HawkEye DT2B DepthTrax-Complete Features/Instruction Guide

HawkEye DT2B DepthTrax-Complete Features/Instruction Guide & troubleshooting

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HawkEye DT2B DepthTrax

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Specifications

  • BRAND: Hawkeye
  • PRODUCT DIMENSIONS: 2 x 4 x 6 inches
  • MODEL NAME: DepthTrax 2B | Boat Mount Depth Finder
  • ITEM WEIGHT: 1.7 Pounds
  • SCREEN SIZE: 1.86 Inches
  • DISPLAY TYPE: LCD

Introduction

Up to 60 mph, provides continuous depth readings from 2.5 to 600 feet on the largest display possible on an In-Dash Depth Sounder. Frequency of the transducer is 200 kHz. Shoot Thru sonar technology can read depths through solid fiberglass hulls and aluminum hulls up to 1/8-inch thick. With an audible alarm, an ultra-bright red LED warning light, and LCD alarm indicators, the 3-stage Advanced Warning System clearly signals an alarm condition. Algorithmic programming greatly lowers erroneous readings and achieves unparalleled precision; no glare, polarized LCD icon display with storage sun cover enables for spot-free viewing with or without sunglasses; Hawkeye products are made in the United States and abroad utilizing technology that was invented and developed with American innovation.

PARTS SUPPLIED IN PACKAGING

The following parts should be included with the display:

  • Digital Depth Sounder Display
  • White and Black Faces and Bezels (optional on some models, see package for details)
  • Thick Dash Extension Rod (optional on some models, see package for details)
  • Flush Mount Bracket and Hardware
  • Display Power Harness and Waterproof Fuse Holder Attached to the Unit

SELECTING THE PROPER TRANSDUCER INSTALLATION

If you think that the included transducer is not suitable for your installation, return to the place of purchase and exchange it for the correct transducer. You can also visit our Customer Service Center at www.hawkeyelectronics.com to contact us or to complete a transducer exchange request to exchange the transducer for one that is specialized for your vessel. You may also email us at [email protected] to inquire about exchanging the transducer.

Tools & Supplies Required for Installation

  • Electric Drill
  • 2” Hole Saw
  • Wire Connectors Suitable for Connecting the Power Wire to Your Vessel
  • Wire Cutting/Crimping Tool
  • Marine Sealant/Caulk

STEP 1

Installing the Display

  1. Find a location on the boat that will allow clear viewing of the display. Keep in mind that the wires for the transducer and power must reach the mounting location.
  2. After finding the right location, mark a 2-inch hole. (If your boat has a pre-cut hole in the dash panel, simply remove the hole plug and proceed to Step 5.)
  3. Cut out the 2-inch hole using the 2” hole saw.
  4. Seal any exposed wood with a marine sealant

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  1. Insert the display from the front of the panel, feed the wires through the bracket and install the bracket and locking nut from the rear of the panel. Make sure that the face of the display is rotated upright and aligned to your satisfaction for easy viewing from the vessel’s helm.

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Installing the Face and Bezel

  1. Place the face (B) over the display making sure to line up the cut outs on the face with the notches on the display.
  2. While holding the bezel (A), place it over the display and turn clockwise until the bezel locks into place.

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Connecting of the Power Cable

The display has no ON/OFF switch. Therefore, you will need to connect the power harness to a power source that will turn the unit on as power is applied. The key switch or an ON/OFF power switch will be suitable for powering the unit.

  1. Connect the BLACK wire in the harness to a negative (-) terminal or suitable ground.
  2. Connect the RED wire in the harness to a positive (+) 12 Volt switchable power source (key switch, on/off switch, terminal block, etc).

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Testing the Display Installation

Before continuing with your installation, you should test the unit to make sure the power wires are properly attached.

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  1. Apply power to the unit by turning on the power source that you’ve attached the red and black wires to.
  2. The buzzer should beep three times while the display illuminates all the LCD graphics for 2 seconds. “—” will then be shown on the LCD.

If the display operates as per #2 above, continue to the “Basic Operation” section.

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If the display does not turn ON

  1. Check the power source using a test light or DC voltmeter. Make sure there is 12 volt power where the power harness connects to both the positive and negative sources.
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  2. Check the fuse holder assembly with a test light or DC voltmeter. Connect the ground for the test meter or light to the vessel’s negative power source.

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  1. Remove the fuse and check for 12-volt power at the spring located inside the fuse housing that is connected to the vessel’s power source. If 12 volt power is present continue to the next step. If power is not present, return to Step 1.

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  1. Insert the fuse and check for 12-volt power at the end of the fuse. If 12-volt power is present continue to Step C. If power is not present, replace the fuse.
  2. Reassemble the fuse housing. Strip back a quarter of an inch of wire cover on the display side of the fuse housing and test for 12 volt power. If 12 volt power is present continue to Step 2.D. If power is not present, replace the fuse housing assembly.
  3. Visit our Customer Service Center on our website for advanced technical support.

GETTING TO KNOW YOUR DIGITAL DEPTH SOUNDER

The unit’s auto-ranging, auto-sensitivity features means that you never have to worry about adjustments. Simply turn the power on, and you’re ready to go. The Depth Sounder emits sound signals that travel through water, and then calculates the amount of time that elapsed while the signal traveled down to the bottom and returned back to the transducer.  This time is calculated by the microprocessor and displayed as a depth reading. Extremely dirty water, very soft bottom, high speeds, deep water, or a combination of the above will result in incomplete or inaccurate readings. Under these conditions variable readings or “- – -” will be displayed.

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SHALLOW WATER ALARM

The shallow alarm function can be set for depths ranging from 3 to 200 feet and triggers an alarm when the depth is less than the setting. You must be in the “Depth Sounder” mode to adjust this setting.

To set the SHALLOW ALARM (upper alarm)

  1. Press the “UP” key to access the shallow water alarm setting. The icon will illuminate and the  indicator will blink
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  2. Pressing the “UP” key will increase the selected value. Pressing the “DOWN” key will reduce the value.
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  3. Pressing and releasing the key will change the value in 1-foot increments per second.
  4. Holding down the key will change the value in 9 foot increments per second.
  5. After the desired setting is achieved, the display will return to normal operation after 5 seconds.
  6. The indicators will now be illuminated to indicate that a shallow water alarm is set.

DEEPWATER ALARM

The deep alarm function can be set for depths ranging from 3 to 200 feet and triggers an alarm when the depth is more than the setting. You must be in the “Depth Sounder” mode to adjust this setting.

To set the DEEP ALARM (lower alarm)

  1. Press the “DOWN” key to access the deep water alarm setting. The icon will illuminate and the  indicator will blink.

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  1. Pressing the “UP” key will increase the selected value. Pressing the “DOWN” key will reduce the value.

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  1. Pressing and releasing the key will change the value in 1-foot increments per second.
  2. Holding down the key will change the value in 9 foot increments per second.
  3. After the desired setting is achieved, the display will return to normal operation after 5 seconds.
  4. The and indicators will now be illuminated to indicate that a deep water alarm is set.

When triggered, the alarm sounds an audible buzzer for ten seconds while flashing the warning LED and the  and  icons on the display. After 10 seconds, the audible alarm mutes and the warning LED and the  and icons continue to blink until the depth increases, or the alarm is reset. To reset the alarm, repeat steps 1 thru 5.

KEEL OFFSET

The Keel Offset feature is used to adjust the depth readings displayed by the device to compensate for the depth of the water required for your vessel to operate safe (typically referred to as your vessel’s “Draft”).

DRAFT

For Example: If your boat’s draft is 3 feet, the Keel Offset feature should be set to 3 feet. The device will then subtract 3 feet from the actual depth reading and display this figure as the depth. If the water depth is 5 feet and the Keel Offset is set to 3 feet, the depth will be displayed as 2 feet, indicating to the operator that there is 2 feet of safe operating water. The maximum Keel Offset setting is 20 FT (6.1 M), and can be set in .1 (1/10th) Feet or Meter increments. The unit will read “—” when a negative value occurs due to the Keel Offset subtraction.

To set the Keel Offset

  1. Press and hold the “UP” and “DOWN” keys until the K/O indicator begins to blink (approximately 6 seconds).
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  2. Release the Keys.
  3. Press the “UP” key to increase the Keel Offset value. Press the “DOWN” key to reduce the value.

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  1. The display will return to the normal operation mode after five seconds if no keys are pressed.
  2. “K/O” will remain illuminated in the top left-hand corner indicating that the depth readings are adjusted to the Keel Offset setting.

UNITS OF MEASURE

The units of measure for the depth readout and alarm functions can be set in 4 easy steps. The two settings available are Feet (FT) and Meters (M). You must be in the “Depth Sounder” mode to adjust this setting.

To Set the Units of Measure

  1. Press and hold the “UP” and “DOWN” keys until the current unit of measure begins to blink (approximately 8 seconds).
  2. Release the Keys.
  3. To set the units to FEET press the “UP” key. “FT” will flash on the Display.

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  1. To set the units to METERS press the “DOWN” key. “M” will flash on the Display.
  2. The display will return to the normal operation mode automatically after five seconds.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the best location for a boat transducer?
    The transducer should be mounted on the starboard side of most single outboard boat propellers, which is the down stroke (right hand lower unit). This side generates the least amount of turbulence and is the most effective at producing the best results.
  • How deep should a transducer be submerged?
    The bottom of your transducer should be 3-4 mm below the waterline when attaching it to read at speed. Because the transducer can only ping when submerged in water, it must be submerged. If it’s too deep, the front face can cause turbulence and bubbles, which is terrible.
  • On a stepped hull, where do you attach the transducer?
    The transducer must be put on the step at the very bottom of the hull if it is to be mounted on the outside of the hull. If it’s installed over the step, it won’t operate. That section of the hull is practically out of the water as soon as you board the plane.
  • Is it possible to place a transducer too low?
    Water will flow over the top of a transducer, generating a rooster tail, and air bubbles will go over the bottom of the transducer if it is placed too low in the water. The majority of transducers are situated TOO FAR from the boat’s keel.
  • Is it possible to use the transducer outside of the water?
    It is not suggested to use a Fish Finder and transducer on a boat that is not in the water since the transducer will not provide any readings. When a transducer with a power rating of 500 watts or less is run out of the water, it should not cause any problems.

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