SLABSAUCE Crappie Attractant |
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Livescope problem!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Bald Knob Arkansas
    Posts
    154
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Livescope problem!

    Have any of yall ever had this problem? I can be sitting still look at structure and the screen will just start getting darker and the returns kinda blotchy. Then it will return to reading fine.. voltage is 10.9 on graph but has always been 10.5-11.5. The black box is on its own battery. and Im not sure what to check. It has just started doing this my last few trips.Name:  39ED741C-7146-436A-9DC8-F8F334D2FE81.jpg
Views: 490
Size:  89.3 KB

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    West Ky
    Posts
    12,198
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    You have battery issues ...

    Name:  IMG_2239.jpg
Views: 486
Size:  64.9 KB

    Rickie
    www.podunkideas.com <--Click here
    -----------------
    www.crappie-gills-n-more.com
    www.cornfieldcrappiegear.com
    ------------------------>> Pro Staff Sonar Advisor
    Thanks Fly2bTied thanked you for this post

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Bald Knob Arkansas
    Posts
    154
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Thank you I will try that. What has me stumped is my voltage has been in this range since i have had it and the problem is new. Also, it last maybe 2 or 3 minutes then it is back to reading correctly. But I will first address the battery issue to see if that helps

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2021
    Location
    Pryor, Ok
    Posts
    4
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I was getting low voltage readings until I upgraded to a bigger power wire.


    Sent from my iPhone using Crappie.com

  5. #5
    Cray's Avatar
    Cray is offline Crappie.com 2019 Man of Year, Supermod & Moderator of the Mechanics Forum * Crappie.com Supporter
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Byhalia,Mississippi
    Posts
    17,179
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I would guess you have a bad connection in your wiring. Recheck everything. Any butt connectors, ring eye connections and especially if running a tube type fuse make sure you are getting good contact at both ends. If you are tying into a existing fuse panel run a separate wire size 12 or larger directly to battery.
    Proud Member of Team Geezer
    Charlie Weaver USN/ENC 1965-1979



    Likes Redge, GrumpyLoomis LIKED above post

  6. #6
    NIMROD's Avatar
    NIMROD is offline Crappie.com Legend - Kids Corner Moderator * Member Sponsor
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Plainview, / Russellville , Arkansas
    Posts
    15,502
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Sounds like good advice . Long runs with small wire or bad connections can cause voltage drop. THe unit reading low voltage not on black box . I would consider a Lithium battery to run both . It is small and can be installed up close to units on most boats as very small . I run 1242 and black box on one 32 AH from Amped outdoors . It has been running them about 16 hours . Rated 14.8 volts and charges to 16.8 volts . Never drops below 12 volts before shutting off . Here is my battery box I rigged up with quick connects . Just a plastic ammo box from Harbor Freight and quick connects off Amazon . Protects battery and quick connects great to hook unit , then charger and then just to shut off power by leaving unplugged . I soldered both unit wires each to one quick connect .

    Name:  121594243_1765868753581472_4869985909833972256_n.jpg
Views: 197
Size:  77.7 KB

    Name:  121672500_657769138474259_2024889921072196912_n.jpg
Views: 201
Size:  48.7 KB
    Moderator of Beginners n Mentoring forum
    Southern Pro Tackle / Timmy Tom Jigs
    Power Crappie / Todd Huckabee Rods
    Likes GrumpyLoomis, LadyBear, ad1974, FIN LIKED above post
    Thanks captdave thanked you for this post

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

BACK TO TOP