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Old 11-18-2021, 06:25 PM
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Default Humminbird upgrade issues?

I have 3 Helix 9 & 10 with MSI & MDI & looking at a 4th. The trolling motor +3 are all networked on 2 OneBoat networks cascaded together. It all works nearly flawlessly. 1 transducer is on the trollling motor, a 2nd on the transom with the 3rd head using the network to either other head.

So, I'm dabbling with the idea of upgrading to 4 Solix 10 or 12" but was told trying to get them all networked together is just a major headache waiting to happen

If I upgrade, it'll be the same transducer setup, 4 heads.

Are any of you using 3 or 4 Solixs on multiple networks? if so, are you stable or unstable for any reason?

Happy fishing!!
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Old 11-19-2021, 12:09 PM
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I do not have those but from reading other`s input the biggest thing is the Solix`s draw about 4 amps each so as long as you can keep constant voltage and amps where they need to be should be no different then 4 Helix`s.

I am thinking about going Solix`s my only concern is that there is no quick disconnect like on the Helix`s, so if I put my depthfinders away like I do now I would have a bunch more connections to take off.
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Old 11-19-2021, 01:04 PM
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Solix 10 is 2.5 and the 12 is 2.7. The bigger display the more draw. Networking is no more complex with Solix, but
The most important thing in a switch to Solix is all the possible choices to setup every part of everything. I only have 2 units, but besides the price 4 units Networking will not be anymore of a problem than Helix's. The individual operation requires time and patients. I will stay with Solix and probably Apex. But I have been using Solix for 3 years.
It will be more complex than Helix and you will have to commit to the learning curve if you desire. JMO Bob
Tom, Disconnecting takes about a minute but connecting takes about 5 and that is per unit.( the price of trouble free connections)

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Old 11-20-2021, 09:28 AM
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You have a point of trouble free connections. Bob which Gen Solix`s do you have?
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Old 11-20-2021, 02:10 PM
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You have a point of trouble free connections. Bob which Gen Solix`s do you have?
I said 3 years, it's 4. Gen 1. The amp #s are Gen 3
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