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#12349222 - 07/19/17 10:21 PM Dual helix 9s on the console??
CrankinStick aka Chadd Offline
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So I have a helix 9di already on the console and I am wanting to add a helix 9si. Is it ok to run two transducers off the transom? Will their be interference between units? If so, how can I install or fix settings where this will not happen?

Thanks
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#12349286 - 07/19/17 10:51 PM Re: Dual helix 9s on the console?? [Re: CrankinStick aka Chadd]
bbassfishes Offline
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Why wouldn't you run the SI transducer and just network the second unit?
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#12349290 - 07/19/17 10:57 PM Re: Dual helix 9s on the console?? [Re: bbassfishes]
kellisag Offline
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Originally Posted By: bbassfishes
Why wouldn't you run the SI transducer and just network the second unit?


I don't know about the new Mega units but the Gen 1 Helix 9SI transducer doesn't have true DI just inverted Si shots.

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#12349496 - 07/20/17 08:12 AM Re: Dual helix 9s on the console?? [Re: kellisag]
YAKaddict Offline
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Originally Posted By: kellisag
Originally Posted By: bbassfishes
Why wouldn't you run the SI transducer and just network the second unit?


I don't know about the new Mega units but the Gen 1 Helix 9SI transducer doesn't have true DI just inverted Si shots.

You sure about that? Mine has down imaging and I can't find anywhere that it says it doesnt

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#12349526 - 07/20/17 08:30 AM Re: Dual helix 9s on the console?? [Re: YAKaddict]
kellisag Offline
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Originally Posted By: YAKaddict
Originally Posted By: kellisag
Originally Posted By: bbassfishes
Why wouldn't you run the SI transducer and just network the second unit?


I don't know about the new Mega units but the Gen 1 Helix 9SI transducer doesn't have true DI just inverted Si shots.

You sure about that? Mine has down imaging and I can't find anywhere that it says it doesnt


Yep. It shows up as DI on your screen but it is really a blended view from the left and right side image views.

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#12352399 - 07/21/17 07:32 PM Re: Dual helix 9s on the console?? [Re: CrankinStick aka Chadd]
CrankinStick aka Chadd Offline
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So if I get the 9mega I can network the transducer to work on the helix 9di? I want to run gps and down on the original and side on the new.
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#12352409 - 07/21/17 07:39 PM Re: Dual helix 9s on the console?? [Re: kellisag]
Wayne P. Offline
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Originally Posted By: kellisag
Originally Posted By: YAKaddict
Originally Posted By: kellisag
Originally Posted By: bbassfishes
Why wouldn't you run the SI transducer and just network the second unit?


I don't know about the new Mega units but the Gen 1 Helix 9SI transducer doesn't have true DI just inverted Si shots.

You sure about that? Mine has down imaging and I can't find anywhere that it says it doesnt


Yep. It shows up as DI on your screen but it is really a blended view from the left and right side image views.



Correct, Humminbird has been using blended SI to create the DI view on SI units since Jan 12, 2010. Every SI unit made prior to that got a software update to add the DI view.
Only until the ONIX SI unit came out did any SI unit have dedicated Down Imaging.
Now the ONIX SI, SOLIX SI, and MEGA SI units have SI transducers with a dedicated DI crystal.
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#12353944 - 07/22/17 11:01 PM Re: Dual helix 9s on the console?? [Re: CrankinStick aka Chadd]
YAKaddict Offline
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That's crazy , so let's say I get a helix 9 di model, will that have true di? And if it does will it look better than it does with my si unit?

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#12354041 - 07/23/17 06:17 AM Re: Dual helix 9s on the console?? [Re: YAKaddict]
Wayne P. Offline
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Registered: 11/16/10
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Originally Posted By: YAKaddict
That's crazy , so let's say I get a helix 9 di model, will that have true di? And if it does will it look better than it does with my si unit?


Yes, the DI transducers have a downward oriented Imaging crystal and a 2D sonar crystal. Every Humminbird DI unit comes with the same transom DI transducer XNT 9 DI T.

Probably will. If you are using the Compact SI transducer, definitely will.

There will be a new MEGA DI unit coming out this Fall, don't know the specifics of the transducer that will be used.

Example of MEGA DI from a Helix MEGA SI unit:



Edited by Wayne P. (07/23/17 06:30 AM)
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#12354043 - 07/23/17 06:21 AM Re: Dual helix 9s on the console?? [Re: YAKaddict]
Wayne P. Offline
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Registered: 11/16/10
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Loc: Charlottesville, Va
Originally Posted By: YAKaddict
That's crazy , so let's say I get a helix 9 di model, will that have true di? And if it does will it look better than it does with my si unit?


BTW, Garmin's current ClearVu transducer has two slanted crystals to create what was called DownVu when they were using a single crytal.
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#12354050 - 07/23/17 06:39 AM Re: Dual helix 9s on the console?? [Re: CrankinStick aka Chadd]
Wayne P. Offline
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Originally Posted By: CrankinStick aka Chadd
So if I get the 9mega I can network the transducer to work on the helix 9di? I want to run gps and down on the original and side on the new.


Yes you can with a first generation Helix, but cannot view MEGA Imaging, just 455 or 800 kHz.

A G2N DI model will display MEGA DI from the MEGA SI unit.
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