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Offline friz

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Wide View transducer
« on: August 03, 2014, 09:29:16 AM »
I recently inherited an old Wide View w transducer. I would like to get it to work instead of springing for a new fishfinder. The control head appears to work fine. Powers up and goes through all the menus, options. When installed and connected to the transducer no bottom/data is displayed. Always  "0" feet. The transducer connector fits the control head but it has 3 male pins while the control head has 4 female. I am not sure if this is even the correct transducer. There are no numbers or markings of any kind. Apparently this model is so old transducers are no longer available. Are the transducers repairable? What is the part or model number for the transducer? Are there any compatible or alternate transducers for the Wide View?

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Re: Wide View transducer
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2014, 11:13:11 AM »
Welcome to the Humminbird Side Imaging Forums Friz.

I guess everyone was waiting for the “old man” to answer this since I was here at Humminbird since before the Wide View units were made!  The Wide View was shipped out with a transom mounted DHS-W dual beam transducer.  This is a different dual beam transducer than what we now use but there is a so-so replacement that you may be able to get by with.  The DHS-W used a 16 degree 200kHz element for its narrow beam sonar and had a second 53 degree 455kHz element for its wide beam sonar.  You could use a QuadraBeam transducer in its place and use only the Narrow beam sonar (the Wide beam sonar would now be pointing off to one side of the transducer).  This is assuming that the problem is in the transducer and not the unit which you have no way of knowing without connecting it to a known good transducer.  If you use the QuadraBema transducer (XNT-9-QB-90) you will have to manually force it into the Normal operations mode each and every time you power it up.

There is no fixing the transducer as it is filled with epoxy – unless you plan on deconstructing it and building your own.  Good luck if you try this.

The DHS-W transducer did have only three pins in the transducer connector.  The fourth socket on the Wide View’s transducer connector was for an optional transducer that we do not make anymore: the WideSide transducer.
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Re: Wide View transducer
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2014, 12:15:24 PM »
YEAH ~ This "old man" is an awesome one!

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