How close can you have transducers together?
The transducer should be mounted forward of the propellers on inboard boats, and separated adequately from other transducers, strakes, rivet lines, or other protrusions that may create turbulence. Make sure there is nothing in front, behind, or to the side of the transducer that is closer than 12".
Can I mount 2 transducers next to each other?
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.
Can you use 2 fish finders at the same time?
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.
Can you use two Lowrance transducers at once?
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.
How far apart do transducers need to be?
Make sure there is nothing in front, behind, or to the side of the transducer that is closer than 12". Do not mount the transducer where it could be damaged from trailering, launching, or storage.
Dual Transducer Setup
Can you run 2 transducer cables together?
You can mount SI/DI and high speed transducers side by side on the same side of the boat without any problems. When they both transducers use the same frequency is when you may experience interference.
How far should a transducer be in the water?
Tip # 3 Waterline
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.
Can a transducer cause cavitation?
The transducer can cause cavitation that can degrade the performance of the boat and damage the propeller.
Does it matter which way your transducer faces?
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.
Where is the best place to mount a transducer?
The location should be as close to the center of the boat as possible, but on the side of the downward swing the propeller. On the majority of boats, this will be on the starboard (right) side.
How do you stop transducer interference?
Using two transducers at the same time could cause interference. Step 3. Add Ground Wire - Adding an external ground wire from the Minn Kota lower unit to the trolling motor battery negative/ground and depth finder battery negative/ground will help prevent interference.
Can you join transducer wire?
it can, but solder with waterproof shink tubing is the only way to go as far as putting it back together...
What causes transducer interference?
The most common cause of sonar interference is when a sonar transducer cable or the transducer itself is too close to a source of EMI.
How do you mount two transducers on a boat?
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.
What happens if transducer is too low?
A transducer placed too low in the water will cause water to flow over the top of the transducer creating a rooster tail and creating air bubbles that will travel over the bottom of the transducer.