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fishboyneil 03-16-2008 10:27 PM

More on fishfinder v. sounder
 
After reading the recent post on the topic, does anyone know if a fishfinder draws significantly more power than a stand alone sounder?

artbyjody 03-17-2008 03:04 AM

It will greatly depend on transducer...most sonar ducers transmit at a much higher frequency and with more power, and more frequently than a standalone ducer used merely for depth. However, the charter that comes with it will often allow you to customize settings and I believe turn off the enhanced transmit. If you are just a weekend sailor probably will not effect you tremendously...

A fish+depth ducer of one popular brand draws 1.5 amps of power.

See this article however for a deeper analysis...

Chuck Husick on BoatUScom


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