Airmar b175hw to Simrad Go 9 connection

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I ordered a airmar b175hw and a simrad go9 xse, I’m wondering if there’s any other requirement like an adapter needed to connect the sonar to the unit. Thanks.
 
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Your b175 hw should have come with a Chirp Mix-N-Match 9 pin cable.
SKU #AIR-MMC-9N

This is plug and play and your all set. I have exactly what you have.

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Keep in mind the Go9 can't put out the 1000w that the B175hw is capable of. I think it can only do 600w the last time I checked.
 
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The GO 9 is 600w like @Spoons mentioned, so the 3 in 1 is pretty much the cap of what the GO series can handle. While the GO 9 is a great unit, if you want a truly 1000w capable head unit i'd look elsewhere (I did an exhausting amount of research and am putting a GO 9 on my sled as well by the way)
 
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There was a thread on tht were a guy tested the go-9 and he said it put out more than 600w. I have the same set up and get pics of fish when I’m lucky enough to run over them just as clear as my buddy that has an evo-3
 
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I saw that too which is why I went that route. I also read that the 1kw transducer will be better than the 500kw regardless of the go9 power. Later down the line I’ll probably upgrade to an evo so saving time later down the line.
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Search for "Navico mix and match 9 pin" for the matching pigtail for your sonar to the transducer. It should look like the following and cost you another cool Franklin or hundie. Congratulations on owning a boat.

Part number is 33-595-01 or "MMC-9N".


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Keep in mind the Go9 can't put out the 1000w that the B175hw is capable of. I think it can only do 600w the last time I checked.
I don't generally fish or look for fish in my 21 footer over 500 ft of depth so that has never been an issue for me. The difference in the capability of sonar detection with the b175 hw Vs the 3 in 1 transducer is a game changer.

If was was targeting Elvis that would be a different story, but I have plenty of friends that are in that game who regularly invite me on their big boats.
 
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I only know that they told me I needed a 9 pin for my head unit. I am certain that is a 5 pin could be used, they would have said I could use either or.

Here is the hint: Get whichever cable with the number of pins that fit your fish finder.

They may have assumed your fish finder has a 9 pin connector or didn't ask. The 9 pin connector is called the XSONIC connector and it is their current standard for most fish finders.

You can also get a box and wire it up whichever way you want. If you know what you are doing, you can directly splice into the cable without a box too. The Mix and Match connector is just an easier way for people to re-use same transducer on different fish finder brands.
 
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