The Better Connected™ Yamaha 6Y8-8356N-01-00 Equiv cable provides the NMEA 0183 connections for speed from your fish finder / GPS / chart plotter to a newer Yamaha CommandLink 6Y8 Series Speedometer (round or square version). Additionally, it also provides connection for fuel sender level display from up to two fuel tanks/sending units.
Above all, our Golden Channels version is completely identical (or constructed better than) Yamaha Part Number 6Y8-8356N-01-00. In addition, we have added a few more inches of wire length to help you out with the installation.
Our YouTube video explains the gauges installation
However, it’s important that you check if your fish finder / chart plotter / GPS has an NMEA 0183 output, before ordering just this cable. For example, many fish finders have blue and white wires in an extra cable. However, these color can vary widely from one manufacturer to the other. We’re always pleased to talk to customers if they are not certain about connections. Just give us a shout if you need information on compatibility.
You will not see any difference in the operation of your equipment when you buy a Golden Channels Better Connected™ Cable. However, you may notice a difference in durability, ease of installation, or longevity. In addition, you may notice better connection life or less corrosion on mated connectors in you equipment. For instance, we always provide blanking plugs on unused connections in our cables. Therefor, your outboard motor, or fish finders connectors are better protected against corrosion.
Fish Finders without NMEA 0183 Speed Outputs
Some fish finders, such as the Raymarine Element series, do not have an NMEA 0183 output. For them, the solution is our Better Connected™ Yamaha CommandLink Speedometer to NMEA 2000 Network Adapter Cable. This will give you NMEA 0183 output from the NMEA 2000 network, and provide this data in the correct format to the Speedometer connection.
These cables come with a two year free, no questions asked replacement warranty. See our warranty terms section on our website for details.