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Old 25-11-2011, 15:54   #1
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Transducer Question

Does anybody know the difference between the DST800, DST100, DST110 and the B744V transducers?

They all provide depth, speed and temp, and the B744V has a fairing that I guess it needs to be installed with, but other than that I can't tell the difference between them. I want to install a triducer, and there seems to be only 1 company on Earth that makes them: Maretron (or Airmar, I can't tell if they are the same company or not). All of this is very confusing and the more I surf the web and research the more confused I get.

Can anybody clear this up?

Chris
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Old 25-11-2011, 16:42   #2
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It's Airmar that produces them. You can buy the same ones from Furuno, Raymarine etc.

You must check & compare more specs:

- interface type, ie. NMEA0183, 2000 etc.
- power output

If you have N2K network, you probably want the 110 which is the replacement of the 100. The 800 doesn't exist I think but would have been ultrasonic speed instead of paddle wheel ???? The 744 is just a transducer, not complete sensor unit.

But all this is without checking it so it can be completely wrong... but should point ut how to select what you need.

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Old 25-11-2011, 17:35   #3
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Re: Transducer Question

Hi Nick,

What do you mean when you say that the B744V is just a transducer and not a complete sensor unit?

And what do you mean that the DST800 doesn't exist? And pictures of the DST800 clearly show that it has a paddle wheel. And I've looked at all of them, and the 100, 110 and 800 are all NMEA 2000. I can't tell if the B744V is or not.

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The tech support guys at Airmar ate great , give them a call. I have a b744v that was already in the boat when I got it. It is not nmea 2000 compatible. Needs to be plugged in yo the correct sounder unit. And there are different models of each unit , that are sounder specific . Mine was ordered for a lawrance unit , and I bought all garmin stuff. The tech guys at airmar emailed me a sketch of what color wires had to be connected to what color wires to make it all work. The only thing I lost in the conversion was the water temp wasn't compatible between the garmin and the lawrance units. But the fish finder , depth finder , and speed worked just fine.
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