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HELIX 7

8/10/17 @ 12:20 PM
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czar1
czar1
User since 7/2/09
I HAVE A  HELIX 7 ONLY 2ND SEASON OF USE I HAD IT INSTALLED PROFESSIONALY IT WILL WORK AND OUT OF NO WHERE JUST TURN OFF MOST THE TIMES IN ORDER TO POWER IT BACK UP I HAVE TO DISCONNECT FROM THE BACK AND PLUG BACK IN WHICH OF COURSE IS CRAP HAS ANYONE ELSE HAD THIS PROBLEM? DEFECTIVE UNIT, OTHERWISE IT WORKS FINE? 

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8/12/18 @ 11:05 AM
Igor
User since 6/20/01

OK, I have a similar problem.  Installed a new battery yesterday, checked it in the driveway and it powered up fine.  Went fishing this morning and it worked fine for about an hour then nothing.  Even tried to turn it on with the motor running with no success.


Checked the terminals at the connection to the screen and I have 11.93 VDC.  Can't get any close to 12 than that!  Now I have a portable unit that had a setting where if the battery dropped below a certain threshold it would turn off but I haven't seen a setting for this.


Anyone out there eveer see this?  Quite irate right now.

8/13/17 @ 6:02 PM
bnc
User since 8/14/16

I have a Helix 7 and it is hooked directly to the crank battery. This spring mine did the same thing. Come to find out my battery was going bad. New battery problem went away.

8/11/17 @ 1:03 PM
czar1
czar1
User since 7/2/09
OK, THANKS FOR THE ADVICE!

8/11/17 @ 12:14 PM
BigMusky12
BigMusky12
User since 12/22/04

this is good wiring practice anyway to eliminate noise

8/11/17 @ 10:51 AM
Tim Zwieg
User since 1/10/12

These newer electronics draw more power than the older ones.  I have a direct connect to may battery with 12 gage wire.  Keep in mind I am powering 3 units with that wire too.

8/11/17 @ 7:49 AM
BigMusky12
BigMusky12
User since 12/22/04

this could be a battery size problem too- and if you dont correct it, this will damage your unit.  

8/10/17 @ 3:19 PM
Fishlovme
Fishlovme
MEMBER since 6/22/01
My dad has that problem with his and according to the marina it's not getting enough power, apparently.  Have you tried connection the power directly to the battery? I have a Humminbird, not a Helix, but only a year old and mine is hooked up directly to the battery and I haven't had any problems.

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