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#12382854 - 08/11/17 09:45 PM humminbird Helix series question
joho5 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/03/08
Posts: 2823
Loc: Abbott, TX
Say I have a Helix 5 SI at the console of my boat. Can I buy a Helix 7 DI to save some money and put the Helix 5 at the trolling motor with the 2d/DI transducer and use the existing SI transducer for the bigger screen unit...the Helix 7?

Reason I ask is I may buy a boat that has a Helix 5 at the console. I would want that on the trolling motor but just DI is fine...I want a bigger screen for SI. So I would just want to buy Helix 7 DI and switch the transducers.

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#12383079 - 08/12/17 06:01 AM Re: humminbird Helix series question [Re: joho5]
Wayne P. Offline
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Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 3810
Loc: Charlottesville, Va
No.
Adding a transducer does not add technology/features.
The units have the circuits and software to support their standard transducer.
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#12385244 - 08/14/17 07:32 AM Re: humminbird Helix series question [Re: joho5]
Ian Fellenbaum Offline
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Registered: 11/05/15
Posts: 231
Loc: Mesquite, Tx
You would need to buy a si unit

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