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s ns s fi in s s to monitor water temperature, and also in ns s ni h in n element temperature to prevent damage. n ing n h nfig n h single or double pair of transmission wires. An important thing to note is that the transducer’ s internal elements do start to slowly isin g s i is i n h ng ns fi s (depending on the amount of usage). A lot of s s i g h i s ns but they hang on to their old transducer - and this is actually doing themselves a disservice. hen deciding on the right transducer model for you – you need to consider various factors h i h i h n . W here you want the transducer to be mounted. Now let’s discuss the beam width/angle: i h s i n is i s h in n s n A transducer’ s beam angle depends on a number of factors: the siz e and type of element, the nfig n h n s n h ng n The physical shape of an element will change the si n sh h h is ns i is sh n s i ni beam (most sonar transducers have disc- shaped elements), whereas a bar element will create a fan sh in s fin ing transducers – like the LSS). i Let’s start off with POWER: Power, and more importantly Signal to is relates to the ability to detect targets in h n s n n ns s i h is n s n gi ing is and clear image of the water column. i i i h i h n ns s come with three ns s s n i The more powerful transducers not only n i g h s i n h n nfig n i h ng n high i ns s s s n s s n hi h is s n ns n n i nsi ns in n s h sh ost people are familiar with the three common n ns n Below is a guideline to which frequency is best suited to which type of fishing: 5 0 kHz (Low CHIRP) s s sh s sign n n will penetrate depths greater than 3 0 0 metres. lowrance south africa 21 07