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Re: New alternator and DS issue
Just to wrap up this issue...
We tried ferrites, IC voltage regulation, mechanical shielding to no avail so...
We bought a new but discontinued Raymarine ST40 depth meter and connected it to the original Signet transducer. It works great, none of the alternator interference that was plaguing the Signet, and on top of that, where the Signet used to top out at around 120 feet, we now read down to 275 so we've gained there too.
Pleasant surprise, avoided changing transducers, and got it at a discount as well... good news all around!
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