Humminbird Ice Flasher Common Questions

Below are some common questions and answers regarding our ICE series products.

Question:  Can I use my ICE Series flasher on a boat in open water?
Answer:  The sonar algorithms that have been written for these products prohibits the use on open water on a moving boat.  This product is strictly designed for stationary use.  

Question:  Can I use the transducer that comes with my ICE Series flasher on one of my other Humminbird products like a 300, 500, 700, HELIX 5 or HELIX 7 series product?  
Answer:  Unfortunately you cannot. The ice transducer which comes with your Ice 35, 45, 55 Flasher is a different transducer by the name of XI 9 19.  However, there is an ice transducer which is designed for specifically for most of the models mentioned above. It’s the product name is XI 9 20.  For HELIX 5 and 7 CHIRP G2/G2N and newer units, we instead recommend XI 9 1521 CHRIP Ice transducer. 

Question:  What size battery charger comes with my ICE Series flasher? 
Answer: The Ice 35 and Ice 45 have a 7 amp hour battery/charger and the Ice 55 has a 9 amp hour battery/charger. 

Question:  What is the depth coverage of my ICE Series flasher?  
Answer: The 240kHz beam= 1/3 depth; the 455kHz beam = 1/6  depth 
Example:   in 30 feet of water the 240 kHz beam is reading 10 feet of bottom coverage and the 455 kHz beam is reading 5 feet of bottom coverage 

Question:  What is target separation in Zoom Mode on my ICE Series flasher? 
Answer:  It is 2 inches.  This is due to the shortened transmit cycle in zoom mode.

Question: What is target separation in Normal Mode on my ICE Series flasher? 
Answer:  2.5 inches

Question:  What is Display Separation on my ICE Series flasher? 
Answer:  Our Display Separation is 1/2 inch.  Our Ice Flasher has 526 Segments on the display. You take the depth and divide it by the number of segments and multiply the answer by 12 to get the value in inches.  If you are in 20’ of water you would calculate as follows - (20/526) x 12 = .45.  This gives you a better than ½” Display separation. If you had fewer segments then the separation would have a higher display separation. 

Question:  What is a fiber-optic flasher display? 
Answer: A fiber optic display is a light-emitting display that uses fiber optics to display images.  On ICE Flashers, sonar returns are displayed to show bottom, fish and your lure in real time.  Our flashers are centered around a bright, multi-colored fiber-optic display that will show you where fish are in relation to bottom and your lure.

Question:  On the back of the ICE Series flasher unit, what is the purpose of the middle connector?
Answer: This connector is not for use by the consumer.  It is used for factory testing.

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