Active Target Fix for Yellow Wire

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Active Target Fix for Yellow Wire

Postby Marc » Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:35 pm

A new software update is available that fixes the yellow wire function of the Active Target. Now it will both turn on and turn off the module when connected to an accessory switch. See how to update the AT in this video:

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Re: Active Target Fix for Yellow Wire

Postby Tony M » Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:35 pm

I installed the software patch and it works great now.

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Re: Active Target Fix for Yellow Wire

Postby Baseball » Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:42 pm

Do you have to have it hooked up to an Accessory switch, or will it turn off when you turn the trolling motor unit off? Was wondering Why my batteries were draining so fast. Thx

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Re: Active Target Fix for Yellow Wire

Postby Marc » Sun Apr 25, 2021 4:54 pm

Active Target has nothing to do with the trolling motor; and it is not hooked to that circuit so it wouldn't run down your trolling motor batteries. Active Target is connected to your starting battery. Yes, you do want to use an accessory switch for the yellow wire so you can turn it off when not used, and save your starting battery power. Hope that helps.
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Re: Active Target Fix for Yellow Wire

Postby Tony M » Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:02 pm

I ran #10 wire from my starting battery directly to the active target red & black wires. I tied the yellow wire from the active target to the yellow wire on my HDS-12 Live unit. Doesn’t matter if you tie into the bow or console unit with the yellow wire. Make sure you do the latest software update for the transducer.

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Re: Active Target Fix for Yellow Wire

Postby Marc » Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:09 pm

That will work, but realize that you will not be able to turn off the Active Target to save battery power without also having to turn off your HDS unit. If you wire the yellow wire to an accessory switch, you can independently power on or off the Active Target irrespective of your HDS units.
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Re: Active Target Fix for Yellow Wire

Postby Baseball » Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:55 pm

Thx guys!
I guess my question is. When I do the update, to my bow unit. Will the active target module turn off. When I turn the bow graph off? Or will it only work if It hook up to a accessory switch? This stuff is way to confusing for an old fart! Thx!!

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Re: Active Target Fix for Yellow Wire

Postby Tony M » Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:07 pm

You need to run your yellow wire from the active target module power cable to the accessory switch. This will wake up the transducer when you turn the accessory switch on. It will also turn off the transducer when you turn the accessory switch off, assuming that you installed the latest transducer update. Run your red and black wires directly to your battery.

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Re: Active Target Fix for Yellow Wire

Postby Baseball » Sat May 01, 2021 1:17 pm

Finally got it working. Thanks for your help guys!
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