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Can you use two transducers at once?

Can you use two transducers at once?

It is not recommended that more than one transducer be run at the same time. For best results, two transducers need to have at least a 50 KHz difference in their frequencies so there will not be interference. …

How far apart do transducers need to be?

Make sure there is nothing in front, behind, or to the side of the transducer that is closer than 12″.

What Garmin units are compatible with LiveScope?

The Garmin Panoptix LiveScope System is compatible with GPSMAP 8400/8600 series MFD’s, GPSMAP 7400/7600, 1002/1202, GPSMAP 1202/1202xsv Touch and 702/902 series chartplotters and ECHOMAP Plus 70cv/70sv and 90sv chartplotter/sonar combo series.

What is the best transducer for deep water?

Transducer Frequency A low frequency around 50 KHz is excellent for displaying a wide area of the bottom, especially if the water is deep, while a higher frequency shows more bottom detail in shallow water, a very useful trait for fishfinders and recorders.

Can I mount a transducer inside the hull?

If the bottom of your hull is solid fiberglass, meaning not cored, you can shoot through the hull by mounting a transducer inside the boat.

Where do you mount a hull transducer?

For planing hull powerboats, mount it well aft near the centerline and well inboard of the first set of lifting strakes to ensure that it is in contact with the water at high speeds. The starboard side of the hull where the propeller blades are moving downward provides a cleaner flow of water.

Should transducer be submerged?

Note: the transducer must be submerged in water for reliable transducer detection. Ensure the boat is in water greater than 2′ but less than the depth capability of the unit and the transducer is fully submerged. Remember the sonar signal cannot pass through air.

Does it hurt transducer to run out of water?

It is not recommended to run a FishFinder and transducer on a boat that is not in the water as you will not get any readings from the transducer. Without the water, the transducer could burn out and have issues if left running for an extended period of time out of the water.

Can a transducer shoot through plastic?

The answer is pretty simple – yes, you can! Since kayaks are made of plastic, the transducer is able to shoot the beam through the plastic into the water without much disturbance. SONAR is sound, and sound travels very nicely through solids – so plastic won’t mess up the signal.

Will a transducer work through aluminum?

The AlumaDucer is the world’s only transducer designed to transmit through Aluminum boat hulls with ZERO signal loss. Each transducer can be ordered with a special blend of Acoustically Conductive Epoxy, or A.C.E. Adhesive™, ensuring the bond between the transducer and the aluminum hull is perfect every time.

Do transducers go bad?

You can read more about CHIRP in our article on how to read CHIRP sonar. Most transducers can last 10 years or more if maintained correctly. If your transducer is older than this, it may be the reason why your readings aren’t as good as they used to be.

What is inside a transducer?

The main component of a depth transducer is the. piezoceramic element. It is the part that converts. electrical pulses into sound waves, and when the. echoes return, the piezoceramic element converts the.

Can I use my old transducer?

There is often a good chance that your transducer is fine and it’s only the display that has died. Despite the transducer being old there is a chance it may be the same frequency as the new depth sounder. If it’s a 200Khz transducer it will likely work with Raymarine and some others that are 200Khz.

Is antenna a transducer?

An example of an inherently bidirectional transducer is an antenna, which can convert radio waves (electromagnetic waves) into an electrical signal to be processed by a radio receiver, or translate an electrical signal from a transmitter into radio waves.