Transducers and Accessories
Boat Transducers, Depth Sounders and Accessories
How Does a Transducer Work?
The easiest way to understand how a transducer functions is to think of it as a speaker and a microphone built into one unit. A transducer receives sequences of high-voltage electrical pulses called transmit pulses from the echosounder. Just like the stereo speakers at home, the transducer then converts the transmit pulses into sound. The sound travels through the water as pressure waves. When a wave strikes an object like a weed, a rock, a fish, or the bottom, the wave is reflected. The wave is said to echo—just as your voice will echo off a canyon wall. When the reflected sound wave returns the transducer acts as a microphone. It receives the sound wave during the time between each transmit pulse and converts it back into electrical energy. A transducer will spend about 1% of its time transmitting and 99% of its time quietly listening for echoes. Remember, however, that these periods of time are measured in microseconds, so the time between pulses is very short. The echosounder can calculate the time difference between a transmit pulse and the return echo and then display this information on the screen in a way that can be easily understood by the user.
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- SIMRAD Boat Thru-Hull Transducer 000-11685-001 | B275LH-W 150-250 kHzGLS Stock #: 1084485-5D584$1,399.00 MSRP: $1,732.99
- SIMRAD Boat Thru Hull Transducer 000-12492-001 | B75M CHIRP 0 DegreeGLS Stock #: 1085080-5C194$1,399.00 MSRP: $1,888.65
- Hydra Sports HS41414537 Garmin / Airmar M260 Black / Yellow Boat In-hull Removable Transducer 010-10641-00GLS Stock #: 1060411-1BV5$774.95 MSRP: $996.95
- Airmar Boat Multisensor Transducer 000-11852-001 | IDST800L 235kHzGLS Stock #: 8701505-5C683$499.95 MSRP: $599.00
- Medallion 7050-02003-00 Black 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 Inch Plastic Boat Depth ModuleGLS Stock #: 1061613-5A424$379.95 MSRP: $512.93
- Airmar Boat Transducer TD1014 | Long Stem Bronze Thru Hull 31-705-1-01GLS Stock #: 1035752-5F455$299.95 MSRP: $404.93
- Airmar Boat Transducer 31-556-3-02 | Carver Yachts 50/200 kHz B60-20GLS Stock #: 8700717-5F475$234.95 MSRP: $299.99
- Evinrude Johnson Boat Multi-Sensor Triducer 763440 | 235 kHz (Kit)GLS Stock #: 1020010-1FB3$229.00 MSRP: $310.43
- Yamaha Boat Transom Triducer 6Y9-TRIDU-CE-KT | Command Link (Kit)GLS Stock #: 1067282-5G404$199.95 MSRP: $269.93
- Transducer Shield Boat Transducer Bracket TM-HX-1 | 9 1/8 x 2 InchGLS Stock #: 1085673-1JC4$144.95 MSRP: $169.99
- Faria Airmar Boat Depth Finder Gauge DS0173A | w/ Transducer (Kit)GLS Stock #: 1079892-5G585$139.95 MSRP: $183.33