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Old 07-09-2014, 04:48 PM
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Default Garmin's 2 "All-in-one HD-ID and DownVu Transducer's explained.

This may help shed some light on these transducers.

Garmin has 2 variations of the All-in-one-HD-ID transducer.



1) All-in-one HD-ID™ and DownVü Transducer (4-pin)
Part Number: 010-12087-00

This has a power rating of 500 W traditional and a frequency rage of 77/200 kHz in traditional sonar.
The Down Vu operates at 455 kHz using traditional (Non CHIRP) technology.

This transducer is used with the echo 151dv, echo 201dv, echo 301 dv, echo 551dv.


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2) All-in-one HD-ID and DownVu Transducer (8 pin)...CHIRP capable in DownVu
Part Number: 010-12087-01

Also has a power rating of 500 watts traditional and a operating frequency of 77/200 kHz in traditional sonar.

The DownVu operates at 455 kHz but also operates in the CHIRP mode with the xs series GPSMAP units such as the 1020xs,1040xs, 527xs, 547xs, 721xs, 741xs 820xs,840xs.

If used with a dv unit such as the 50dv or 70dv it will still operate at 455 kHz but not in a CHIRP mode..traditional only.

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Here's what the second one looks like installed.

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Originally Posted by bluewaterpirate View Post
Here's what the second one looks like installed.

That is one secure nounting..
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You know us retired Navy guys like structurely sound installs I figured if it held a TM 260 in place for two years it should be able with stand the rigors of this ducer.

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Tom, tell us about the transducer block you used for your installation.
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Tom, tell us about the transducer block you used for your installation.
It's a stern saver.
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It would be safe to assume there is a quality difference between the 4 pin and 8 pin Down Vu, but do we know if there is a quality difference between the 8 pin Down Vu and the GCV10 Down Vu? Aside from the obvious GCV10 Side Vu capability.
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Here's what came off that stern saver .....

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Tom why did you ditch the TM260? I thought that ducer was superb ;?
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Originally Posted by bluewaterpirate View Post
You know us retired Navy guys like structurely sound installs I figured if it held a TM 260 in place for two years it should be able with stand the rigors of this ducer.
Tom,
How would you compare it with the performance of the tm260... in deep water?
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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
This may help shed some light on these transducers.

Garmin has 2 variations of the All-in-one-HD-ID transducer.



1) All-in-one HD-ID™ and DownVü Transducer (4-pin)
Part Number: 010-12087-00

This has a power rating of 500 W traditional and a frequency rage of 77/200 kHz in traditional sonar.
The Down Vu operates at 455 kHz using traditional (Non CHIRP) technology.

This transducer is used with the echo 151dv, echo 201dv, echo 301 dv, echo 551dv.


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2) All-in-one HD-ID and DownVu Transducer (8 pin)
Part Number: 010-12087-01

Also has a power rating of 500 watts traditional and a operating frequency of 77/200 kHz in traditional sonar.

The DownVu operates at 455 kHz but also operates in the CHIRP mode with the xs series GPSMAP units such as the 1020xs,1040xs, 527xs, 547xs, 721xs, 741xs 820xs,840xs.

If used with a dv unit such as the 50dv or 70dv it will still operate at 455 kHz but not in a CHIRP mode..traditional only.
Why are these transducers so cheap compared to the high end chirp ducers?
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HH, I have the 547xs 8 pin. It doesn't come close to the performance of the gsd 24/tm260. I see fuzzy out of focus structure here and there. I had a bad feeling when it was only $100. But the tm150 ducer with chirp is pretty good.

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HH, I have the 547xs 8 pin. It doesn't come close to the performance of the tm260. I see fuzzy out of focus structure here and there. I had a bad feeling when it was only $100. But the tm150 ducer with chirp is pretty good.
Thanks, I would have to be really impressed to swap my Furuno/tm260 out.
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I really like it. It easily holds depths at speed, and it gives a very good bottom picture in the shallow water I am in, which is mostly <70'. It seems to pick targets pretty well, but I haven't fished enough with it to know.
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Originally Posted by HeadHunt View Post
Why are these transducers so cheap compared to the high end chirp ducers?
These 2 transducers are in no way designed to compete performance wise with the high end units....such as a Tm260 or B260 etc.

Just like you can't compare the performance a $95 single element P66 to the 8 element Tm260.

I think they should be seen as what they are..entry level units that may fill certain basic needs and or budgets.

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