Can I use my ice transducer with a Side Imaging unit?
If you own a HELIX 5 SI GPS, HELIX 7 SI GPS, HELIX 9 SI GPS, HELIX 10 SI GPS, HELIX 12 CHIRP SI GPS, 798ci HD SI, 899ci HD SI, 999ci HD SI and the 1199ci HD SI you can use the
XI 9 20
for ice fishing. In order for this to work properly, you will want to take the following steps. The XI 9 19 will not work with these products.
- In the Sonar Menu, you will want to select Quad Beam as your transducer. For models that do not have Quad Beam as a selection option, choose Dual Beam.
- Next you may want to hide the Quad Beam View under the Views Menu Tab
These changes will allow you to use the 2D sonar view on these units and get the best possible returns. Because a Side Imaging unit requires movement, you cannot use your Side Imaging transducer. There is no Flasher view on the Side Imaging products.