What is transducer Raymarine?
They can record the depth and temperature of the water, the speed of the boat and can generally aid in navigation by rendering images of what’s below the boat. Raymarine offers a wide range of depth, speed and temperature transducers that work with instruments, multifunction displays and sonar modules.
How does a depth transducer work?
The main component of a depth transducer is the piezo- ceramic element. It is the part that converts electrical puls- es into sound waves, and when the echoes return, the piezoceramic element converts the sound waves back into electrical energy.
How do you know if your transducer is working?
The first thing you can do to test if your transducer is working is to turn it on and touch its surface. You should be able to feel the sound pulses as vibrations, and often you can also hear them as clicking sounds.
Does a transducer need to be in water?
You will not be able to test out the transducer’s ability to read depth when the boat is not in water. Air dissipates the sound waves produced by the transducer and will cause the transducer to not be able to produce a reading.
What kind of transducers does Raymarine make?
Raymarine Transducers for Multifunction Displays, Sonar Fishfinders and Instrument Displays | Marine Electronics by Raymarine Raymarine offers a wide range of depth, speed and temperature transducers that work with instruments, multifunction displays and sonar modules.
What kind of transducer do I need for my Boat?
Through-hull transducers are mounted through a hole drilled in the bottom of the boat and protrude directly into the water. This type of transducer generally provides the best performance. Through-hulls are recommended for displacement hulls and boats with straight-shaft inboard engines.
What is the best material for a transducer?
Hull Material Reference Guide Hull Material Recommended Transducer Material Fibreglass Plastic / Urethane / Bronze Metal – Steel Hull | Aluminium Hull | Ot Stainless Steel | Stainless Steel | Plas Wood Bronze
What is a transom Mount transducer?
As the name implies, transom mount transducers are installed on the boat’s transom, directly in the water and typically sticking a little below the hull. Transom mounts are composed of plastic and tend to be less expensive than other transducers.