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fisheye01
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 09:21 AM 01/10/08 (CST)
I have 2 LCX 113 HDs 1 is in front with trolling motor and one is in back of boat I have been having a problem with both working at the same time I was told by Cabelas that it is because 1 transducer is interfering with the other I was wondering if anyone has had the same problem and how to correct this I find it hard to believe I see boats with 2 or more depth finders all the time
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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 09:50 AM 01/10/08 (CST)
I think that Pierre Can help you a bit more with this problem but from what I remember it that you need to set one of them to use the Dual Frequency. I do not know exactly where it is but I did it on my old 350a and it works great now. Your other option would be to mount it in my boat for the summer and let me try it for you!



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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 10:46 AM 01/10/08 (CST)
Aah what the heck lets just trade boats for the summer
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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 11:41 AM 01/10/08 (CST)
If two or more sonar units using the same transducer frequency are operating at the same time, one or more of them may lose the depth reading to the interference. It is like two radio stations trying to both broadcast on 97.3FM. In shallow water, if the transducers are far enough apart, you may be able to operate them together. However, the deeper the water, the wider the beams spread out. When they cross each other, the interference occurs. The cones are actually overlapping each other. You may be out of luck.

If there is other interference... make sure your transducer line(s) do not run directly next to any ignition or main electrical lines. In-line fuses help to eliminate still more interference. I have even known some anglers with chronic interference problems to encase their transducer and power lines with hose/pipe insulation as a last resort.





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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 01:04 PM 01/10/08 (CST)
There is the option of splitting one transducer to work with both units. Some manufacturers sell a coupler or switch box that will allow you to use the same transducer for two depth finders. Also, on some Lowrance units (I am not sure about yours) you can change the frequency. They typically run at 200 Khz (I think).

Here is a quote directly from the manual for your unit...

"Two switch boxes are available for this unit. One transducer switch box switches 2 transducers to one sonar unit. The other transducer switch box switches two sonar units to one transducer.

If these accessories are not available from your dealer, see the accessory ordering information on the back cover of this manual. Visit our web site for a complete listing of all available accessories for your unit."

Hope this helps!



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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 04:36 PM 01/10/08 (CST)
Exactly what WebDude said!




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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 06:58 PM 01/10/08 (CST)
Thanks everyone for your help
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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 07:37 PM 01/10/08 (CST)
You mean I finally got something right, eh?



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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 07:42 PM 01/10/08 (CST)
You are right most of the time I looked it up at lowrance.com (LEI) and ordered it was a $109.00 I should of looked at the manual but it is much easier to use this site to get the right info thanks again.
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Daily Subscription Msg 10 Posted: 01:51 AM 02/24/08 (CST)
Another option seeing you have the 113hd is to buy the new network cables that will attach to the yellow jacks on the back of your units. This will let both units "see" one transducer. Both units would be using the transom transducer for example and wouls show the same information. Not sure if you can buy one cable to connect the two units and be done with it, or if you need to buy the $150 "network hub". My understanding is the hub allows up to 4 units share one transducer. If only 2 units would be nice if a $50 cable would cover it.
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