The Elite and HDS units take different cables
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ Corillion ~
I am afraid that you will have to contact the Lowrance Support section at 1-800-324-1356 for a final answer, but I believe that the Elite 5DX and the HDS series of units take different transducers and a different power supply cable.
That would not make it feasible to simply place a HDS unit that is hooked up to the power and transducer and power it up.
~ Captain Paul ~