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    Default Can a Humminbird Ethernet Cable Wire be Spliced

    So I connected my Humminbird Helix 10 to my older Humminbird 898 using the ethernet cable . I must say I did a darn good job of it Everything worked as it should; but, there was one screw left to reattach an access panel, which I had removed to hide the ethernet cable. So, I put the screw back in and turned my electronics on to make sure everything was ok. Yep, I put the screw right through the cable. Trust me on this, this project was a sure enough job. If I need to replace the cable, so be it. But if can be spliced I'll save several hours of work. Does anyone know if the ethernet wire can be spliced?
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    Man, donít you know that there is always one screw that you leave out?? Never put everything back how it was!!


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    I'd PM rnvinc. Bet Ricky can tell ya.
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    I've never tried splicing the Ethernet cable ...

    Shouldn't hurt to try ...

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    Yeah, what was I thinking?
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    The shielding will be the problem. If not done properly it will cause problems such as ground loops. Unless you have considerable experience with it get a new cable.

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    Back in my working days we use to splice them. We cut the bad area out, put new ends on, and used a coupler to connect them. But there is no reason why you can't strip the wires back and twist them together. Take your time and do one wire at a time and be sure to match colors. There will be 4 pairs or 8 wires plus a bare wire (shield). Some of them use to be wrapped with foil but I don't know if they still do that or not.
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    Thanks to everyone for advice and guidance. After looking closely at the cable, I don't trust my abilities enough to attempt a splice. I'll just have to redo it all with a new cable and I'll know everything will be right--as long as I don't put another screw through it. You folks are great.
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