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Helix Series Units / Re: Helix 10 SI screen unreadable
« Last post by rnvinc on Yesterday at 08:22:35 AM »
You might think about bypassing the entire dealer wire circuit  ...

Trace the power wire from the the head unit to the 1st splice (should be 6ft from head unit)  ...and undo the spice  ...

Wire the factory 6ft HB cable direct to a battery sitting temporary at the unit location  ...(still use a fuse on the positive wire)  ... 

Test  ...

Many issues reported thru the electronics forums are narrowed down to that "reputable dealer" that used the factory boat harness wiring (usually too small and/or too many connections to carry adequate power to the unit)  ...

At least this test is free  ... just a little time involved  ...

Rickie
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Helix Series Units / Re: Helix 10 SI screen unreadable
« Last post by danj on September 17, 2018, 06:43:06 PM »
Yes, I have been in contact with Humminbird, but they have no solution. I've tried all of their suggestions, other than sending the entire unit in for $300, and no guarantee that there's an issue with the unit. They've have been very open about it possibly being electrical. But, I had it installed by the dealer. I'm trying to decide if I should try to replace the transducer myself for $200, or send the whole unit in for $300.
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Lakemaster AutoChart / Re: Backing up my autochart card
« Last post by drawde on September 17, 2018, 02:37:32 PM »
I think you can download the files to your computer.
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General Discussion / Re: Shoot Through Mounting Location / Ranger 620VS
« Last post by darleyhavidson on September 17, 2018, 05:51:36 AM »
Pay particular attention to the first 2 posts in this thread  ...

http://www.bbcboards.net/showthread.php?t=172972

Rickie


Yep, I have read through that thread several times.  Unfortunately, it doesn't address my specific hull type.  Having to remove the oil tank every time to test fit is not ideal.  I am hoping someone has completed this install and can give the limiting factors involved.

dh
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General Discussion / Re: Shoot Through Mounting Location / Ranger 620VS
« Last post by rnvinc on September 17, 2018, 05:03:57 AM »
Pay particular attention to the first 2 posts in this thread  ...

http://www.bbcboards.net/showthread.php?t=172972

Rickie
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Lakemaster AutoChart / Backing up my autochart card
« Last post by johnmr12 on September 16, 2018, 02:41:54 PM »
Sorry if this topic has been covered but I couldn't find it anywhere. How do I make a backup copy of my master SD card? I don't save the files from the recordings I make on the water so if the card should somehow die, I will lose years of mapping.
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General Discussion / Shoot Through Mounting Location / Ranger 620VS
« Last post by darleyhavidson on September 16, 2018, 08:45:37 AM »
Ok, I have been using the search function for the last 3 hours and cannot find the information I am looking for (and I have tried to use the embedded BBC  links that folks have posted, but most of those are dead links).  I have a 2002 Ranger 620VS.  I have a Helix 9 that I want to Y cable its transducer with a shoot through 2D puck style transducer. 

I am looking for a picture/testimonial of where a successful mounting location is for the shoot through transducer.  I understand the whole "test installation" philosophy.  However, for those folks that own these boats there is not an easy access to the bilge area.  It is a job and a half to move pumps, hoses, oil tank, etc. (unless you have Go-Go Gadget arms).

I would like to mount it on the bow facing side of the livewell pumps, but I am not sure if this will be in the water enough while on plane to get depth readings while at speed.

I would consider transom mounting the 2D transducer, but would need to know a good location for that and any Pros/Cons.

Any practical experience and application would be appreciated (pictures are also very helpful).

dh
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Helix Series Units / Re: Can you turn 2d sonar off but still run SI/DI
« Last post by rnvinc on September 16, 2018, 05:01:56 AM »
Is it possible to disable the 2d sonar 200/83khz but still use SI and DI on a helix 10 mega g2n?

The reason for this is I also run a furuno sounder and the 2d sonar on the humminbird creates interference with the furuno which I would like to prevent.

Unfortunately 2d cannot be shut off because the unit uses the 200kHz 2d for digital depth  ...

Is it possible to select a different frequency on the Furuno  ...??

Rickie
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Helix Series Units / Re: Helix 10 SI screen unreadable
« Last post by rnvinc on September 16, 2018, 04:58:45 AM »
Thanks for the suggestion. Tried just the HB 83/200 setting on the transducer, and had the same results. Seems like the issue occurs within 10 minutes of starting the unit. Also tried restoring defaults again, but same results. Are you thinking this rules out a defective transducer?

I think you should call Humminbird  ...

1-800-633-1468

Rickie
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Helix Series Units / Can you turn 2d sonar off but still run SI/DI
« Last post by cade on September 16, 2018, 12:50:15 AM »
Is it possible to disable the 2d sonar 200/83khz but still use SI and DI on a helix 10 mega g2n?

The reason for this is I also run a furuno sounder and the 2d sonar on the humminbird creates interference with the furuno which I would like to prevent.
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