What is the best transducer for deep water?

What is the best transducer for deep water?

Transducer Frequency

  • 200 kHz (high) 200 kHz works best in water under 200 feet/60 meters and when you need to get an accurate reading while moving at faster speeds. High frequencies give you greater detail to detect very small objects but over a smaller portion of water.
  • 50 kHz (low) For deep water, 50 kHz is preferred.

How deep will a 600w transducer read?

305 m
Transducer Styles & Mounting Methods Recreational Fishing If the application is recreational fishing, a 600 W transducer will do the job. These transducers have enough power to read bottom in over 305 m (1,000′) of water and have 50 kHz and 200 kHz dual-frequency capability.

How deep can a 1kW transducer read?

Simrad now uses 1kW transducers with ceramic elements on some models, which it claims can be used in waters up to 1800 metres deep. Furuno has a wide range of transducers up to 3kW and has recently catered to the small trailer boat angler with the introduction of the FCV-585 and 620 models.

How do I identify my transducer?

Simply look at the transducer cable, about an inch from the connector. A silver tag is attached to the cable with the transducer model printed on it.

How far should a transducer be in the water?

The transducer should be even with the bottom of the boat or slightly below the bottom. Leading edge (the edge closest to the transom of the boat). One click too high: the transducer is tilted out of the water and cannot maintain a sonar signal.

Is thru hull transducer better than transom mount?

A thru hull will have the advantage of running in cleaner water..so you can have better sonar capability while speed increases. Most transom mounts can have good slow speed results…but that diminishes as speed increases due to the dirty water flow off the transom.

How long should a transducer last?

Most transducers can last 10 years or more if maintained correctly. If your transducer is older than this, it may be the reason why your readings aren’t as good as they used to be.

How long does a transducer last?

OK- Airmar says transducers may last 10-20 years.

How do you test a boat transducer?

How do you test a fish finder transducer? The first thing you can do to check if your transducer is working is to turn it on and touch its surface. You should be able to feel the sound pulses as vibrations, and often you can also hear them as clicking sounds.

Should transducer be submerged?

Note: the transducer must be submerged in water for reliable transducer detection. Ensure the boat is in water greater than 2′ but less than the depth capability of the unit and the transducer is fully submerged. Remember the sonar signal cannot pass through air.