An Independant Humminbird PiranhaMax 230 User


Designed and developed for the part time fisherman, the Humminbird Piranhamax 230 portable fish finder is an ideal replacement for those wishing to take a step upward from factory installed fish finders to something with more versatility and enhanced performance.
Manufactured by the USA based Humminbird Company, the PiranhaMax 230 fish finder utilizes a 20 deg. and 60 deg. sonar humminbird piranhamax 230 reviewbeam system which works on 200 kilohertz and 83 kilohertz frequency to a depth of 183 meters (600 ft.).

This combined with a smart cast 90 deg. single-beam wireless sonar which has an operating depth of 36.5 meters (120 ft), allows a wider coverage area for detecting and identifying fish and provides more bottom identification with a target separation of as little as two and a half inches.

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Utilizing a high speed micro dynamic transducer which enhances performance, the Humminbird Piranhamax 230 fish finder system provides accurate data for speeds up to 60 mph (100kmh) and also provides the user with varying water temperatures transmitted through the transducer.

Other Hummingbird PiranhaMax 230 Features

The PiranhaMax 230 also features a high definition 100mm FSTN liquid crystal display having 160 x 132 lines of resolution with 4 level grayscale which provides a much clearer high definition image of the bottom which clearly defines structures from fish. The Humminbird 230 easy one-touch control provides access to its advanced multi-functions, including selective fish ID and target depth. The adjustable back-light for dark conditions has 3 levels of brightness depending on the time of the day or for night-fishing. With the PiranhaMax 230, fish are viewed below the boat as solid while fish around the boat are viewed using the side beam feature as intangible items but are clearly visible.
The Humminbird  230 system also has user controllable zoom, and advanced technology sensitivity featuring bottom view, depth gauge adjustable chart speed rate and both fish and bottom alarms. The data is clearly and easily visible at a glance with high definition digital read-outs which can be adjusted to provide high contrast black bottom viewing option.

Robustly constructed to travel all places all Humminbird PiranhaMax  Portable fish finders also possesses memory which can be set to remember the location giving the user the ability to return to exactly the same fishing spot at a later time if desired.

The  PiranhaMax 230 kit also provides a suction mounted transducer option which can be placed on the side of the boat, transom or on the inside of the hull. Because of its portability, the Humminbird 230 has also been used while fishing from a pier or stationary object, easily attaching the suction mount at water level even with an algae covered surface.
Measuring only a little under four and a half inches by around six inches and being three and a quarter inches deep, the Humminbird 230 is manufactured to take the hard knocks and is completely water proof with sealed gasket construction.

Humminbird PiranhaMax 230 Factory Specs.

  • Display Size: 4.0″ diagonal
  • Display Pixel Matrix: 160V x 132H
  • Display Type: FSTN LCD
  • Display Colors/Grayscale: 4 Level Grayscale

Dual Beam Sonar Coverage

  • * 200 kHz / 20° @ -10db
  • 83 kHz / 60° @ -10db
  • SmartCast
  • * 125 kHz / 90° @ -10db
  • Wireless Range: 100 ft
  • Target Separation: 2.5 inches
  • Power Output (RMS): 100 Watts (RMS)
  • Power Output (Peak to Peak): 800 Watts (Peak-to-Peak)
  • Temperature: Included
  • Backlight: Yes
  • Waterproof: Yes
  • Mount: Portable Clamp
  • Unit Size: 6.125″ x 4.375″ x 3.25″
  • Transducer – Standard: XPT-9-20-T
  • Transducer Mounting: Suction Cup
  • Power Input: 10-20 VDC

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Out of the Hummingbird PiranhaMax 230 box

The Humminbird Piranhamax 230 kit is comprised of a tough carrying case for transportation, Humminbird XHS 920 transducer with suction cap option, 20 feet of transducer cable including cable wrap for protection, and owner manual and includes factory manufacturers 1 year warranty.

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A truly remarkable product, the Humminbird PiranhaMax 230 portable fishfinder runs on 8 AA alkaline batteries with up to sixteen hours of continued use and is undoubtedly the best portable fish finder on the market and suitable for all sizes of boats including canoes, dinghies and as a kayak fish finder.

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