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#12278952 - 06/05/17 07:35 AM Helix not shutting down?
TroyKing Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/28/14
Posts: 1750
Loc: Carthage Tx
I recently purchased a helix 7 and am still trying to figure it out...Saturday when I left the lake I turned it off like normal...that after noon I noticed it was locked up in shutdown mode...had to unplug it to turn it off..did the same thing Sunday....any ideas what's going on.
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#12279486 - 06/05/17 12:10 PM Re: Helix not shutting down? [Re: TroyKing]
Wayne P. Online   content
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Registered: 11/16/10
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Loc: Charlottesville, Va
Typically that is a result of low power.
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#12279514 - 06/05/17 12:28 PM Re: Helix not shutting down? [Re: Wayne P.]
TroyKing Offline
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Originally Posted By: Wayne P.
Typically that is a result of low power.
ok so check and clean battery connections?...would be great if that's all it is.
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#12279916 - 06/05/17 05:07 PM Re: Helix not shutting down? [Re: TroyKing]
Wayne P. Online   content
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Exactly what is the unit power cord connected to?
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#12279984 - 06/05/17 06:02 PM Re: Helix not shutting down? [Re: Wayne P.]
TroyKing Offline
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Registered: 09/28/14
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Loc: Carthage Tx
Originally Posted By: Wayne P.
Exactly what is the unit power cord connected to?
my cranking battery....and it's been in the boat for 7 years...probably past time for another...what do you think about a duel purpose for cranking and electronics?


Edited by TroyKing (06/05/17 06:03 PM)
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#12280029 - 06/05/17 06:36 PM Re: Helix not shutting down? [Re: TroyKing]
Wayne P. Online   content
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Originally Posted By: TroyKing
Originally Posted By: Wayne P.
Exactly what is the unit power cord connected to?
my cranking battery....and it's been in the boat for 7 years...probably past time for another...what do you think about a duel purpose for cranking and electronics?


Do you have just the 6' unit power cord connected to the cranking battery, no other wires or connections involved?

The Sears PM-1 group 31 has been a good choice before they were discontinued.

At a minumum you need the MCA your outboard requires and then as much Reserve capacity as you can get to function like a deep cycle battery.
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#12280107 - 06/05/17 07:35 PM Re: Helix not shutting down? [Re: Wayne P.]
TroyKing Offline
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Registered: 09/28/14
Posts: 1750
Loc: Carthage Tx
Originally Posted By: Wayne P.
Originally Posted By: TroyKing
Originally Posted By: Wayne P.
Exactly what is the unit power cord connected to?
my cranking battery....and it's been in the boat for 7 years...probably past time for another...what do you think about a duel purpose for cranking and electronics?


Do you have just the 6' unit power cord connected to the cranking battery, no other wires or connections involved?

The Sears PM-1 group 31 has been a good choice before they were discontinued.

At a minumum you need the MCA your outboard requires and then as much Reserve capacity as you can get to function like a deep cycle battery.
got everything but the trolling moter on it...haha
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#12280874 - 06/06/17 09:45 AM Re: Helix not shutting down? [Re: TroyKing]
Shallow Waters Offline
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Registered: 01/03/17
Posts: 550
Do you have any SD cards in the unit? I had a similar issue recently and had to remove my SD card before start up and shut off. I have had that SD card in the slot for over 6 months without any prior issues as well.

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#12280897 - 06/06/17 09:57 AM Re: Helix not shutting down? [Re: Shallow Waters]
TroyKing Offline
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Registered: 09/28/14
Posts: 1750
Loc: Carthage Tx
Originally Posted By: Shallow Waters
Do you have any SD cards in the unit? I had a similar issue recently and had to remove my SD card before start up and shut off. I have had that SD card in the slot for over 6 months without any prior issues as well.
I do but this started just before I installed it.
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#12286443 - 06/09/17 01:19 PM Re: Helix not shutting down? [Re: TroyKing]
BAIT956 Offline
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Registered: 02/27/03
Posts: 484
Loc: Lake Fork Tx.
I had this same problem and still do every so often with a 798. It is surely a power issue. With my unit the head is not making a good enough connection with the power cord which plugs into the bottom of the unit. Make sure the head is pushed all the way down when you mount it. Also, Wayne P. gave me a tip on this forum some time ago. Take a pencil tip and very slightly move the connecting tips in the power head. Be very careful not to break them. Then plug the head back on. This seems to help with my 798 for awhile and then the problem returns.
Hope this helps you.

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