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Old 06-04-2016, 10:11 AM
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Default hds 12 gen 3 total scan plus B60

Is it possible to have both transducers installed on one unit? Am I missing something?

I have both hooked up with the B60 installed on the settings. Side scan is blank unless i disconnect and reset as total scan transducer.
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Originally Posted by snapperkiller View Post
Is it possible to have both transducers installed on one unit? Am I missing something?

I have both hooked up with the B60 installed on the settings. Side scan is blank unless i disconnect and reset as total scan transducer.
You know the B60 is not a side scan nor imaging transducer dont you? These structure scan items require a structure scan transducer. I have an HDS 12 GEN 3 with a B60. I also have a structure scan transducer. I run both at the same time too.
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Why do you install a TotalScan transducer on a unit where you already have a 2D transducer? You should use LSS-2 in addition to B60.
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i already had the B60 installed on the boat and picked up the total scan for fishing shallow water artificial reefs. the total scan was the same price as the lss 2 so i grabbed it.
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I'm not convinced you will get it to work without changing the transducer selection in the installation menu when switching between the two.
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I have 2 units on the console. A gen 3 12 and a gen 1 7. What I did was hook the B60 to the gen 1 and then I can read it with either unit. I plan on upgrading to a B175M next year. Will the Gen 1 run the B175 with the 2 units networked?
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No, first generation HDS is not compatible with CHIRP transducers.
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Thanks. That is what I figured. I will call lowrance tomorrow and ask about hooking both transducers up. I may just have to try to trade transducers with some one
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Just spoke to lowrance, I will need to switch to the LSS-2 Transducer. Is there anyone with a newer LSS-2 be interested in trading? I have original receipt to show my transducer is only one month old.
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Originally Posted by snapperkiller View Post
Just spoke to lowrance, I will need to switch to the LSS-2 Transducer. Is there anyone with a newer LSS-2 be interested in trading? I have original receipt to show my transducer is only one month old.
I have a slightly used LSS-HD (LSS-2) for sale, but not sure I need another TotalScan. If you care to buy mine for $150 and sell yours, I will include shipping.
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Originally Posted by Edd View Post
I have a slightly used LSS-HD (LSS-2) for sale, but not sure I need another TotalScan. If you care to buy mine for $150 and sell yours, I will include shipping.
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