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#10999907 - 07/25/15 09:27 AM transducer on and out of the water... is this okay?
bluecoat Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 08/25/13
Posts: 14
Loc: garland
Going to upgrade my console fish finder and transom mounted transducer, once I get it set up can I play with the system on in the garage to familiarize myself with it, or should I wait until I get it on the lake? Heard transducer should not be on and out of the water...thanks in advance.

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#10999998 - 07/25/15 10:45 AM Re: transducer on and out of the water... is this okay? [Re: bluecoat]
44 Diesel Offline
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Registered: 12/25/12
Posts: 4569
Loc: Burleson,TX
Most likely want be problem, If you get a hbird they can be turned off, (other brands may have that option as well) or you can set it up to where you can disconnect the transducer cable from the unit till you are on the water

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#11000443 - 07/25/15 05:21 PM Re: transducer on and out of the water... is this okay? [Re: bluecoat]
Wayne P. Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 3740
Loc: Charlottesville, Va
Originally Posted By: bluecoat
Going to upgrade my console fish finder and transom mounted transducer, once I get it set up can I play with the system on in the garage to familiarize myself with it, or should I wait until I get it on the lake? Heard transducer should not be on and out of the water...thanks in advance.


Use the SIMULATOR to practice with the unit. That doesn't power the transducer and it gives you something to look at.
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#11008958 - 07/29/15 10:57 PM Re: transducer on and out of the water... is this okay? [Re: bluecoat]
Ltcm09 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/14
Posts: 244
Theres an option to turn off sonar.

Just hit power button / sonar off

looks like this

SONAR [ON] [OFF] <----
LIGHT [10]
BACKGROUND COLOR [WHITE]

Humminbird


Edited by Ltcm09 (07/29/15 11:01 PM)

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#11009947 - 07/30/15 12:48 PM Re: transducer on and out of the water... is this okay? [Re: bluecoat]
K5RCD Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/25/12
Posts: 87
It does no harm to run it out of the water. I can't count the number of times I've forgotten to turn my various units off through the years, when on the trailer or on my boat lift. It will drain the battery after a few days though.

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#11011000 - 07/30/15 09:20 PM Re: transducer on and out of the water... is this okay? [Re: Wayne P.]
shut-up-and-fish Offline
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Registered: 02/08/10
Posts: 9688
Loc: Lewisville Tx.
Originally Posted By: Wayne P.
Originally Posted By: bluecoat
Going to upgrade my console fish finder and transom mounted transducer, once I get it set up can I play with the system on in the garage to familiarize myself with it, or should I wait until I get it on the lake? Heard transducer should not be on and out of the water...thanks in advance.


Use the SIMULATOR to practice with the unit. That doesn't power the transducer and it gives you something to look at.


<THIS>

as it will allow you to see 2D Sonar, SI & DI and will not heat up your transducer as it will be off.
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