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Works Like A Charm
04-JUL-2008

Works Like A Charm



This whole mating of the new display to the old transducer will take about 20 minutes to perform, and it works very well.

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Jono 15-Jul-2014 11:12
Hi this is encouraging, I have an old interphase echoscan 200Hz transducer and cable with a 9pin port, most of the 200Hz units I see on the market are 5 pin ports - can this be jury rigged in a similar fashion??
Guest 12-Dec-2013 18:26
It was mentioned this to be a temporary fix....any reason it would not continue to work for longer period of time? I just completed bottom job and don't expect to haul out for some time but my display is slowly fading...
Triton106 25-Oct-2012 04:12
Thanks Mainesail for sharing your experience. I did exactly that before reading your tutorial and it works very well.

Now, I have a similar problem with the speedlog meter. The transducer is Airmar (I did not remember to write down the model number), the display unit is Datamarine S100KL. I bought the Datamarine unit on Ebay. After I connected the Airmar transducer to it I could not get any reading (it shows 0.0 knots). What diagnostic process do you suggest I should follow? I read that you can apply 12v current to the display unit in a intermittent manner and I should get some reading. I have not tried that, is it true?
Guest 29-May-2012 00:02
Thanks. This info is greatly appreciated. I purchased a chart plotter with depth. But the transduceThe unit offers spped thru water (which I don't need-rather have spped over ground supplied by the plotter. Water temp-I'll stick my finger in to find out. I had an old 200 Hz transducer in the garage added during haulout and now have a working depth sounder for Nada.
You are the man. Great detail and photos as well. John
jack logan 23-May-2012 19:38
thank you for a very well discribed tip you should be writing the manuals that come with our boat stuff
Ken 30-Apr-2012 14:16
Thanks. Worked like a charm.