|The M260 is a depth-only transducer that mounts inside a hull - no hole is needed in the hull. The active element mounts in a tank (included) which is glued to the hull and filled with antifreeze. This transducer is for use with solid fiberglass hulls only. Cored hulls will impede the signal.
This Mix and Match version of the M260 has an Airmar 9-pin connector on a 2 meter cable. The transducer can be used with a wide range of different electronics brands. You must also purchase a 1000W Mix and Match adapter cable for your specific brand of electronics to be able to install this transducer.
- In-hull unit with tank
- Frequency 50/200 kHz
- Beam cone 19 deg at 50 kHz, 6 deg at 200 kHz
- Maximum depth range 1800-2500 ft at 50 kHz, 700-1000 ft at 200kHz
- RMS power 1000W
- Tank can be cut to adjust for hull deadrise
- Tank should be epoxied to hull
- Tank should be filled with non-toxic antifreeze (not mineral oil)
- Transducer bolts into top of tank as shown
Airmar Mix and Match System
Airmar now makes many transducers in a generic 'mix and match' (MM) model that will work with a wide range of different brands of electronics. These transducers have a 2 meter cable attached that ends in an Airmar connector that is not brand-specific. The Airmar connector has 5 pins for 600W transducers and 9 pins for 1000W transducers. Adapter cables are made for each specific brand of electronics, with an Airmar 5/9 pin connector at one end of the cable (to connect to the transducer) and a brand-specific connector at the other end of the cable (e.g Furuno 10-pin or Garmin 6-pin etc). The total cable length with the adapter cable is 10 meters (33 ft) from the transducer to the sounder or fishfinder. A 12 meter (40 ft) extension cable is available for the Airmar 5-pin connector (600W models) and a 6 meter (20 ft) extension cable is available for the Airmar 9-pin connector (1000W models). This system creates production efficiencies for Airmar and helps keep prices down. In addition, a customer who has installed a mix and match transducer can easily switch to a different brand of electronics just by changing the adapter cable. The transducer does not have to be changed.