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02-23-2021 07:11 PM
SDP Thank you
02-23-2021 06:56 AM
Ozark Bob Your plan sounds correct. The Y cables are not the same. One is for splitting the 2D chirp from the SI/DI transducers the other splits the 2 SI transducers(Left and Right) 9 M SIDB Y and 9 M SILR Y.
02-23-2021 05:13 AM
SDP I’ll have 2 Helix 10s. My understanding is that they are both side image/down image units(Mega G3N SI). The transducer in the Ulterra is Mega Down/Side. I’m switching from Lowrance so have no experience with Humminbird
02-22-2021 08:06 PM
Ozark Bob How many Helix SI finders and what transducer is built in in your Ulterra
02-22-2021 06:59 PM
SDP High speed transducer not diver(stupid spell check)
02-22-2021 06:56 PM
SDP Hopefully I’m not high jacking this thread but I have a related question. I’m installing an Ulterra I Pilot Link TM and want to network it with my Helix 10 G3N SI/DI fish finders. I have not installed the fish finders yet but plan on putting one on the bow and one on dash. The Humminbird website shows the wiring diagram and the part numbers needed to network. My questions:
Do I use both of the transducers that came with the fish finders on opposite sides of the transom plus install the high speed diver that Humminbird says I need to buy?
If so, do I buy 2 transducer splitters cables to connect all 3 transducers to the network?
Will I have NEMA capability with this network to get outboard info?
Sorry for the long post but appreciate any help.
02-21-2021 03:29 PM
Thanks Wallhanger good info

Originally Posted by ltrain View Post
I'm pretty sure the puck that came with the Ulterra is not the same as the one on your boat. The Ulterra puck is just a heading sensor meaning compass only, no gps on that puck. The gps is still in the motor that's why you can still use it without the puck, you just won't have jog feature. If mounting on bow make sure you have no magnetic interference up there from electronics on you will get incorrect info from your puck.

I also think the gps/heading sensor has not been upgraded since your 2017 version. Still should be 10hz maybe a software upgrade I'm not not sure on that as I run Lowrance and there was a software update for their point one, maybe simlar for HB.

Thanks much appreciated.
02-21-2021 12:38 PM
wallycatcher Thank so much Bob that gives me plenty of info to chew on.
02-21-2021 09:33 AM
Ozark Bob Sorry, one more thing. The Bluetooth hs puck can be mounted anywhere, right-side up( not under a lid) It has no gps to mess up accuracy. Plus it gives redundancy for your other hs
02-21-2021 07:47 AM
Ozark Bob The world map update was a unit update a while back for the GPS. The GPS in the ipilot link can be used by solix for either the HS or GPS(or both) with any Ethernet units. The bow unit is Ideal for that as with the Ulterra deployed there will be no interference as the motor will be in the water. Bob
I want to mention my experience with the upgraded ipilot link. I had the ipilot link in about 2012 or 13. It was within a month of when it came out. I had 5 years till I upgraded to the Bluetooth w/heading sensor. The only mention of the purpose of the heading sensor is for jog. My opinion from observation is that all guided functions work better. Autopilot(both legacy and advanced), FTC and Spotlock work better as well. On a calm day in spotlock, you can watch the motor turn toward the spot before any power is applied. Knowing what any direction is what the GPS must be moving over .5 MPH (to get a course fix) This is the reason for the Bluetooth HS in there for Jog. I have also noticed less steering needed to maintain a course on FTC and autoplilot especially at slower speeds. One other thing is the Boat size adjustment. You want to dial that in as well. I think installing the HS is well worth hooking it to power and using it. Using jog on a fishing boat is also a great way to cover an area around any type of fish attracting structure. JMO Bob
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