One of the most powerful and high-performance budget echosounders on the market today is rightfully the Humminbird PiranhaMAX 180xRU model, in fact, in its work, this device uses not one, not two, but three rays to scan the water column, all at very low cost!
The power of the device is 200 watts, and its maximum peak value can reach 1600 W. As already mentioned above, the echo sounder
Humminbird PiranhaMAX 180xRU contains a three-beam transducer (viewing angle 20 degrees and 2 beams with a view of 35 degrees, at a frequency of 200 and 455 kHz, respectively), which allows the device to cover a large area and better determine the relief and properties of the bottom of the reservoir.
To display the information obtained as a result of the transducer’s operation, the Humminbird PiranhaMAX 180xRU includes four inch monochrome (8 gradations of gray color) FSTN screen with a supported resolution of 240 × 160 pixels. On the screen, a fish in a narrow ray is represented as a filled symbol, in a wide ray in the form of an empty symbol. In addition, the sonar screen is equipped with a built-in backlight for the possibility of using the device not only during the day, but also at night.
The Humminbird PiranhaMAX 180xRU sounder features a number of features specific to the brand’s devices: the Fish ID + function for determining fish size, the zoom function for zooming in, the Structure ID function for displaying the structure of the bottom of the reservoir, the Bottom Black View function with which the bottom is displayed on the screen in form of a black band. The device is equipped with a sound signaling about reaching a given depth and detecting sonar parking places for fish. It is possible to measure the temperature of water in a pond.
Humminbird PiranhaMAX 180xRU sounder controllers allow the user to set the required sensitivity values of the device, the speed of the screen movement, the type of bottom and the depth range. The device itself is made in a housing that is protected from water and shock, has small dimensions (110 x 156 x 83 mm) and weight. Included in the scope of delivery of the device are: sonar, the main sensor XNT-9-QB-90-T with a cable, 6 meters long, the power cord of the device (length 1.8 meters), operating instructions and a set of fasteners (fasteners for mounting the sensor on trawl boat and mounting hardware for echosounder mounting).