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    Question Helix 5 + Minnkota US2 transducer in Terrova depth problems

    I have Helix 5 for about 4 years. It was working perfect with the original transducer but connecting to new Terrova US2 I get only problems.
    Depth reading in auto is out of whack ( 8' shows as 200' without any bottom)
    If I set it manually to 50' it seems to be working fine, anything above is no go.
    Another problem is that I get about 3/8 inch of blue on top all the time.
    Onix in the same are working fine, and is off when using the Helix.
    No change if the trolling motor is on or off.

    Any help would be appreciated
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    Which one of the many versions of Helix 5 do you have?
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    Helix 12 SI, ONIXCI 10 NT SI, Helix 12 MEGA+ SI G3N, Helix 7 CHIRP MEGA SI G3
    1.900,--------3.350, ------------------,2.110--------------------------,2.110
    SOLIX 12 SI, Helix 7 CHIRP SI G2, Helix 10 MEGA DI+ G3N, Ultrex 80/LINK, 360
    3.500,------------2.110,---------------------,2.110

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    Thanks for reply Wayne!
    The first one, with Di and GPS
    I know that US2 does not support Di.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisfun View Post
    Thanks for reply Wayne!
    The first one
    Which one of the first ones? There are Sonar models, Down Imaging models, Side Imaging models with and without GPS.
    Wayne Purdum
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    Helix 12 SI, ONIXCI 10 NT SI, Helix 12 MEGA+ SI G3N, Helix 7 CHIRP MEGA SI G3
    1.900,--------3.350, ------------------,2.110--------------------------,2.110
    SOLIX 12 SI, Helix 7 CHIRP SI G2, Helix 10 MEGA DI+ G3N, Ultrex 80/LINK, 360
    3.500,------------2.110,---------------------,2.110

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne P. View Post
    Which one of the first ones? There are Sonar models, Down Imaging models, Side Imaging models with and without GPS.
    Sorry, you been too fast :)
    The first one, with Di and GPS

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    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisfun View Post
    Sorry, you been too fast :)
    The first one, with Di and GPS
    OK a Down Imaging unit in that generation uses 200/455 kHz for 2D sonar and 455/800 kHz Down Imaging.
    The US2 transducer does 83/200 kHz 2D sonar and no Imaging of any kind.

    Don't remember if that model is adaptable to the US2, but if it is, you would have a unit setting for Generic 83/200 kHz.
    Wayne Purdum
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    Helix 12 SI, ONIXCI 10 NT SI, Helix 12 MEGA+ SI G3N, Helix 7 CHIRP MEGA SI G3
    1.900,--------3.350, ------------------,2.110--------------------------,2.110
    SOLIX 12 SI, Helix 7 CHIRP SI G2, Helix 10 MEGA DI+ G3N, Ultrex 80/LINK, 360
    3.500,------------2.110,---------------------,2.110

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne P. View Post
    OK a Down Imaging unit in that generation uses 200/455 kHz for 2D sonar and 455/800 kHz Down Imaging.
    The US2 transducer does 83/200 kHz 2D sonar and no Imaging of any kind.

    Don't remember if that model is adaptable to the US2, but if it is, you would have a unit setting for Generic 83/200 kHz.
    Yes, got it set to 200 since I don't see 83/200 option
    They show this compatibility
    HELIX 5 G1 SERIES
    HELIX 5 SI GPS KVD
    HELIX 5 SI GPS
    HELIX 5 SONAR GPS
    HELIX 5 SONAR

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    Wayne Purdum
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    Helix 12 SI, ONIXCI 10 NT SI, Helix 12 MEGA+ SI G3N, Helix 7 CHIRP MEGA SI G3
    1.900,--------3.350, ------------------,2.110--------------------------,2.110
    SOLIX 12 SI, Helix 7 CHIRP SI G2, Helix 10 MEGA DI+ G3N, Ultrex 80/LINK, 360
    3.500,------------2.110,---------------------,2.110

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