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Humminbird Wide 2000 User's Manual
INSTALLATION PREPARATION
PARTS SUPPLIED
PARTS SUPPLIED
Before installing your new Humminbird fishsinder, please ensure the following
parts are included in the box:
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Fishfinder
Transducer with 20’ (6m) of cable and mounting hardware kit
Mounting system and mounting hardware kit
6’ (2m) power cable
Publications kit
It any of these items is missing, call our Customer Support Hotline.
ACCESSORIES
Humminbird offers a wide assortment of accessories that complement and
expand the capability of your new fishfinder. These accessories are designed
with the same high standards and are backed by the same one-year warranty.
The Humminbird Accessory catalog included with your unit contains descriptions
of the many accessories available and ordering information. All Humminbird
accessories are available through your full-service Humminbird dealer or factory
direct through our number listed in the Customer Support section.
INSTALLATION OVERVIEW
Your Humminbird fishfinder consists of two primary components to install: the
control head and the transducer.
The control head contains the sonar transmit and receive circuitry, as well as the
user controls and display. It should be installed in a location that provides access
to the controls and visibility while in use. The control head mounts on a quick
disconnect mounting system that swivels and tilts providing flexibility for viewing
from almost anywhere on the boat.
The transducer converts electrical energy from the transmitter into mechanical
pulses or sound waves. The transducer also receives the reflected sound waves
and converts them back into electrical signals for display on the control head. It
should be installed in contact with the surface of the water in an area that has
smooth waterflow- usually on the transom of the boat. There are several
mounting options for the transducer. Review the following section to determine
the method that works for you and your boat.
INSTALLATION PREPARATION
INSTALLATION OVERVIEW
Determining How to Mount the Transducer
Your Humminbird fishfinder includes a standard
transducer. This transducer can be mounted on the
transom of the boat or bonded to the inside of a fiberglass
hull boat.
The transom installation, which is the most widely used,
places the transducer on the outside of the boat hull. This
technique produces the least signal loss, and provides a
way to adjust the transducer after installation. The
mounting hardware included is designed to protect both
the boat and the transducer should the boat strike debris in
the water or when trailering.
As an alternative to transom mounting, it is possible on
many fiberglass-hulled boats to glue the transducer on
the inside of the boat hull. Since fiberglass has similar
sonar characteristics as water, the sonar signal can
pass through the boat hull with minimal loss. The hull
of the boat must be single layer construction (not
double-hulled) Also, any air trapped in the lamination
of the fiberglass would prevent the sonar signal from
passing through.
Inside the hull installations require no holes be drilled
into the boat and through experimentation, high-speed
operation comparable to transom mounting can be achieved. Two-part slow cure
epoxy (not included) is required to glue the transducer in place.
INSTALLATION PREPARATION
ALTERNATE MOUNTING METHODS
ALTERNATE TRANSDUCERS AND MOUNTING METHODS
Your Humminbird fishfinder comes with everything necessary for installation and
operation on most boats. However, there are several situations which may
require a different type of transducer. Inboard boats, wood or metal hulls, and sail
boats create unique transducer mounting needs Alternate transducers and
mounting methods are detailed below.
Portable Mounting
The standard transducer can be adapted for portable
installations with a portable mounting kit available from
Humminbird. This accessory adapts your transducer to a
suction cup mount for temporary installation on the boat hull
or other surface.
Trolling Motor Mounting
The standard transducer can also be adapted to mount on
most trolling motors using a different accessory kit. This
accessory includes a bracket and hose clamp that allows
mounting the transducer to the body of most trolling motors.
Thru-Hull Mounting
Thru-hull transducers install through a hole drilled in the hull
of the boat. Larger boats or boats with inboard motors create
turbulence that make transom mounting ineffective. Also,
hulls that are very thick or are double layered, or made from
materials such as wood or metal, (which do not conduct
sonar signals) make inside the hull mounting inadvisable.
Thru-hull mounting may require the use of a fairing block to level the transducer
with the waterline. Also, since special tools and knowledge may be required to
perform this type of installation, it is best to refer to a qualified marine technician.
INSTALLATION PREPARATION
TRANSDUCER EXCHANGE
TRANSDUCER EXCHANGE
Other transducers are available as replacements for the standard transducer.
You may exchange your new and unassembled transducer for another type by
returning it to the address listed in Customer Support. Some transducers may
have additional cost. Refer to the Accessory catalog or call Customer Support for
information.
BEGINNING INSTALLATION
Now that you have determined the transducer mounting method you can begin
installation of your new Humminbird fishfinder. The installation guide included on
the next few pages provides detailed step-by-step instructions for installation of
the control head and transducer. For transom mount transducer installations you
will need the mounting template included with your manual.
In addition to the parts included you need the following for installation and
operation:
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A powered hand drill and various drill bits
Philips and flat-head screwdrivers
A ruler or measuring tape
Pen or pencil
12 volt power source (your boat’s battery)
A 1-amp fuse
A fuse holder (if you are wiring directly to the boat’s battery)
Silicone sealant (for sealing drilled holes)
2-part, slow-cure epoxy (for inside the hull transducer installations)
INSTALLATION
TRANSOM INSTALLATION
Do not begin this transducer installation until you read the Installation
Preparation in the Operation Guide. This chapter contains information
critical to the correct installation of your transducer.
Due to the wide variety of boat hulls, only general instructions are
presented in the installation guide. Each boat hull represents a unique set
of requirements that should be evaluated prior to installation.
TRANSOM INSTALLATION
Step One - Determine Where to Mount the Transducer
Begin the transducer installation by determining where on the
transom to install the transducer. Consider the following to find
the best location:
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It is very important to locate the transducer in an area which is
relatively free of turbulent water, As a boat moves through the
water, turbulence is generated by the weight of the boat, and
the thrust of the propeller(s). 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) (Figure 1). On outboard or inboard/outboard
boats it is best to stay at least 15” (40cm) to the side of the
propeller(s).
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If possible, viewing the transom of the boat while the boat is
moving will provide the best means of locating turbulence free
water. If maximum high-speed operation is a high priority, this
is the recommended method. 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.
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The transducer when mounted should point straight down.
The design of the transducer will accommodate a wide range
of deadrises and remain ported straight down (Figure 2).
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On boats with stepped hulls, it may be possible to mount the transducer on
the step. Never mount the transducer on the transom behind a step, as this
area of the transom will not be in contact with the water at high speed (Figure
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TRANSOM INSTALLATION
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If the propeller(s) is (are) forward of the transom, it may be impossible to find
an area clear from turbulence, and a different mounting technique or
transducer type should be considered.
Step Two - Drill the Mounting Holes
1. Remove the mounting template from the front of the Operations Manual.
2. Hold the template on the transom of the boat in the location where the
transducer will be installed (Figure 4). Align the template vertically, ensuring
the lower edge of the transom meets with the bottom corner
of the template.
3. Using a pencil or punch, mark the two mounting holes
shown on the template onto the transom. Do not mark or
drill any other holes at this time.
4. Using a 5/32” (4mm) bit drill the two holes to a depth of
approximately 1" (3cm). On 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.
Step Three - Assemble the Transducer
1. Attach the Pivot to the transducer body as shown in Figure
5, using the #8 – 3/8” (9mm) long allen headed pivot screw,
the headed pin, the two flat washers, and the two toothed
lock washers.
Note: The toothed lock washers must be positioned
between the transducer and the pivot ears. The flat
washers must be positioned to the outside at the pivot
ears.
2. Using the AIlen wrenches provided, loosely tighten the pivot
screw (Figure 6). Do not completely tighten the assembly at
this time, so the pivot angle can be adjusted later.
3. Insert the pivot/transducer assembly into the mounting
bracket as shown in Figure 7. Do not snap the assembly
closed.
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TRANSOM INSTALLATION
Step Four - Mount the Transducer to the Transom
1. Apply silicone sealant to the mounting holes drilled into the transom.
2. Align the transducer assembly with the drilled holes in the transom (Figure 8).
3. Use either a flat head screwdriver, a 5/16" (8mm) hex driver, or a 5/16" (8mm)
socket to mount the assembly. Using the two #10 – 1”
(25mm) long slotted hex head screws, mount the transducer
assembly to the transom as shown. Do not fully tighten the
mounting screws in order to vertically adjust the transducer.
Snap the pivot down into place.
Step Five - Adjust the Running Position of the Transducer
The bracket allows height and tilt adjustment, the pivot screws
allow angular adjustment. Initially, adjust the transducer as
described in the following paragraphs. Further adjustment may
be necessary to refine the instillation after high speed testing.
1. First adjust the pivot angle of the transducer body so its
length is parallel with the length of hull of the boat. Then
pivot the transducer down so the rear is about 1/4 inch
(6mm) lower than the front (Figure 9).
2. Fully tighten the two pivot screws using the Allen wrenches.
It may be necessary to retighten the pivot screws after the
initial use as the plastics may still be seating to the lock
washers.
3. Adjust the height of the assembly so the face of the
transducer is 3/16" (4.5mm) beneath the lower edge of the
transom (Figure 10). Mark the position of the mounting
bracket on the transom with a pencil.
4. Force the pivot to the up position to gain access to the
mounting screws. Assure the transducer location has not
changed, then fully tighten the two mounting screws (Figure
11). Snap the pivot back down.
Confirm the pivot angle has not changed.
Note: A third screw location is provided for the
mounting bracket. Drill this hole and install the screw after final testing and
adjustments have been completed.
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TRANSOM INSTALLATION
Step Six - Route the Cable
There are several ways to route the transducer cable to the to the area where the
control head will be installed. The most common procedure routes the cable
through the transom into the boat.
Inside the boat there is often a channel or conduit used for other
wiring that the cable can be routed along. Do not cut or shorten
the transducer cable and try not to damage the cable insulation.
Route the cable as far as practical from the VHF radio antenna
cables or tachometer cable 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' (15 m). Call Humminbird
Customer Support for more information.
Follow these steps to route the cable through the transom:
1. Drill a 5/8” (16mm) hole above the water line. Route the
cable through the hole.
2. Fill the hole with silicone sealant.
3. Place the escutcheon plate over the hole and attach with the two #8 x 5/8”
(16mm) screws.
4. Secure the cable by attaching the cable camp to the transom using a #8 x
5/8” (16mm) screw.
Note: The transducer will pivot up to 90 degrees in the bracket. Allow
enough slack in the cable for this movement. It is best to route the cable to
the side of the transducer so the cable will not be damaged by the
transducer during movement.
INSTALLATION
INSIDE THE HULL INSTALLATION
INSIDE THE HULL INSTALLATION
Inside the hull installation requires the mount system and control
head be installed and operational. See Installing the Control Head
for instruction on installing the unit.
Inside the hull mounting generally produces good results in single
thickness fiberglass-hulled 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, and the installation.
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. Five minute epoxy has
a tendency to cure before all the air bubbles can be purged.
Step One - Determine the Mounting Location
Begin the transducer installation by determining where inside the
hull to install the transducer. Consider the following to find the
best location:
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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 14).
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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 to remain in contact with the water at high speeds.
Step Two - Test the Mounting Location
There is no opportunity for adjustment after the transducer glued
in place. Therefore, it is best to perform a trial installation on inside the hull
transducers first, and run the boat at high speeds to determine the best mounting
area.
1. At the identified mounting location, lay the transducer body face down with
the pointed end towards the bow.
2. 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. 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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INSIDE THE HULL INSTALLATION
3. Power up the Control Head.
4. Run the boat at various speeds and water depths while observing the screen
on the Control Head. If the unit functions well at low speeds but begins to skip
or miss the bottom at higher speeds, the transducer needs to be moved. If
depth performance is required, test the fishfinder in water at the desired
depth. Test different locations in the hull until the optimum performance is
achieved.
Step Three - Permanently Mount the Transducer
1. Once the mounting location is determined, mark the position of the
transducer.
2. 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.
Ensure the mounting area is clear and dry.
3. Mix an ample quantity of two-part slow-cure epoxy slowly and
thoroughly. Avoid trapping air bubbles.
4. Coat the face of the transducer and the inside of the hull (Figure
16).
5. 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 (Figure 17).
Note: Proper operation requires the pointed end of the
transducer body to face towards the bow.
6. Weight the transducer so it does not move while the epoxy is curing.
When the epoxy cures, no water is necessary inside the hull. Neither water,
spilled gasoline, or oil will affect the performance of the transducer.
INSTALLATION
CONTROL HEAD INSTALLATION
CONTROL HEAD INSTALLATION
Step One - Determine Where to Mount
Begin the installation by determining where to mount the control head. Consider
the following to determine best location:
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The cables for power, transducer and temp/speed accessories (if applicable)
should be installed first and must reach the mounting location. Extension
cables are available.
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There are two ways to route the cables to the unit: through a
hole in the mounting surface underneath the mounting bracket
or from a hole outside the mounting bracket. Routing the cables
down under the mount provides maximum weather protection;
however this is not always feasible if the area under the
fishfinder is inaccessible. In this case, route the cables through
a hole at another location and cover with the supplied hole
cover.
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The mounting surface should be adequately supported to
protect the fishfinder from excessive wave shock and vibration,
and provide visibility while in operation.
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The mounting area should allow sufficient room for the unit to
pivot and swivel freely, and for easy removal and installation
(Figures 18-19).
Step Two - Connect the Power Cable to the Boat
A 6’ (2m) long power cable is included to supply power to the
fishfinder. You may shorten or lengthen the cable using 18 gauge
multi-stranded copper wire.
CAUTION: Some boats have 24 or 36 volt electric systems. Be
sure your unit is connected to a 12 VDC power supply.
The Power can be connected to the boat's electrical system at two
places: a fuse panel, usually located near the console, or directly to the battery.
If a fuse terminal is available, use crimp-on type electrical connectors (not
included) that match the terminal on the fuse panel. Attach the black wire to
ground, and the red wire to 12 VDC power (Figure 20). Be sure to use a one amp
fuse in the connection. If you must wire the control head directly to a battery, be
sure to install an inline fuse holder
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CONTROL HEAD INSTALLATION
and one amp fuse (not included) for the protection of the unit (Figure 21).
Humminbird is not responsible for over voltage or over current failures.
In order to minimize the potential for interference with other
marine electronics a separate power source (such as a
second battery) may be necessary.
Step Three - Drill the Mounting Holes
1. Set the mounting bracket in place on the mounting
surface. Mark the four mounting screw locations with a
pencil or punch.
2. Set the mounting bracket aside, and drill the four
mounting screw holes using a 9/64” (3.6mm) bit.
Step Four - Run the Cables
1. If the cables must pass through a hole underneath the
mounting surface, mark and drill a 1” (25mm) hole
centered between the four mounting holes (Figure 22).
Note: if the cables must pass through the mounting
surface at a different location, drill the 1" (25mm) hole at
that location and pass the cables through from
underneath. Also, you must break out the tabs on the
rear of the mounting base using needle nose pliers
(Figures 24-25).
2. Insert all cables through the 1” (25mm) hole from beneath
the mounting surface.
3. Pass the cables through the grommet (if the cable hole is
underneath the mounting bracket) then press the grommet
in place around the cables and into the 1” (25mm) hole.
4. Pass the cables through the mounting base, out the top of
the mounting bracket.
5. Place the mounting bracket on the mounting surface aligned with the drilled
holes. Insert the four flathead wood screws into the mounting holes and
tighten fully (Figure 23).
Optional: If the cables pass outside the mounting bracket, install the hole
cover over the hole and fasten in place using the two #8 x 7/8” (22mm)
wood screws (Figure 24).
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CONTROL HEAD INSTALLATION
Step Five - Assembling the Connector Holder
1. Insert the cable connectors into the connector holder.
The cable connectors are labeled, and there are
corresponding labels on the connector holder (Figure
26). The slots for the connectors are keyed to prevent
reverse installation, so do not force the connector into
the holder.
2. Carefully pull the excess cable from beneath the mounting surface so the connector holder aligns with the
mounting holes on the front of the mounting bracket
(Figure 27).
3. Snap the support plate to the rear of the connector
holder (Figure 28).
4. Insert the connector holder into place and use the two
#6-32 x ¾” (9mm) screws to fasten it to the mounting
bracket (Figure 28).
5. Install the control head by sliding it onto the mounting
bracket until it is fully seated. To remove the unit simply
depress the latch on the rear of the unit and lift (Figure
29).
Your Humminbird is now ready for operation.
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TEST THE INSTALLATION
TEST THE INSTALLATION
Testing should be performed with the boat in the water, however you can initially
confirm basic operation with the boat trailered.
Press POWER once to turn the unit on. There will be an audible chirp when any
button is pressed to confirm the button press. If the unit does not power-up,
ensure the unit is fully seated on the mount and that power is available.
The first screen provides four options: Start-up, Options, Simulator, and
Diagnostic. A message at the bottom of the screen indicates the transducer
connection. If no transducer is detected (or one is not connected), the message
will indicate this and the unit will go into simulator after the initial screen times
out.
Note: the transducer must be submerged in water for reliable transducer
detection.
If a transducer is detected, the unit will enter “Start Up” or normal operation
unless you choose another option. If you do not press any button before the timer
reaches “0”, the normal operation screen is displayed. If the boat is in water,
sonar data appears.
If the bottom is visible on screen with a digital depth readout, the unit is working
properly. Ensure the boat is in water greater than 2’ but less than the depth
capability of the unit and the transducer is fully submerged. Remember the sonar
signal cannot pass through air.
If the unit is working properly gradually increase the boat speed to test highspeed performance. If the unit-functions well at low speeds but begins to skip or
miss the bottom at higher speeds, the transducer requires adjustment. Refer to
the appropriate transducer installation section for more detail.
Note: it is often necessary to make several incremental transducer
adjustments before optimum high-speed performance is achieved.
Important: For Transom Mount transducer installations, install the third mounting
screw after the final transducer adjustments.
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TESTING THE INSTALLATION
After installation is complete and all connections are made, you are ready to test the installation
prior to actual size. Thorough testing should be performed with the boat in the water; however,
you can initially confirm basic operation with the boat trailered.
Press POWER once to turn the unit on. There will be an audible chirp when any button is pressed
that confirms the button press. If the unit does not power-up, ensure that the unit is fully seated
on the mount and that power is available.
The first screen provides four options; Start-up, Options, Simulator, and Diagnostic.
The time remaining before the screen “times out” is shown at the bottom of the screen. If you do
not press any button before the timer reaches 0, the normal operation screen will be displayed. If
the boat is on water, sonar data will begin to appear. If no transducer is connected or detected,
the Portrait will go into simulator mode after the initial menu screen times out.
Note: The transducer must be submerged in water for reliable transducer detection.
If the bottom is visible on-screen with a digital depth readout, the unit is working properly. If the
unit powers-up but fails to display bottom information, the transducer is not properly connected.
Ensure that the boat is in water greater than 2 feet but less than 600 feet deep, and that the
transducer is fully submerged. Remember that the sonar signal cannot pass through air. Refer to
the troubleshooting section of this manual. 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 installation requires adjustment. Refer to
the appropriate transducer installation section for more detail.
Note: It is often necessary to make several incremental transducer adjustments before optimum
high-speed performance is achieved.
USING THE WIDE 2000
SIMULATOR OPERATION
The Wide 2000 is completely automatic and easy to use. Simply press the POWER button and
the unit will locate and track the bottom from 2 feet to 600 feet changing ranges as necessary,
display any structure or suspended fish and work at speeds from 0 to over 70 mph.
If POWER is the only button you use, you will benefit from the advanced automatic bottom
tracking of the Wide 2000. However, if you choose to experiment with the many features and
controls the Wide 2000 offers, you can customize the presentation of information to suit your
particular needs.
The Wide 2000 contains a simulator, which allows you to use the unit as if you are on the water.
The Simulator is invaluable for learning how to operate the many features of the Wide 2000.
There are two ways to enable the Simulator: if the unit is powered off, press and hold the
POWER button for approximately 3 seconds until a continuous chirp is heard. The Simulator can
also be enabled by selecting the Simulator option on the start-up screen after you normally
power-up the unit. When this screen is shown, simply press the DOWN ARROW until “Simulator”
is highlighted. When the screen times-out, the unit will be in Simulator mode.
If the Wide 2000 is powered up with no transducer connected, the unit will automatically default to
the Simulator mode, as normal operation is not possible.
Once the Simulator mode is selected, the next screen will allow you to select either “down”
simulator or “side” simulator (the “down” selection simulates normal operation of the unit with the
Tri-beam transducer connected). “Down” simulator is the default setting, so if no adjustment is
made, the down simulator will be selected. The “side” simulator simulates operation with a Wide
Side transducer connected; this is an excellent way to see if you like the way the unit works using
the optional Wide Side transducer.
When in simulator operation, the Wide 2000 responds to control inputs as if it is in actual
operation, so feel free to experiment with the many features and functions to customize the Wide
2000 for your particular operation. The unit will also simulate the Temp/Speed accessory by
showing water temperature and boat speed-readings. To exit Simulator mode, power the unit off.
FEATURE MEMORY
If your Wide 2000 is installed with a transducer connected, any changes you make to the set-up
or User Options (see Control Functions) while in Simulator are retained in the unit’s memory. This
allows you to use the simulator to experiment with the various set-up options, and retain your
selected settings for normal operation.
If you are using the Wide 2000 in Simulator when no transducer is connected, any selected
options are lost when the unit is powered off. The Wide 2000 will return to Factory Settings, or
options selected when last used with a transducer, if no transducer is connected.
IMPORTANT: A transducer must be connected to the Wide 2000 in order to retain user settings
selected when in simulator mode. If no transducer is detected, the unit defaults to pre-selected
options when powered off.
Your Wide 2000 uses a 128 x 128 matrix Super- Twist LCD display. This type of display provides
outstanding viewability in all light conditions over a wide range of temperatures.
The presentation of information on-screen may take one of several forms depending on the type
of transducer being used, whether or not the Temp/Speed sensor is connected, and the current
setting of various user options. See Advanced Operation for information on custom screen
options.
NOTE: When in simulator mode, the word “simulator” occasionally appears on the display
indicating that the information onscreen is not real sonar data.
The initial screen layout takes one of two basic forms depending on whether the Temp/ Speed
accessory is installed. Figure A shows the default view when the Temp/ Speed accessory is not
installed. The digital depth number shows the depth of water directly beneath the transducer
location.
The range of the graphic display is shown to the right of the graphic information. The upper
number is 0 indicating the surface of the water, the lower number is one of the 9 ranges available
which best matches the depth of the water. As the depth of the water changes, the range
changes as necessary in order to retain a bottom representation on-screen.
When in Auto mode, the horizontal line at the top of the graphics area is the 0 line which
represents the surface of the water. Occasionally there will be a gap in this line. This gap
indicates that the unit is updating the display even if the bottom is not visible on-screen, or if the
bottom information is not changing.
The graphic representation of the bottom may vary considerably depending on the composition
and regularity of the bottom surface (see interpreting the On-screen Information). Any sonar
return which is determined to be not a part of the bottom is shown between the surface and the
bottom. If this return is determined to be a fish, one of several fish shapes is drawn which
indicates the size, depth, and location of the fish (see Interpreting the On-screen information).
Figure B shows the default view when the Temp/ Speed sensor is connected. Water surface
temperature and boat speed are displayed at the bottom of the screen. If the Wide 2000
determines that a Wide Side transducer is connected, the default view is shown in Figure C.
Sonar information from both the left and right beams is shown.
As you learn the many capabilities and user preference functions of the Wide 2000, additional
screen configurations are possible.
Figure D shows a view with “Small Digits” selected in the User Options menu. By selecting
smaller digits for the depth, speed and temp information, more of the screen is available for the
graphic representation of the sonar information. This effectively increases the display resolution
of the Wide 2000, allowing targets which are very close together to be displayed as separate
symbols.
INTERPRETING THE ON-SCREEN INFORMATION
Figure E shows a typical view you can expect to see on-water. New sonar information appears on
the right side of the graphic area of the display and moves to the left as new information is
displayed. The Wide 2000 automatically selects the appropriate depth range to show the depth of
water beneath the transducer. This range is selected so that the bottom representation is typically
shown about 2/3 down the display.
The graphic depiction of the bottom provides the user with an effective tool for understanding the
composition of the bottom. If the bottom is hard and smooth, the bottom depiction is narrow and
dense. If the bottom is soft mud or sand, the depiction will be thick and less dense. This indicates
that much of the signal is absorbed by the soft bottom. If the bottom is rocky or rugged in
composition, the depiction is of varying density and textured in appearance.
Wave action also affects the bottom depiction. Remember that the information drawn is a
distance measurement, so if the boat is moving up and down over flat bottom, the bottom
depiction often appears in regular variations which match wave timing.
Structure is defined as any object physically attached to the bottom. The sonar configuration of
the Wide 2000 is optimized to give the most accurate depiction of bottom structure possible.
Grass, trees, stumps, wrecks or other debris are accurately displayed, however the depiction of
these objects varies with boat speed and direction. The best way to learn to interpret structure is
to operate the Wide 2000 over a variety of known conditions and experiment with user functions
to best represent those conditions on-screen.
Sonar targets which are not physically attached to the bottom may take one of many shapes.
Surface clutter is the layer of water near the surface which is rich in algae and other growth, and
often is aerated by wind or wave action. This area interferes with sonar transmission and often
appears on-screen as regular clusters of individual dots near the “O” line.
Thermoclines are sharp differences in water temperature. These are easily identified by the
continuous nature of the return. When a sonar signal is reflected off the bottom back to the
transducer, there is often enough energy left in the signal to be reflected off the surface of the
water back to the bottom a second time. Second returns appear as a slightly weaker bottom
representation exactly twice the depth of the primary bottom return. The second return is most
likely to occur in shallow water and in areas of relatively hard bottom.
The Wide 2000 uses advanced signal processing to further evaluate any sonar return between
the surface and the bottom. For instance, a small school of bait fish usually appears as a dense
cluster of individual dots. If the return meets certain additional criteria, a fish symbol will be
assigned. There are three different size fish symbols used to indicate the intensity of the sonar
return. While signal intensity is a good indicator of relative fish size, different species of fish have
different sonar characteristics, so it is not always possible to distinguish fish size between varying
species.
The signal intensity is “normalized” for depth so that a small fish close to the boat does not
appear as a large fish symbol. A further method of differentiation of fish symbols indicates which
of the three sonar beams the fish is detected in. This gives you a reliable indicator of side to side
location relative to boat movement. Fish symbols which are hollow are detected in the outside two
beams. Hollow fish symbols facing to the right are detected in the right beam and therefore are to
the right side of the boat (as viewed from the driver seat facing forward). Hollow fish symbols
facing to the left are detected in the left beam, and thus the fish is to the left side of the boat. Solid
fish symbols represent fish which are detected in the single center beam, and these fish are
directly under the boat.
ID+ adds an additional piece of information to help the user locate fish. On selected fish symbols,
the digital depth of the designated fish is drawn to help locate the fish vertically. This is especially
helpful in setting bait depths or for downrigger operation.
CONTROL FUNCTIONS
The Wide 2000 uses a simple 6-button keypad for all user input. When any button is pressed, an
audible “chirp” confirms the control input. In the event that a particular button has no function or is
inappropriate for the situation, an audible “error”, or multiple chirps will be heard.
POWER, powers the Wide 2000 up for normal operation. When the unit is on, POWER turns the
unit off. POWER can also be used to go directly into the Simulator mode. With the unit powered
off, press and hold POWER for several seconds until a continuous chirp is heard.
LIGHT controls the unit’s 4-position display back light. With the unit powered on, pressing LIGHT
once will turn the back light on “low”. Pressing LIGHT a second time will turn the back light on
“high”. Press LIGHT again to turn the back light off. The backlight is very effective for low- light
and nighttime operation. When the backlight is on, the Wide 2000 will consume more power than
with the backlight off. This is important when using the Wide 2000 in a portable configuration
powered by a separate battery, or when powering the unit from a trolling motor battery.
NOTE: When powering the unit from a battery such as in portable applications, avoiding use of
the backlight prolongs battery life.
The VIEW button selects one of several screen configurations or “views” possible depending on
the transducer in use. When using the standard (Tri-beam) transducer, the view button toggles
the display between the full- screen 2D view, and “Monster Digits” view. Monster Digits increases
the size of key digital information so that it can be viewed from a great distance. Pressing VIEW
again will toggle the display back to the 2D view.
If a Wide Side transducer is being used (see Using Alternative Transducers), the VIEW button is
used to select one of four views available: Both, Left, Right, and Down.
The three lower buttons, MENU, UP, ARROW, and DOWN ARROW work together to control the
Wide 2000 menu-controlled user functions.
MENU brings a menu on-screen for adjustment. In normal operation, pressing MENU repeatedly
will cycle through all available menu headings. A men remains on-screen for several seconds
allowing user adjustment by means of the ARROW keys.
If no adjustment is made in the allotted time, the menu disappears. If you need the menu to
remain on-screen longer to study the adjustment options, press and hold MENU- the menu will
remain on-screen indefinitely. Once you release the menu button, the menu will time out. Once a
menu times out, it is still considered the active menu. Pressing MENU will bring up the last used
menu.
The UP ARROW and DOWN ARROW make adjustments to menu functions. On the left side of
every menu there are UP ARROW and DOWN ARROW symbols. The symbols indicate which
ARROW button has a function in a particular situation. Either one or both ARROW buttons can be
used to adjust the menu function. A hollow ARROW symbol means that the corresponding
ARROW button has no function. Pressing that button will result in no adjustment and the “error”
audible will be heard. A solid ARROW symbol means that the corresponding ARROW button can
be used to affect the menu adjustment.
The ARROW buttons often can be used when no menu is on screen. In these situations, pressing
the ARROW button affects the function of the active (last-used) menu. This is a short-cut to menu
operation. The menu appears on-screen while the adjustment is made and “times out”. A
frequently used menu can be adjusted very quickly using this technique. After an adjustment is
made to a menu function, the menu “times out” after several seconds and the unit will return to
normal operation. The sequence in which the menus appear is adjusted by the order that the
menus are used. The last menu adjusted will always appear first. The second most recently used
menu will appear second, etc. This “automatic sequencing” ensures that the most recently used
menus will always appear first, and menus which have not recently been adjusted will appear
later in the sequence.
All menus use the same basic layout as shown in figure F. The heading at the top describes the
menu function (see Menu Functions for more details on individual functions). The UP ARROW
and DOWN ARROW symbols to the left of the menu indicate which buttons are available for
adjustment. In menus which have numerous possible settings such as Depth Range, a range of
adjustment indicator shows the total range available and the current setting. Within the menu are
the options available. The selected option or current setting is highlighted in the black box.
If no adjustment is made, this will be the selected setting. Pressing one of the ARROW buttons
while the menu is on-screen selects another option.
Several of the menus are multi-step. In some situations if an adjustment is made, additional
options become available for further adjustment. Examples of these multi-step menus are Depth
Range, Depth Alarm and Zoom. See the detailed description of each function for further
explanation.
The one menu option which functions differently than the previously described is the Options
menu. User Options is a group of functions which are used initially to select user preferences.
The options are not normally needed during operation of the unit. Options differ from the other
menu functions in that once selected for viewing, the menu will not ‘time out”. All the user options
must be sequenced through before returning to normal operation.
SENSITIVITY
The Sensitivity function controls the sensitivity of the sonar receiver. The Wide 2000 automatically
adjusts the level of receiver sensitivity based on a number of factors including the depth of the
water and the level of noise present. Noise can be caused by other electronic devices, engines,
trolling motors, propeller cavitation and hydrodynamic flow among others.
The user has the option of biasing this Sensitivity adjustment either higher or lower based on
personal preference. You can select one of 11 sensitivity bias settings from –5 to +5. A bias
setting of 0 ( Factory Setting) has no effect on the automatic sensitivity control.
Increasing the bias ( +1 through +5 ) causes the unit to display the information from progressively
smaller sonar returns. By decreasing the sensitivity bias (-1 through –5), the unit effectively filters
small sonar returns.
In murky or muddy water, it is often advantageous to reduce the sensitivity bias. This prevents the
display from being cluttered with sonar returns from debris or suspended particles. In very clear
or very deep water, it may be desirable to increase the sensitivity bias since even the smallest
sonar return may be of interest to the user.
To adjust Sensitivity, press MENU repeatedly until the Sensitivity heading is displayed. When the
Sensitivity menu appears, use the UP ARROW to increase the sensitivity bias, or the DOWN
ARROW to reduce sensitivity bias. By holding either ARROW button depressed, the unit will
sequence through the available settings until you release the button or the end of the adjustment
range is reached. If additional time is needed to study a menu, press and hold the MENU button
and the menu will remain on-screen indefinitely.
If a setting limit is reached, the ARROW symbol attached to the menu appears to be hollow which
indicates that the related button has no further function. Also, the audible “error” consisting of
multiple chirps will be heard.
After an adjustment is made, the menu disappears and the new sensitivity setting begins to affect
new sonar information as it flows on-screen. If additional adjustment is needed, the UP ARROW
or DOWN ARROW can be pressed without having to first press MENU.
The sensitivity setting is remembered in memory after the unit is powered off.
DEPTH RANGE
The Depth Range function controls the vertical distance displayed on the graphic area of the
display. There are 9 different depth ranges available. The top of the range is always 0, or the
surface of the water. Ranges of 0-15 feet, 0-30 feet, 0-60 feet, 0-120 feet, 0-180 feet, 0-240 feet,
0-360 feet, 0-480 feet, and 0-600 feet are available. The range which positions the bottom
depiction closest to the bottom of the graphic area of the display will best utilize the available
display resolution.
The Wide 2000 automatically adjusts the depth range depending on the depth of the water. The
unit tries to maintain the bottom depiction about 2/3 down the total range (for example, in 20 feet
of water, the 0-30 foot range would be selected). This provides the best display resolution and
therefore the best target separation possible.
The Depth Range can be adjusted manually. Press MENU repeatedly until the Depth Range
menu is visible. The two options available are “Auto” (Factory Setting) and “Manual”. Pressing the
DOWN ARROW enables “Manual” depth range control and an additional menu will appear which
allows the user to adjust the current depth range setting. If no further button is pressed, the
current depth range is selected as the desired range and the unit returns to normal operation.
Using “Manual” Depth Range control, the user can view sonar information from the area near the
surface in great detail. If a depth range other than the current range is desired, pressing the
DOWN ARROW to highlight “Adjust” will allow selection of one of the 9 available ranges. Simply
press and hold the UP or DOWN ARROW button to scan through the available options. If a
setting limit is reached, the audible “error” or multiple chirps will be heard and no further
adjustment is allowed.
When “Manual” range is used. the unit no longer adjusts the Depth Range to the most
appropriate range for bottom display. Often, the bottom may not be visible on-screen. The digital
depth readout always determines the depth of the bottom, even if it is not visible on-screen.
When a Depth Range is selected manually and the Depth Range menu is still active (most
recently used), further adjustment of the depth range can be achieved by simply pressing the
appropriate UP or button. The ARROW button. The button press will bring the Depth Range
menu on-screen and allows immediate adjustment of the range.
To return to “Automatic” Depth Range control, press the MENU button until Depth Range menu
appears on-screen and use the UP ARROW to select AUTO. The Wide 2000 returns to automatic
operation.
Note: Depth Range is not remembered when the unit is powered off. At power up, the unit is
always in automatic depth range.
Zoom
Zoom is similar to Depth Range in that it controls the range of information displayed in the
graphics area of the display. Zoom, however, allows selection of ranges beneath the surface so
any area of water between the surface and the bottom can be enlarged to provide more detailed
information. By using the full display to show a small area of coverage, the effective display
resolution is increased, and the unit’s ability to separate targets which are very close together is
enhanced.
There are four different Zoom ranges available; 7 ½ feet, 15 feet, 30 feet, and 60 feet. These
ranges are not directly user controlled but are instead dependent on the current depth range. In
shallow water, when the 15 foot or 30 foot range is in use, the Zoom range is 7 ½ feet. If the 60
foot or 120 foot range is in use, the Zoom range is 15 feet. If a 180 foot-480 foot depth range is in
use, the Zoom range is 30 feet, and if the 600 foot range is in use, the Zoom range is 60 feet.
It is not possible to use Zoom in conjunction with he Monster Digits view. While the Monster Digits
view is always available, Zoom information is only displayed on the 2D view.
The Wide 2000 shows Zoom range in conjunction with the full depth range. The Zoom range is
shown on the left side of the screen and full range information is shown on the right side of the
display. Zoom can either operate automatically, in which the Zoom range is constantly adjusted to
show the bottom, or manually, in which the user controls the location of the Zoom Range.
“Automatic” Zoom is especially helpful when looking for structure or bottom detail. The
“Automatic” Zoom keeps the bottom in view even in quickly changing terrain. “Manual” Zoom
provides detailed information of any area from the surface to the bottom. In “Manual” Zoom, the
Zoom range does not move as the terrain changes.
To operate Zoom, press MENU repeatedly until the Zoom menu is on-screen. Three options are
available: “Off(Factory Setting), “Auto” (Automatic bottom tracking Zoom), and “Manual” (User
controlled Zoom range). Press the DOWN ARROW once to highlight Auto.
When the menu disappears, the graphics area of the screen will be divided in half. Full range
information is on the right, Zoom information on the left. The digital depth readout is unaffected by
Zoom.
Pressing the DOWN ARROW again to highlight “Manual” activates Manual Zoom. The menu
further expands to show the current Zoom range, and allows user adjustment of this range.
When the range is shown in the menu, the upper number represents the top of the current Zoom
range. The lower number represents the bottom of the Zoom range. The UP and DOWN ARROW
buttons can be used to move this range. The upper number can never be less than 0 (the surface
of the water), and the lower number can never be greater than the active depth range.
Once “Manual” Zoom is selected, the display will appear the same as in “Auto” Zoom, but the
zoom range does not change automatically. If further adjustment of the Zoom is necessary,
pressing either ARROW button while Zoom is active will move the Zoom range up or down. The
menu returns briefly to show the numeric values as the adjustment is made.
To disable Zoom. Press the Menu button until the Zo0m menu is on-screen. Use the UP ARROW
to highlight Off, and let the menu time out.
When the unit is powered off, the Zoom menu returns to Zoom Off.
Depth Alarm
The Wide 2000 contains an audible alarm to warn you of shallow water depths. The alarm is
adjustable from 2 feet to 99 feet of depth. When the alarm is enabled, an audible alarm is
sounded if the water beneath the boat is equal to or less than the selected alarm depth. Upon
activation, the alarm sounds continuously for about 5 seconds, and then intermittently to remind
you that you are still in shallow water.
To enable Depth Alarm, press MENU repeatedly until the Depth Alarm menu is on-screen. The
Factory Setting is “Off”. Use the DOWN ARROW to highlight On. The menu will expand to show
the current Depth Alarm setting. Use the UP or DOWN ARROW to set the desired depth for alarm
activation.
Once the menu times out, the Depth Alarm is enabled. To further adjust the setting, simply press
the UP or DOWN ARROW. The menu appears briefly to indicate the setting. If the alarm is
sounding and you want to disable it, use the MENU button to bring the Depth Alarm menu onscreen, and the UP ARROW to highlight “Off”.
The most recent Depth Alarm setting is remembered after the unit has been powered off.
Fish Alarm
The Fish Alarm alerts you to the presence of fish, or other targets not connected to the bottom.
The Fish Alarm has 3 different settings which correspond to the 3 different size fish symbols
shown on-screen.
To enable Fish Alarm, Press the MENU button repeatedly until the Fish Alarm menu appears onscreen. The menu shows two options, “Off (Factory Setting) and “On”. Use the DOWN ARROW
to highlight “On” and the menu further expands to show the 3 alarm options. The selected setting
will be “Large fish only”. With this setting, the Wide 2000 alarms on only those targets which are
represented by the large fish symbols (see Interpreting the On-Screen Information). Pressing the
DOWN ARROW again highlights “large and medium fish” and pressing a third time highlights
‘LARGE, MEDIUM, AND SMALL FISH”. With this setting, any fish symbol appearing on screen
activates the Fish Alarm.
Once the Fish Alarm is enabled, the Wide 2000 emits an audible beep when the selected size
fish symbol appears on screen. The sound is slightly different for each of the three fish symbol
sizes, so with practice, it is possible to distinguish the size of the detected fish without looking at
the unit.
To disable the Fish Alarm, press MENU until the Fish Alarm menu appears on-screen. Use the
UP ARROW to highlight “Off”, and let the menu time out.
Fish Alarm settings are remembered when the unit is powered off.
Triplog
Triplog provides a running log of information based on input from the Temp/Speed sensor. Since
Triplog requires information from the Temp/Speed sensor to operate, if this sensor is not detected
by the Wide 2000, the Triplog menu will not appear as an option.
To enable Triplog, press MENU repeatedly until the Triplog menu is on-screen. The Factory
Setting is “Hide” which is selected. Use the DOWN ARROW to select “Show” and the Triplog box
will appear at the upper left corner of the screen.
Triplog provides four pieces of information; the distance traveled since the Wide 2000 was
powered-up or reset, the average speed, the total time elapsed since power-up or reset, and the
input voltage from your boat’s electrical system.
The time, speed, and distance calculations are useful for tracking your progress on a trip. The
input voltage is useful for determining the condition of the charging system of the boat.
When used in a portable application or whenever the Wide 2000 is operated from a battery
source, the voltage number can be used to determine battery life. The Wide 2000 will operate at
voltages from 10 to 16 VDC. Voltages in excess of 16 or less than 10 VDC will cause the unit to
power off.
Once Triplog is enabled, pressing MENU to bring the Triplog menu on-screen now shows an
additional option. “Reset”. By selecting Reset, the timer and distance log resets to 0 and the
Triplog will begin to calculate elapsed time, distance traveled, and average speed from the time of
reset.
Triplog can be used with any view, even Wide Side. When Triplog is enabled in Monster Digits
view, the Triplog information will displace the water temperature readout.
To disable Triplog, press the MENU button until the Triplog menu is on screen. Use the UP
ARROW to select Hide and let the menu time out. The Triplog continues to operate and log time
and distance even when it is not visible on-screen. The Triplog resets at power-off.
Options
The Options Menu is actually a series of linked menu functions which are used initially to select
user preferences. Once user preferences are selected, it is unlikely that these functions need to
be accessed during the normal operation of the product.
The options menu works differently than other menu functions in that all of the options must be
cycled through in order to return to normal operation. There are seven Option menus: Contrast,
Units, Fish ID, Numerical size, Transducer, Display speed, and Reset.
Press MENU until the Options menu is on-screen. There are two choices, Hide (Factory Setting)
and Show. Use the DOWN ARROW to highlight Show and the first Options menu appears.
Contrast
The Contrast function allows the user to control the level of contrast of the LCD display. The Wide
2000 will automatically adjust the display contrast to compensate for changing ambient
temperatures; however some situations may occur where manual adjustment will provide a higher
level of contrast.
Eleven contrast settings, +5 to –5 are possible. The display contrast will change as the
adjustment is made so the optimum level of contrast can easily be adjusted. Use the ARROW
buttons to highlight the desired selection. The Wide 2000 will reset to the factory setting when the
unit is powered off.
Units
The Unit’s function allows the user to select the units of measurement for the speed readout. Both
MPH or statute miles per hour are available. Use the ARROW buttons to highlight the desired
selection. The Wide 2000 remembers this selection even when the unit is powered off. Press
MENU to go to the next menu.
Fish ID
The next Option menu is Fish ID. There are three selections available; Off, ID on, and ID+ On.
The factory setting is ID+ On. With Fish ID Off, sonar returns are displayed as “raw” information.
There is no interpretation made by the unit. Selecting ID Off will also disable the fish alarm.
ID ON enables the Wide 2000 to interpret the raw sonar data and, using a variety of techniques,
depict appropriate target returns as one of three different size fish symbols. Further identification
shows whether the fish is in the left, center, or right beam.
ID+ ON adds an additional piece of information to the location of the fish. The depth beneath the
surface for selected fish symbols is attached to the fish symbol.
Use the ARROW buttons to highlight the desired setting, and press MENU to advance to the next
menu.
The unit remembers Fish ID setting when powered off.
Numeral Size
Numeral Size is the next Option menu. Two options are available: “Big” and “Small”. The factory
setting is Big. With this setting, the digital depth and speed and temp numerals are drawn large
enough to be readable from across the boat. The big numerals occupy space on the display
which could be used for the graphics area. Hence, the small numerals option. With small
numerals selected, a greater amount of the display area is available for the graphic view. This
effectively increases the display resolution of the unit. Sonar targets which are very close together
can often be displayed as separate targets, through the distance from which the numerals are
readable is somewhat less.
Use the UP and DOWN ARROW buttons to highlight the desired selection, then press MENU to
advance to the next menu.
Numeral Size settings are remembered when powered off.
Transducer
The transducer option controls how the Wide 2000 determines which transducer is connected to
the unit.
The Wide 2000 can identify and operate with several different transducers. At power up, the Wide
2000 will first identify if a transducer is connected. If none is detected, the unit will default to
simulator mode. If the standard Tribeam Transducer is detected, the unit will begin normal “down”
operation. If a transducer other than a Tribeam is detected. The Wide 2000 will assume this is a
Wide Side transducer (see Using Alternative Transducers) and begin operation in Wide Side
mode.
The Transducer Option menu has four settings: Auto, Tri-Beam, Side< and Dual. The factory
setting is Auto, in which case the Wide 2000 uses the transducer detection capability to choose
the transducer, as described. To override this capability, select the setting that corresponds to the
transducer that is physically attached to the unit. Using this option to choose a transducer
manually forces the Wide 2000 to use the screen display appropriate to the specified transducer,
regardless of what kind of transducer it detects.
The Wide 2000 will also work with older Dual beam transducers. If you are using a Dual beam
transducer, you must manually select “Dual” from the transducer menu as the Dual Beam
transducer cannot be identified automatically. If “Dual” is manually selected, dual beam operation
will be selected any time a non-standard transducer is detected. This allows the Wide 2000 to be
used in conjunction with a transducer switch, so more than one type of transducer can be used
with a single unit. A common installation is to use one transducer for high-speed operation, and a
second transducer mounted on a trolling motor. The second transducer can be another Tri-beam,
a Wide Side, or a Dual Beam.
Note: Unless you are using a non-standard transducer, or suspect a problem with the transducer
recognition, always leave this option set to Auto. If you are using a Dual Beam transducer, you
must manually select “Dual” for the Wide 2000 to work properly using this transducer.
The Wide 2000 cannot differentiate between a Wide Side and Dual beam transducer. If you are
using these two transducers through a switch, the transducer selection must be manually
changed every time the switch position is changed.
The Transducer setting is remembered when the unit is powered off If it is not set to Auto, a
message will appear at startup to indicate that the transducer has been manually selected.
Once the transducer selection is made, use the MENU button to advance to the next Option.
Display Speed
Display Speed controls the rate which the graphic information moves across the display. There
are 5 possible speeds, the fastest rate (5) is the factory setting. If your boat is stationary or
moving very slowly for extended periods, it may be desirable to update the display at a slower
rate. The closer the update rate matches boat speed, the more accurate is the graphic depiction
of the terrain beneath your boat. Use the UP and DOWN ARROWS to select the desired rate. (1)
is the slowest, (5) is the fastest. Use the MENU button to advance to the next menu.
Display Speed setting is remembered when the unit is powered off.
Reset
The final Option is Reset. With many User Options available to customize the Wide 2000, it is
easy to configure the unit in such a way that is detrimental to a particular use. By using the Reset
function, all variable or user-controlled features of the Wide 2000 are returned to the factory
settings.
The Reset function is an important first step in trouble-shooting problems to ensure that a userselected setting is not the cause for the perceived problem.
CUSTOMIZING SET-UP FUNCTIONS
The Wide 2000 allows the user to customize many features to work best for a particular type of
use. These user selections are remembered by the unit after power is disconnected. Control of
these features is accomplished through the menu system. Primary menu functions include
Sensitivity, Depth Range, Zoom, Depth Alarm, Fish Alarm, Triplog (if the Temp/Speed sensor is
connected) and Options.
The Options menu is a grouping of user preferences which are normally set initially but not
typically needed in the normal operation of the product. Options are accessed in one of two
ways. At power-up, direct access to the Options menus is given on the start-up screen, This is a
quick way to adjust user options before beginning normal operation.
Also, as mentioned, the Options menus are part of the normal menu system and are accessible
any time.
Options allows the user to select the units of measurement for speed, the method of depicting fish
targets, the basic screen layout and size of numeric information, type of transducer, the speed of
update of the display, and to reset all variables to Factory Settings.
IMPORTANT: A transducer must be connected to the Wide 2000 in order to retain user settings
selected when in simulator mode. If no transducer is detected, the unit will default to factory
options when powered off.
Refer to Menu Functions for detailed information of User Options.
USING DIAGNOSTIC
The Wide 2000 contains a powerful diagnostic tool which can aid in determining the cause of a
problem. To enable Diagnostic, power the unit on and use the DOWN ARROW button to highlight
the Diagnostic option on the initial screen. Diagnostic can only be accessed at power-up.
After the menu times out, the diagnostic screen will appear. Upon enabling diagnostic, the Wide
2000 will perform a self-test. This test confirms the operation of all internal circuitry. At the
conclusion of the test, one of two messages will appear on the left side of the screen; “passed”
indicates that the internal test discovered no failures. “Failed” indicates that a significant internal
problem was discovered and the unit will require factory service. In conjunction with the failed
indication will be a code which indicates to the repair personnel where the problem is.
Even if the self-test is passed, other messages may be present to indicate an abnormal situation.
Examples of these are high-voltage and low-voltage shut down indications. The Wide 2000 will
shut down to protect the inner circuitry if the input voltage exceeds 16 VDC or is less than 10
VDC. If either of these conditions cause the unit to shut down, a message will indicate this.
NOTE: Powering the unit off will reset these messages.
The right side of the Diagnostic screen evaluates external connections to the unit. The first
category is Transducer input. If a transducer is detected, a message will indicate the type of
transducer connected. This is an excellent way to confirm transducer connection. If a transducer
is connected directly to the unit, the connection will be indicated here. If a switch is used, use
Diagnostic to confirm the connections from each transducer. If a series of dashed lines is shown,
then no transducer is connected or there is a problem with the transducer or cable.
The next categories indicate the connection of boat speed sensor and surface water temperature
sensor. These accessory sensors can be purchased independently or together as a single sensor
(see Available Accessories). If the sensors are connected and working properly, a “connected”
message will appear.
Note: This feature only works when the boat is in motion, as the paddle wheel on the speed
sensor must rotate to be detected.
The voltage input category is especially helpful in diagnosing input voltage problems. The current
input voltage will be displayed. If voltage fluctuations or power supply in excess of 16 VDC or less
than 10 VDC is suspected, use the diagnostic screen to confirm input voltage. Often, small
outboard motors do not effectively regulate voltage when operated at high engine speeds. Use
Diagnostic while running the boat at high speeds to show the voltage gain. Also, if you are using
the Wide 2000 in portable configuration or from the trolling motor battery, Diagnostic can be used
to evaluate t he health of the battery by showing the current voltage.
The total time category indicates the total time the unit has been in use since shipped from the
factory. Note: It is normal for some hours to be indicated in the total time when the unit is new
due to factory testing.
While this is often of interest to the user, it is primarily a diagnostic tool for the repair technician
should service be required.
Press MENU to exit Diagnostic.
USING ALTERNATIVE TRANSDUCERS
The Wide 2000 is designed to operate with the Tri-Beam transducer included standard with the
product. The standard transducer can be mounted on the transom of the boat, or bonded to the
inside of most fiberglass hulls. Tri-beam transducers are also available in trolling motor mounts,
and bronze thru-hull type mounts.
The Wide 2000 also has the ability to work with two additional transducers: Dual Beam and Wide
Side. See Available Accessories for selection of the transducer.
Wide Side Operation
The Wide Side transducer is a specialized “side-locking” transducer which is extremely useful for
bank fishing or looking for bait fish in open water. The Wide Side transducer uses 3 different
sonar elements which transmit signals to the left, right, and straight down from your boat. The
downward beam is 200 kHz with a 24-degree area of coverage. This beam maintains continuous
digital depth readout from the bottom directly beneath your boat.
The side beams are 455kHz with a 16-degree area of coverage. The side-locking elements can
be used independently or together to locate targets near the surface of the water on either side of
your boat.
The Wide Side transducer is available as a trolling motor mount, a transom mount, or a portable
mount.
Note: The Wide Side transducer can be connected directly to the Wide 2000 or used in
conjunction with the standard transducer through a transducer switch. When used with a switch in
conjunction with the Tri-Beam transducer; the Wide 2000 recognizes which transducer is
connected whenever the switch position is changed.
When a Wide Side transducer is connected, the screen display changes to display the
information from the side-locking elements. There are four basic views available when the Wide
Side transducer is in use; both, left, right, and down. These views are controlled by the VIEW
button. The default view is both, in which information from both the left and right elements are
displayed on-screen. The digital depth of the water beneath your boat is always present.
Viewing both left and right sides simultaneously gives you an excellent tool when searching for
bait fish in open water, or when following a creek bed, however greater display resolution can be
achieved by viewing only one side. To change the view, simply press the VIEW button repeatedly
until the desired view is on-screen. The Down view is similar to the traditional view when using
the standard transducer, however there is no Tri-beam information available such as fish location.
When operating in Wide Side mode, the range must be adjusted manually, since the bottom is
often not visible on-screen. Ranges of 15, 30, 60, and 120 feet are available. Also, Zoom is not
possible in any side looking views, and the Zoom menu is not available.
Experiment with the Wide Side transducer while operating it in a familiar area to learn how to
maximize use of the information displayed. Remember that if you are using a trolling motor
mount, the information displayed is controlled by the direction the trolling motor is pointing, not
necessarily the direction the boat is traveling.
To return to normal “down” operation using the Tri-beam transducer, simply change the switch
setting if you are using a transducer switch, or reconnect the Tri-beam transducer. The Wide
2000 will reconfigure the screen automatically.
SPECIFICATIONS
Operating Frequency…………………………………………………200/455 kHz
Power Output (200 kHz)……………………………………………..300 Watts (RMS)
………………………………………………………………………..2400 Watts (Peak to Peak)
Power Output (455 kHz)……………………………………………..300 Watts (RMS)
………………………………………………………………………..2499 Watts (Peak to Peak)
Area of Coverage…………………………………………………….90 degrees at –10 db
Power Requirement…………………………………………………. 10 - 16 VDC
Display…………………………………………………………………Super Twist LCD
LCD Matrix……………………………………………………………128 x 128
Viewing Area………………………………………………………….4.00” H x 3.00 V
Mounting………………………………………………………………Quick Disconnect Mount
Unit Size ………………………………………………………………7 ¾” H x 7 7/8” W x 4 ¼” D
Transducer (Standard)…………………………………………………XT-6-TB-90
Transducer Cable Length……………………………………………...20 feet
Depth Ranges………………………………………………………….15, 30, 60, 120, 180, 240, 360,
480,
& 600 (feet)
Zoom Ranges………………………………………………………….7 ½, 15, 30, & 60 (feet)
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