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Lowrance Carbon 12 not cooperating with Lowrance (Airmar SS164)

Old 09-19-2018, 04:37 PM
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Default Lowrance Carbon 12 not cooperating with Lowrance (Airmar SS164)

So I have tied off over at Gibson’s BC for the night,when I get into a conversation with a fella about my electronics. I explain to him the problems I’m having, and he says go to this forum and ask a wizard by the name of Abbor. So just maybe you can help! My transducer, a dual high low ss164 does none of the things it should. Talked for days to the lowrance tech team, ended up sending my first MFD back for a replacement. New one does the same thing. I was told to use a 9 pin to 7 pin adaptor and plug into the sonar connector. I have no water temp and no chirp. Just 50/200KHz. Any thoughts?
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Old 09-20-2018, 01:04 AM
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SS164 is a 50/200 kHz transducer, not a CHIRP transducer. It's the SS175 series in the same housing which are CHIRP transducers

To get temperature the transducer should be connected to the black 9-pin X-sonic connector
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I don't think SS164 has XID either. You want to go in to the sonar menu and select installation. Find a SS164 or B164 on the list and select it. That often fixes temp issues.
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I think Airmar transducers with the X-Sonic connector has XID, but I'm not 100% sure. This is the reason why I recommended using the 9-pin connector, the 7-pin don't support XID and analog temperature at the same time.
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Originally Posted by Zeta Mike View Post
So I have tied off over at Gibson’s BC for the night,when I get into a conversation with a fella about my electronics. I explain to him the problems I’m having, and he says go to this forum and ask a wizard by the name of Abbor. So just maybe you can help! My transducer, a dual high low ss164 does none of the things it should. Talked for days to the lowrance tech team, ended up sending my first MFD back for a replacement. New one does the same thing. I was told to use a 9 pin to 7 pin adaptor and plug into the sonar connector. I have no water temp and no chirp. Just 50/200KHz. Any thoughts?
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Since you have the 50/200 kHz your unit is set correctly.. .....and XID is not required for temp readings.

Next is to test the temp element:


Check the sensor for correct temperature readings using an ohm meter. The resistance measurement on the temperature sensor (brown & white wires) should be 10,000 ohm at 25°C (77° F), 8,000 ohm at 30°C (86°F) and 20,000 ohm at 10°C (50° F).

Gemeco | iNstall App

Here is an app that will give a guide to measuring the temp element.
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Hi MIke
it was me you spoke with
i see you never got it sorted ...
if you still have my number give us a shout or msg me back here
regards John

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