HELIX™ 7 Series In-Dash Mounting Installation Guide 1

HELIX™ 7 Series In-Dash Mounting Installation Guide 1
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HELIX™ 7 Series In-Dash Mounting Installation Guide
Installation Overview
Following are instructions for the in-dash mount installation of the HELIX 7 control head. We encourage you
to read this guide before starting the installation, so you may understand the installation requirements.
Customer Service: If you find that any items are missing from your installation kit, visit our Web site at
humminbird.com or call Humminbird® Customer Service at 1-800-633-1468.
Supplies: In addition to the hardware supplied with your accessory, you will need the gimbal knobs (2) included
with your control head, a drill and various drill bits, a cutting tool for the dashboard material, a 3/8" wrench,
safety glasses and dust mask, and masking tape.
NOTE: The illustrations in this manual may not look the same as your product, but your unit will function in the
same way.
1. Plan the Mounting Location
Start by locating a suitable, flat area of the dashboard for mounting. Consider the following to find the best
mounting location:
• Standard Compass Safe Distance: The control head must be installed at least 4 feet (1.2 m) from the
compass or other magnetic equipment on the vessel.
• Interference: The mounting location must provide adequate distance from electric motors or any
equipment that may cause electronic interference.
• Stability: The mounting area should be protected from waves, shock, vibration, and water.
• Depth: The mounting area should have a depth of 3 inches (7.62 cm) to allow space for the control
head and cables.
• Ventilation: The area beneath the mounting surface should be well-ventilated.
• Accessibility: The location should be easily accessible for all cables to reach the ports on the back of
the control head.
NOTE: If a cable is too short for your application, extension cables are available. For assistance, contact Humminbird
Customer Service at humminbird.com or call 1-800-633-1468.
HELIX 7 Series Control Head Dimensions
10.54 (267.72 mm)
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2.97 (75.44 mm)
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5.44
(138.18 mm)
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2.17 (55.12 mm)
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2. Cut the In-Dash Mounting Hole
To in-dash mount the HELIX control head, start by placing the components on the surfaces where you intend
to install them.
1. Review the instructions, measurements, and cutting options indicated on the In-dash Mounting Template.
2. Tape the template to the chosen in-dash mounting location.
3. Using the template, select the cutting method that is best for your boat:
• Drill one entry hole away from the main cut line that is large enough to insert the blade of your
cutting tool.
OR
• Drill a corner hole away from the main cut line using a drill bit that will create a hole as close to a
diameter of .5 inches (12.7 mm) as possible. Repeat for the other three corners as indicated on the
template. Use one of the corner holes as an entry hole, or drill an additional entry hole away from
the main cut line.
4. Carefully begin cutting toward the dotted cut line, and continue cutting to the inside of the line around
the template.
5. Test the Mounting Hole: Install the control head in the mounting hole to test the fit. Make adjustments
to the mounting hole as needed. Remove the template when finished.
6. Thoroughly clean and deburr the mounting hole.
3. Install the In-Dash Mount Bracket
To install the in-dash mount bracket, you will need the gimbal knobs included with your control head. See
your control head installation guide for more details.
Preparation
1. Place the control head, with the screen facing down, on a towel or cloth on a stable and level surface.
Install the Ratchets
1. Hold the in-dash mount bracket so the arms on the bracket are pointing up.
Installing the Ratchets on the
In-Dash Mount Bracket
2. On the inside of the ratchet, locate the ribs (two semicircles) and align them with the openings on the
inside of the bracket arm (see the illustration Installing the Ratchets on the In-Dash Mount Bracket).
With this orientation, install the ratchet on the bracket arm.
ratchets
3. Repeat: Repeat step 2 to install the second ratchet.
Install the Gimbal Knobs
1. Holding the ratchets in place, lower the bracket (with the bracket arms pointing down) onto the back of the
control head. Align the ratchets on the bracket arms with the openings on the sides of the control head.
NOTE: The in-dash mount bracket is symmetrical. Therefore, it does not require a specific installation orientation.
2. Confirm the bracket is parallel with the face of the control head (see the illustration Installing the
In-Dash Mount Bracket on the Control Head). Thread a gimbal knob into the opening on the control
head and tighten using four to five rotations.
3. Repeat: Repeat step 2 to install the second gimbal knob.
4. Confirm the bracket is still parallel to the face of the control head and hand-tighten both gimbal knobs
to secure the bracket to the control head.
Align the ribs with the
openings on the inside
of the bracket arm.
bracket arm
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Install the Bolts
1. Place the hardware onto each bolt in the following order: nut and washer. See the illustration Installing
the In-Dash Mount Bracket on the Control Head.
2. Insert the bolts into the threaded bolt holes on the bracket. Hand-tighten the bolts until there is enough
of the bolt exposed on the other side of the bracket to install the end cap. You will fully tighten the bolts
in a later procedure.
3. Install one end cap on the end of each bolt.
Installing the In-Dash Mount Bracket on the Control Head
end cap
Confirm the in-dash mount bracket is
parallel with the face of the control head.
washer
nut
bolt
4. Install the Control Head
1. Carefully lower the control head diagonally into the mounting hole, inserting one end of the bracket
through the hole first. After inserting the bracket in the mounting hole, adjust the angle so the control
head is centered in the mounting hole.
2. Lightly press down on the control head. Confirm the control head is flush against the dash. Make
adjustments, as needed.
Connecting the Cables
3. From behind the dash, hand-tighten each bolt until the end cap is flush against the dash. Do NOT
overtighten the bolts.
4. Hand-tighten each nut until the nut and washer are flush against the bracket. Fully tighten each nut
using a 3/8" wrench.
5. Route and Connect the Cables
1. See the installation guides included with each hardware component to install power and other optional
equipment.
2. Route all cables (power, transducer, accessories) to the control head and insert the connectors into the
correct ports on the back of the control head (see the illustrations Connecting the Cables and Control
Head Ports).
Control Head Ports
COM
power (communications) transducer
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.
Your control head is ready for on-the-water operation. See your control head operations manual for
further details.
Optional: Use a Y-Cable to connect
Transducer and Speed Sensor Accessory
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Contact Humminbird
Web site
E-mail
Telephone
Direct Shipping
humminbird.com
service@humminbird.com
1-800-633-1468
Humminbird
Service Department
678 Humminbird Lane
Eufaula, AL 36027 USA
WARNING! This device should not be used as a navigational aid to prevent
collision, grounding, boat damage, or personal injury. When the boat is moving,
water depth may 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.
WARNING! Disassembly and repair of this electronic unit should only be
performed by authorized service personnel. Any modification of the serial number
or attempt to repair the original equipment or accessories by unauthorized
individuals will void the warranty.
WARNING! This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to
cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
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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.
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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.
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