Which Flasher Do I Buy?

OK, so you have decided to buy a Vexilar flasher. But which system do you buy? First, there is the unit, some offer a deep range version. Then there are three styles of transducers to choose from. And, in that, there are 4 transducer beam types to choose from. And do you want just the unit or the complete portable system for ice fishing or boat use? The choices can get a bit overwhelming.

To get the system you really need, you have to ask yourself two questions. One, what kind of fishing do you do most often? And two, what kind of mounting requirements do you have? With these questions answered, you can choose the proper unit, transducer, cone angle, and mounting method.

 

 

FL-8SE

FLX-12

 FL-18

FLX-20

 FLX-28

 

 FM0800  

 FLX12_HeadUnit

FM1800

FLX20_HeadUnit     

fm2800 

Display  Weatherproof,superbright, 3-color LED Weatherproof,superbright, 3-color LED Weatherproof,superbright, 3-color LED Weatherproof,superbright, 3-color LED (tree color palettes) Weatherproof,superbright, 5-color LED (five color palettes)
Resolution  525 segments, Target separation of 2.6 inches  525 segments, Target separation of 2.6 inches   525 segments, Target separation of 1 inch  525 segments, Target separation of 1/2" )@ 10' range setting)  525 segments, Target separation of 1/2" )@ 10' range setting) 
Target ID 1 inch  1 inch  Less than 1/2inch  Less than 1/4inch Less than 1/4inch
Depth Range Setting (ft) 20,30,40,60,80,120  20 (lower power) ,30,40,60,80,120   20,30,40,60,80,200  Normal:
10, 20,30,40,60,80,100 
Deep Water:
30,60,90,120,240,300
Auto:
10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 120, 160, 200, 240, 300
Manual:
10, 20, 30, 40, 50 
Iterference Rejection 10 settings  20 settings  10 settings  20 settings  20 settings 
Added Features Low power mode available w/ optional S-cable   Low power mode built-in, night viewing mode, low battery alert 6' Split Screen, Auto zoom and 6' bottom lock, low power mode built in 6' & 12' Split Screen, Auto zoom, low power mode built in, night viewing mode, low battery alret  6' & 12' Split Screen, Auto zoom, low power mode built in, night viewing mode, battery status readout & alert, digital depth display
Power Output 400 watts (peak to peak)  1000 watts (peak to peak)  400 watts (peak to peak)  1000 watts (peak to peak)  1000 watts (peak to peak) 
Frequency 200 khz 200 khz 200 khz 200 khz 200 khz
Operating Voltage 10.5 - 15V (12V nominal)  10.5 - 15V (12V nominal)  10.5 - 15V (12V nominal)  10.5 - 15V (12V nominal)  10.5 - 15V (12V nominal) 
Current Draw 175mA @12V  200mA @12V   175mA @12V  200mA @12V   200mA @12V  
Vexilar Transducers 12°, 19°, ProView, Tri-Beam  12°, 19°, ProView, Tri-Beam  12°, 19°, ProView, Tri-Beam  12°, 19°, ProView, Tri-Beam  Pro-View Only