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Offline knorstu

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Issue with 1197 using two transducer for SI
« on: July 03, 2016, 02:18:27 PM »
Hi,

  Just purchased a Y cable to run two transducers. Setup the wiring. Found one transducer pinging but nothing out of the other. Should note the dead transducer was my main transducer when I was only running one so I'm sure it works.

  Any thoughts to the issue? Thanks!

  Kevin


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Re: Issue with 1197 using two transducer for SI
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2016, 07:49:57 PM »
Which Y cable are you using ...??

*The AS SIDB Y cable connects a SI xducer and a Dual Beam xducer ...
*The AS SILR Y cable connect 2 SI xducers ...

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Re: Issue with 1197 using two transducer for SI
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2016, 08:13:24 AM »
AS SILR Y

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Re: Issue with 1197 using two transducer for SI
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2016, 08:30:26 AM »
Are you just listening to the transducer or did you test for a signal on the water?
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Re: Issue with 1197 using two transducer for SI
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2016, 09:42:32 AM »
I tried this once before and had issues.

I'm doing it by feel. Going on vacation soon so not much time to try on the water.

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Re: Issue with 1197 using two transducer for SI
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2016, 03:30:45 PM »
It's possible the difference is that only one of the transducers is going to be pinging the 2D element.....The other one just SI, and you may not be able to feel that ping......never tried in that configuration.
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Re: Issue with 1197 using two transducer for SI
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2016, 05:41:16 PM »
I wonder if only one pinged in order to not confuse each other. However, I would think the ping would be blocked by the motor lower unit which is the reason for trying this configuration.

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Re: Issue with 1197 using two transducer for SI
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2016, 06:41:35 PM »
It will ping 1 SI element on both transducers, but only one transducer will be pinging the 2D sonar.
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Re: Issue with 1197 using two transducer for SI
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2016, 08:16:50 PM »
Try plugging the "suspect"' xducer directly into the unit to see if the xducer is functioning properly ...

If it is working ...Then the issue is with the Y cable ...
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You can also plug the known working SI xducer into the "suspect" side of the Y cable to test that side of the Y cable ...

Rickie
« Last Edit: July 04, 2016, 08:18:21 PM by rnvinc »

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Re: Issue with 1197 using two transducer for SI
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2016, 04:01:17 PM »
Well now that my vacation is over, I had time to try the Y cable on a local lake. Seems to work just fine. I guess there is no way to tell if the SI is working in the garage. I can hear the down pings but not SI.

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Re: Issue with 1197 using two transducer for SI
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2016, 05:05:19 PM »
You are hearing/feeling  the 2d sonar you can't here the si ping.

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Re: Issue with 1197 using two transducer for SI
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2016, 06:15:29 AM »
That's the same conclusion I came too.


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