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#11402026 - 02/08/16 10:34 PM Helix 9 SI splash proof
BrianTx01 Offline
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Is my Helix 9 SI splash proof? I am talk more like shamu Splash and not little drizzle. This is where I would like to mount it...but it is not behind the windshield. I imagine it will take some good splashes from time to time.

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#11402043 - 02/08/16 10:56 PM Re: Helix 9 SI splash proof [Re: BrianTx01]
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Registered: 02/25/15
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Loc: Magnolia, TX
It will be fine. As is typical for good marine electronics, that unit is IPX7 rated. This means it can withstand submersion in water up to 1 meter deep for up to 30 minutes - far more of a risk of water ingress than you'll ever subject it to. Standard spray and splash are considered a normal operating environment for marine electronics. Even a casual fine spray rinse down won't be an issue, but I would not hit it with a hard stream from a hose. (Strong hose spray is never a good idea for electronics due to the pressure, which isn't present in on-water use.)

#11402410 - 02/09/16 08:16 AM Re: Helix 9 SI splash proof [Re: BrianTx01]
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I did not have a windshield on my flatbottom and my electronics took plenty of spray over the years w/o any incident.

#11402614 - 02/09/16 09:15 AM Re: Helix 9 SI splash proof [Re: BrianTx01]
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Yep you should be good, there's a YouTube of Doug v dropping his in the lake and still works. They are even supposed to float, I am not gonna purposely test that though


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