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Offline Fast Eddy

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viewing off the boat?
« on: May 16, 2013, 05:27:56 PM »
What do you folks do to review your finds?

 Buy a separate power cord and inverter and sit in the office is what I am thinking.   Any of you do that?


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Re: viewing off the boat?
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2013, 07:14:06 PM »
It is very convenient to view HB stuff in the house...(indeed you will need a separate power cord and a AC/DC converter with a minimum 1amp output...don't forget a 3 amp fuse in the positive wire..)



I also use Humviewer...
http://forums.sideimagingsoft.com/index.php?board=59.0

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Re: viewing off the boat?
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2013, 10:01:21 AM »
Laptop charging cords are generally of good quality and just about everywhere.  Hook that up to a HB power cord and a inline fuse, and youre good to go.

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Re: viewing off the boat?
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2015, 05:01:48 PM »
I made a power cord as described in multiple posts to use my finders inside the house. It works great on my 788CI HD DI but I get a low voltage warning on my 998 C SI. Do you thin k I need a larger cord like a computer power cord as mentioned above? I used a typical AC/DC adapter 12v output dc.

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Re: viewing off the boat?
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2015, 06:22:44 PM »
I made a power cord as described in multiple posts to use my finders inside the house. It works great on my 788CI HD DI but I get a low voltage warning on my 998 C SI. Do you thin k I need a larger cord like a computer power cord as mentioned above? I used a typical AC/DC adapter 12v output dc.

The inverter needs to be a minimum 1amp (1000ma) 12v output rated ... 2 or 3a is even better ...

What amp output is your inverter ...??

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Re: viewing off the boat?
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2015, 07:36:44 PM »
1000 ma 12v with a 3 amp in-line fuse

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Re: viewing off the boat?
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2015, 09:55:48 AM »
Which power cable did you use SkeeterMatt?
Did you solder the electrical connections?
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Re: viewing off the boat?
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2015, 10:09:34 AM »
Greg, I used the HB PC 10 power cord. I didn't solder the connections I used the crimp style connectors that the wire goes into each end then electrical taped it all. Why would the 788 work but not the 998 ? I may need a better ac/dc converter, this one came from ebay and was made in china.

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Re: viewing off the boat?
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2015, 12:56:16 PM »
The 998 most likely draws more current to operate ...(Plus you really need the PC 11 with bigger stranded copper wire) ...

Try to get the unit booted up with your present inverter ...

Then check the voltage on the unit by setting one of the Readout boxes to Voltage ...note how much voltage the unit is reading ...

Then press the Power button one quick time and select the Backlight menu and turn the backlight down ...

If the voltage reading in the Readout box increases ... This should tell you if you need a bigger current (amp output) inverter ...

Rickie
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Re: viewing off the boat?
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2015, 02:29:34 PM »
The 998c Si unit does draw more current than the 788ci HD DI model does.  You may well end up needing to use the heavier wire gauge PC-11 power cable.

If you can, solder the wire to wire connections.  Lose connections will rob your unit of the power it needs to operate.
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Re: viewing off the boat?
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2015, 07:55:07 PM »
Well after my little experiment with the "indoor power cable" I took the units out today and they are both messed up. They looked good in simulator mode but on the water today the 998 wouldn't read depth, show any 2d sonar save screen images or show any DI and the DI and 2D on the 788 looked pixelated. The Nav screens looked fine. Neither works well in simulator mode now either. Should I try re-installing the current software versions on that are on them? This is the first time they have been on the water in a couple months so I tried getting the bubbles off the transducers in the water but that didn't help.

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Re: viewing off the boat?
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2015, 10:14:50 AM »
SkeeterMatt,
Do you know of anyone else who has a Humminbird Side Imaging model unit and/or a Humminbird DI model unit that you could cross-test with?  This would show quickly whether the problem is in the control heads or the transducer or power on you boat.
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Re: viewing off the boat?
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2015, 10:27:37 AM »
I may be able to try the 998 on Monday, the only thing I did was re-attach the y cable to the through hull transducer. I guess it would cause interference? I used two SD cards, that I have used in the past, to up load the same way point file into each unit before this trip. I formatted them both with Humminbird PC first then loaded the waypoints. Would a corrupt file do this? That's why I was thinking of re-installing the software version. The units are receiving 13v from the boat.

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Re: viewing off the boat?
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2015, 12:51:21 PM »
I don't think that I have ever heard of a corrupt waypoint file causing a depth reading problem.  If it makes you feel better though you could do a Format Directories and erase any waypoint, route and track data off the unit.  Just make sure you still have them on your PC.
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Re: viewing off the boat?
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2015, 05:24:53 PM »
what's that? I deleted all waypoints etc... reset to default. 998 looks good on simulator but 788 DI looks "hot"
They passed self test, if that helps

Would there be any harm in re-loading same software version or maybe previous version?
« Last Edit: March 13, 2015, 05:27:09 PM by SkeeterMatt »

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Re: viewing off the boat?
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2015, 12:39:34 PM »
I have two 6v batteries daisy chained and an old spare power cable tied in. I really only use it for updating software and reviewing my waypoints if I'm going to rename them or even get rid of them. The only issue I have with it is the power cable doesn't have anything to hold it securely, so any little bump and it'll lose power. I clear the room when updating software so the kids can't ensue their disaster to them lol!

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Re: viewing off the boat?
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2015, 10:42:25 PM »
I just installed my unit.  Made power cord with disconnects.  can take off boat and bring in house.  bought  12 volt batt from cabelas for 20 bucks or so that  disconnects plug into.  The small square ones that slide on.   The batt is small and  is used for the high power flashlights and other applications.   all works good.  Joe   

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Re: viewing off the boat?
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2015, 11:19:07 AM »
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Re: viewing off the boat?
« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2015, 11:57:13 AM »
what's that? I deleted all waypoints etc... reset to default. 998 looks good on simulator but 788 DI looks "hot"
They passed self test, if that helps

Would there be any harm in re-loading same software version or maybe previous version?

SkeeterMatt,
The Format Directories function is found under the Setup menu tab.  This is the same thing as formatting a memory card as it does more than just erases the waypoints, routes and tracks.

There should be no harm in loading an older version software and then loading the current version of software again as long as you don’t go too far back in software versions and nothing goes sideways while you are reprogramming your units.  You should never load an older version of software into your Humminbird units that what originally came it them.
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Re: viewing off the boat?
« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2015, 12:48:33 PM »
Thank you sir!


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