If you’ve been wondering whether you can attach a transducer to a trolling motor, the answer is definitely yes. A transducer is an essential device on your trolling motor which not only converts one form of energy into the other but can also be used to detect solid objects in the process, making your fishing experience a whole lot easier and smoother.
Why you need a transducer?
With a transducer, you can easily understand the depth and contours of the water and hence easily navigate the waters while you are fishing. All you need is a transducer mount for your trolling motor, and you can connect both the motor and transducer to each other easily.
Some models of trolling motors will already have built-in transducers; hence you don’t need to work out anything on your own. However, if your transducer is not built-in, please keep reading the rest of the article to find out how you can mount a TotalScan transducer to your trolling motor.
Why use the TotalScan transducer?
The TotalScan model of the transducer is often preferred because it has many admirable qualities and features; hence loved by many users. Ideally, the TotalScan transducer is best suited for trolling motors that are 80 pounds or higher.
Things required to mount Totalscan transducer
- Heavy cables
- Few screws and bolts
- Hose clamp
You will also need an adapter to connect the hose clamp, and if an adapter is not available, you can just connect the hose clamp through a transom bracket.
Steps to mount TotalScan transducer
- First, stretch out your cables beforehand to avoid any bends on the cables.
- Then tie your cable over the hose clamp and ensure that the transducer is pointing down straight.
- Next, you need to connect the cables to the trolling motor bracket through the motor shaft. It is suggested that you tie the cables in a zip tie design to avoid the shaft getting stuck while the trolling motor is running.
And with that, your transducer is up and working and ready to give you interference and other signals.