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TRYING TO INSTALL A NEW HUMMINBIRD HDR 650 DEPTH SOUNDER THAT NORMALLY USES A XNT-9-20 STERN MOUNT TRANSDUCER. BUT I HAVE AN EXISTING XTH-3-16 THROUGH HULL TRANSDUCER THAT I WANT TO USE IF POSSIBLE INSTEAD OF THE XNT-9-20 STERN MOUNT TRANSDUCER. BOTH TRANSDUCERS ARE 200KHZ BUT THE THROUGH HULL IS A 16 DEGREE AND THE STERN MOUNT IS A 20 DEGREE. HOWEVER, THIS DEPTH SOUNDER ONLY GIVES A DIGITAL DEPTH READING... NO PICTURE REPRESENTATION OF DEPTH SO I THINK IT WILL WORK. PROBLEM: THE EXISTING THROUGH HULL TRANSDUCER HAS AN INNER STRANDED WIRE COVERED BY A PLASTIC COVER. THIS INNER WIRE IS THEN COMPLETELY WRAPPED WITH A SECOND WIRE. AND THIS SECOND WIRE IS THEN COVERED BY THE FINAL EXTERIOR PLASTIC COATING. SO I HAVE TWO WIRES TO DEAL WITH ON THE EXISTING TRANSDUCER. HOWEVER, I NEED TO MATCH THESE UP TO THE WIRES ON THE NEW UNIT WHICH HAS A RED WIRE, A BLACK WIRE, AND A COMPLETELY BARE STRANDED WIRE, ALL THREE OF WHICH ARE COVERED BY THE EXTERIOR PLASTIC COATING. ANYBODY KNOW WHICH EXISTING WIRE GOES TO WHICH WIRE IN THE NEW UNIT??? HUMMINBIRD SAYS IT WON'T WORK... CAN WE PROVE THEM WRONG AND MAKE IT WORK? THANKS!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I checked it out, and it turns out you can use the transducer of off your old 128 model.
Just unplug it from your current model, and plug it back into your EFE 480.
What I like about these newer fish finders is the fact that it also has gps built in to it, along with the maps for all of the USA, and the fact that it has a memory card slot, so that you can download new maps onto a memory card, pop it into the machine, and then it will update the maps !
Sure beats the old days where you had to send the unit in to a tech to have them install map updates.
Som yes, you can use the old one, and it should work with no problems.
Good luck to ya, and catch a big one for me !
Posted on Feb 14, 2011
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