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This is gonna be a lot, but i appreciate any advise/help that is given. 

 

Originally on my boat i had a Lowrance HDS 7 Gen 2 touch at the console, and at the front i didn't have anything. Well, Cabelas/BPS recently had a sale on 9" Elite Ti units that came with a Totalscan transducer, and a navionics chip. So i picked one up and took my boat to the shop to get it installed. 

 

So i got it back yesterday, and i'm having some issues. I put the new Elite 9 Ti on the bow, and its hooked up to an HDI transducer at the trolling motor. I left the HDS 7 Gen 2 where it was (Console), and got him to put the Totalscan transducer at the back of the boat. The total scan is hooked up directly to the HDS. I also got him to connect both units via NMEA 2000 Network cable. 

 

Now to the issues/questions,

 

1. When i go to sonar, or structure on the HDS it doesn't register the depth and the sonar screen and the structure screen are blank. I went to Settings>Sonar>Installation and tried to set the transducer to Totalscan but Totalscan isn's in the list. I thought this may be due to connection issue with the cable, but then i saw where it was registering the water temp so the transducer is fine and is connected fine. Any ideas here?

 

2. Is there a way to view Structure Scan from the Totalscan transducer on the Elite Ti? The Totalscan transducer isn't directly connected to the Elite Ti, but that is why i got the network. I thought it would make everything connect. Anybody know if this is possible?

 

3. Last question, The Elite 9 Ti came with a navionics chip (Navionics US/CAN+). I put it in my HDS because that's where i will be using it mostly. But i saw online last night that you would only need 1 chip for both units. Is this true? If so how do i do this? i tried changing the source on my Elite 9 Ti to Navionics, but it didn't work. (Chip is in HDS)

 

 

I know this is alot, but i'm kinda lost right now and would love some advise. I paid a good chunk for the depth finder + Install. I would hate to have to spend more. 

 

Thanks to all who reply. I really appreciate it!

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I have no experience with the Elite 9 Ti but do have with the HDS9 Gen2 and Gen3.  If you haven't already done this, begin by installing the latest operating system SW for your HDS7 Gen2.  Although I have no experience with the Elite Ti, I do think Lowrance introduced this unit after the HDS Gen2 and this could explain why they are not properly communicating over the NMEA 2000 network.

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totalscan doesn't work with hds7 gen 2 touch for sidescan.  you can get traditional sonar and down scan with it by getting a 7 to 9 pin adapter and plugging into blue port

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4 hours ago, snoopy22 said:

totalscan doesn't work with hds7 gen 2 touch for sidescan.  you can get traditional sonar and down scan with it by getting a 7 to 9 pin adapter and plugging into blue port

That is absolutely correct.  Can you get your money back on the total scan?  Will your TI run total scan?

 

You want map sharing get an ethernet cable it the TI is ethernet capable.

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