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10-01-2010, 05:26 AM
some questions about hds
in setup for sounder is the lowrance suplpplied 200/83 transducer a "generic 200/83 transducer or it ti 1 of the specific modeles mentioned
if i want to connect a hds 7 combo with a hds 7 dedicated sonar to share info
do i have to do it with NMEA or can i do it with ethernet cable?
if both ways which is easiest and cost effective option
10-01-2010, 06:02 AM
In my HDS 10 with a 83/200 and Structure Lowrance advised it did not matter which was selected and Generic was fine. Not sure why all the selections are available in it if the unit is able to auto recognize what settings to use. Mine seems to work fine on Generic but I still wonder if it would work better with another setting.
K & M Computers
10-01-2010, 01:40 PM
There should be a silver tag near the plug on the back of the unit. I suggest setting your unit to match with the specific transducer you are using.
10-01-2010, 06:05 PM
bloody legends u guys are
thanx for the info
the lil silver tag was pulled of by the installer -and luckily ended up in the bilge
pasted in logbook now
10-01-2010, 06:12 PM
The ducer to pick is the HST-WSBL
10-01-2010, 06:55 PM
thats the tag i found jim
10-01-2010, 07:00 PM
As tcm stated, I have the 7m and 7 combo with the ethernet cable and the 7m has the capability now to use sonar as well.:thumbsup:
FWIW - Airmar transducers (at least the B60) has the ID tag near the transducer end