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Old 04-16-2018, 06:56 PM
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Default Networking two Helix units.

I have a Helix 7 Si G2N and a Helix 9 Si. I want them both at the console, one for mapping and one for sonar. I was wondering if I network them together, can they both run off of the same transducer to avoid interference from having two transducers?

Also can I have my auto chart running on one screen and have my sonar running on the other screen. Or does networking only mimic what ever I have on one screen to the other?

When I am only networking two units, if I've researched right. I shouldn't need the networking switch box correct?

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Old 04-17-2018, 07:09 AM
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If you're only going to use your Helix 7 SI G2N for mapping, then there is no need to share the transducer with the Helix 9 SI. Although you can if you choose to.

Theoretically, (since I haven't tested this myself) you should be able to run AutoChart on one screen and sonar on the other. Since both units are Helix and can be networked, you're sharing the data provided by the transducer. Each unit is only showing different views of that same data.

When networking only 2 ethernet capable units, you don't need the AS ETH 5PXG switch. Once you add the 3rd ethernet capable device, then everything routes through the switch. This would include i-Pilot LINK or Humminbird 360.

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Old 04-17-2018, 02:09 PM
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You only need a network cable to link them up. The Ethernet box is only needed with 3 or more items. You can share sonar, gps, waypoints between units. Also if you ever do one sonar unit and one SI unit they will both have SI when networked.
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Old 04-17-2018, 02:47 PM
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I have a Helix 7 Si G2N and a Helix 9 Si. I want them both at the console, one for mapping and one for sonar. I was wondering if I network them together, can they both run off of the same transducer to avoid interference from having two transducers?

Also can I have my auto chart running on one screen and have my sonar running on the other screen. Or does networking only mimic what ever I have on one screen to the other?

When I am only networking two units, if I've researched right. I shouldn't need the networking switch box correct?

Thanks
Helix units can share transducer data. They cannot share map data.

Check out my video on Ethernet. This will help you understand.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqxARCcYRmk&t
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Old 04-19-2018, 12:26 AM
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Helix units can share transducer data. They cannot share map data.

Check out my video on Ethernet. This will help you understand.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqxARCcYRmk&t


That's too bad. Solix to solix and solix to onix share map data.
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Old 04-19-2018, 07:44 AM
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Default Networking two Helix units.

I believe Helix units can share waypoints, just not a single map chip. You have to run a Lakemaster/Navionics/ACLZ chip in each unit. On the Onix/Solix units you can share one chip.

Here is a great video showing what you get when you network a Helix-Onix/Solix or a Helix-Helix.

https://youtu.be/xf4xpFtwOAs
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Old 04-24-2018, 10:44 AM
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Default Networking two Helix units.

Here is a diagram of how I have my boat rigged.
Adapter cables are to connect Helix units, and extensions are to reach from Ulterra LINK and Helix 12 to the switch under the dash.

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