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Offline Woz

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Helix 12 mega, another xducer question
« on: May 20, 2017, 02:07:03 AM »
Apologies if this question has been asked before, I've read through a few similar older threads but there might be more experience now.

I've just purchased the helix 12 mega and was wondering if I can use the y cable to run the 2D from an airmar B164 (50/200) and will that affect any of the SI/DI readings?

My previous unit was a 998SI and I had a rocker switch to go between x'ducers and I'd also have to change the XD type in the menu options.


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Re: Helix 12 mega, another xducer question
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2017, 05:17:33 AM »
HELIX MEGA units do indeed have a "Connected Transducer" option for Generic + 50/200kHz  ...



I do not know if any of the options affect the SI/DI performance  ...
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Remember that the MEGA units use a specified Y cable for the MEGA technology  ...

http://www.humminbird.com/Products/MSIDB-Y/

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« Last Edit: May 20, 2017, 05:19:13 AM by rnvinc »

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Re: Helix 12 mega, another xducer question
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2017, 03:45:43 PM »
Ok, thanks.

My aim is to be running both together, Mega SI/DI with the mega XD and the 2D sonar with the airmar for high speed. I don't want to be switching between constantly.

All of this will be dependant on how the mega XD runs at high speed.

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Re: Helix 12 mega, another xducer question
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2017, 04:36:57 PM »
If the SI transducer is selected it is expecting the 2D to be 200/83
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Re: Helix 12 mega, another xducer question
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2017, 12:22:19 AM »
Thanks Bob, that's the answer that I needed. I think I'll just hook it all up like the last unit through the switch.

Unless I can find a 83/200 the same size as the B164


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