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Most Recent Questions
Recent Question:
will this unit work at speeds above 45 mph
Recent Question:
what is the power source?
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dose the unit come with a transducer
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Does it fix humminbird onix?
Recent Question:
How long is the cable from the transducer to the unit?
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dose the unit come with a transducer
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will this unit work insalt water with depths up to 500 feet?
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is the hand held unit water proof
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Does it find fish in muddy water that is 4 feet in depth or less.
Humminbird PiranhaMAX 170 Fish Finder

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Humminbird PiranhaMAX 170 Fish Finder

The Humminbird PiranhaMAX 170 4-Inch Waterproof Fishfinder and Dual-Beam Transducer is an ideal choice for fishing enthusiasts. Featuring an 8-level grayscale display, the built-in fish ID allows you to choose the screen display format, and to custom tune a variety of other settings. It features a dual-beam transducer that can cover a wide area of 60 degrees. With its dual beam system, it is ideal for both deep and shallow water conditions. This Humminbird fishfinder can recognize fish even at a depth of 800 feet. Enjoy use even in low light conditions with the backlit display. The depth range can be easily adjusted using zoom controls. Tilt and swivel mount allows for easy adjustment.
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Questions & Answers for Johnson Outdoors Humminbird PiranhaMAX 170 Fish Finder

Question

does this fish findr shw drop offs

asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Humminbird PiranhaMAX 170 Fish Finder
4 answers
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answer 1
It shows the bottom contour as you move over it. So when you cross the dropoff, it will show the change on the screen.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
LakePowellJunkie
answer 2
yes has different inverse white scale and black bottom
could be useful in finding true drop offs and bottom
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Norcalgearhead
answer 3
This unit does an excellent job of showing drop offs for me. The deepest water I have currently fished in is less than 100ft.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
tlzm
 - eastern Kentucky
answer 4
yes
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
HuckFinn72
 - Fenton, MO
Question

How is this product powered? Small or large batteries?

asked 4 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Humminbird PiranhaMAX 170 Fish Finder
3 answers
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answer 1
You can power this product up with any size 12 volt battery(along with an attached fuse option),,or an 8 pack of AA battery kit that you can buy at any Radio Shack Store. This would depend on your own personal useage..as I've been told that the AA Battery Kit will provide 30 Hrs of use, but only for the power to the fishfinder alone..
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
JustGoFishing
 - Muskegon, Mi
answer 2
It is up to the individual. Mine is powered by 8 Double A batteries. How ever you can use a 12 volt battery depending upon the electronics on your boat.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
USmile4m3
 - Muskegon, Michigan
answer 3
I hooked it to my trolling motor battery. Any 12 volt source will work. The unit requires very low amperage. The instructions recommend you use a 1 amp fuse in the power cord.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
Todd1960
 - Metropolis, IL
Question

does this unit have a backlit display or light for night fishing?

light???
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Humminbird PiranhaMAX 170 Fish Finder
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes, however, keep in mind that when using the display light that its a heavier drain on your battery, unless your using a 12 volt battery..
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
JustGoFishing
 - Muskegon, Mi
answer 2
Yes
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
USmile4m3
 - Muskegon, Michigan
answer 3
Yes, This unit has a backlight for night time viewing.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
Didally
 - North Carolina
Question

Can this device be used for salt water or is it more suitable for fresh waters?

Also, are the transducer and the cable included?
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
By
Bilek
on Humminbird PiranhaMAX 170 Fish Finder
3 answers
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answer 1
Only use this for freshwater. And the transducer along with a 6 foot power cord is also included..
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
JustGoFishing
 - Muskegon, Mi
answer 2
More for fresh water. Yes the transducer and cable is included along with a 6 ft power cord.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
USmile4m3
 - Muskegon, Michigan
answer 3
salt or fresh and yes transducer and cables are included
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Mark41
Question

Does the hummingbird 170 come with a transducer

asked 4 years, 1 month ago
By
kblan123
on Humminbird PiranhaMAX 170 Fish Finder
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Norcalgearhead
answer 2
Yes..And you can mount it thru the hull or onto your stern...You will receive the necessary items to mount it to your stern, however you will have to purchase the install kit for the thru hull application..Humminbird, Bass Pro Shops and maybe your local Sportsman Facility will offer these kits..Thru hull applications will not work on metal boats and you loose the water temperature option..
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
JustGoFishing
 - Muskegon, Mi
answer 3
Yes it does
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
USmile4m3
 - Muskegon, Michigan
Question

What I need to power Humminbird PiranhaMAX 170 Fish Finder?

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Jeff
on Humminbird PiranhaMAX 170 Fish Finder
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
12 volt boat battery.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
LakePowellJunkie
answer 2
I used my marine 12 volt battery, it has a solar charger
I also have the nav lights and bilge wired to same battery
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Norcalgearhead
Question

How does Dual Beam Sonar work?

asked 4 years, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Humminbird PiranhaMAX 170 Fish Finder
2 answers
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answer 1
You have access to internet so log onto Humminbird and it will show exactly how the sonar beams work on a single, double and triple beam.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
JustGoFishing
 - Muskegon, Mi
answer 2
Have a look at the humminbird web page. They have a page that explains all of this info. It was real helpful to me.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
Sabian95
 - Massena, New York
Question

Will this fisfinder work at a highrate of speed

asked 2 years, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Humminbird PiranhaMAX 170 Fish Finder
2 answers
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answer 1
I've tested up to 30 mph and it's fine at that speed.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
LakePowellJunkie
answer 2
not sure how fast you want bottom pictures
anything below 40 should provide a nice pic of the bottom
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Norcalgearhead
Question

If you are going to install the fish finder in a kayak does it come with everything you need to install it.

asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
kayak
on Humminbird PiranhaMAX 170 Fish Finder
2 answers
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answer 1
You'll need a 12V boat battery (a small one would work) and you need to mount it below the water line on the outside of the kayak hull. You'll also need some way to mount the finder itself on the kayak.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
LakePowellJunkie
answer 2
Everything but the logistics of what available to mount from kayak and proper water depth and location of transducer for maximum performance
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Norcalgearhead
Question

Is it waterproof?

What kind of warrenty?
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Humminbird PiranhaMAX 170 Fish Finder
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes..
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
JustGoFishing
 - Muskegon, Mi
answer 2
It's waterproof but not submersible. Rain's OK just don't drop it overboard. Don't have the warranty info handy.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
LakePowellJunkie
 - St. George, UT
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