Keeping track of which transducers are compatible with various Lowrance fish finder models can be a tricky task.
To save you having to scroll through product pages to find this data, we’ve put together a handy Lowrance transducer compatibility chart based on information from Lowrance’s product catolog.
Lowrance Transducer Compatibility Guide (Comprehensive Chart)
|Model||Type||SKU||Compatible Fish Finders||Mounting Type|
|Active Imaging 3-in-1||000-14489-001||HDS LIVE, HDS Carbon, Elite FS, Elite Ti2||Transom|
|Active Imaging 3-in-1 (6 foot cable)||000-14814-001||HDS LIVE, HDS Carbon, Elite FS, Elite Ti2||Transom|
|Active Imaging 2-in-1||000-14490-001||HDS LIVE, HDS Carbon, Elite FS, Elite Ti2||Transom|
|Active Target||000-15593-001||HDS LIVE, HDS Carbon, Elite FS||Transom|
|LiveSight||000-14458-001||HDS LIVE, HDS Carbon (Carbon Requires PSI-1)||Transom|
|LiveSight PSI-1||000-14899-001||HDS Carbon||Transom|
|High Speed Skimmer (med/high CHIRP)||000-14884-001||HSD LIVE, HDS Carbon, Elite FS, Elite Ti2, Elite Ti, Hook2||Transom|
|High Speed Skimmer (low/high CHIRP)||000-14885-001||HSD LIVE, HDS Carbon, Elite FS, Elite Ti2, Elite Ti, Hook2||Transom|
|HDI Skimmer (Lowrance Blue)||000-12570-0001||HSD LIVE, HDS Carbon, Elite FS, Elite Ti2, Elite Ti, Hook2||Transom|
|HDI Skimmer||000-12569-001||HSD LIVE, HDS Carbon, Elite FS, Elite Ti2, Elite Ti, Hook2||Transom|
|Bullet Skimmer||000-14027-001||Hook2 4x Bullet||Transom|
|SplitShot||000-14028-001||Hook2 SplitShot Displays||Transom|
|TripleShot||000-14029-001||Hook2 TripleShot Displays||Transom|
|Pod Shoot-Thru||Med/High CHIRP||000-14886-001||HSD LIVE, HDS Carbon, Elite FS, Elite Ti2, Elite Ti, Hook2||Shoot Thru|
|Pod Trolling Motor||Med/High CHIRP||000-14888-001||HSD LIVE, HDS Carbon, Elite FS, Elite Ti2, Elite Ti, Hook2||Trolling motor|
|Pod Shoot-Thru (Remote Temp)||Med/High CHIRP||000-14887-001||HSD LIVE, HDS Carbon, Elite FS, Elite Ti2, Elite Ti, Hook2||Shoot Thru|
|LiveSight (Thru Hull)||LiveSight Down Thru Hull||000-14897-001||HDS LIVE, HDS Carbon (Carbon requires PSI-1)||Thru-Hull|
|StructureScan 3D (stainless steel)||3D,SideScan, DownScan||000-13559-001||HDS LIVE, HDS Carbon||Thru-Hull|
|StructureScan 3D||Low/High CHIRP, 3D, SideScan, DownScan||000-14254-001||HDS LIVE, HDS Carbon||Thru-Hull|
|StructureScan 3D||Med/High CHIRP, 3D, SideScan, DownScan||000-14255-001||HDS LIVE, HDS Carbon||Thru-Hull|
|StructureScan HD||SideScan, DownScan||000-11460-001||HDS LIVE, HDS Carbon||Thru-Hull|
|Bronze HDI||Low/High CHIRP/DownScan||000-13905-001, 000-13906-001, 000-13907-001 (different tilt anglers)||HDS LIVE, HDS Carbon, Elite Ti2, Elite Ti||Thru-Hull|
|TotalScan||Low/High CHIRP SideScan, DownScan||000-14259-001||HDS LIVE, HDS Carbon, Elite Ti2, Elite Ti||Thru-Hull|
|TotalScan||Med/High CHIRP SideScan, DownScan||000-14257-001||HDS LIVE, HDS Carbon, Elite Ti2, Elite Ti||Thru-Hull|
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Transducer Glossary and Mounting Terms
This type of transducer is mounted on the transom (the flat part at the stern) of the boat and are typically designed to allow water to pass smoothly over the face of the transducer when the boat in on the plane.
Trolling Motor Mounted
Many Lowrance transducers can be mounted on a trolling motor, either directly or with the help of a mounting bracket.
Hull Mounted (Shoot Thru)
With fibreglass boats or kayaks, the transducer can be mounted on the inside of the hull by gluing it to the floor. The sonar beam shoots through the plastic or fibreglass hull.
Thru Hull Mounted
These require a hole cut or drilled in the hull and the transducer to be mounted in it so the beam can shoot out without having the hull there to have to penetrate.
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Lowrance transducer types explained
It is easy to be intimidated and confused by all the model numbers and terms of different transducers, so we’ve put together an explanation of all the key types.
HST skimmer transducer
These transom mounted models are the most basic providing only traditional 2D sonar, although they are CHIRP capable.
These transducers can be bout transom mounted and mounted to a trolling motor. They provide downscan imaging as well as traditional sonar.
The Structure Scan transducer provides side scan and downscan imaging, but no traditional sonar imaging.
The TotalScan transducer provide all modes of basic sonar – traditional, side and down imaging and is CHIRP compatible.
Active Imaging transducer
This is the updated version of Lowrance’s all-in-one transducer model. The 3-in-1 model has sidescan, the 2-in-1 model does not.
This types allows for both down and side imaging as well as 3D sonar.
Active Target transducer
This transducer allows you to use Lowrance’s Active Target function to see accurate real time sonar images in great detail, including fish moving. It is a great tool for giving you a complete view all around your boat. It gives you three views from the one transducer – a forward view, down view, and scout view with an ultra-wide overhead shot in front of the boat.
LiveSight sonar provides real-time views of bait and fish movements. You can watch fish react to your lure as it happens and gain insight on what’s working.
How to identify what Lowrance transducer you have
The model of your Lowrance transducer can be found by looking at the small tag at the end of the connector cable.
Are all Lowrance transducers interchangeable?
No, many can only be used with particular fish finders within the Lowrance range. Be sure to check compatibility with this chart to make sure you don’t pair a fish finder and transducer that aren’t compatible.
How to choose a Lowrance transducer compatible with your fish finder unit
The easiest way is to use this chart, but you have one other option too. If you turn on your fish finder and navigate to settings > sonar > installation a box labelled Transducer Type will appear. If you press on the box then it will open up a drop-down menu of all possible transducer types that the unit will work with.
Final Thoughts on Lowrance Transducers and Compatibility
We hope this chart explains the capabilities of various Lowrance transducers (CHIRP, down scan imaging, traditional sonar, Active Target imaging and more) and helps you to work out what transducer you need to operate your sonar in the way you want to and catch more fish.