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Thank You!
Thank you for choosing Humminbird®, the #1 name in marine electronics.
Humminbird has built its reputation by designing and manufacturing topquality, thoroughly reliable marine equipment. Your Humminbird is designed
for trouble-free use in even the harshest marine environment. In the unlikely
event that your Humminbird does require repairs, we offer an exclusive Service
Policy-free of charge during the first year after purchase, and available at a
reasonable rate after the one-year period. For complete details, see the
Warranty section of this manual. We encourage you to read this installation
and operations manual carefully in order to get full benefit from all the features
and applications of your Humminbird product.
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WARNING! This device should not be used as a navigational aid to prevent collision,
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change too quickly to allow time for you to react. Always operate the boat at very slow
speeds if you suspect shallow water or submerged objects.
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cover before traveling at speeds above 20 mph.
WARNING! This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause
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NOTE: Some features discussed in this manual require a separate purchase, and
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Installation Overview
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Fixed Control Head Installation
2
Determine Where to Mount........................................................................ 2
Connect the Power Cable to the Boat ........................................................ 2
Assemble the Control Head Base ................................................................ 4
Route the Control Head Cables Under the Deck ........................................ 4
Attach the Control Head to the Base.......................................................... 5
Attach the Cables to the Control Head ...................................................... 6
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Transducer Installation Overview
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Transom Transducer Installation
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Determine the Transducer Mounting Position............................................ 7
Prepare the Mounting Location .................................................................. 9
Assemble the Transducer and Initial Mounting ........................................ 10
Route the Cable ........................................................................................ 14
Test and Finish the Installation ................................................................ 16
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Inside the Hull Transducer Installation
18
Determine the Transducer Mounting Location ........................................ 18
Trial Installation ........................................................................................ 19
Route the Cable........................................................................................ 20
Permanently Mount the Transducer ........................................................ 20
Trolling Motor Transducer Installation
22
PiranhaMAX Portable Case Assembly
23
Assemble the PiranhaMAX Mount .......................................................... 24
Assemble the Base and Handle................................................................ 24
Attach the Control Head to the Base and Handle.................................... 26
Route the Cables ...................................................................................... 27
Assemble the Portable Case .................................................................... 30
Charge and Install the Battery .................................................................. 31
Assemble the Transducer Mounting Bracket .......................................... 32
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Stow the Portable Transducer
and Battery Charger into the Portable Case ............................................ 33
Installing the Portable Case on the Boat
34
Connect the Transducer and Power Cables to the Portable Case............ 34
Attach the Portable Case to the Boat ...................................................... 35
Mounting the Portable Transducer
36
Test the Transducer Prior to Installation .................................................. 36
Mount the Portable Transducer on the Boat ............................................ 36
Moving the Portable Fishfinder................................................................ 38
Power ON and OFF
39
PiranhaMAX Sonar Technology
40
Dual Beam Sonar...................................................................................... 41
What You See On the Display
42
The Menu System
43
Light (Setting Not Saved in Memory) ........................................................ 44
Sensitivity (Setting Saved in Memory) ...................................................... 44
Depth Range (Setting Not Saved in Memory) .......................................... 44
Zoom (Setting Not Saved in Memory)........................................................ 45
Chart Speed (Setting Saved in Memory) .................................................. 45
Fish Alarm (Setting Saved in Memory) ...................................................... 46
Depth Alarm (Setting Saved in Memory) .................................................. 46
Filter (Setting Saved in Memory) .............................................................. 46
Setup Menu (Setting Not Saved in Memory) ............................................ 47
Contrast (Setting Saved in Memory) .................................................... 47
Fish ID+ (Setting Saved in Memory) .................................................... 47
Bottom View (Setting Saved in Memory).............................................. 48
Battery Alarm (Setting Saved in Memory)............................................ 49
Language (Setting Saved in Memory, International Only).................... 49
Units (Setting Saved in Memory, International Only)............................ 49
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Maintenance
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Troubleshooting
51
International Purchases
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1-Year Limited Warranty
55
Humminbird Service Policy
56
Returning Your Unit for Service
57
Specifications
58
Contact Humminbird
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NOTE: Entries in this Table of Contents which list (International Only) are only
available on products sold outside of the U.S. by our authorized International
Distributors. It is important to note that products sold in the U.S. are not intended
for resale in the international market. To obtain a list of authorized International
Distributors, please visit our Web site at humminbird.com or contact Customer
Service at 1-800-633-1468 to locate the distributor nearest you.
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Installation Overview
Before you start installation, we encourage you to read these instructions
carefully in order to get the full benefit from your PiranhaMAX.
There are three basic installation tasks that you must perform for the
PiranhaMAX:
• install the control head
• install the transducer
• test the complete installation and lock the transducer position.
If you purchased a PiranhaMAX Portable unit, proceed to PiranhaMAX
Portable Case Assembly for installation instructions. If you are planning a
fixed installation, proceed to Fixed Control Head Installation.
Supplies: In addition to the hardware supplied with your transducer, you will
need a powered hand drill and various drill bits, various hand tools, including
a ruler or straightedge, a level, a 12" plumb line (weighted string or
monofilament line), marker or pencil, safety glasses and dust mask, and
marine-grade silicone sealant.
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Determine Where to Mount
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Begin the installation by determining where to mount the control head.
Consider the following to determine the best location:
• To check the location planned for the control
head, test run the cables for the power and
transducer. See the installation section for
your transducer type in order to plan the
location of the transducer.
Figure 1
• The mounting surface should be stable
enough to protect the control head from
excessive wave shock and vibration, and
should provide visibility while in operation.
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• Your PiranhaMAX uses a tilt mounting base.
The mounting area should allow sufficient
room for the unit to pivot freely, and for easy
removal and installation (Figures 1 and 2).
Figure 2
Connect the Power Cable to the Boat
A 6' long power cable is included to supply power to the control head. You
may shorten or lengthen the cable using 18 gauge multi-stranded copper wire.
CAUTION! Some boats have 24 or 36 Volt electric systems, but the control head
MUST be connected to a 12 VDC power supply.
The control head power cable can be connected to the electrical system of the
boat at two places: a fuse panel usually located near the console, or directly
to the battery.
NOTE: Make sure that the power cable is not connected to the control head at
the beginning of this procedure.
Fixed Control Head Installation
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NOTE: Humminbird is not responsible for over-voltage or over-current failures. The
control head must have adequate protection through the proper selection and
installation of a 1 amp fuse.
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1a. If a fuse terminal is available, use
crimp-on type electrical connectors
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terminal on the fuse panel. Attach the
black wire to ground (-), and the red
wire to positive (+) 12 VDC power
(Figure 3). Install a 1 amp fuse (not
included) for protection of the unit.
Humminbird is not responsible for
over-voltage or over-current failures.
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inline fuse holder
1b. If you need to wire the control head
directly to a battery, obtain and install
an inline fuse holder and a 1 amp
fuse (not included) for the protection
of the unit (Figure 4). Humminbird is
not responsible for over-voltage or
over-current failures.
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NOTE: In order to minimize the potential for interference with other marine
electronics, a separate power source (such as a second battery) may be necessary.
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Assemble the Control Head Base
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Your control head base will have a tilt mount. See the instructions below to
assemble and mount the control head base.
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1. Set the tilt mount control head base in
place on the mounting surface.
Tilt Mount Control Head Base
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2. Mark the four mounting screw
locations with a pencil or punch.
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3. Set the base aside, and drill the four
mounting screw holes using a 9/64"
bit.
3.
4. Proceed to Route the Control Head
Cables Under the Deck.
3/4”
19 mm
Figure 5
Route the Control Head Cables Under the Deck
Use the following steps to route the control head cables under the deck.
NOTE: Under the deck cable routing is not always possible. If this is not an option,
the cables should be routed and secured above deck.
NOTE: See the installation section for your transducer type in order to plan the
location of the transducer and cable route.
1a. Mark and drill a 3/4" hole as shown in Figure 5. Route the cables
through the hole. The cables will exit through the center hole on the
control head base.
1b. If the cables cannot be routed directly beneath the control head base,
mark and drill a 3/4" hole that will allow you to run the cables close to
the control head base.
4.
5.
6.
7.
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Attach the Control Head to the Base
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Follow these steps to attach the control head to the assembled base:
NOTE: The transducer cable and power cable should be routed prior to securing
the mounting bracket to the deck.
1. Apply marine-grade silicone sealant to the drilled holes for the
mounting bracket.
2. Place the mounting bracket on the mounting surface, aligning with the
drilled holes.
3. Insert the four #8 Phillips countersink wood screws into the mounting
holes. Hand tighten only!
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4. Insert the thumbknob bolt through the pivot knuckle on the control head
(Figure 6).
5. Align the pivot knuckle with the mount base arms and slide into place,
twisting slightly if necessary, until the unit is firmly seated.
6. Rotate the control head to the desired angle and hand tighten the
thumbknob bolt.
7. Thread the gimbal knob onto the pivot bolt and tighten.
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Attach the Cables to the Control Head
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Follow these steps to attach the power and transducer cables to the control head:
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1. Matching the cable plugs to the shape
and orientation of the sockets, insert
the transducer and power cables into
the correct sockets on the control
head.
NOTE: The serial port is for authorized service
personnel use only. Do not connect a cable to
this port. The serial port does not require a
port cover.
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2. With the control head in place, tilt the unit through its full range to
make sure there is enough cable slack for the unit to move freely. Hand
tighten the thumbknob bolt when you achieve the desired position for
the control head.
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You are now ready to install the transducer. Proceed to Transducer Installation
Overview.
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Transducer Installation Overview
The transducer can be installed on the transom of the boat, inside the hull, or
onto a trolling motor, depending on your transducer type. The type of
transducer you have will also determine how the cable will be routed. Go to
the section that describes your transducer, and follow the steps to position
and mount the transducer on your boat.
NOTE: Due to the wide variety of hulls, only general instructions are presented in
this installation guide. Each boat hull represents a unique set of requirements that
should be evaluated prior to installation. It is important to read the instructions
completely and understand the mounting guidelines before beginning installation.
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NOTE: When drilling holes in fiberglass hulls, it is best to start with a smaller bit and
use progressively larger drill bits to reduce the chance of chipping or flaking the
outer coating.
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Transom Transducer Installation
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Following are instructions for transom mount installation. The transom mount
installation provides the least loss of signal since the transducer is mounted
outside the hull. This installation also allows adjustment of both running angle
and depth after the transducer is mounted, which enables you to tune the
installation for best results.
NOTE: If you cannot find a transom mount location that will work for your boat hull,
a different mounting technique or transducer type should be considered. See the
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section of our Web site at humminbird.com or
call Customer Service at 1-800-633-1468.
Determine the Transducer Mounting Position
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Turbulence: You must first determine the best location on the transom to install
the transducer. It is very important to locate the transducer in an area that is
relatively free of turbulent water. Consider the following to find the best
location with the least amount of turbulence:
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Areas of Possible Turbulence • As the boat moves through the water, turbulence
is generated by the weight of the boat and the
thrust of the propeller(s) - either clockwise or
counter-clockwise. This turbulent water is
normally confined to areas immediately aft of
ribs, strakes or rows of rivets on the bottom of
the boat, and in the immediate area of the
propeller(s). Clockwise propellers create more
turbulence on the port side. On outboard or
rivets
strakes
inboard/outboard boats, it is best to locate the
transom
hull
transducer at least 15" to the side of the
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• The best way to locate turbulence-free water is
to view the transom while the boat is moving. This
method is recommended if maximum high-speed
operation is a high priority. If this is not possible,
select a location on the transom where the hull
forward of this location is smooth, flat and free of
protrusions or ribs (Figure 8).
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• On boats with stepped hulls, it may be possible to mount the transducer
on the step. Do not mount the transducer on the transom behind a step to
avoid popping the transducer out of the water at higher speeds. The transducer must remain in the water for the control head to maintain the sonar
signal (Figure 9).
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• If the transom is behind the propeller(s), it may be impossible to find an
area clear from turbulence, and a different mounting technique or
transducer type should be considered, such as an Inside the Hull
Transducer.
• If you plan to trailer your boat, do not mount the transducer too close to
trailer bunks or rollers to avoid moving or damaging the transducer during
loading and unloading of the boat.
• If high-speed operation is critical, you may want to consider using an
In-Hull Transducer instead of this Transom Mount Transducer.
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Find a turbulence-free location at least 15” from the propeller(s)
and not in line with trailer bunks or rollers. (Figure 10).
NOTE: The hydrodynamic shape of your transducer allows it to point straight down
without deadrise adjustment (Figure 11).
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NOTE: If you cannot find a transom mount location that will work for your
high-speed application, visit the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section of our
Web site at humminbird.com or call Customer Service at 1-800-633-1468.
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Prepare the Mounting Location
After determining the mounting location for the transducer, follow the steps
below to position and mount the transducer bracket.
Positioning the Mounting Bracket 1. Make sure that the boat is level on the trailer,
both from port to starboard and from bow to
level
stern, by placing your level on the deck of the
boat, first in one direction, then in the other.
2. Hold the mounting bracket against the transom
of the boat in the location you have selected
(Figure 12). Align the bracket horizontally, using
the level. Make sure that the lower screw hole
protrusion does not protrude past the bottom of
Figure 12
the hull, and there is at least 1/4" clearance
between the bottom of the bracket and the
Boat Hull Types Require
Different Mounting Positions
bottom of the transom for fiberglass boats, and
1/8" clearance for aluminum boats (Figure 13).
NOTE: If you have a flat-bottomed aluminum boat,
some additional adjustment may be needed to
accommodate the rivets on the bottom of the boat
(i.e. the gap may need to be a little smaller than
1/8"). This will help you to avoid excessive
turbulence at high speeds.
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Using the Mounting Bracket
to Mark the Initial Drill Holes
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NOTE: If your propeller moves clockwise as the
boat moves forward (as you're facing the stern of
the boat from behind), mount the transducer
on the starboard side, and align the bottom
right corner of the mounting bracket with the
bottom of the boat. If your propeller moves
counterclockwise as the boat moves forward (as
you're facing the stern of the boat from behind),
mount the transducer on the port side, and align
the bottom left corner of the mounting bracket with
the bottom of the boat.
3. Continue to hold the bracket on the transom of
the boat, and use a pencil or marker to mark
where to drill the two mounting holes. Mark
the drill holes near the top of each slot, making
sure that your mark is centered in the slot
(Figure 14).
mark initial drill 3rd hole
holes
Figure 14
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NOTE: The third hole should not be drilled until the angle and height of the
transducer is finalized, which you will not do until a later procedure.
2.
4. Make sure that the drill bit is perpendicular to the actual surface of the
transom, NOT parallel to the ground, before you drill. Using a 5/32” bit, drill
the two holes only to a depth of approximately 1”.
NOTE: On fiberglass hulls, it is best to use progressively larger drill bits to reduce
the chance of chipping or flaking the outer coating.
Assemble the Transducer and Initial Mounting
In this procedure, you will assemble the transducer using the hardware provided,
then mount it and make adjustments to its position without locking it in place.
NOTE: You will initially assemble the transducer and the mounting bracket by matching
the two ratchets to a numbered position on the transducer knuckle. Further adjustments
may be necessary.
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1a. If you already know your transom angle, refer to the chart below for the
initial position to use to set the ratchets (Figure 15). If your transom is
angled at 14 degrees (a common transom angle for many boats) use
position 1 for the ratchets. In either case, go to step 2.
Bead Alignment
Number
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5
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Transom Angle (°) -2 -1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Measured Distance (x)
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4.3 cm
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5.9 cm
2 3/8“
7.6 cm
3“
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3 5/8“
11.1cm
4 3/8“
12.9cm
5“
14.9cm
5 7/8“
16.9cm
6 5/8“
Figure 15
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1b. If you do not know your transom angle,
measure it using a plumb line (weighted
nylon string or monofilament line)
exactly 12 inches long. Hold the top of
the plumb line against the top of the
transom with your finger, and wait until
the line hangs straight down (Figure
16). Using a ruler, measure the distance
from the bottom of the plumb line to
the back of the transom, then use the
chart (Figure 15).
Measuring the Transom Angle
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transom
angle in
degrees
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Transom Transducer Installation
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2. Place the two ratchets, one on either side of the transducer knuckle, so
that the beads on each ratchet line up with the desired position number
on the knuckle (Figure 17a). If you are setting the ratchets at position 1,
the beads on each ratchet will line up with the rib on the transducer
knuckle to form one continuous line on the assembly (Figure 17b).
NOTE: The ratchets are keyed. Make sure that the square teeth on each
ratchet face the square teeth on the transducer knuckle, and the triangular
teeth face outward.
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Hold the ratchets on the transducer knuckle with one hand and fit the
mounting bracket over them until it snaps into place with the other hand. Refer
to the illustration (Figure 17d).
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3. Put the pivot bolt through the assembly to
hold it in position and loosely install the nut,
but do NOT tighten the nut at this time
(Figure 18).
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combination of fasteners. Hand tighten only.
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Mounting the Assembly
to the Transom
4. Align the mounting bracket transducer
assembly with the drilled holes in the
transom. With a 5/16" socket driver, mount
the assembly to the transom using the two
#10 - 1" long screws provided (Figure 19).
Hand tighten only!
seam
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NOTE: Make sure that the mounting screws are
snug, but do not fully tighten the mounting screws
at this time to allow the transducer assembly to
slide for adjustment purposes.
5. Adjust the initial angle of the transducer from
back to front by rotating the transducer until
the side seam on the transducer is almost
parallel with the bottom of the boat, one click
at a time in either direction (Figure 20 and 21).
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Adjusting the Initial Transducer Angle
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correctly aligned
(transducer side
seam aligned
with boat bottom)
leading edge
Figure 20
Transom Transducer Installation
Figure 21
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6. Adjust the transducer assembly vertically,
until the seam on the leading edge of the
transducer (the edge closest to the transom
of the boat) is level and just slightly below
the hull (Figure 22).
NOTE: The transducer has a natural downward
slant of 4-5 degrees from leading edge (closest to
the boat transom) to trailing edge (farthest away
from the boat). Looking at the back of the
transducer, the seam should be slightly below
the bottom of the hull.
7. Continue to adjust until the bracket is also
level from port to starboard (horizontally
level as you look at the transducer from
behind the boat [Figure 23]).
Leveling the Mounting
Assembly Horizontally
level
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8. Mark the correct position on the transom by
tracing the silhouette of the transducer
mounting bracket with a pencil or marker.
9. Tighten the pivot bolt, using the pivot screw
and nut to lock the assembly. Hand tighten
only!
CAUTION! Do not use a high speed driver on
this combination of fasteners. Hand tighten only.
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10. Hand tighten the two mounting screws.
NOTE: You will drill the third mounting hole and
finalize the installation after you route the cable
and test and finish the installation in the
following procedures.
ow
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Route the Cable
The transducer cable has a low profile connector, which must be routed to the
point where the control head is mounted. There are several ways to route the
transducer cable to the area where the control head is installed. The most
common procedure routes the cable through the transom into the boat.
NOTE: Your boat may have a pre-existing wiring channel or conduit that you can
use for the transducer cable.
1. Unplug the other end of the transducer cable from the control head.
(The transducer cable was connected in the earlier section Attach the
Cables to the Control Head). Make sure that the cable is long enough
to accommodate the planned route by running the cable over the
transom.
CAUTION! Do not cut or shorten the transducer cable, and try not to damage
the cable insulation. Route the cable as far as possible from any VHF radio
antenna cables or tachometer cables to reduce the possibility of interference.
If the cable is too short, extension cables are available to extend the
transducer cable up to a total of 50'. For assistance, contact Customer Service
at humminbird.com or call 1-800-633-1468 for more information.
Figure
CAUTION! Do NOT mount the cables where the connectors could be
submerged in water or flooded. If cables are installed in a splash-prone area, it
may be helpful to apply dielectric grease to the inside of the connectors to
prevent corrosion. Dielectric grease can be purchased separately from a
general hardware or automotive store.
NOTE: Allow enough slack in the cable for slight movement at the pivot point.
It is best to route the cable to the side of the transducer so the transducer will
not damage the cable during movement.
Figur
2a. If you are routing the cable over the transom of the boat, secure the
cable by attaching the cable clamp to the transom, drilling 9/64"
diameter holes for the #8 x 5/8" wood screws, then skip directly to step
5 to connect the cable.
or...
2b. If you will be routing the cable through a hole in the transom, drill a 5/8"
diameter hole above the waterline. Route the cable through this hole, then
fill the hole with marine-grade silicone sealant and proceed to the next
step immediately.
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Storing Excess Cable
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3. Place the escutcheon plate over the
cable hole and use it as a guide to
mark the two escutcheon plate mounting
holes. Remove the plate, drill two 9/64"
diameter x 5/8" deep holes, and then fill
both holes with marine-grade silicone
sealant. Place the escutcheon plate over the
cable hole and attach with two #8 x 5/8"
wood screws. Hand tighten only!
4. Route and secure the cable by attaching
the cable clamp to the transom. Drill one
9/64" diameter x 5/8" deep hole, then fill
hole with marine-grade silicone sealant,
then attach the cable clamp using a
#8 x 5/8" screw. Hand tighten only!
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NOTE: If there is excess cable that needs to be
gathered at one location (as shown in the
illustration), dress the cable routed from both
directions so that a single loop is left
extending from the storage location. Doubling
the cable up from this point, form the cable
into a coil. Storing excess cable using this
method can reduce electronic interference
(Figure 25).
5. Plug the cable connector back into the control
head. The slots are keyed to prevent reversed
installation, so be careful not to force the
connector into the holder.
Your control head is now ready for operation.
5/8"
then
next
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Test and Finish the Installation
Once you have installed both the control head and the transom transducer,
and have routed all the cables, you must perform a final test before locking the
transducer in place. Testing should be performed with the boat in the water.
6.
1. Press POWER once to turn the control head on. If the unit does not
power up, make sure that the connector is fully plugged into the
terminal slot and that power is available.
2. If all connections are correct and power is available, the Humminbird
control head will enter Normal operation.
3. If the bottom is visible on-screen with a digital depth readout, the unit
is working properly. Make sure that the boat is in water greater than 2'
but less than the depth capability of the unit, and that the transducer
is fully submerged, since the sonar signal cannot pass through air.
7.
NOTE: The transducer must be submerged in water for reliable transducer
detection.
4. If the unit is working properly, gradually increase the boat speed to test
high-speed performance. If the unit functions well at low speeds, but
begins to skip or miss the bottom at higher speeds, the transducer
requires adjustment.
5. If you have the correct angle set on the transducer, yet lose a bottom
reading at high speed, adjust the height and the running angle in small
increments to give you the ideal transducer position for your boat. First,
adjust the height in small increments (Figure 22).
NOTE: The deeper the transducer is in the water, the more likely that a rooster
tail of spray will be generated at high speeds, so make sure that the transducer
is as high as it can be and still be submerged in the water.
If you are still not getting good high speed readings, you may need to
disassemble the transducer mounting assembly and re-position the ratchets
(Figures 17a - 17d).
If you do change the transducer position, re-trace the position of the
mounting bracket before proceeding.
Transom Transducer Installation
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NOTE: It is often necessary to make several incremental transducer
adjustments before optimum high speed performance is achieved. Due to the
wide variety of boat hulls, however, it is not always possible to obtain high
speed depth readings.
6. Once you have reached a consistently good sonar signal at the desired
speeds, you are ready to lock down the transducer settings. Remove the
transducer from the bracket (after noting where the ratchets are
assembled), then re-align the mounting bracket against the transom of the
boat to match the traced silhouette. Check the bracket position with the
level again to make sure it is still level, then mark the third mounting hole
using a pencil or marker. Unscrew and remove the mounting screws and
the transducer bracket and set aside.
7. Drill the third mounting hole, using a 5/32” drill bit. Use a marine-grade
silicone sealant to fill all three drilled mounting holes, especially if the
holes penetrated the transom wall.
NOTE: On fiberglass hulls, it is best to use progressively larger drill bits to
reduce the chance of chipping or flaking the outer coating.
Fully Tighten All Three
Mounting Screws
ttom
mall
First,
8. Re-position the transducer bracket against
the transom of the boat, then hand-install all
three screws. Make sure that the transducer
location has not changed, then fully tighten
all three mounting screws (Figure 26). Hand
tighten only!
9. Re-install the transducer to the mounting
bracket, making sure to assemble the ratchets
in the same location they had before. (See
Figures 17a - 17d and Figure 20 - 21).
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If you have performed the preceding
procedures correctly, the transducer should
be level and at the right height for optimal
operation.
the
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Inside the Hull Transducer Installation
In-hull mounting generally produces good results in single thickness fiberglasshulled boats. Humminbird cannot guarantee depth performance when
transmitting and receiving through the hull of the boat, since some signal loss
occurs. The amount of loss depends on hull construction and thickness, as
well as the installation position and process.
NOTE: In-hull mounting requires an installed and operational control head.
NOTE: The integral temperature probe will not work with in-hull mounting, so you
may either want to consider purchasing a Temp Sensor or obtaining a different
transducer. See the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section of our Web site at
humminbird.com or call Customer Service at 1-800-633-1468.
This installation requires slow-cure two-part epoxy. Do not use silicone
or any other soft adhesive to install the transducer, as this material
reduces the sensitivity of the unit. Do not use five-minute epoxy, as it
has a tendency to cure before all the air bubbles can be purged, thus
reducing signal strength.
Determine the Transducer Mounting Location
Decide where to install the transducer on the inside of the hull. Consider the
following to find the best location:
Tria
You
is ins
runn
area
1.
2.
• Observe the outside of the boat hull to find the areas that are mostly free
from turbulent water. Avoid ribs, strakes and other protrusions, as these
create turbulence (Figure 27).
• As a general rule, the faster the boat can travel, the further aft and closer
to the centerline of the hull the transducer has to be located in order to
remain in contact with the water at high speeds (Figure 28).
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Figure 28
Trial Installation
You will not be able to adjust the mounting after an inside the hull transducer
is installed. It is best, therefore, to perform a trial installation first that includes
running the boat at various speeds, in order to determine the best mounting
area before permanently mounting the transducer.
1. Plug the transducer into the control head, then power up the control
head. When the control head detects a functioning transducer, it will
automatically enter Normal operating mode.
free
hese
2. View the sonar signal at its best by holding the transducer over the
side, immersed in the water, so that it is pointing straight down over a
known flat bottom. Use the display to benchmark against the sonar
signal that will be detected once the transducer is placed in the hull.
oser
er to
3. Place the transducer body face down at the identified mounting location
inside the hull, with the pointed end towards the bow (Figure 27).
4. Fill the hull with enough water to submerge the transducer body. Use
a sand-filled bag or other heavy object to hold the transducer in
position. The transducer cannot transmit through air, and the water
purges any air from between the transducer and the hull, and fills any
voids in the coarse fiberglass surface.
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5. View the sonar signal on the display and compare against what was
observed in Step 2, making sure that the boat is in the same location
as it was during your observations in Step 2. If the results are
comparable, move on to Step 6. Otherwise, locate a new position in the
hull and repeat Steps 3 through 5.
6. Run the boat at various speeds and water depths while observing the
screen on the control head. If depth performance is required, test the
transducer in water at the desired depth. If the performance is
acceptable, move on to Step 7. If the performance is not acceptable,
repeat Steps 3 through 6.
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6.
7.
7. Once you have determined the best mounting location using the above
steps, mark the position of the transducer.
Route the Cable
1. Once the mounting location is determined and you have marked the
position of the transducer, route the cable from the transducer to the
control head.
Permanently Mount the Transducer
1. Make sure the position of the
transducer is marked.
2. You may have to disconnect the cable to
the control head and reconnect it at the
end of this procedure.
3. Remove the water from inside the hull
and thoroughly dry the mounting
surface. If the surface is excessively
rough, it may be necessary to sand the
area to provide a smooth mounting
surface.
4. Mix an ample quantity of two-part slow
cure epoxy slowly and thoroughly.
Avoid trapping air bubbles (Figure 29).
5. Coat the face of the transducer and the
inside of the hull with epoxy (Figures 27
and 29).
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6. Press the transducer into place with a
slight twisting motion to purge any
trapped air from underneath, keeping
the pointed end of the transducer body
pointed forward, towards the bow
(Figure 30).
NOTE: Proper operation requires the pointed
end of the transducer body to face towards
the bow.
Figure 30
7. Weight the transducer so that it will not
move while the epoxy is curing.
NOTE: When the epoxy cures, no water is
necessary inside the hull.
the
the
8. If you unplugged the transducer cable
at the beginning of this procedure, plug
it back into the control head.
Your control head is now ready for operation.
NOTE: Neither water, spilled gasoline, nor oil will affect the performance of the
transducer.
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Trolling Motor Transducer Installation
Pi
Several styles of the transducer are compatible
with trolling motor mounting. If you have a
trolling motor bracket, refer to the separate
installation instructions that are included with
the bracket.
It is
orde
main
•
•
•
Figure 31
You may purchase a Trolling Motor Adapter kit that will allow you to
mount the transducer on the trolling motor.
NOTE: Visit humminbird.com or call Customer Service at 1-800-633-1468 for
details and pricing.
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PiranhaMAX Portable Case Assembly
tible
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rate
with
It is important to perform the PiranhaMAX portable case assembly tasks in
order, referring to the step-by-step procedures that represent the following
main assembly tasks:
• assemble the PiranhaMAX mount
• assemble the base and handle
• assemble the control head to the base and handle
o
or
• route the cables in the base
• assemble the portable case
• charge and install the battery
• assemble the transducer mounting bracket
• stow the portable transducer and battery charger into the portable case.
When you are done, the control head and the transducer will be part of the
portable case assembly, and you will be ready to take your portable case to the
boat for final setup.
Supplies: In addition to the hardware supplied with your installation kit, you
will need a hammer, Phillips screwdriver, socket wrench, and a rope or bungee
cord.
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Assemble the PiranhaMAX Mount
No assembly is required for the tilt mount. Proceed to Assemble the Base and
Handle.
Assemble the Base and Handle
In this procedure, you will install the PiranhaMAX mount and handle to the
base of the portable case.
1. Turn the base upside down. Punch out the mounting holes labeled “C”
with a hammer and a screwdriver (or an awl) as shown in the
illustration Punching Holes.
Punching Holes
4.
Figure 32
2. Turn the base right side up. Line up the PiranhaMAX mount with the
holes you punched out in step 1.
3. Using a socket wrench and a Phillips screwdriver, secure the
PiranhaMAX mount to the base with the four included 3/4” screws,
lock washers, and nuts. Hand tighten only!
Figu
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Attaching the Mount to the Base
and
PiranhaMAX
tilt mount
the
“C”
the
base
Figure 33
4. Install the handle onto the base, so that the curved part of the handle
faces towards the back of the base, towards the battery well. Use the
four included #8-32 x 7/16” screws, two on each side, to attach the
handle to the base (see the illustrations Installing the Handle Onto the
Base and Sliding in the Handle). Hand tighten only!
Sliding in the Handle
Installing the Handle Onto the Base
the
the
ews,
Figure 34
NOTE: The handle is keyed so that it only fits onto the base in one direction.
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Attach the Control Head to the Base and Handle
Rou
In this procedure, you will install the control head onto the base assembly.
In th
the u
secu
1. Insert the thumbknob bolt through the pivot knuckle on the control
head.
2. Align the pivot knuckle with the mount arms and slide into place,
twisting slightly if necessary, until the unit is firmly seated.
1.
3. Rotate the control head to the desired angle and hand tighten the
thumbknob bolt.
4. Thread the gimbal knob onto the pivot bolt and tighten.
Attaching the Control Head to the Base and Handle
2.
pivot
knuckle
thumbknob
bolt
gimbal knob
gimbal knob
Rear View
Front View
Figure 35
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Route the Cables
y.
ntrol
ace,
the
In this procedure, you will route the power and transducer jumper cables on
the underside of the base, and attach the tie-down straps that will be used to
secure the battery to the base in a later procedure.
1. Turn the base upside down,
then thread the two included
hook and loop battery tiedown straps from the bottom
of the base up through each
side of the battery well, using
the strap holes (see the
illustration Attaching the
Battery Tie-Down Straps).
Attaching the Battery Tie-Down Straps
2. Route the power cable from
the mount DOWN through the
center hole of the base. Route
the transducer jump cable UP
through the base and mount.
Figure 36
battery tie-down straps
Pulling the Cables Through the Base
Figure 37
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3. Connect the cables to the control Connecting the Cables to the Control Head
head. The slots for the plugs are
keyed to prevent reverse
installation, and insertion should
be easy. Do not force the
connectors into the control head.
(Figure 38)
4. Pull the power cable through the
opening in the long side of the
cable well and insert it into the
battery well (see the illustration
Installing the Cables Onto the
Base).
5. Route the transducer jumper
cable (see the illustration
Installing the Cables Onto the
Base) out the long side of the
cable well and follow the arrows
on the base.
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6.
7.
zi
m
Figure 38
Installing the Cables Onto the Base
screws
p
jumper
cable well
transducer
jumper
cable
8.
power cable
Figure 39
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6. Fit the transducer jumper cable connector down into the jumper cable
well and snap it into place. Insert the two #6-32 x 1/4” screws included to
secure the transducer jumper connector and tighten using a Phillips
screwdriver. Hand tighten only!
7. Secure all cables to the base, using the included zip ties, at the mount
points shown in the illustration (see the illustration Tying Down the
Cables).
Tying Down the Cables
transducer
zip tie
jumper cable
mounting point
power cable
Figure 40
8. Turn the base right side up and pull up gently on the battery tie-down
straps to remove the slack.
NOTE: You will need to perform more assembly procedures, as well as charge the
battery for 8 hours, before you install the battery into the portable case. See Charge
and Install the Battery for more information.
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Assemble the Portable Case
Cha
In this procedure, you will install the base assembly into the portable case.
In th
1. Unzip the largest opening on the front of Installing the Base into the Case
the portable case.
2. Insert the base assembly into the
portable case, so that the PiranhaMAX
control head is facing out of the case. For
best results, pull the case over one
shoulder of the handle at a time.
1.
2.
3. Adjust the case so that you can easily
grab the handle, through the fabric
handhold inset, from the outside top of
Pulling the Case over the Handle
the portable case.
Holding the Portable Case
3.
4.
Figure 41
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Charge and Install the Battery
In this procedure, you will charge and then install and secure the battery.
1. Charge the battery, using the included battery charger, until it is fully
charged as indicated by the LED on the charger. Charging usually
requires 8 continuous hours, but may vary depending on your
configuration.
NOTE: Some international models may not include a battery or battery charger.
2. Open the bottom back zipper on the portable case, and install the
battery in the battery well. While holding the tie-down straps out of the
way, make sure the power cable is fitted snugly into the slot in the well
so that they battery does not rest on it (see the illustration Installing
the Battery).
andle
Installing the Battery
Tying Down the Battery
e
Figure 42
3. Pull the battery tie-down straps over the top of the battery and connect
both ends of each strap over the top, making sure that the straps are
pulled tight around the battery and that the battery is seated securely
in the battery well.
4. Zip up the back opening.
NOTE: Do NOT connect the power cable to the battery at this time. You should
wait until just before fishing to connect the power cable to the battery.
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Assemble the Transducer Mounting Bracket
In this procedure, you will assemble the portable transducer mounting bracket.
1. Line up the two ratchet pieces at position 1 so that the beads are
aligned with the rib on the transducer. See the illustrations below.
Transducer Knuckle Positions
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trans
point
and a
until
align
Ratchets Placed in Position 1
beads
knuckle
ratchet
rib at
position
1
Sto
into
Figure 43
2. Assemble the other transducer parts as shown (see the illustration
Assembling the Portable Bracket below). Hand tighten only!
1.
2.
Assembling the Portable Bracket
suction cup
portable transducer
assembly
Phillips head
screw
washer
bolt
wing nut
ratchet
Figure 44
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are
NOTE: If you are unable to ratchet the
transducer so that it rests below the water and
points straight down, you can disassemble it
and align the beads with a different number
until you reach a position that allows the proper
alignment.
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Ratchets Placed in Position 2
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ation
Figure 45
Stow the Portable Transducer and Battery Charger
into the Portable Case
1. Load the portable transducer into the carrying compartment (upper zip
opening on the back of the portable case) and close the zipper.
2. Turn the portable case around so that you can access the front, and
load the battery charger into the zip pocket on the left as you face the
front of the portable case.
3. Make sure all the zippers are closed.
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Installing the Portable Case on the Boat
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3.
Since the portable case has a large non-skid mounting surface, it may be
attached to almost any surface.
In the following section, you will route the cables on the boat, connect the
transducer and power cables to the portable case, and attach the portable
case to a dry and convenient location on your boat.
Connect the Transducer and Power Cables to the
Portable Case
1. Make sure the large opening in the front of the portable case is
unzipped. You may want to roll up the flap and secure it with the
provided strap and clip while you’re working.
2. Plug the transducer cable into the jumper port in the portable case to
the left of the control head, as you face the front of the bag (see the
illustration Plugging in the Transducer).
Plugging in the Transducer
4.
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3. Turn the portable case around so that you can access the back, and
open the back zipper. Connect the spade clip on the red wire of the
power cable to the red terminal on the battery, and the spade clip on
the black wire of the power cable to the black terminal on the battery.
Make sure that the spade clips are snugly attached to the terminals
(see the illustration Connecting the Spade Clips).
Connecting the Spade Clips
the
e is
the
se to
the
Figure 46
4. Make sure the back battery door and side pockets are zipped, but leave
the front of the bag unzipped for easy access during installation.
Attach the Portable Case to the Boat
1. Attach the portable case to a surface on the boat by threading rope or
bungee cord (not provided) through the D-rings on either side of the
portable case.
NOTE: Humminbird recommends that you do NOT position the portable case on
the bottom of the boat, or in a location where it can be splashed by or immersed
in water, as the portable case is water resistant, but not waterproof.
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Mounting the Portable Transducer
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Once your Portable fishfinder is fully assembled (see the PiranhaMAX Portable
Case Assembly section for more information), it takes just a few easy steps
before you are ready to fish:
• test the transducer prior to installation
• mount the portable transducer on the boat.
Test the Transducer Prior to Installation
Prior to installation, test the transducer to make sure that no damage occurred
during shipping.
1. Hold the transducer in the water over the side of the boat to confirm
proper operation. If the transducer is working properly, you should be
able to see the bottom on the control head display.
Mount the Portable Transducer on the Boat
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2.
Perform the procedures in this section to install the transducer on your boat.
NOTE: The suction cup mount is designed for quick, easy installation and removal,
NOT for high speed operation. If you intend to operate your boat at any speed
faster than trolling speeds, remove the suction cup transducer from the water.
3.
4.
It is important that the mounting position allows the transducer to rest beneath
the surface of the water, pointing straight down. You can mount the transducer
anywhere on the side of the boat if your boat remains stationary. If you are
trolling, it is best to mount the transducer on the transom of the boat.
Your portable transducer is designed to be installed and adjusted without the
use of tools. Mounting the transducer to the boat is a simple yet important
operation. A poor mounting location will affect the overall performance of the
Humminbird unit, so follow the mounting instructions carefully. It is important
that the mounting position allows the transducer to rest beneath the surface
of the water, pointing straight down. You can mount the transducer anywhere
on the side of the boat if your boat remains stationary.
NOTE: If you are trolling, it is best to mount the transducer on the transom of the boat.
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1. Mount the transducer so that it points straight down and so that the
transducer itself is submerged in the water (see the illustration
Portable Transducer Mount).
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2. Adjust the running angle so that the transducer is parallel to and below
the surface of the water (see the illustration Transducer Running
Angle).
3. Hand tighten the wing nut so that the transducer will not rotate.
4. Secure the transducer cable in
case of accidental release
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propeller. Attach the tie-down
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Transducer Tie-Down Strap
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5. When you have finished using the transducer, unplug the transducer
cable from the transducer jumper port on the base, then coil the cable
around the assembly.
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Moving the Portable Fishfinder
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You should take the portable case with you when you leave the boat and will
not be using it. Perform the following steps to make your unit mobile:
Use
1. With the boat engine off, loosen all cable retainers/clips holding the
transducer.
2. Remove the case from the surface mount.
3. Remove the transducer from the surface where it has been mounted,
wipe it dry, and stow it in the portable case rear pocket.
4. Unplug the power cable when not in use.
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Power ON and OFF
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Use the following instructions to power on your PiranhaMAX unit:
• Power On: Press the POWER-MENU key until the
PiranhaMAX powers on, then release the key.
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• Start-Up Menu: When the PiranhaMAX powers on, the
Start-Up menu temporarily appears. From this menu,
select either Start-Up, Simulator, or Setup.
nted,
• For on the water use, select Normal.
• To learn how to use the system with simulated
data, select Simulator.
• Power Off: Press and hold the POWER-MENU key until
the unit powers off.
NOTE: International units powered on for the first time will first display setup menu
options such as Language, Units - Distance, Units - Speed, etc. for initial system setup.
NOTE: If Simulator Mode is selected from the Start-Up Menu and a transducer is
plugged in, some menu setting changes will be saved in memory even after the unit
is powered down. Menu setting changes will not be saved when a transducer is not
connected.
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LEFT arrow key
RIGHT arrow key
POWER/MENU key
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PiranhaMAX Sonar Technology
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The PiranhaMAX is the easiest to use fishfinder ever. For most anglers, all you’ll
ever need to do is power on and fish! The PiranhaMAX automatically
determines depth and makes adjustments to keep the bottom and fish visible
on the display.
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The PiranhaMAX uses sonar technology to send sound waves from the
transducer into the water. The returned “echoes” are plotted on the display,
creating a very accurate picture of the underwater world, including distance
to underwater objects such as the bottom, fish, and structure.
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Dual Beam Sonar
Your PiranhaMAX uses a 200/83 kHz dual beam sonar system with a wide (60°)
area of coverage. Dual Beam sonar is optimized to show the greatest bottom
definition using a narrow (20°) beam yet can still indicate fish found in the
wide (60°) beam when the Fish ID+ feature is turned on. Dual Beam is ideal
for a wide range of conditions - from shallow water to very deep water in both
fresh and salt water. Boat speed, wave action, bottom hardness, water
conditions and transducer installation can all affect depth capability.
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What You See On the Display
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The PiranhaMAX displays underwater information in an easy-to-understand
format. The top of the display corresponds to the water surface at the
transducer, and the bottom of the display corresponds to the Depth Range
automatically selected for the current water depth. The Bottom Contour varies
as the depth under the boat changes. Digital readouts provide precise
information for depth, fish, and water temperature.
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As the boat moves, terrain and bottom composition variations are displayed.
Fish, baitfish, and thermoclines (underwater temperature changes) are
displayed when detected. Underwater conditions vary greatly, so some
experience and interpretation is needed to realize all the benefits of the
PiranhaMAX – use the following illustration as a guide to the most common
conditions and practice using your PiranhaMAX over known bottom types.
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The Menu System
A simple menu system allows you to access your PiranhaMAX adjustable
settings.
To activate the menu system:
1. Press the POWER-MENU key.
2. Press the POWER-MENU key repeatedly to display the PiranhaMAX
menu settings, one at a time.
To adjust a menu setting:
1. When a menu setting is on the display, use the RIGHT and LEFT Arrow
keys to adjust the menu setting.
Menu settings are saved and removed from the screen automatically
after several seconds. In Normal operating mode, most menu settings
saved to memory will not return to their default values when the unit
is turned off. See individual menu choices for more information.
NOTE: Each time the POWER-MENU key is pressed, the backlight momentarily
illuminates for easy viewing at night. Adjust the LIGHT menu setting to keep the
backlight on.
NOTE: If Simulator Mode is selected from the Start-Up Menu and a transducer is
plugged in, some menu setting changes will be saved in memory even after the unit
is powered down. Menu setting changes will not be saved from Simulator mode
when a transducer is not connected.
NOTE: Turning on the Setup menu choice from the Main Menu System allows you
to access additional set-up menu choices. See Setup Menu for more information.
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Light
(Setting Not Saved in Memory)
Press the POWER-MENU key until LIGHT appears. Use the backlight for night
fishing. Select either 0 (Off), or 1 through 5 to activate the backlight at the
desired level. (0 to 5, Default = 0)
NOTE: Continuous backlight operation will significantly decrease the battery life for
PiranhaMAX Portables.
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Sensitivity
(Setting Saved in Memory)
Press the POWER-MENU key until SENSITIVITY appears. Sensitivity controls how
much detail is shown on the display. Increasing the sensitivity shows more sonar
returns from small baitfish and suspended debris in the water; however, the
display may become too cluttered.
When operating in very clear water or greater depths, increased sensitivity shows
weaker returns that may be of interest. Decreasing the sensitivity eliminates the
clutter from the display that is sometimes present in murky or muddy water. If
Sensitivity is adjusted too low, the display may not show many sonar returns that
could be fish. (0 – 10, Default = 5)
Depth Range
(Setting Not Saved in Memory)
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Press the POWER-MENU key until DEPTH RANGE appears. Automatic is the
default setting. When in automatic, the lower range will be adjusted by the unit
to follow the bottom. (Auto, 15 to 600 ft, Default = Auto)
NOTE: In manual operation, if the depth is greater than the depth range setting,
the bottom will not be visible on the display. Select AUTO to return to automatic
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Zoom
(Setting Not Saved in Memory)
Press the POWER-MENU key until ZOOM appears. Select Auto to magnify the
area around the bottom in order to reveal fish and structure close to the bottom
that may not be visible during normal operation. When ZOOM is set to Auto, the
upper and lower Depth Ranges are automatically adjusted to keep the area above
and below the bottom on the display. Select Off to return to normal operation.
(Off, Auto, Manual Ranges, Default = Off)
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There is also a series of manual ranges which can be selected. The manual
depth ranges are determined by the present depth conditions.
Chart Speed
(Setting Saved in Memory)
Press the POWER-MENU key until CHART SPEED appears. Select a setting
from 1-5 to increase or decrease the chart speed, where 1 is the slowest and
5 is the fastest chart speed. Chart speed determines the speed at which the
sonar information moves across the display, and consequently the amount of
detail shown.
A faster speed shows more information and is preferred by most anglers;
however, the sonar information moves across the display quickly. A
slower speed keeps the information on the display longer, but the bottom
and fish details become compressed and may be difficult to interpret.
(1 to 5, Default = 5)
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Fish Alarm
(Setting Saved in Memory)
Press the POWER-MENU key until FISH ALARM appears. Select Off for no fish
alarm, or one of the following symbols to set the alarm. An alarm will sound
when the PiranhaMAX detects fish that correspond to the alarm setting. Fish
Alarm will only sound if Fish ID+ is also set to On. (Off, Large, Large/Medium, All,
Default = Off)
Large fish only
Large/Medium fish only
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Press the POWER-MENU key until DEPTH ALARM appears. Select OFF for no
Depth Alarm, or select 3 to 99 feet to set the alarm depth. An audible alarm
sounds when the depth is equal to or less than the setting. (Off, 3 to 99 feet,
Default = Off)
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Filter
(Setting Saved in Memory)
Press the POWER-MENU key until FILTER appears. Select either Off or On.
Filter adjusts the sonar filter to limit interference on the display from
sources such as your boat engine, turbulence, or other sonar devices.
(On, Off, Default = Off)
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Setup Menu
(Setting Not Saved in Memory)
Press the POWER-MENU key until Setup appears. Press the RIGHT Arrow key
to select On. (Off, On, Default = Off)
When you activate Setup, additional menu choices will become available that
are not a part of the Main Menu system. After selecting Setup, press the
POWER-MENU key to display the Setup menu choices, one at a time. Setup
Menu choices include:
• Contrast
• Fish ID+
• Bottom View
• Battery Alarm
• Language (International only)
• Units (International only).
Scroll through all Setup menu choices to exit the Setup menu.
Contrast (Setup Menu)
(Setting Saved in Memory)
Make sure that the Setup menu is selected, then press the POWER-MENU key
until CONTRAST appears. Select a setting from 1 through 5. (1 to 5, Default = 3)
Fish ID+ (Setup Menu)
(Setting Saved in Memory)
Make sure that the Setup menu is selected, then press the POWER-MENU key
until FISH ID+ appears. Select either Off to view “raw” sonar returns or On to
view Fish symbols. Fish ID+ uses advanced signal processing to interpret sonar
returns, and will display a Fish Symbol when very selective requirements are
met. A select number of possible fish returns will be displayed with their
associated depth. (On, Off, Default = On)
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Fish ID+ On
NOTE: Returns from the 200 kHz narrow beam are shown with shaded fish symbols,
while the 83 kHz wide beam returns are displayed with hollow fish symbols.
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Bottom View (Setup Menu)
(Setting Saved in Memory)
Make sure that the Setup menu is selected, then press the POWER-MENU key
until BOTTOM VIEW appears. Bottom View selects the method used to
represent the bottom and structure on the display. (Structure ID, Black,
WhiteLine, Inverse, Default = Inverse)
Structure ID represents weak returns as light pixels
and strong returns as dark pixels. This has the benefit
of ensuring that strong returns will be clearly visible
on the display.
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Black (Bottom Black) displays all pixels below the
bottom contour as black, regardless of signal strength.
This has the benefit of providing a high contrast
between the bottom and other sonar returns on the
display.
WhiteLine highlights the strongest sonar returns in
white resulting in a distinctive outline. This has the
benefit of clearly defining the bottom on the display.
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Inverse is a method where weak returns are shown
with dark pixels and strong returns with lighter pixels.
This has the benefit of ensuring that weak signals will
be clearly visible on the display.
Battery Alarm (Setup Menu)
(Setting Saved in Memory)
Make sure that the Setup menu is selected, then press the POWER-MENU key
until BATTERY ALARM appears. Select Off or 8.5 to 13.5 Volts. Battery Alarm
sounds when the input battery voltage is equal to or less than the menu
setting. (Off, 8.5 to 13.5 Volts, Default = Off)
Language (Setup Menu)
(Setting Saved in Memory, International only)
Make sure that the Setup menu is selected, then press the POWER-MENU key
until LANGUAGE appears (International Units only). LANGUAGE selects the
display language for menus. (Settings vary, Default = English)
Units (Setup Menu)
(Setting Saved in Memory, International only)
Make sure that the Setup menu is selected, then press the POWER-MENU key
until UNITS appears (International Units only). UNITS selects the units of
measure. (Feet/F, Meters/C, Fathoms/C, Default = Meters/C, where F stands
for Fahrenheit and C stands for Celsius)
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Your PiranhaMAX is designed to provide years of trouble-free operation with
virtually no maintenance. Follow these simple procedures to ensure your
PiranhaMAX continues to deliver top performance.
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It is important to consider the following precautions when using your PiranhaMAX.
WARNING! Do not use a chemical glass cleaner on the screen. Chemicals in the
solution may cause cracking in the lens of the unit.
• Chemicals, such as those found in bug spray and sunscreen, may cause
permanent damage to the control head screen. Such damage is not
covered by the warranty.
• Never leave the unit in a closed car or trunk—the extremely high
temperatures generated in hot weather can damage the electronics.
Use the following information to keep the control head and screen clean.
• Screen: When cleaning the LCD protective screen, use a chamois and
non-abrasive, mild cleaner. Be careful to avoid scratching the lens.
NOTE: Do not wipe the screen while dirt or grease is on the screen.
• Control Head: If the unit comes into contact with salt spray, wipe the
affected surfaces with a cloth dampened in fresh water.
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Use the following information to maintain the transducer operation.
• If your boat remains in the water for long periods of time, algae and other
marine growth can reduce the effectiveness of the transducer. Periodically
clean the face of the transducer with a mild, marine-safe and plastic-safe
soap or solution.
NOTE: To clean the transducer, you may need to pivot the transducer up in the bracket.
• If your boat remains out of the water for a long period of time, it may take
some time to wet the transducer when returned to the water. Small air
bubbles can cling to the surface of the transducer and interfere with proper
operation. These bubbles dissipate with time, or you can wipe the face of
the transducer with your fingers after the transducer is in the water.
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• If the portable case comes into contact with salt spray, wipe the affected
surfaces with a lint-free cloth, then apply a commercially available
anti-corrosive treatment to all exposed electrical contacts.
• If the portable case bag becomes dirty, clean the bag with mild soap, water,
and a soft rag or brush and then hang it up to dry.
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Open the front zipper and pull the case down to allow water to exit the case. If
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Troubleshooting
Do not attempt to repair the PiranhaMAX yourself. There are no
user-serviceable parts inside, and special tools and techniques are required
for assembly to ensure the waterproof integrity of the housing. Repairs should
be performed only by authorized Humminbird technicians.
Many requests for repair received by Humminbird involve units that do not actually
need repair. These units are returned “no problem found.” If you have a problem
with your PiranhaMAX, use the following troubleshooting guide before calling
Customer Service or sending your unit in for repair.
1. Nothing happens when I turn the unit on.
Check the power cable connection at both ends. Be sure the cable is connected
correctly to a reliable power source — red lead to positive, black lead to
negative or ground. Ensure the power available is between 10 and 20 VDC. If
the unit is wired through a fuse panel, ensure the panel is powered. Often
accessory fuse panels are controlled by a separate switch or the ignition switch.
Also, often a fuse can appear to be good when it is not. Check the fuse with a
tester or replace it with a fuse known to be good.
Check the power connection to the PiranhaMAX. It is possible to force the
power cable connector into the cable holder incorrectly. If the connector is
reversed, the unit will not work. Examine the contacts on the back of the unit
to ensure there is no corrosion.
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2. There is no transducer detected.
The PiranhaMAX has the ability to detect and identify that a transducer
is connected. When powering on, if a message indicates “transducer not
connected”, make sure that an appropriate transducer connector is plugged
into the unit. In addition, inspect the transducer cable from end to end for
breaks, kinks, or cuts in the outer casing of the cable. Also make sure that
the transducer is fully submerged in water. If the transducer is connected
to the unit through a switch, temporarily connect it directly to the unit and
try again. If none of these actions identifies an obvious problem, the
transducer itself is probably at fault. Be sure to include the transducer if
returning the unit for repair.
3. There is no bottom reading visible on the display.
If the loss of bottom information occurs only at high boat speeds, the
transducer needs adjusting – see your PiranhaMAX Installation Guide for
details. Also, in very deep water, it may be necessary to increase the
sensitivity setting manually to maintain a graphic depiction of the bottom. If
you are using a transducer switch to connect two transducers to the
PiranhaMAX, make sure that the switch is in the correct position to connect a
transducer that is in the water. (If a trolling motor transducer is selected and the
trolling motor is out of the water, no sonar information appears.) If none of these
actions solves the problem, inspect the transducer cable from end to end for
breaks, kinks, or cuts in the outer casing of the cable. If the transducer is
connected to the unit through a switch, temporarily connect it directly to the unit
and try again. If none of these actions identifies an obvious problem, the
transducer itself may be at fault. Be sure to include the transducer if returning
the unit for repair.
4. When in very shallow water, I get gaps in the bottom reading and
inconsistent digital depth indication.
The PiranhaMAX will work reliably in water 3 feet (90 cm) or deeper.
Remember that the depth is measured from the transducer, not from the
surface of the water.
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5. The unit comes on before I press the POWER-MENU key, and won’t
turn off.
Check the transducer cable — if the outer jacket of the cable has been cut
and the cable is in contact with bare metal, you will need to repair the cut with
electrical tape. If there is no problem with the cable, disconnect the transducer
from the unit and see if the problem is corrected, to confirm the source of the
problem.
6. I get gaps in the reading at high speeds.
Your transducer needs adjusting. If the transducer is transom-mounted, there
are two adjustments available to you: height and running angle. Make small
adjustments and run the boat at high speeds to determine the effect. It may
take several tries to optimize high-speed operation. This can also be a result of
air or turbulence in the transducer location caused by rivets, ribs, etc.
7. My unit loses power at high speeds.
Your PiranhaMAX has over-voltage protection that turns the unit off when input
voltage exceeds 20 VDC. Some outboard motors do not effectively regulate the
power output of the engine’s alternator and can produce voltage in excess of
20 Volts when running at high RPMs.
8. The display begins to fade out. Images are not as sharp as normal.
Check the input voltage. The PiranhaMAX will not operate on input voltages
below 10 VDC.
9. The display shows many black dots at high speeds and high
sensitivity settings.
You are seeing noise or interference caused by one of several sources. Noise
can be caused by electronic devices. Turn off any nearby electronics and see
if the problem goes away. Noise can also be caused by the engine. If engine
noise is causing the interference, the problem will intensify at higher RPMs.
Increase the engine speed with the boat stationary to isolate this cause.
Propeller cavitation can also appear as noise on the display. If the transducer
is mounted too close to the propeller, the turbulence generated can interfere
with the sonar signal. Make sure that the transducer is mounted at least 15"
(380 mm) from the propeller.
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A separate warranty is provided by international distributors for units purchased
outside the United States. This warranty is included by your local distributor and
this distributor maintains local service for your unit. Warranties are only valid in
the area of intended distribution. Units purchased in the United States or Canada
must be returned to our factory in the United States for service.
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Humminbird 1-Year Limited Warranty
We warrant the original retail purchaser that products made by Humminbird
have been manufactured free from defects in materials and workmanship. This
warranty is effective for one year from the date of original retail purchase.
Humminbird products found to be defective and covered by this warranty will be
repaired or replaced free of charge at Humminbird’s option and returned to the
customer freight prepaid. Humminbird’s sole responsibility under this warranty
is limited to the repair or replacement of a product that has been deemed
defective by Humminbird. Humminbird is not responsible for charges connected
with the removal of such product or reinstallation of replaced or repaired parts.
This warranty does not apply to a product that has been:
• Improperly installed;
• Used in an installation other than that recommended in the product
installation and operation instructions;
• Damaged or has failed because of an accident or abnormal operation;
• Repaired or modified by entities other than Humminbird.
Please retain your original receipt as a proof of the purchase date. This will be
required for in-warranty service.
THIS WARRANTY IS EXPRESSLY IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER WARRANTIES,
OBLIGATIONS OR LIABILITIES ON THE PART OF HUMMINBIRD AND WILL
BE THE CUSTOMER'S EXCLUSIVE REMEDY, EXCEPT FOR ANY APPLICABLE
IMPLIED WARRANTIES UNDER STATE LAW WHICH ARE HEREBY LIMITED
IN DURATION TO ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE. IN
NO EVENT WILL HUMMINBIRD BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED
WARRANTY RELATING TO THE PRODUCTS.
Some states do not allow limitations on an implied warranty, or the exclusion of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above exclusions may not apply to
you. You may also have other rights, which vary from state to state.
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Even though you'll probably never need to take advantage of our incredible
service policy, it's good to know that we back our products this confidently.
We do it because you deserve the best. We will make every effort to repair
your unit within three business days from the receipt of your unit at our factory.
This does not include shipping time to and from our factory. Units received on
Friday are typically shipped by the following Wednesday, units received
Monday are typically shipped by Thursday, etc.
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All repair work is performed by factory-trained technicians to meet exacting
factory specifications. Factory-serviced units go through the same rigorous
testing and quality control inspections as new production units.
After the original warranty period, a standard flat rate service charge will be
assessed for each repair (physical damage and missing parts are not included).
Any repairs made after the original warranty will be warranted for an additional
90 days after service has been performed by our factory technicians. You can
contact Customer Service or visit our Web site to verify the flat rate repair fee
for your product (visit the Product Support section):
http://www.humminbird.com
We reserve the right to deem any product unserviceable when replacement
parts are no longer available or impossible to obtain. This Service Policy is valid
in the United States only. This applies only to Humminbird products returned
to our factory in Eufaula, Alabama. This Service Policy is subject to change
without notice.
DOMESTIC (USA) CUSTOMERS:
PLEASE DO NOT RETURN THIS PRODUCT TO STORE FOR SERVICE
For all technical issues please call 1-800-633-1468
or visit www.humminbird.com, click SUPPORT.
Please reference product serial number and
model number when contacting Humminbird.
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Returning Your Unit for Service
Before sending your unit in for repair, please contact the factory, either by
phone or by email, to obtain a Repair Authorization Number for your unit.
NOTE: Please do not return your Humminbird to the store for service.
Please have your product model name and serial number available before
calling the factory. If you contact the factory by e-mail, please include your
product model name and serial number in the e-mail, and use Request for
Repair Authorization Number for your e-mail subject header. You should
include your Repair Authorization Number in all subsequent communications
about your unit.
For IN-WARRANTY service, complete the following steps:
• Obtain a Repair Authorization Number from Humminbird Customer Service.
• Tag product with your name, street address, phone number and your
assigned Repair Authorization Number.
• Include a brief written description of the problem.
• Include a copy of your receipt (to show proof and date of purchase).
• Return product freight prepaid to Humminbird, using an insured carrier
with delivery confirmation.
For OUT-OF-WARRANTY service, complete the following steps:
• Obtain a Repair Authorization Number from Humminbird Customer Service.
• Include payment in the form of credit card number and expiration date, or
a money order. Please do not send cash.
• Tag product with your name, street address, phone number and your
assigned Repair Authorization Number.
• Include a brief written description of the problem.
• Return product freight prepaid to Humminbird, using an insured carrier
with delivery confirmation.
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Specifications
Depth Capability.......................................................................................... 600 ft (185 m)
Power Output .......................................................... 200 Watts (RMS), 1600 Watts (PTP)
Operating Frequency .................................................... Dual Beam: 200 kHz and 83 kHz
Area of Coverage ......................................................................... 60° @ -10 dB in 83 kHz
20° @ -10 dB in 200 kHz
Target Separation ......................................................................... 2 1/2 Inches (63.5 mm)
Power Requirement......................................................................................... 10-20 VDC
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Transducer ............................................. XNT 9 20 T (includes built-in temperature probe)
Transducer Cable Length................................................................................. 20 ft (6 m)
NOTE: Product specifications and features are subject to change without notice.
NOTE: Humminbird verifies maximum stated depth in saltwater conditions,
however actual depth performance may vary due to transducer installation, water
type, thermal layers, bottom composition, and slope.
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ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE STATEMENT: It is the intention of Johnson
Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc. to be a responsible corporate citizen, operating in
compliance with known and applicable environmental regulations, and a good
neighbor in the communities where we make or sell our products.
WEEE DIRECTIVE: EU Directive 2002/96/EC “Waste of Electrical and Electronic
Equipment Directive (WEEE)” impacts most distributors, sellers, and manufacturers of
consumer electronics in the European Union. The WEEE Directive requires the
producer of consumer electronics to take responsibility for the management of waste
from their products to achieve environmentally responsible disposal during the
product life cycle.
WEEE compliance may not be required in your location for electrical & electronic
equipment (EEE), nor may it be required for EEE designed and intended as fixed or
temporary installation in transportation vehicles such as automobiles, aircraft, and
boats. In some European Union member states, these vehicles are considered outside
of the scope of the Directive, and EEE for those applications can be considered
excluded from the WEEE Directive requirement.
This symbol (WEEE wheelie bin) on product indicates the product must not
be disposed of with other household refuse. It must be disposed of and
collected for recycling and recovery of waste EEE. Johnson Outdoors Marine
Electronics, Inc. will mark all EEE products in accordance with the WEEE
Directive. It is our goal to comply in the collection, treatment, recovery, and
environmentally sound disposal of those products; however, these requirements do
vary within European Union member states. For more information about where you
should dispose of your waste equipment for recycling and recovery and/or your
European Union member state requirements, please contact your dealer or distributor
from which your product was purchased.
ROHS STATEMENT: Product designed and intended as a fixed installation or part of
a system in a vessel may be considered beyond the scope of Directive 2002/95/EC of
the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 January 2003 on the restriction of
the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
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Contact Humminbird
Contact Humminbird Customer Service in any of the following ways:
Web site:
humminbird.com
E-mail:
service@humminbird.com
Telephone:
1-800-633-1468
Direct Shipping:
Humminbird
Service Department
678 Humminbird Lane
Eufaula, AL 36027 USA
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Central Standard Time)
Contact Humminbird
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