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How do i check my transducer to see if it's working correctly

My vexlar fish finder only flashe's red it go akll the way around the screen

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The transducer itself is like a speaker for higher frequencies.you can measure its internal resistance and capitance using multimeter and compare it to the numbers that the datasheet shows.For resistance any number below 200kohm is acceptable

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Yes you can. Basically the red wire goes to the fuse box connection. The fuse box should then be wired into the positive battery terminal. The black wire is the negative ground wire and needs to go directly back to your negative battery terminal or to a common negative buss bar.

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You can find the manual you need at: http://www.humminbird.com/support/FAQ.aspx?faqid=72

It is listed in the legacy products area with the wide series of units.

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SOURCE: Marine Faria depth finder, with thru the hull transducer.

I'm having the exact same problem. I spoke with the service manager at Faria (Ted) and he was thinking that as long as the gauge is showing a reading, it should default to reading the depth. I'll probably send the guage in to FARIA - they'll repair it for $55. You bring up a good point - maybe the transducer is bad? I put a call in to the Tedmeister to see what he thinks. I'll post if he sheds any light.

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here is a link that will help you get the manual u need ok?
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SOURCE: I have an Eagle Fisheasy fish finder & need to replace transducer

You can find out which one is serving the device you wish to repair by waving a small spade or wide metal object about a foot from each of the existing transducers and have someone else monitoring the insruments on the concole.

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