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#11565920 - 04/26/16 08:13 AM Humminbird 597 CI HD DI issues
DAN-O Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/21/04
Posts: 2489
Loc: MANSFIELD, TEXAS, USA
Just bought a unit from a guy here on the TFF last month. Hooked it up to the boat and it worked in the driveway. Made it to the lake and NADA...so brought it home that evening a rewired it again thinking there might be a bad connection. Unit powered up next trip to the lake, but started having issues. Worked fine some of the time, but kept fading to black, fading to vertical lines, or powering off. Please advise on what could be the issue. I was thinking maybe the TM causing interference, but it worked ok at times with the TM going...

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#11566965 - 04/26/16 02:39 PM Re: Humminbird 597 CI HD DI issues [Re: DAN-O]
texasbass1 Offline
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Registered: 02/12/05
Posts: 5310
Loc: The Colony, TX
May be a battery issue. Low voltage will cause issues
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#11567240 - 04/26/16 04:35 PM Re: Humminbird 597 CI HD DI issues [Re: DAN-O]
Bob Landry Offline
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Registered: 08/10/11
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Loc: Austin, Tx
Might be time to upgrade to something with DI/SI.
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#11568390 - 04/27/16 07:38 AM Re: Humminbird 597 CI HD DI issues [Re: DAN-O]
DAN-O Offline
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Registered: 02/21/04
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Loc: MANSFIELD, TEXAS, USA
This one was an upgrade for me. Going to run new wires from battery to the front and hook it directly to the battery. As it is now, it is spliced into the harness up front where my older Lowrance was installed. I have been told that inteference can be caused by anything if not directly linked to the battery?

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#11568997 - 04/27/16 12:10 PM Re: Humminbird 597 CI HD DI issues [Re: DAN-O]
Bob Landry Offline
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Registered: 08/10/11
Posts: 2318
Loc: Austin, Tx
Having clean, tight electrical connections is more important than the power source. You are not going to get noise or voltage drop across a clean connection. I'm running two HB units and an I-Pilot trolling motor all off of the same battery bank and networked together and do not get interference.
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#11569647 - 04/27/16 05:11 PM Re: Humminbird 597 CI HD DI issues [Re: DAN-O]
DAN-O Offline
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Registered: 02/21/04
Posts: 2489
Loc: MANSFIELD, TEXAS, USA
I have a '97 Champion. Not sure how the previous owners spliced everything, but they have done a bunch of splicing with different things on it. Going to go directly to the source with straight wires and go from there if that doesn't do it.

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#11575515 - 04/30/16 05:56 PM Re: Humminbird 597 CI HD DI issues [Re: DAN-O]
DAN-O Offline
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Registered: 02/21/04
Posts: 2489
Loc: MANSFIELD, TEXAS, USA
New power wire directly to battery fixed it!

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