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Fish finders are wonderful pieces of technology. They help you visualize the bottom, the structures, and the feeding fish.

There are good reasons to pair your Minn Kota trolling motor with a fish finder. What is not clear is what brands and models will work with your motor and how to connect them.

In this article, we’ll talk about which fish finders are compatible with your MK motor equipped with the following features:

  • MEGA Imaging
  • i-Pilot Link
  • Universal Sonar 2

Let’s get started!

MEGA & i-Pilot Link Compatible Fish Finders

Fish FinderPriceDisplaySonari-Pilot Link Control
HELIX 15
CHIRP MSI+
CHECK PRICE15.4"
(1280x800)
CHIRP, MEGA
Down/Side Imaging
HELIX 10
CHIRP MSI+
CHECK PRICE10"
(800x480)
CHIRP, MEGA
Down/Side Imaging
HELIX 9
CHIRP MSI+
CHECK PRICE9"
(800x480)
CHIRP, MEGA
Down/Side Imaging
HELIX 7
CHIRP MSI
CHECK PRICE7"
(800x480)
CHIRP, MEGA
Down/Side Imaging
HELIX 7
CHIRP MDI
CHECK PRICE7"
(800x480)
CHIRP, MEGA
Down Imaging

MEGA Imaging Transducers

MEGA are built-in transducers that can send images to select Humminbird fish finders.

They are fully integrated with the lower motor section. There are no additional cables or connectors involved.

Minn Kota offers MEGA Side Imaging+ (SI+) and MEGA Down Imaging+ (DI+) and a 2D Dual Spectrum CHIRP Sonar.

MEGA Side Imaging and Down Imaging is supported by the following models:

  • HELIX Series: MEGA DI/SI G2N, G3N or G4N (adapter required)
  • SOLIX Series: any model

Make sure that your fish finder runs the latest software for this to work.

i-Pilot Link Compatibility

i-Pilot Link differs from a standard i-Pilot in that you can integrate it with a Humminbird fish finder.

It lets you control your trolling motor’s steering and speed directly from your fish finder screen. You can Spot-Lock, go to Humminbird waypoints and even automatically follow depth contours.

Minn Kota i-Pilot Link is currently compatible with the following Humminbird fish finders:

  • APEX 19, APEX 16, APEX 13
  • SOLIX 15, SOLIX 12, SOLIX 10
  • HELIX 15, HELIX 12, HELIX 10, HELIX 9, HELIX 8, HELIX 7
  • ONIX 10, ONIX 10ci, ONIX 8, ONIX 8ci
  • ION 12, ION 10

Bear in mind that for some Humminbird models you will need Ethernet Adaptor Cable AS EC QDE.

Universal Sonar 2 Compatibility

Universal Sonar 2 comes with a transducer that is fully integrated with your trolling motor. You can use it with various fish finders, for example:

  • Humminbird
  • Lowrance
  • Garmin
  • Eagle

You will need the correct US2 cable to make them work with your trolling motor:

Humminbird Fish Finders

MKR-US2 13 cable is suitable for:

  • APEX 19, APEX 16, APEX 13
  • SOLIX 15, SOLIX 12, SOLIX 10
  • ONIX 10ci, ONIX 8ci

MKR-US2 8 cable is compatible with:

  • HELIX 15, HELIX 12, HELIX 10, HELIX 9, HELIX 8, HELIX 7
  • Series: 1100, 900, 800, 700, 600, 500, 300
  • PiranhaMAX 1500

Lowrance Fish Finders

MKR-US2 9 cable:

  • Hook 3x
  • Elite-4, Elite-4X, Elite-5, Elite-5X
  • Mark-5, Mark-5X, Mark-5D PRO
  • M Series
  • X Series: X-4, X-4 Pro, X-47, X-47EX, X-50DS, X-67C, X-86DS, X-96

MKR-US2 10 cable:

  • Hook 4, Hook 5, Hook 7, Hook 9
  • Hook 2 4X
  • HDS Carbon 7, HDS Carbon 9, HDS Carbon 12, HDS Carbon 16
  • HDS-5, HDS-5X, HDS-7, HDS-9, HDS-10, HDS-12
  • LCX Series
  • LMS Series
  • X Series: X-52, X-59 DF, X-100C, X-102C, X-105C DF, X-107C DF, X-125, X-126 DF, X-135, X-136 DF, X-510C, X-515C

MKR-US2 15 cable:

  • Hook 2 5, Hook 2 5X, Hook 2 7, Hook 2 7X, Hook 2 9, Hook 2 12
  • Hook Reveal 5, Hook Reveal 5X, Hook Reveal 7, Hook Reveal 7X, Hook Reveal 9

MKR-US2 16 cable:

  • HDS-7 Live, HDS-9 Live, HDS-12 Live, HDS-16 Live
  • Elite-5 Ti, Elite-7 Ti/Ti², Elite-9 Ti/Ti², Elite-12 Ti/Ti²,
  • Elite FS 7, Elite FS 9

Garmin Fish Finders

MKR-US2 1 cable:

  • GPSMAP: 168, 178C, 188, 198C, 430s, 431s, 540s, 531s, 535s, 536s
  • Fishfinder Series

MKR-US2 12 cable:

  • Striker 4, Striker 4cv, Striker 5cv, Striker 7cv
  • Striker PLUS 4, Striker PLUS 4cv, Striker PLUS 5cv, Striker PLUS 7cv, Striker PLUS 7sv, Striker PLUS 9sv
  • Striker VIVID 4cv, Striker VIVID 5cv, Striker VIVID 7cv, Striker VIVID 7sv, Striker VIVID 9sv
  • echoMAP 43dv, echoMAP 44dv, echoMAP 53dv, echoMAP 54dv, echoMAP 73dv, echoMAP 74dv
  • echo Series

MKR-US2 14 cable:

  • echoMAP UHD
  • echoMAP Ultra
  • GPSmap 527xs and above

Eagle Fish Finders

All Eagle fish finders connect with a MKR-US2 9 cable:

  • FishElite Series
  • SeaCharter Series
  • FishMarker Series
  • SeaFinder Series
  • FishEasy Series
  • Cuda Series