north of Merrifield, MN. It is nice just driving up, unlocking it, playing for the weekend and locker her back up and leaving the frig on.  They let Atheists and Jesus freaks all in!
  • Our Sponsors