While it is not recommended that more than one transducer be run simultaneously, there can be multiple transducers installed on a boat. If two transducers are transmitting at or close to the same frequency and the signals cross, interference may appear on the display of your Garmin Marine Chartplotter
A Chartplotter is a device used in marine navigation that integrates GPS data with an electronic navigational chart (ENC).
Any time you run two units with the same frequency there is a risk of interference. However, with the modern noise rejection systems built into today's fish finders, in most conditions when there is a unit on the front and back of the boat with the same frequencies, they will not interfere with each other.
If both transducers are using the same frequency, they will interfere with each other once you reach a water depth that allows the two beams to cross. In shallow water, they may work together if the transducers are far enough apart. Many of today's sounders can use more than one transducer frequency.
Can you run 2 Lowrance fish finders off 1 transducer?
If you wish to concurrently view more than one transducer on your unit at the same time, set the Network Sonar mode to Multi Source. For example a split screen showing two (or more) sonar sources. If there are incompatible devices or software versions you will be presented with the list.
Get a long piece of starboard and mount it along the bottom contour. Then mount the transducers to the starboard. Fewer holes and you can seal off the piece of starboard better. Get a long piece of starboard and mount it along the bottom contour.
Thirdly the best bet when mounting your transducer to read at speed is to have the bottom of it 3-4 mm below the waterline. Because the transducer can only ping in water so you do want it submerged. If it's too deep sometimes the front face of it will create turbulence and bubbles = bad.
So the short answer is that no, it doesn't matter which way you face the "front" of your transducer.. the read out is going to look just the same to you. You do, however, want the BOTTOM of your transducer to face as straight down as you can, within reason.
Can you put a transducer on the port side of a boat?
"Can a transom-mount transducer be installed on either the starboard or port side of the boat?" Ans: "We recommend mounting a transom transducer on the starboardside of a single-drive boat. This is the sidewhere the propeller blades are moving downward for minimal disturbance from the propeller.
The transducer should be mounted nose-up about three degrees in relation to the plane of the hull bottom. Sometimes a transducer mounted parallel with the hull bottom also works fine, but even the slightest nose-down angle can cause turbulence or cavitation that kills performance.
I mounted my Transducer on the port side so when I'm fishing its on my side. If you can mount it 12 to 18 inches from your lower unit you should be fine. It's more important to have the transducer mounted properly.
You can put one on each side of the transom. I have 2 on one side and one on the other side. Use transducer mounting boards so you can adjust the location of the transducers and minimize the number of holes in the transom.
Yes, connect them together using a Lowrance Ethernet connector with yellow connectors. I recommend to connect the transducer to HDS and select HDS as sonar source on LMS-525. I replaced my LMS-525C by a HDS-5 so I tried the sonar sharing before I sold the LMS. Thanks abbor.
Product Description. An ethernet connection is a great way to streamline a marine-electronics system. Ethernet synchronizes multiple sonar/GPS units – the unit in the bow will always have the same information as the unit at the helm, including waypoints, routes, alarm settings and data logs.
Are all Lowrance transducers interchangeable? No, currently none of the Lowrance transducers are universally compatible with all Lowrance fish finders. However, most Lowrance transducers are compatible with multiple Lowrance units, and most Lowrance fish finders are compatible with multiple transducers.