Transducer cable length?

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  1. Vibora

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    The ducer cable is much longer than needed. Will having the excess coiled up reduce performance? There’s about 15’ excess.
     
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    coil it up and zip tie it , don't even think about cutting it
     
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    what he said

     
  4. Vibora

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    Ok. Yeah cutting isn’t an option
     
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    I coiled mine up and zip tied and haven’t had an issue. I don’t think the performance is affected the same as VHF antenna extra cable is. And what they said, don’t cut it.
     
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    What’s the issue with cutting the wire? As long as you solder and heat shrink connections, there should be zero resistance and zero problems.
     
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    In a perfect world yes. You also would need to put the shielding back together.

    All unnecessary as coiling it up and securing it has no ill effects.
     
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