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#10761888 - 04/12/15 01:51 PM Elite 7x install transducer on trolling motor?
plasma800 Offline
Angler

Registered: 10/13/14
Posts: 366
Loc: Montgomery Texas
Trying to clear up some details before choosing a new front fish finder.

I'm thinking of adding an Elite 7x to the front of my boat. There shouldn't be any problem mounting the transducer to the trolling motor right?

I want to clear up something else, does the 7x chirp ship with 2 transducers?? I haven't quite cleared up that question yet.

Also, my minnkota fortrex has a transducer installed in it, but I'm probably pretty sure I don't want to use that one? Thinking of using something like a transducer shield and saver product to pin the transducer(s) to the trolling motor. I'm kinda new to this lowrance stuff.

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#10762182 - 04/12/15 05:05 PM Re: Elite 7x install transducer on trolling motor? [Re: plasma800]
GTrigg Offline
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Registered: 11/25/14
Posts: 224
Loc: East Texas
I have an Elite 7 HDI on my deck. Originally had the dual transducer on my Minn Kota Maxxum, no problems. Upgraded to a Terrova after the first of the year and started getting major interference. I assumed it was the built in transducer on the Terrova, so purchased me an adapter and hooked the Elite 7 to it. Interference is gone and actually clearer than my original set up. Lost my down imaging, but rarely used it on the deck anyway....

I would assume the 7X Chirp would come with the dual transducer....
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#10763313 - 04/13/15 08:37 AM Re: Elite 7x install transducer on trolling motor? [Re: plasma800]
plasma800 Offline
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Registered: 10/13/14
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Loc: Montgomery Texas
Yeah it does, and I was wondering if the transducer in the trolling motor would have power put on it if it were not connected to a unit. Maybe it just runs all the time regardless of whether or not it's plugged into a unit?

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#10763323 - 04/13/15 08:40 AM Re: Elite 7x install transducer on trolling motor? [Re: plasma800]
Wayne P. Online   content
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Registered: 11/16/10
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Originally Posted By: plasma800
Yeah it does, and I was wondering if the transducer in the trolling motor would have power put on it if it were not connected to a unit. Maybe it just runs all the time regardless of whether or not it's plugged into a unit?


A transducer is a combo speaker/microphone. The sonar unit uses it to send and receive sound pulses. It is NOT powered by any other source.
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#10763749 - 04/13/15 10:25 AM Re: Elite 7x install transducer on trolling motor? [Re: plasma800]
plasma800 Offline
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Registered: 10/13/14
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Loc: Montgomery Texas
That's what I was thinking. So therefore if the transducer in the trolling motor is completely unplugged, it would certainly not be operating.

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