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Offline private1

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Wireless SD cards
« on: October 27, 2021, 09:57:11 AM »
For the helix units that take a full-size sd card, will a wireless SD card work and if so could you run software on your laptop that would process the stored data in real-time. I suspect that reading a current file that is opened or in use could lead to problems however has anybody tried these cards and did they find them useful?

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Re: Wireless SD cards
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2021, 08:17:54 PM »
Iím not familiar with a wireless SD Card  ...

Do you have a link that explains this  ... ??


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Re: Wireless SD cards
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2021, 01:07:28 AM »
Thanks  Rickie  here the link

At a minimum, they should let you transfer info without removing the SD card.

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Re: Wireless SD cards
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2021, 05:14:44 PM »
I think the best way to know if this is possible is to test this.
I don't think opening a file that is still writing is going to be the problem. I just had my webcam recording and I was able to play this file at the same time using windows media player. There was, however, a delay. From the moment I pressed record to the moment I opened the file with WMP.
As a software program I would try AutoChartPC. I've read that it can playback recorded sonar images on the PC. I just don't know how AutoChartPC works exactly. I guess you need to export the recorded files from your SD card. And wireless sd cards send the files to your pc via wifi, so they are not available in your sd card station.
If I had AutoChartPC I could have take a look if this may work, but I dont. And its a little to pricey to purchase just for testing this out.
Maybe someone els on the form can take a look at it.

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Re: Wireless SD cards
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2021, 07:04:46 AM »
Does not work. wl sd cards draw to much current. That's the main issue with some standard sd cards that draw to much current too and prohibits the device to startup.
I tested already. Now I use it for my 3D printer.  ;)

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Re: Wireless SD cards
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2021, 04:51:03 AM »
That makes sense; which brand/model of SD card and which hummingbird unit did you try it on, it may still work on some models.
That leaves the option of a hardware mod to the Humminbird or SD card or perhaps trying a different brand of Wifi Sd card that might draw less power. These cards are used in many other items without too many problems, so it may be possible to get it to work.

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Re: Wireless SD cards
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2023, 01:23:12 AM »
Hello, why not use an extension cable to plug in the Wi-Fi SD card and connect an external power supply. Has anyone tested this yet?

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Re: Wireless SD cards
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2023, 01:12:28 PM »
I have successfully used a Toshiba FlashAir WLan SD card in a Solix 15 G3. Linked to the FlashAir app on my phone and passed the files up to Microsoft Sharepoint.

Stopped using it as the file management in the FlashAir app was clunky - couldn't copy the .dat and folder in one go, had to copy .dat then go into the folder and copy other files.

More annoying that the Solix creates a wifi hotspot but you cannot access the SD card data through it.

Maybe that's a feature request . . .

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