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GlobalMap® 540c BAJA
Mapping GPS Receiver
Operation Instructions
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Table of Contents
Section 1: Read Me First! ......................................................... 1
Specifications: GlobalMap® 540c BAJA....................................... 2
How to use this manual: typographical conventions .................. 8
Section 2: Installation............................................................. 11
Preparations ................................................................................ 11
Power Connections ...................................................................... 11
Powering Your Display Unit ...................................................... 12
Power Diagram A ........................................................................ 14
Power Diagram B ........................................................................ 15
Powering a NMEA 2000 Network Bus ...................................... 15
GPS Antenna/Receiver Module .................................................. 16
NMEA 0183 Cable Connections ................................................. 17
NMEA 0183 Wiring................................................................. 18
Mounting the Unit: Bracket or Portable ................................... 20
MMC or SD Card Memory Card Installation............................ 22
Other Accessories ........................................................................ 24
Cleaning Towel ........................................................................ 24
Face Cover ................................................................................... 24
Section 3: Basic GPS Operation ........................................... 27
Keyboard ...................................................................................... 27
Power/lights on and off ............................................................... 28
Main Menu................................................................................... 28
Pages ............................................................................................ 30
Satellite Status Page............................................................... 30
Navigation Page ...................................................................... 32
Map Page ................................................................................. 35
Background map vs. MapCreate map content ...................... 36
Map with Custom Gauges....................................................... 39
Radar............................................................................................ 40
Basic GPS Quick Reference ........................................................ 42
Find Your Current Position........................................................ 43
Moving Around the Map: Zoom & Cursor Arrow Keys............. 43
Selecting Any Map Item With the Cursor ................................. 44
Searching ..................................................................................... 44
Set a Waypoint ............................................................................ 46
To create and save a Waypoint:.............................................. 47
Create Waypoint at Current Position ................................ 47
Create Waypoint on Map .................................................... 48
Navigate To a Waypoint ............................................................. 48
Set Man Overboard (MOB) Waypoint........................................ 49
Navigate Back to MOB Waypoint .............................................. 49
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Navigate to Cursor Position on Map.......................................... 50
Navigate to a Point of Interest ................................................... 51
Creating and Saving a Trail ....................................................... 52
Displaying a Saved Trail ............................................................ 54
Navigating Trails ........................................................................ 54
Visual Trailing......................................................................... 55
Navigate a Trail ...................................................................... 55
Navigate a Back Trail (backtrack, or reverse) ...................... 57
Transfer Custom Maps and GPS Data Files ............................. 58
Cancel Navigation ....................................................................... 60
Section 4: Advanced Operations .......................................... 61
Find Distance from different Locations ..................................... 61
Find Distance from Point to Point ............................................. 61
Icons ............................................................................................. 61
Create Icon on Map ................................................................. 62
Create Icon at Current Position ............................................. 62
Delete an Icon .......................................................................... 62
Navigate to an Icon ................................................................. 63
Routes .......................................................................................... 63
Create and Save a Route ........................................................ 64
Delete a Route ......................................................................... 66
Edit a Route Name .................................................................. 66
Edit Route Waypoints ............................................................. 67
Navigate a Route ..................................................................... 67
Navigate a Route in Reverse .................................................. 68
Trails ............................................................................................ 69
Delete a Trail ........................................................................... 69
Edit a Trail Name ................................................................... 70
Edit a Trail Color .................................................................... 70
Edit a Trail Pattern................................................................. 70
Utilities ........................................................................................ 71
Alarm Clock ............................................................................. 71
Sun/Moon Rise & Set Calculator............................................ 71
Trip Calculator ........................................................................ 71
Trip Down Timer ..................................................................... 71
Trip Up Timer.......................................................................... 71
Waypoints .................................................................................... 71
Delete a Waypoint ................................................................... 71
Edit a Waypoint....................................................................... 72
Waypoint Name ................................................................... 72
Waypoint Symbol................................................................. 72
Waypoint Position ............................................................... 72
Selecting a Waypoint .............................................................. 73
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Set a Waypoint by Average Position ...................................... 74
Set a Waypoint by Projecting a Position................................ 74
Section 5: System & GPS Setup............................................ 75
Alarms.......................................................................................... 75
Auto Satellite Search .................................................................. 76
Check MMC Files and Storage Space........................................ 77
Communications Port Configuration ......................................... 77
Configure NMEA......................................................................... 78
Coordinate System Selection...................................................... 78
Map Fix ........................................................................................ 80
Customize Page Displays............................................................ 81
GPS Simulator............................................................................. 82
Initialize GPS .............................................................................. 84
Map Auto Zoom ........................................................................... 85
Map Data ..................................................................................... 85
Map Datum Selection.................................................................. 87
Map Detail Category Selection................................................... 87
Map Orientation.......................................................................... 88
NauticPath™ USA Marine Charts............................................. 89
Nautical Chart Notes .............................................................. 89
Port Information...................................................................... 90
Tidal Current Information...................................................... 91
Tide Information ..................................................................... 93
Navionics® Charts ....................................................................... 94
Overlay Data ............................................................................... 95
Pop-up Help ................................................................................. 99
Reset Options............................................................................... 99
Screen Contrast and Brightness .............................................. 100
Set Language ............................................................................. 101
Set Local Time ........................................................................... 101
Show WAAS Alarm ................................................................... 103
Software Version Information .................................................. 103
Sounds and Alarm Sound Styles .............................................. 104
Track Smoothing ....................................................................... 105
Trail Options.............................................................................. 105
Transparency............................................................................. 108
Units of Measure ....................................................................... 109
Section 6: Searching.............................................................. 113
Find Streets ............................................................................... 113
Find Any Item Selected by Map Cursor .................................. 115
Find Interstate Highway Exits ................................................ 115
Find Map Places or Points of Interest (POI) ........................... 118
Find Streets or Intersections.................................................... 120
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Find Waypoints ......................................................................... 123
Section 7: NMEA 2000 ........................................................... 127
NMEA 2000 Menu..................................................................... 127
Bus Setup................................................................................... 127
Engine & Tank Configuration.................................................. 128
Tank Select ........................................................................ 129
Tank Size ........................................................................... 129
Set Configuration button .................................................. 129
Device Configuration Menu.................................................. 130
Device Information and Device Data ................................... 130
Fuel Management Menu........................................................... 131
Tank Location .................................................................... 131
Fuel Added ......................................................................... 131
Add Fuel............................................................................. 132
Fill Tank............................................................................. 132
Adding Fuel to Tank ............................................................. 132
Engine Operations................................................................. 132
Engine Select ..................................................................... 132
NMEA 2000 Alarms .................................................................. 133
Waypoint Sharing ..................................................................... 134
Backlight Synchronization ....................................................... 134
Configuring EP Sensors............................................................ 135
EP-35 Temperature Configuration ...................................... 135
Advanced Options menu ....................................................... 135
Instance.............................................................................. 136
Restore Defaults ................................................................ 136
EP-10 Fuel Flow Configuration............................................ 136
Advanced Options menu ....................................................... 137
Instance.............................................................................. 137
Restore Defaults ................................................................ 137
EP-15 Fluid Level Configuration ......................................... 138
Advanced Options menu ....................................................... 140
Instance.............................................................................. 140
Restore Defaults ................................................................ 140
Suzuki Engine Interface Configuration............................... 141
Advanced Options menu ....................................................... 142
Instance.............................................................................. 142
Restore Defaults ................................................................ 142
To restore default settings: ............................................... 142
Calibrating EP Sensors............................................................. 143
EP-10 Fuel Flow Calibration................................................ 143
EP-15 Fluid Level Calibration ............................................. 144
2-Point Calibration............................................................ 144
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3-Point Calibration............................................................ 145
5-Point Calibration............................................................ 146
Fuel Flow Calibration in a Suzuki Engine Interface.......... 147
Engine Trim Calibration....................................................... 148
Reset Trim Calibration ......................................................... 149
Bennett Trim Tabs Calibration ............................................ 149
Sec. 8: Supplemental Material ............................................ 151
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NOTICE!
The storage and operation temperature range for your unit is from -20
degrees to +167 degrees Fahrenheit (-28 degrees to +75 degrees Celsius). Extended storage or operation in temperatures higher or lower
than specified will damage the liquid crystal display in your unit. This
type of damage is not covered by the warranty. For more information,
contact the factory's Customer Service Department; phone numbers are
listed on the last page of the manual.
WARNING!
A CAREFUL NAVIGATOR NEVER RELIES ON ONLY ONE METHOD
TO OBTAIN POSITION INFORMATION.
CAUTION
When showing navigation data to a position (waypoint), a GPS unit will show
the shortest, most direct path to the waypoint. It provides navigation data to the
waypoint regardless of obstructions. Therefore, the prudent navigator will not
only take advantage of all available navigation tools when traveling to a waypoint, but will also visually check to make sure a clear, safe path to the waypoint
is always available.
WARNING!
When a GPS unit is used in a vehicle, the vehicle operator is solely responsible for operating the vehicle in a safe manner. Vehicle operators
must maintain full surveillance of all pertinent driving, boating or flying
conditions at all times. An accident or collision resulting in damage to
property, personal injury or death could occur if the operator of a GPSequipped vehicle fails to pay full attention to travel conditions and vehicle operation while the vehicle is in motion.
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Section 1: Read Me First!
How this manual can get you out on the road, fast!
Welcome to the exciting world of digital GPS! We know you're anxious
to begin navigating, but we have a favor to ask. Before you grab the
GlobalMap® 540c BAJA and begin installing it, please give us a moment or two to explain how our manual can help you get the best performance from your compact, wide-screen, mapping GPS receiver.
First, we want to thank you for buying a Lowrance GPS unit. Whether
you're a first time user or a professional fisherman, you'll discover that
your GlobalMap 540c BAJA is easy to use, yet capable of handling demanding navigation tasks. When you team your unit with our custom
mapping software MapCreate™ 6, you have an incredible combination.
You won't find another GPS unit with this much power and this many
features for this price!
Our goal for this book is to get you on the road fast, with a minimum of
fuss. Like you, we'd rather spend more time navigating and less time
reading the manual!
So, we designed our book so that you don't have to read the whole thing
from front to back for the information you want. At the start (or end) of
each segment, we'll tell you what content is coming up next. If it's a
concept you're already familiar with, we'll show you how and where to
skip ahead for the next important topic. We've also made it easy to look
up any tips you may need from time to time. Here's how:
The manual is organized into 7 sections. This first section is an introduction to Lowrance GPS. It tells you the basics you need to know before you can make the unit look around and tell you where you are.
Section 2 will help you install your unit. We'll show you how to get the
MultiMedia Card (MMC) correctly installed inside the unit. We'll also
tell you about some of the available accessories.
Section 3 covers Basic GPS Operation. It will show you how easy it is to
run the GlobalMap 540c BAJA right out of the box. This section features a one-page GPS Quick Reference. (If you've already jumped
ahead and figured out how to install the unit yourself, and you
just can't wait any longer, turn to the Quick Reference on page
42 and head for the road with your GPS unit!)
Section 3 contains short, easy-to-scan GPS lessons that follow one another in chronological order. They're all you'll need to know to find your
way on the water or in the wilderness quickly.
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After you've learned the basics (or if you already have some GPS experience), you may want to try out some of your unit’s many advanced
navigation features. That brings us to Section 4, Advanced GPS Operations.
When you come to a GPS menu command on the GlobalMap's screen, you
can look it up in the manual by skimming over the table of contents, just
flipping through Section 3 or scanning through the command portion of
Section 4.
This unit is ready to use right out of the box, but you can fine tune and
customize its operation with dozens of options. We describe how to use
general system options along with GPS options in Section 5, System Setup
and GPS Setup Options.
In Section 6, we go into more detail on one of the unit's most remarkable capabilities — Searching. We'll introduce a search example in the
Basic GPS Operation section, but there are so many map items you can
search for, we had to give this function its own section in the manual!
For example, did you know this unit can look up business phone numbers, functioning as a virtual Yellow Pages? We’ll show you how in Section 6.
Finally, in Section 7, we offer Supplemental Material, including a list of
the GPS datums used, warranties and customer service information.
Now, if you're into the fine details, glance over the next segment on specifications to see just how much GPS power your GlobalMap 540c BAJA
contains. It's important to us (and our power users), but, if you don't care
how many watts of power the unit has, or how many waypoints it can
store, skip ahead to important information on how our GPS works, on
page 4.
Specifications: GlobalMap® 540c BAJA
General
Display: ............................Color 5.0" (12.7 cm) diagonal; SolarMax™
TFT display programmable to viewing preference.
Resolution: ......................480 pixel x 480 pixel resolution; 230,400 total pixels.
Backlighting: ................... Fluorescent cold cathode backlit screen with
multiple lighting levels; backlit keypad.
Input power: ...................10 to 15 volts DC.
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Case size: .........................5.4" H x 6.9" W x 3.4" D (13.8 x 17.6 x 8.6
cm); sealed and waterproof; suitable for saltwater use.
MMC slots: .......................One waterproof door (SD card compatible).
Recording: ........................ MMC & SD memory cards for recording GPS
trip details and displaying charts or maps.
Back-up memory:...........Built-in memory stores GPS data for decades. User settings stored when unit is off.
Languages: ......................10; menu languages selectable by user.
GPS
Receiver/antenna: .........External; LGC-BAJA 12 parallel channel
NMEA 2000-ready GPS/WAAS receiver/antenna.
Background map: ..........Built-in custom, detailed Lowrance map.
Contains: enhanced detail of continental U.S.
and Hawaii. Includes more than 60,000 nav
aids and 10,000 wrecks/obstructions in
coastal and Great Lakes waters. Metro areas, selected major streets/highways and interstate exit services details included.
Custom mapping:...........MapCreate™ 6 software optional; optional
plug and play LEI FreedomMaps™ offer the
same high detail without the computer work
of MapCreate. Other plug and play mapping
options include Fishing Hot Spots® Elite, LEI
NauticPath™, LakeMaster® ProMaps and
Navionics® charts.
Mapping memory: .........Up to 2 gigabytes on one MMC (or SD) card.
Position updates:...........Every second.
Position points: ..............1,000 waypoints; 1,000 event marker icons.
Audible alarms: ..............Arrival/off-course/anchor.
Graphic symbols for
waypoints or event
marker icons:..................63.
Routes: .............................100; up to 100 waypoints per route.
Plot Trails:.......................10 savable; up to 9,999 points per trail.
Zoom range: ....................39 ranges; 0.02 to 4,000 miles.
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NOTE:
The above memory capacities refer only to the GlobalMap's on-board
memory. The amount of GPS data you can record and save for recall
later is limited only by the number of MMC cards you have.
How Lowrance GPS Works
You'll navigate faster and easier if you understand how the GlobalMap
540c BAJA scans the sky to tell you where you are and where you're
going. (But if you already have a working understanding of GPS receivers and the GPS navigation system, skip to Section 2, Installation &
Accessories on page 11. If you're new to GPS, read on, and you can later
impress your friends with your new-found knowledge.)
First, think of your unit as a small but powerful computer. (But don't
worry — we made it easy to use, so you don't need to be a computer expert to find your way!) The GlobalMap 540c BAJA includes a keypad
and a screen with menus so you can tell it what to do. The screen also
lets the unit show your location on a moving map, as well as point the
way to your destination.
This gimbal-mounted GlobalMap 540c uses a LGC-BAJA module,
which makes the whole system work something like your car radio. But
instead of your favorite dance tunes, this receiver tunes in to a couple
of dozen GPS satellites circling the earth. (It will also listen in to the
WAAS satellites in orbit, but more about that in the upcoming segment
introducing you to GPS and WAAS.)
Your unit listens to signals from as many satellites as it can see above
the horizon, eliminates the weakest signals, then computes its location
in relation to those satellites. Once the GlobalMap 540c figures its latitude and longitude, it plots that position on the moving map shown on
the screen. The whole process takes place several times a second!
The performance doesn't stop there. Stored in the permanent memory
of each unit is a basic background map of the entire world. We lock it in
here at the factory — you can't change or erase this map.
The background map is suitable for many navigation chores, but for
maximum accuracy and much more detail, you need our optional mapmaking software, MapCreate™ 6. Some unit features — such as searching for businesses and addresses — won't work without a custom MapCreate map. There is so much detail in our background map (and even
more in MapCreate) that we'll describe their contents and differences
in Section 3, Basic GPS Operations, on page 36.
Another portion of your GlobalMap’s onboard memory is devoted to recording GPS navigation information, which includes waypoints, event
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marker icons, trails and routes. This lets you look back the way you came.
Think of this data storage like the hard drive memory in a computer or a
tape in a cassette tape recorder. You can save several different GPS data
files, erase 'em and record new ones, over and over again. Like any computer file, these GPS Data Files (file format *.usr) can be shared between Lowrance GPS units or even personal computers.
This GlobalMap 540c has one more thing in common with a personal
computer. Just as computers have a floppy disk drive for storing and exchanging files, the unit has a slot for an MMC (MultiMedia Card) or SD
(Secure Digital card) flash memory card. These solid-state memory devices are about the size of a postage stamp, but can hold data ranging
from 8 MB to 2 GB in size. (Compare that to a floppy disk's 1.44 MB capacity!) This unit uses all that MMC space for two key GPS purposes.
First, you can backup your onboard GPS Data Files by copying them to
the MMC. Since the MMC is removable (like a floppy disk or a cassette
tape), you can store these GPS Data Files on a personal computer
equipped with an MMC card reader. (Or store them on a pocketful of
MMCs, if you don't have a computer.) Our MapCreate mapping software
can save, edit or create its own GPS Data Files, which can be copied to the
MMC and then loaded from the MMC into the unit's memory. (NOTE: No
matter where they come from, GPS Data Files must be loaded from the
MMC into memory before the GlobalMap 540c can use them.)
The other key GPS use for MMCs is storage of special high-detail, custom maps, which you can produce on your computer with our MapCreate software. These MapCreate custom maps contain much greater detail than the basic background map. These Custom Map Files (file
format *.lcm) can also be shared between Lowrance GPS units and personal computers.
This unit automatically reads Custom Map Files directly from the
MMC or SD card. To use a custom map, all you need to do is slide an
MMC containing a map into the GlobalMap 540c.
Introduction to GPS and WAAS
Well, now you know the basics of how the unit does its work. You might
be ready to jump ahead to Section 2, Installation & Accessories, on page
11, so you can mount your GlobalMap 540c BAJA and plug in the
power. Or you might want to see how our text formatting makes the
manual tutorials easy to skim. If that's the case, move on to "How to
Use This Manual" on page 8.
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But, if you want to understand the current state of satellite navigation,
look over this segment describing how GPS and its new companion
WAAS work together to get you where you're going.
The Global Positioning System (GPS) was launched July 17, 1995 by the
United States Department of Defense. It was designed as a 24-hour-aday, 365-days-a-year, all weather global navigation system for the armed
forces of the U.S. and its allies. Civilian use was also available at first,
but it was less accurate because the military scrambled the signal somewhat, using a process called Selective Availability (SA).
GPS proved so useful for civilian navigation that the federal government discontinued SA on May 2, 2000, after the military developed
other methods to deny GPS service to enemy forces. Reliable accuracy
for civilian users jumped from 100 meters (330 feet) under SA to the
present level of 10 to 20 meters (about 30 to 60 feet.)
Twenty-four satellites orbit 10,900 nautical miles above the Earth, passing overhead twice daily. A series of ground stations (with precisely surveyed locations) controls the satellites and monitors their exact locations
in the sky. Each satellite broadcasts a low-power signal that identifies
the satellite and its position above the earth. Three of these satellites are
spares, unused until needed. The rest virtually guarantee that at least
four satellites are in view nearly anywhere on Earth at all times.
A minimum of three satellites are required to determine a 2D fix.
The system requires signal reception from three satellites in order to
determine a position. This is called a 2D fix. It takes four satellites to
determine both position and elevation (your height above sea level —
also called altitude). This is called a 3D fix.
Remember, the unit must have a clear view of the satellites in order to
receive their signals. Unlike radio or television signals, GPS works at
very high frequencies. These signals can be easily blocked by trees,
buildings, an automobile roof, even your body.
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Like most GPS receivers, this unit doesn’t have a compass or any other
navigation aid built inside. It relies solely on the signals from the satellites to calculate a position. Speed, direction of travel, and distance are
all calculated from position information. Therefore, in order for the
GlobalMap 540c to determine direction of travel, you must be moving
and the faster, the better. This is not to say that it won’t work at walking or trolling speeds — it will. There will simply be more "wandering"
of the data shown on the display.
GPS alone is accurate for route navigation, but the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has special aircraft navigation needs that go beyond basic GPS. So, the FAA has developed a program to boost GPS
performance with its Wide Area Augmentation System, or WAAS. The
FAA commissioned the system on July 11, 2003.
WAAS is designed to increase GPS accuracy to within 7.6 meters vertically and horizontally, but it consistently delivers accuracies within 1-2
meters horizontal and 2-3 meters vertical, according to the FAA. It does
this by broadcasting correction signals on GPS frequencies. Your unit
automatically receives both GPS and WAAS signals.
There, however, are some fringe areas of the U.S., including parts of
Alaska that do not yet receive robust WAAS coverage. Continued
WAAS development is planned to extend WAAS coverage in the years
to come.
WAAS boosts the accuracy of land GPS navigation, but the system is
designed for aircraft. The satellites are in a fixed orbit around the
Equator, so they appear very low in the sky to someone on the ground
in North America. Aircraft and vessels on open water can get consistently good WAAS reception, but terrain, foliage or even large manmade structures can sometimes block the WAAS signal from ground
receivers.
You'll find that using your GPS receiver is both easy and amazingly
accurate. It’s easily the most accurate method of electronic navigation
available to the general public today. Remember that this receiver is
only a tool. Always have another method of navigation available, such
as a map or chart and a compass.
Also remember that this unit will always show navigation information
in the shortest line from your present position to a waypoint, regardless
of terrain! It only calculates position, it can’t know what’s between you
and your destination, for example. It’s up to you to safely navigate
around obstacles, no matter how you’re using this product.
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Free Training Aids Available
Now that you know something about the technology that makes this
unit possible, you are ready to start learning how to use that technology. This manual will guide you through the process of setting up and
running your unit, but that is only one of many resources available.
If you or a friend has Internet access, visit our web site. Find us at
WWW.LOWRANCE.COM.
Emulator
For the ultimate training aid, be sure to download the free emulator
software for your unit. This program can help you learn both basic and
advanced operations without burning fuel!
This PC application simulates the actual GPS unit on your computer.
You can run it from your computer keyboard or use your mouse to press
the virtual keys. Easy download and installation instructions are available on our web site.
The emulator works exactly like your real GPS unit. When using the
GPS Simulators you can run GPS routes and trails, even create real
waypoints you can use in the field.
And that is just some of the material available on our web site. To find
out what we have available, log on and look around. For now, we'll get
back to how to use this particular unit.
How to use this manual: typographical conventions
Many instructions are listed as numbered steps. The keypad and arrow
"keystrokes" appear as boldface type. So, if you're in a real hurry (or
just need a reminder), you can skim the instructions and pick out what
menu command to use by finding the boldface command text. The following paragraphs explain how to interpret the text formatting for
those commands and other instructions:
Arrow Keys
The arrow keys control the movement of dotted cross-hair lines on your
mapping screen called the cursor. The arrow keys help you move
around the menus so you can execute different commands. They are
represented by symbols like these, which denote the down arrow key,
the up arrow, the left arrow and the right arrow: ↓ ↑, ← →.
Keyboard
The other keys perform a variety of functions. When the text refers to a
key to press, the key is shown in bold, sans serif type. For example, the
"Enter/Icons" key is shown as ENT and the "Menu" key is shown as
MENU.
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Menu Commands
A menu command or a menu option will appear in small capital letters,
in a bold sans serif type like this: ROUTE PLANNING. These indicate that
you are to select this command or option from a menu or take an action
of some kind with the menu item. Text that you may need to enter or
file names you need to select are show in italic type, such as trail name.
Instructions = Menu Sequences
Most functions you perform with this unit are described as a sequence
of key strokes and selecting menu commands. We've written them in a
condensed manner for quick and easy reading.
For example, instructions for navigating a trail would look like this:
1. From the Map Page, press MENU|MENU|↓ to MY TRAILS|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to Trail 1|ENT|→|↓ to NAVIGATE|ENT.
3. You are asked to wait while it converts the trail into a route.
4. The wait message disappears and the GlobalMap 540c begins
showing navigation information along the trail. Now, begin moving
and follow your GlobalMap 540c.
Translated into complete English, step 1 above would mean: "Start on
the Map Page. Press the Menu key twice. Next, repeatedly press (or
press and hold) the down arrow key to scroll down the menu and select
(highlight) the My Trails menu command. Finally, press the Enter key."
Step 2 would mean: "Press the down arrow key repeatedly to scroll to
the trail named Trail 1, and press Enter. Next, press the right arrow
key and then the down arrow key to highlight the Navigate command,
then press Enter."
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Notes
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Section 2: Installation
Preparations
You can install the GPS system in some other order if you prefer, but
we recommend this installation sequence:
Caution:
You should read over this entire installation section before drilling any holes in your vehicle or vessel!
1. Determine the approximate location for the GPS unit, so you can
plan how and where to route the power cable. This will help you make
sure you have enough cable length for the desired configuration.
NOTE:
The GPS antenna is inside the unit, so you must mount the unit in
a location with an unobstructed view of the sky.
2. Determine the location of your battery or other power connection,
along with the power cable route.
3. Install the power cable and route it to the GPS unit.
4. Mount the GPS unit.
Power Connections
Your unit comes with a power/data cable that splits into three
branches, each with several exposed wires.
The thicker three-wire cable (white, red and black) is the power supply
for your display unit. This cable has no label.
The thinner branch with three wires (red, black and shield) is the
power cable for a NMEA 2000 network. It is labeled "NMEA 2000
POWER."
The branch with four wires (blue, yellow, orange, and shield) is a data
cable, labeled "RS-232 COMM." It supports a serial communication
port. This allows your unit to exchange NMEA 0183 data with another
device, such as an autopilot, DSC marine radio or computer.
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Display unit power wires:
white, red and black
To unit
NMEA 2000 power wires:
red, black and shield
Data cable wires:
blue, yellow, orange,
and shield
The Power/Data cable for this unit.
NOTE:
There are two basic power connection options, which are shown in
the following two diagrams. Read the following instructions
carefully to determine which power connection applies to
your unit. Depending on your configuration, you may not use all of
these wires.
Caution:
All of the wires in the power/data cable have bare ends for easier installation. The bare ends on any unused wires could cause
an electrical short if left exposed. To prevent this, you should
cover the individual wire ends – either by capping them with
wire nuts, wrapping them with electrical tape or both. (You
should cut off the bare wire before taping off the ends.)
Powering Your Display Unit
The display unit works from a 12-volt DC battery system. Attach the
display power cable (with provided 3-amp fuse) to an accessory switch
or power bus. If this results in electrical interference, connect direct to
a battery but install an in-line switch on the cable.
Caution:
We strongly recommend that you shut off the power supply to the
power cable when the unit is not in use, especially in saltwater environments. When the unit is turned off but still connected to a
power supply, electrolysis can occur in the power cable plug. This
may result in corrosion of the plug body along with the electrical
contacts in the cable and the unit's power socket. Risk of electrolysis corrosion is even greater when the cable is unplugged from the
unit, but still connected to a power source.
We recommend you connect the power cable to the auxiliary power
switch included in most boat designs. If that results in electrical
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interference, or if such a switch is not available, we recommend
connecting direct to the battery and installing an in-line switch.
This will let you shut off power to the power cable when the unit is
not in use. When you are not using the unit, you should always
shut off power to the power cable, especially when the power cable
is disconnected from the unit.
WARNING:
This product must be independently fused with the enclosed 3-amp fuse (or equivalent), even if you connect to
a fused accessory or power bus.
If a malfunction happens inside the unit, extensive damage can occur if the enclosed fuse is not used. As with all
electrical devices, this unit could be damaged to a point
that it is unrepairable and could even cause harm to the
user when not properly fused.
Failure to use a 3-amp fuse will void your warranty.
If possible, keep the power cable away from other boat wiring, especially
the engine's wires. This will provide the best isolation from electrical
noise. If the cable is not long enough, splice #18 gauge wire onto it.
The display power cable has three wires, white, red and black. Red is the
positive (+) lead, black is negative (–) or ground. The white wire is unused by your unit and should be capped. Make sure to attach the in-line
fuse holder to the red lead as close to the power source as possible.
For example, if you have to extend the power cable to the power bus or
battery, attach one end of the fuse holder directly to the power bus or
battery. This will protect both the unit and the power cable in the event
of a short.
This unit has reverse polarity protection. No damage will occur if the
power wires are reversed. However, the unit will not work until the
wires are attached correctly.
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Power Diagram A
Mandatory
network
power-off
switch
To unit
3-amp fuse
NMEA 2000
Power Cable
Shield
Display Unit
Power Cable
3-amp fuse
Recommended
display unit
power-off switch
Black
Red
Black
White
(unused)
Data Cable
12 volt DC
power source
Use this method if you are powering the display unit and a GPS module or the display unit and a NMEA 2000 network. (Fuses may be different from those shown.).
The network and any NMEA 2000 devices, including the GPS
module, will not operate unless the NMEA 2000 Power Cable is
connected to power. The NMEA 2000 power cable must be connected
to power even if your only NMEA 2000 device is the GPS module and it
is connected to the display unit's Network socket. (However, never
connect multiple power sources to a NMEA 2000 network. If you
have a network that is already powered, see diagram B on page 15.)
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Power Diagram B
To unit
Display Unit
Power Cable
All unused Data
or NMEA 2000
power wires
should be
capped with
wire nuts and
electrical tape
to prevent
shorts.
Data Cable
White wire
(unused)
Red wire with
3-amp fuse
Black wire
Recommended
power off switch
12 volt DC
power source
NMEA 2000 Power Cable
Use this method if you are only powering your display unit and are not
powering a NMEA 2000 network or any NMEA 2000 accessory device,
including a GPS module. (Fuse may be different from that shown.)
The method in diagram B is also used when your display unit is connected to a NMEA 2000 network that is already connected to power.
(Never connect multiple power sources to a NMEA 2000 network.)
Powering a NMEA 2000 Network Bus
A NMEA 2000 bus must be connected to a power source to operate.
NMEA 2000 devices, including GPS modules, draw their power from
the network bus.
If you have a pre-existing NMEA 2000 network installation, it may already be connected to another power source. If you are not sure about a
network's power status, consult the boat manufacturer or dealer. If your
NMEA 2000 bus is already powered, you can ignore the NMEA 2000
Power cable and use the method shown in Power Diagram B above.
Never attach two power sources to a single NMEA 2000 bus.
If you do need to power your NMEA 2000 bus, attach the NMEA 2000
Power cable to an accessory switch as indicated in power diagram A on
page 14. The NMEA 2000 Power cable's red wire should be attached
(with provided 3-amp fuse) to the positive (+) terminal. The NMEA
2000 Power cable's black and shield wires should both be attached to
the negative (–) terminal.
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WARNING:
The NMEA 2000 network bus is always on and constantly
drawing power. You must connect NMEA power to a
switched power source so you can turn off the network
when not in use. Failure to connect to and use a power
switch will drain your boat battery, which could stop
your boat's operation.
GPS Antenna/Receiver Module
The GlobalMap 540c BAJA package includes the LGC-BAJA GPS module. This device contains the unit's external antenna and receiver for
GPS and WAAS signals. The antenna/receiver module comes with a 15foot extension cable. This module can be mounted on a flat surface or
pole, or an optional magnet is available for temporary mounting on any
ferrous surface.
LGC-BAJA Module, bottom view (left) and top view (right).
You need to select an antenna installation location that has a clear, unobstructed view of the sky. After the module is installed, connect it to the
unit. The LGC-BAJA can communicate with your GPS unit either directly (using the supplied extension cable) or through a NMEA 2000 network.
NOTE
See the module’s instruction sheet, publication part number 9880154-651, for complete installation instructions.
In an automobile, you may achieve good results by placing the external
antenna on the top of the dash, at the base of the windshield. A piece of
the rubber non-skid shelf liner material available in recreational vehicle
supply stores will help hold the antenna in place. This may not work well
if you have a cab-over design pickup truck camper or motor home.
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If dashboard reception is poor, simply relocate the antenna module elsewhere on the vehicle for a clearer view of the sky.
Connecting to a NMEA 2000 Network
A network bus is an installed and operational network cable (backbone)
running the length of your boat, already connected to a power supply and
properly terminated. Such a bus provides network connection nodes at
various locations around your boat. The NMEA 2000 network is similar to
the telephone wiring in a house. If you pick up a phone in your living room,
you can hear someone talking into the phone in the bedroom.
Lowrance and LEI provide all the cables you will need to create a NMEA
2000 network. Lowrance provides T connectors and extension cables so
you can add devices along the backbone wherever you want. Once you
have a working network, every sensor added will come with its own T
connector for easy expansion.
The simplest NMEA 2000 network is a GPS or sonar/GPS display unit
with the LGC-BAJA, one double-T connector, two 120 ohm terminators
and any extension cables needed to connect them. The diagram below
details how to set up that type of network.
Network port
on display unit
Double T
Connector
Extension cable
120-ohm
terminator
120-ohm
terminator
Extension cable
LGC-3000
LGC-3000 and display unit as an expandable NMEA 2000 network.
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The diagram has a double T connector with two 120-ohm terminators —
one at each end of the connector. It is easy to expand this network by removing a terminator from one end of the double T connector, then inserting a new T connector or extension cable between the double T connector
and terminator (See the NMEA 2000 network general information document that came with your unit for more information).
NMEA 0183 Cable Connections
NMEA 0183 is a standard communications format for marine electronic
equipment. For example, an autopilot can connect to the NMEA interface on the GlobalMap 540c and receive positioning information.
The GlobalMap 540c can exchange information with any device that
transmits or receives NMEA 0183 data.
See the following diagram for general wiring connections. Read your
other product’s owner’s manual for more wiring information.
NMEA 0183 Wiring
(Data cable)
To exchange NMEA 0183 data, the GlobalMap 540c has one NMEA
0183 version 2.0 communication port. Com port one (Com-1) can be
used to receive NMEA format GPS data. The com port can also transmit NMEA format GPS data to another device.
The four wires for the com port are combined with the Power Supply cable
and NMEA 2000 Power cable to form the power/data cable (shown earlier). Com-1 uses the yellow wire to transmit, the orange wire to receive
and the shield wire for signal ground. Your unit does not use the blue
wire.
Com-1
To GlobalMap
540c
Orange (Receive)
NMEA Transmit
Shield (Ground)
Ground
To Other
GPS Receiver
Com-1 wiring to receive NMEA position information from some other
GPS receiver
Yellow (Transmit)
Com-1
To GlobalMap
540c
NMEA Receive
Ground
Shield (Ground)
To Other
Device
Com-1 wiring to transmit NMEA position information
to another NMEA-compatible device.
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Ethernet (future
enhancement)
Power/Data
socket
Network
socket
Double T
connector
Extension
cable
Data cable
NMEA 2000
Power cable
Display unit
power cable
Extension
cable
LGC-BAJA
GlobalMap 540c BAJA Cable Connections.
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Mounting the Unit: Bracket or Portable
You can install the GlobalMap 540c on the top of a dash with the supplied gimbal bracket. It can also be mounted on a portable power supply.
If you use the supplied bracket, you may be interested in the optional
R-A-M® bracket mounting system. This converts the unit's gimbal
bracket to a swivel mount, which can be used on the dash or overhead
mounting positions. R-A-M offers permanent mounts and temporary
mounts suitable for many vehicle types. See your Lowrance dealer or
visit the LEI web site (www.lei-extras.com) for the latest options; accessory ordering information is on the inside back cover of this manual. For a complete look at the many mounting options, visit the RAM
web site at www.ram-mount.com.
Optional R-A-M mounting system.
Bracket Installation
Mount the unit in any convenient location, provided there is clearance
behind it when it's tilted for the best viewing angle. You should also make
sure there is enough room behind it to attach the power, transducer and
GPS antenna/receiver module cables.
Holes in the bracket's base allow wood screw or through-bolt mounting.
You may need to place a piece of plywood on the back side of thin fiberglass panels to reinforce the panel and secure the mounting hardware.
You should also make sure there is enough room behind the GlobalMap
540c to attach the power cable. (A drawing on the next page shows the dimensions of a gimbal-mounted GlobalMap 540c.)
Holes in the bracket's base allow wood screw or through-bolt mounting.
You may need to place a piece of plywood on the back side of thin fiberglass panels to reinforce the panel and secure the mounting hardware.
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Front
Install the gimbal bracket. Orient the bracket so the arms slope toward the front of your unit.
Drill a 1-inch (25.4 mm) hole in the dash for the power cable. The best
location for this hole is immediately under the gimbal bracket location.
This way, the bracket can be installed so that it covers the hole, holds
the cables in position and results in a neat installation. Some customers, however, prefer to mount the bracket to the side of the cable hole
72.9
— it's a matter of personal preference.
[2.87]
173.9
[6.85]
23.4
[0.92]
137.9
[5.43]
157.9
[6.22]
56.9
[2.24]
Millimeter
[Inch]
Front view (left) and side view (right) showing dimensions of the
GlobalMap 540c when mounted on gimbal bracket.
After drilling the hole, pass the power cable's bare-wire end down
though the hole from the top.
If you wish, you can fill in the hole around the cables with a good marine
sealant compound. (Some marine dealer’s stock cable hole covers to conceal the opening.) No matter what type of installation you prefer, be sure
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to leave enough slack in the cables to allow tilting or swiveling the
GlobalMap 540c. If you choose to fill in the hole, be sure to position the
cables against the rear edge of the hole as you apply the fill material.
Before positioning the bracket, be sure to hold the cables against the
rear edge of the hole. Then, slide the bracket over the hole and butt the
rear of the bracket base firmly against the cables, thus pinning them in
place against the side of the hole. Finally, fasten the bracket to the
dash. Attach the unit to the gimbal bracket using the supplied gimbal
knobs and washers.
Portable Installation
Like many Lowrance products, the GlobalMap 540c is capable of portable operation by using an optional portable power pack. The power
pack expands the uses for your GPS unit. The portable power pack
makes it easy to transfer your unit from a boat to a car, recreational
vehicle, airplane or other vehicle without drilling and mounting a second bracket. You can use your unit in your own car or boat, then take it
along when riding in a friend's vehicle that's not equipped with GPS.
Most LEI portable power packs can be used with eight "D" cell alkaline
batteries. Some use an optional sealed, rechargeable battery. For information on the PPP for your unit, see the accessory ordering information inside the back cover of this manual.
"D" cell battery
Installing batteries in a typical portal power pack.
MMC or SD Card Memory Card Installation
Your GlobalMap 540c uses a MultiMedia Card to store information,
such as custom maps, waypoints, trails and other GPS data. The unit
can also use Secure Digital Cards (SD card) to store data.
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NOTE:
Throughout this manual, we will use the term MMC, but just remember that your unit can use an MMC or SD card to store data.
Both of these solid-state flash memory devices are about the size of a
postage stamp. An SD card is slightly thicker than an MMC. As this
manual went to press, MMCs and SD cards were available in various
storage capacities up to 2 gigabytes.
Additional MMC cards are available from LEI Extras; see ordering information inside the back cover of this manual. MMCs and SD cards
are also available at many camera and consumer electronics stores.
The MMC slot is located in a compartment on the front of the case. The
compartment door is located at the lower right corner. The following
figure shows a close-up with the door opened.
Thumb
screw
Insert card face up,
this way
Memory card compartment with a 16 MB MMC card installed.
To remove an MMC
1. Open the card compartment door by unscrewing the thumb screw.
The screw should only be finger tight. If it was over-tightened, use a
thumbnail, a coin or a screwdriver to open the door.
2. Just press a finger against the label of the MMC and drag it from the slot.
3. Close the compartment door and fasten the thumbnail screw finger
tight.
To add an MMC or SD Card
1. Open the card compartment door.
2. Grasp the bottom of the MMC and push the top of the card into the
slot. Once the card is started, use your fingernails to slide it the rest of
the way to the left, until it is firmly seated in the slot.
3. Close the compartment door and fasten the thumb screw finger tight.
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Other Accessories
Cleaning Towel
A lint-free microfiber towel is included for cleaning the unit’s screen.
The towel is highly effective in clearing away water spots, smudges and
finger prints. Just wipe the screen with the dry towel — it's not necessary to moisten the towel with water. If the screen is badly soiled, you
may use water or common window or lens cleaners. However, DO NOT
use polishing compounds or any other abrasive product.
If you lose the towel or wear it out, you can replace it with a similar
microfiber cloth. These are often available where shop towels or automobile cleaning towels are sold.
Caution:
Cleaning fabrics other than the microfiber towel type may scratch
the screen. Polishing compounds or other abrasive cleaners will
scratch the screen. Damage caused by incorrect cleaning is not covered by the warranty. You may wash the towel if it becomes soiled
or loses its effectiveness, but do not use fabric softener. Fabric softener will ruin the towel’s cleaning capability.
Other accessories include MMC cards, MMC card readers and MapCreate™ 6 custom mapping software for your computer. LEI offers several specialty plug-&-play map cards, including lake contour maps and
marine coastal charts. A variety of LowranceNET NMEA 2000 electronic probe sensors and digital gauges are also available.
MapCreate™ 6 CD-ROM, left; MMC card reader for USB ports, right.
Face Cover
A white protective cover that snaps on and off the front of the unit is
available. This cover is intended for use when the vehicle is idle.
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WARNING:
When the unit is mounted in an unprotected area, such
as an open boat cockpit, the protective face cover must
be removed when the vehicle is moving at high speed.
This includes towing a boat on a trailer at highway
speeds. Otherwise, wind blast can pop off the cover.
Now that you have your GlobalMap 540c installed, move on to Section
3, Basic GPS Operations. There, we'll present a series of step-by-step
tutorials to teach you the basics of GPS navigation.
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Notes
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Section 3: Basic GPS Operation
This section addresses the unit's most basic GPS operations. The tutorials presented in Sec. 3 follow a chronological order. Sec. 4, Advanced
GPS Operations, will discuss other more advanced functions and utilities.
Before you turn on the unit and find where you are, it's a good idea to
learn about the different keys, the four Page screens and how they all
work together. BUT, if you just can't wait to get outside, turn to the
one-page Quick Reference on page 42.
Keyboard
4
9
8
2
3
5
7
6
1
MMC slot access door
GlobalMap 540c GPS unit, front view, showing Map Page, keyboard
and access door for the MMC slot.
1. PWR/LIGHT (Power & Light) – The PWR key turns the unit on and
off and activates the backlight.
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2. PAGES – Pressing this and the ← → arrow keys (4) switches the
unit between the three different page screens. (Satellite Status Page,
Navigation Page and Map Page.) Each page represents one of the unit's
major operation modes.
3. MENU – Press this key to show the menus and submenus, which
allow you to select a command or adjust a feature. This also accesses
search functions for streets, intersections, addresses and highway exits.
4. ARROW KEYS – These keys are used to navigate through the
menus, make menu selections, move the map cursor and enter data.
5. ENT/ICONS (Enter & Icons) – This key allows you to save data, accept values or execute menu commands. It is also used to create event
marker icons.
6. EXIT – The Exit key lets you return to the previous screen, clear
data or erase a menu.
7. WPT – (Waypoint) The Waypoint key is used to save and recall waypoints, search for waypoints and access the waypoint list. It also
launches the Point-of-Interest (POI) search menus and is involved in
some navigation functions.
8. ZOUT – (Zoom Out) – This key lets you zoom the screen out. This
lets you see a larger geographic area on the map. Less detail is seen as
you zoom out.
9. ZIN – (Zoom In) – This key lets you zoom the screen in. Zooming in
lets you see greater detail in a smaller geographic area on the map.
Power/lights on and off
To turn on the unit, press PWR. As the unit powers up, the Map Page is
displayed first. (To switch to another page, press PAGES|← or → to
Page Name|EXIT.)
To turn on the backlight, press PWR again. The unit has three backlight levels to select from. Repeatedly pressing PWR will cycle through
the backlight settings and turn off the backlight.
Turn off the unit by pressing and holding the PWR key for 3 seconds.
Main Menu
The unit has a Main Menu, which contains some function commands and
some setup option commands. The tutorial lessons in this section will
deal only with functions, the basic commands that make the unit do
something. The GPS will work fine for these lessons right out of the box
with the factory default settings. But, if you want to learn about the various options, see Sec. 5, System Setup and GPS Setup Options.
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You can access the Main Menu from any of the three Page screens by
pressing MENU|MENU. To clear the menu screen and return to the page
display, press EXIT.
Main Menu.
The Main Menu commands and their functions are:
Screen: changes the contrast or brightness of the display screen.
Sounds: enables or disables the sounds for key strokes and alarms and
sets the alarm style.
Transparency: adjust the level of transparency for menus.
Alarms: turns GPS alarms on or off and changes alarm thresholds.
Route Planning: used to plan, view or navigate a route.
My Trails: shows, hides, creates and deletes plot trails. Also used to
navigate or backtrack a trail.
Cancel Navigation: cancels navigation commands. Used to stop navigating after you reach your destination.
GPS Setup: sets various GPS receiver options.
System Setup: sets general configuration options.
NMEA 2000: provides access to all NMEA 2000 network setup options,
including the configuration of devices on the network. For more information, see Section 10: NMEA 2000 Menu.
Sun/Moon Calculations: finds the rising and setting time of the sun
and the moon.
Trip Calculator: shows trip status and statistics.
Timers: controls the up timer, down timer and alarm clock settings.
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Browse MMC Files: this allows you to view the installed MMC card
and the files it contains.
Pages
The unit has three Pages that represent the three major operating modes.
They are the Satellite Status Page, the Navigation Page and the Map
Page. They are accessed by pressing the PAGES key, then using → or ← to
select a Page. (Clear the Pages Menu by pressing EXIT.)
Pages Menu.
Satellite Status Page
The Satellite Status Page provides detailed information on the status
of the unit's satellite lock-on and position acquisition. To get to the Satellite Status Page: Press the PAGES key, then use → or ← to select
STATUS. (Clear the Pages Menu by pressing EXIT.)
No matter what Page you are on, a flashing current position indicator/question mark symbol and flashing GPS data displays indicate that
satellite lock has been lost and there is no position confirmed. The Satellite Status Page shows you the quality and accuracy of the current
satellite lock-on and position calculation.
WARNING:
Do not begin navigating with this unit until the numbers
have stopped flashing!
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Satellite Status Page (left). Custom Gauges (right).
This screen will show a graphical view of the satellites that are in view.
Each satellite is shown on the circular chart relative to your position. The
point in the center of the chart is directly overhead. The small inner ring
represents 45° above the horizon and the large ring represents the horizon.
North is at the top of the screen. You can use this to see which satellites are
obstructed by obstacles in your immediate area if the unit is facing north.
The GPS receiver will track satellites that are in bold type. The receiver hasn't locked onto a satellite if the number is grayed out, therefore it isn't being used to calculate your position.
Beneath the circular graph will be bar graphs, one for each satellite in
view. Since the unit has twelve channels, it can dedicate one channel
per visible satellite. The taller the bar on the graph, the better the unit
is receiving the signals from the satellite.
You can set up custom digital gauges through the Satellite Status page
menu. The Custom Gauges feature allows you to monitor a wide variety of data from one page.
To set up Custom Gauge page:
1. Select the SATELLITE STATUS page from the Pages menu, highlight CUSand press ENT.
TOM GAUGES
2. Press MENU. OVERLAY DATA will highlighted, so press ENT. The Overlay
Data shown menu will appear.
3. Highlight (PRESS ENT TO ADD…) and press ENT to open the Data Viewer
menu with five expandable data categories: GPS Data, Navigation,
Trip Calculator, Time and Sensor Data.
4. Highlight the desired data category and press ENT, which will expand the list, revealing several subcategories with checkboxes next to
them.
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5. Select the desired subcategory and press ENT, which will place a
checkmark in the checkbox, showing the selected data is set for display.
6. If you want to display other data types, repeat Steps 4 and 5. Press
EXIT repeatedly to get back to the Custom Gauges page. The data you
selected will now be displayed on the screen.
To change Overlay data size:
1. From the Custom Gauges page, press MENU SELECT OVERLAY DATA and
press ENT. The Overlay Data Shown menu will appear.
2. Highlight the Data Type you want to resize, then use ← → to set the
data to the desired size to one of four options: Off, Small, Medium,
Large and Enormous.
3. To change the size of another Data Type, repeat the steps above. To
return to the Custom Gauges display, press EXIT.
NOTE:
One of the data display options for the Satellite Status page is "Position Error" (horizontal position error), which can appear in one of
the page's data boxes. If you turn on Position Error, it will show
you the expected error from a benchmark location. In other words,
if the Position Error box shows 50 feet, then the position shown by
the unit is estimated to be within 50 feet of the actual location.
This also gives you an indicator of the fix quality the unit currently
has. The smaller the position error number, the better (and more accurate) the fix is. If the position error flashes dashes, then the unit
hasn't locked onto the satellites, and the number shown isn't valid.
(For details, see the Customize Page Displays entry in Sec. 8.)
The Satellite Status Page has its own menu, which is used for setting
various options. (Options and setup are discussed in Sec. 8). To access
the Satellite Status Page Menu, from the Status Page, press MENU.
Navigation Page
This screen has a compass rose that not only shows your direction of
travel, but also the direction to a recalled waypoint. To get to the Navigation Page: Press PAGES|→ or ← to NAVIGATION|EXIT.
The navigation screen looks like the one below when you're not navigating to a waypoint or following a route or trail. Your position is
shown by an arrow in the center of the screen. Your trail history, or
path you've just taken, is depicted by the line extending from the arrow. The arrow pointing down at the top of the compass rose indicates
the current track (direction of travel) you are taking.
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Track or compass heading indicator, showing direction of travel
Navigation
information
displays in
customizable
data boxes
Compass
rose
Present
position
arrow
Trail line
Navigation Page, recording a trail, traveling southwest. Page looks
like this when the unit is not navigating to a waypoint, following
a route, or backtracking a trail.
When navigating to a waypoint, the Navigation screen looks like the
following figure. Your ground speed, track, distance and bearing to
waypoint, and course are all shown digitally on this screen.
NOTE:
Remember, when the Speed, Track and Position information displays are flashing, satellite lock has not been achieved and no position fix has been determined. A question mark will also flash on the
present position arrow in the center of the compass rose.
Speed (ground speed) is the velocity you are making over the ground.
(If you wish, you can customize the Speed data box to display Closing
Speed instead. Closing Speed is also known as velocity made good. It's
the speed that you're making toward the waypoint. For instructions,
see the Customize Page Displays entry in Sec. 5.)
Track is the heading, or the current direction you are actually traveling. Bearing is the direction of a line-of-sight from your present position to the destination. No matter what direction you are steering, the
Bearing data box shows the compass direction straight to the destination from your location at the moment. Distance shows how far it is to
the waypoint you're navigating toward.
The Off Course window shows the current cross track error. This shows
the distance you are off-course to the side of the desired course line. The
course line is an imaginary line drawn from your position when you
started navigating to the destination waypoint. The course line is shown
on the Navigation Page screen (and the Map Page screen) as a dotted line.
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Left cross track error line Course line Heading arrow
Current track or
heading, shown
in degrees
Bearing
arrow
Waypoint
symbol
Compass bearing
to destination
Cross track
error range
(off course
indicator)
Trail line
Navigation
information
displays
in data boxes
Destination
name
Navigation Page, going to a waypoint while creating a new trail.
The cross track error range is shown on the compass rose as a wide,
white, corridor enclosing the course line. The outer edges of this white
corridor represent lines that show the current cross track error range.
The default for the cross track error range is 0.20 miles.
For example, if the present position symbol touches the right cross
track error line, then you are 0.20 miles to the right of the desired
course. You need to steer left to return to the desired course. You can
use the ZIN or ZOUT keys to change the cross track error range.
A circular symbol depicting your destination (waypoint) appears on the
screen as you approach the waypoint, as shown on the screen in the
preceding figure.
Travel Time is the time that it will take to reach your destination at
your present closing speed. (You can also customize the time data box
to show Arrival Time instead. Arrival Time is the local time it will be
when you arrive at the destination, based upon your present closing
speed and track.)
In the preceding example figure, the driver is headed west (a 265º
track) toward a waypoint 265º (bearing) away. The cross track error
range (white corridor) is 0.20 miles either side of the course. The driver
is headed toward trail waypoint 4, which is 0.3 miles away. The vehicle
is right on course. Traveling at a speed of 8 mph, the driver will arrive
at the waypoint in 2 minutes, 17 seconds.
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The Navigation Page has its own menu, which is used for some advanced functions and for setting various options. (Options and setup
are discussed in Sec. 5). To access the Navigation Page Menu, from the
Navigation Page, press MENU.
Map Page
The Map Page screens show your course and track from a bird's-eye
view. By default, this unit shows the map with north always at the top
of the screen. (This can be changed. See the topic Map Orientation, in
Sec. 8.) If you're navigating to a waypoint, the map also shows your
starting location, present position, course line and destination. You,
however, don't have to navigate to a waypoint to use the map.
Map Page is the default screen that appears when you turn on the unit.
To get to the Map Page from another page: Press PAGES|← or → to
MAP|EXIT. When the Map Page is displayed, a screen similar to the following figures appears.
The arrow in the center of the screen is your present position. It points
in the direction you're traveling. The solid line extending from the back
of the arrow is your plot trail, or path you've taken.
The map zoom range is the distance across the screen. This number
shows in the lower right corner of the screen. In the first of the following example figures, the range is 4,000 miles from the left edge of the
map to the right edge of the map.
The Zoom In and Zoom Out keys zoom the map to enlarge or reduce its
coverage area and the amount of mapping detail shown. There are 39
available map zoom ranges, from 0.02 miles to 4,000 miles.
Map Page opening screen (left). Set to 100-mile zoom (center) and 10mile zoom (right). Over Zoomed means you have reached the detail
limits in an area covered only by the basic background map. Zooming
in closer will reveal no more map detail because a high-detail custom
map has not been loaded on the MMC for this area.
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If you're using only the factory-loaded background map, the maximum
zoom range for showing additional map detail is 20 miles. You can continue to zoom in closer, but the map will simply be enlarged without
revealing more map content (except for a few major city streets.) Load
your own high-detail custom map made with MapCreate (or a pre-made
FreedomMap from LEI), and you can zoom in to 0.02 miles with massive amounts of accurate map detail.
Map Pages with high-detail MapCreate map of an urban area loaded on
the MMC. Arterial streets appear at the 4-mile zoom range (left) with a
few Point of Interest icons visible. Numerous dots representing Points of
Interest are visible at the 2-mile range (center) along with minor streets.
At a 0.4-mile zoom (right), you can see an interstate highway with an
exit, major and minor streets as well as Point of Interest icons.
Background map vs. MapCreate map content
The background map includes: low-detail maps of the whole world (containing cities, major lakes, major rivers, political boundaries); and medium-detail maps of the United States.
The medium-detail U.S. maps contain: all incorporated cities; shaded
metropolitan areas; county boundaries; shaded public lands (such as
national forests and parks); some major city streets; Interstate, U.S.
and state highways; Interstate highway exits and exit services information; large- and medium-sized lakes and streams; and more than
60,000 navigation aids and 10,000 wrecks and obstructions in U.S.
coastal and Great Lakes waters.
MapCreate custom maps include massive amounts of information not
found in the background map. MapCreate maps contain the searchable
Points of Interest database, all the minor roads and streets, all the
landmark features (such as summits, schools, radio towers, etc.); more
rivers, streams, smaller lakes and ponds and their names.
What's more important is the large scale map detail that allows your
GPS unit to show a higher level of position accuracy. For example, the
background map would show you the general outline and approximate
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shape of a coastline or water body, but the higher detail in MapCreate
shows the shoreline completely and accurately (finer detail). Many
smaller islands would not be included in the background map, but are
in MapCreate.
NOTE:
Available through LEI Extras (look inside back cover for accessory
ordering information), FreedomMaps are pre-made maps that contain all of the same information available in a custom MapCreate
map, without any work on your part.
Interstate
Major Street
Cursor line
Minor
Streets
POI
Pop-up
POI
Marker
Restaurant
POI
School POI
Position,
distance and
bearing data
Zoom Range
When the map is zoomed out far enough, most POIs appear as square
dots. As you zoom in closer, the symbols become readable icons. In the
0.2 mile zoom example (right), the cursor has selected the Cupps Café
POI, which triggers a pop-up box with the POI name. This pop-up box
works on POIs at any zoom range.
Tip:
In some urban areas, businesses are so close to one another that
their POI icons crowd each other on the screen. You can reduce
screen clutter and make streets and other map features easier to
see by simply turning off the display of POIs you're not watching
for. (To see how, check the text on Map Detail Category Selection,
page 87. It shows how to use the Map Categories Drawn menu to
turn individual POI displays off and on.) Even though their display
is turned off, you can still search for POIs and their icons will popup when your unit finds them for you.
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The Map Page has its own menu, which is used for several functions
and for setting various options.
To access map display options, press PAGES highlight MAP, then select
the desired map page option. Press EXIT.
Digital Data map page (left). Two Position Formats page (right).
In pages that have two major windows (such as two maps) you can toggle back and forth between the two windows by pressing
PAGES|PAGES. This allows you to change which map your cursor
moves on, and which map the menu operates on. The window with the
blue title bar is the active window.
Pages Menu with Two Map option selected (left). The windows are in a
horizontal position. Map Page with two vertical windows (right).
Resize Window is another feature for pages that have two major windows. You can change the horizontal size of the windows to suit your
viewing preference.
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1. From any two-window display, press MENU|↓ to RESIZE WINDOW|ENT.
2. Four flashing arrows appear along the centerline dividing the two
windows. The windows will be in a horizontal position by default, so
press ↑ ↓ to resize the windows. Or, if you want to realign the windows
vertically, use ← → to switch the windows from a horizontal position
to a vertical position. After the windows are in a vertical position, press
← → to resize the windows. Press EXIT to clear the menu.
3. To change the window size again or revert to the original display,
just follow the steps above. You can also use the Reset Options command to revert to the factory default.
Map with Custom Gauges
The Map with Custom Gauges page has a split screen with a map on
the right side and digital gauge information on the left side. The two
windows can be resized to make one side bigger than the other or may
be set up to split the screen evenly.
Map with Custom Gauges highlighted on Pages menu (left). Overlay
Data selected on Map with Custom Gauges menu (right).
To customize digital gauge display:
1. Press PAGES, highlight Map, select MAP WITH CUSTOM GAUGES and press
ENT.
2. Press MENU, select OVERLAY DATA and press ENT. The Overlay Data
shown menu will appear.
3. Highlight (PRESS ENT TO ADD…) and press ENT to open the Data Viewer
menu with five expandable data categories: GPS Data, Navigation,
Trip Calculator, Time and Sensor Data.
4. Highlight the desired data category and press ENT, which will expand the list, revealing several subcategories with checkboxes next to
them.
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5. Select the desired subcategory and press ENT, which will place a
checkmark in the checkbox, showing the selected data is set for display.
6. If you want to display other data types, repeat Steps 4 and 5. Press
EXIT repeatedly to get back to the Map with Custom Gauges page. The
data you selected will now be displayed in the gray area on the left side
of the screen.
To change Overlay data size:
1. From the Map with Custom Gauges page, press MENU select OVERLAY
DATA and press ENT. The Overlay Data Shown menu will appear.
2. Highlight the Data Type you want to resize, then use ← → to switch
the data setting to one of the following four options: Off, Small, Medium, Large and Enormous.
3. To change the size of another Data Type, repeat the steps above. To
return to the Custom Gauges display, press EXIT.
Ground Speed is set to small size (left). The size Ground Speed data
has been changed to Large (right).
Radar
When you access the Radar Page, the screen will switch to the radar display. Information on radar installation and radar operation are included
in two documents that come packed with Lowrance radar units: Radar
and RIM 100 Radar Interface Module Installation Instructions and Radar
Operation Instruction Manual. Refer to these documents for information
on your radar unit.
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Radar Page (left) with Radar menu display (right).
To access Radar Page:
1. Press PAGES, highlight the RADAR tab and press ENT.
2. Press MENU to open the Radar menu. Press EXIT to return to the radar display.
The following page contains a 12-step quick reference for the most basic
GPS operations.
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Basic GPS Quick Reference
Start outdoors, with a clear view of the open sky. As you practice, try navigating to a location at least a few blocks away. Navigation in too small an
area will constantly trigger arrival alarms.
1. Depress the PWR key to turn on the unit.
2. Opening screen displays map of North America at the 4,000-mile
zoom range. Rotate through the four main Page screens (Satellite
Status Page, Navigation Page, Map Page and Radar Page) by pressing
PAGES|← or → to select Page Name|EXIT. Switch Pages to display Satellite Status Page.
3. Wait while unit locates satellites and calculates current position. Process
is visible on Satellite Page. This takes an average of 1 minute or less under
when it is unobstructed by terrain or structures. When the unit acquires
position, a tone sounds and a position acquired message appears.
4. With position acquired, press PAGES key to display the Map Page,
which gives you a bird's eye view. You can manipulate the map by:
Zoom in closer to see greater detail: press ZIN (zoom in key.)
Zoom out to see more area, less detail: press ZOUT (zoom out key.)
Scroll map north, south, east or west using arrow keys ↑ ↓ → ← .
To stop scrolling and return to current position on map, press EXIT key.
5. Set a waypoint (Wpt 001) at your current position so you can navigate
back here: press WPT|WPT. Waypoint symbol and "001" appears.
6. Zoom/scroll map to find a nearby object or location to go to. Use arrow keys to center cursor crosshairss over the map object or location.
7. Navigate to the selected destination: press MENU|ENT|EXIT. Follow dotted course line on Map Page or compass bearing arrow on Navigation Page.
8. At destination, Arrival Alarm goes off; to clear it, press EXIT. Cancel
navigation: press MENU|MENU|↓ to CANCEL NAVIGATION|ENT|← to YES|ENT.
9. Return to Wpt 1 by Navigate To Waypoint or Backtrack Trail. To
Waypoint: press WPT|→ to SAVED|ENT|ENT|ENT. Use ↑ or ↓ to select
Wpt 001, press ENT|ENT; follow navigation displays. Trail: press
MENU|MENU|↓ to MY TRAILS|ENT. Press ↓ to Trail 1|ENT|→|↓ to NAVIGATE|ENT|↓ to NAVIGATE|ENT|→ to REVERSE|ENT|← to NAVIGATE|ENT. (If
arrival alarm sounds, press EXIT.) Follow navigation displays.
10. Back home, Arrival Alarm goes off; press EXIT. Cancel navigation:
press MENU|MENU|↓ to CANCEL NAVIGATION|ENT|← to YES|ENT.
11. To turn off the unit, press and hold PWR key for three seconds.
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Find Your Current Position
Finding your current position is as simple as turning on the unit. Without obstruction from dense foliage, terrain or structures, the unit automatically searches for satellites and calculates its position in approximately one minute or less.
If for some reason satellite acquisition takes longer, you may be inside
a structure or vehicle or in terrain that is blocking signal reception. To
correct this, be sure you are positioned so that the unit's antenna module has as clear a view of the sky as possible, then turn the unit off and
back on again.
Moving Around the Map: Zoom & Cursor Arrow Keys
The map is presented from a bird's eye view. The current zoom range
shows in the lower left corner of the screen.
1. Press the ZIN key (zoom in) to move in closer and see greater detail in a
smaller geographic area.
2. Press the ZOUT key (zoom out) to move farther away and see less map
detail, but a larger geographic area.
When you are traveling, the map will automatically move as you move.
This keeps your current location roughly centered on the screen.
You can manually pan or scroll the map northward, southward, eastward or westward by using the arrow keys, which launch the crosshairs
map cursor. This allows you to look at map places other than your current position. To clear the cursor, press EXIT, which move the map back
to the current position or the last known position.
Tip:
Use the cursor to determine the distance from your current position
(or last known position, when working indoors) to any map object or
location. Simply use the arrow keys to position the cursor over the
object or place. The distance, measured in a straight line, appears
in the popup data box. Press EXIT to clear the cursor.
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Cursor line
Cursor line
Selected
airport
POI pop-up
data box
Distance
measured
by cursor
The selected airport to the northwest is 4.2 miles away.
Selecting Any Map Item With the Cursor
1. Use the zoom keys and the arrow keys to move around the map and
find the item you wish to select.
2. Use the arrow keys and center the cursor crosshairs on the desired object. On most items, a pop-up box will give the name of the selected item.
Tip:
This unit has a Cursor Undo feature that lets you instantly return
to the previous location you were looking at without scrolling. It
works like this: Use the cursor (arrow keys) to scroll the map to
some far away location or waypoint. Press EXIT to clear the cursor
and jump back to your current position on the map. When you want
to take another peek at that distant place, just press EXIT again.
You can use this trick to toggle between your current position and
your destination without a lot of scrolling.
Searching
Now that you have seen how the unit can find where you are, let's
search for something else. Searching is one of the most powerful features in the Lowrance GPS product line.
In this example, we will look for the nearest fast-food restaurant. For
more information on different types of searches, refer to Sec. 6, Searching.
NOTE:
This example requires the Point of Interest (POI) database included with a high detail MapCreate 6 custom map.
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After the unit has acquired a position:
1. Press WPT|↓ to POI-RESTAURANTS.
2. You could search the entire restaurant category, but in this example
we will narrow our search. Press → to SUBCATEGORY column|↓ to FAST
FOOD CHAINS|ENT|↓ to NEAREST|ENT.
3. The unit says it is calculating, then a list of restaurants appears,
with the closest highlighted at the top of the list. The restaurant farthest from you is at the bottom of the list.
Find Waypoint Menu (left). Category Selection menu (center). List of
the nearest restaurants (right).
4. You could scroll through the list to select another restaurant, but for
now we will just accept the nearest one. Press ENT.
The POI Information screen shows name, street address, phone number, latitude/longitude, distance to restaurant and its compass bearing. In the first figure (left) Go to Waypoint is selected. In the second
figure (right) Find on Map is highlighted.
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5. The POI information screen appears. If you wanted to navigate
there, you could press Enter, since the Go To Waypoint command is
highlighted. But we just want to see it on the map, so press ↓ to FIND ON
MAP|ENT.
6. The unit's map appears, with the cursor crosshairss highlighting the
restaurant's POI symbol. A pop-up data box shows the POI's name, distance and bearing. A data box at the bottom of the screen continues to
display the location's latitude and longitude.
Map screen showing Finding Waypoint,
the result of a restaurant search.
7. To clear the search and return to the last page displayed, press EXIT
repeatedly. (Before you completely exited out of the Search menus, you
could have gone looking for another place.)
NOTE:
Search works from mapping and POI data loaded in the unit. If you
do not have a high-detailed custom map (containing POI data) for
the area you are searching loaded on the MMC, you may not find
anything.
Set a Waypoint
A waypoint is simply an electronic address, based on the latitude and
longitude of a position on the earth. A waypoint represents a location or
destination that can be stored in memory, then recalled later for navigational use.
You can create a waypoint at the cursor position on the map or at your
current position while you are navigating. A waypoint may be created
at any location by manually entering the position's latitude and longitude.
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You can copy waypoints from your unit to your personal computer with
MapCreate software. When you want to repeat a trip, these archived
waypoints can be reloaded into your GPS unit.
To create and save a Waypoint:
These first two techniques use the Quick Save method, the fastest and
easiest way to create a waypoint.
Create Waypoint at Current Position
While you are traveling, press WPT|WPT. The waypoint is saved and
automatically given a name with a sequential number, such as "waypoint 003." The waypoint symbol and number appear on the map.
Step 1.
Step 2.
Step 3.
Step 4.
Sequence for setting a waypoint. Step 1: while traveling, press WPT
twice to call up the Find Waypoint screen (seen in Step 2) and set a
waypoint. Step 3: a message says the waypoint has been saved. Step 4:
vehicle continues on its way; waypoint number and symbol are visible
on map.
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NOTE:
The Quick Save method uses the default waypoint symbol until you
edit an existing waypoint and change its symbol. (Edit Waypoint
Symbol is described in Sec. 4.) After you have changed a waypoint
symbol, the unit will remember the one you chose and use it the
next time you save a waypoint. To revert back to the default symbol, edit a waypoint and choose the original symbol, or use the Reset Options command (described in Sec. 5).
Create Waypoint on Map
1. Use the arrow keys to move the cursor crosshairss to the place where
you want to make a waypoint.
2. Press WPT|WPT. The waypoint is saved and automatically given a
name with a sequential number, like "waypoint 001." The waypoint
symbol and number appear on the map.
Navigate To a Waypoint
You can select any waypoint visible on the Map Page with the cursor,
then use the Navigate to Cursor command (we'll describe how later in
this section.) However, you can avoid scrolling the map to pick your
waypoint if you use the Find Waypoint commands:
1. Press WPT|→ to SAVED|ENT. To look up the nearest waypoint, press
↓ to NEAREST|ENT; or, to look by name (and scroll through the entire
waypoint list), press ENT. For this example, let's look by name.
2. If your waypoint list is a long one, you can spell out the waypoint name
in the FIND BY NAME box to search for it. (Press ↑ or ↓ to change the first
character, then press → to move the cursor to the next character and repeat until the name is correct, then press ENT to jump to the list below.)
3. If the list is short, you can jump directly to the FIND IN LIST box by pressing ENT. Use ↑ or ↓ to select the waypoint name, press ENT and the waypoint information screen appears with the GO TO command selected.
4. To begin navigating to the waypoint, press ENT.
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Waypoint
Course line
(dotted)
Trail line
(solid)
Off course
range, set at
0.20 mile
Destination
name
Navigation Page, navigating toward waypoint 004 and leaving a trail.
Set Man Overboard (MOB) Waypoint
One of boating's most terrifying events is having a friend or family
member fall overboard. This situation can be deadly on any body of water. It's particularly dangerous at night or if you're out of sight of land.
Of course, the first thing to do is remain calm and then use all standard
safety procedures to rescue the person.
This unit has a man overboard feature that shows navigation data to
the location where the feature was activated. To activate it, press the
ZOUT and ZIN keys at the same time. Your position at the time these
keys are pressed is used as the man overboard position.
Caution:
Saving a new "Man Overboard" waypoint will overwrite the previous "Man Overboard" waypoint.
Navigate Back to MOB Waypoint
Find your way back to the accident position with the Navigation Page
or Map Page. When MOB is activated, the Navigation Page automatically shows the compass rose with its bearing arrow pointing toward
the man overboard position, and the destination name says "Going To
Man Overboard." The Map Page displays a Man Overboard waypoint,
represented by a human figure, and the steering arrow points where to
steer to reach that position.
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Navigating to Man Overboard: Man Overboard Activated message (left).
Navigation Page, center, Map Page (right). The victim is to the starboard
of the vessel. The GPS shows which direction to go for the rescue.
The man overboard position is also stored in the waypoint list for future reference. It can be edited the same as any other waypoint. This
prevents the inadvertent loss of the current Man Overboard position.
To cancel navigation to MOB, press MENU|MENU|↓ to CANCEL NAVIGATION|ENT|← to YES|ENT. The unit stops showing navigation information.
Navigate to Cursor Position on Map
The GO TO CURSOR command: navigates to the current cursor position on
the map. It's a quick and handy way to navigate to anything you can
see on the map display.
1. Use the cursor (controlled by the arrow keys) with the zoom in and
zoom out keys to maneuver around the map until you find a location
you want to go to.
2. Center the cursor over the location to select it. See the example in
the following figure. (Many map items such as waypoints, Points of Interest, towns, etc. can be "selected," and appear "highlighted" with a
pop-up box. Other features, such as a river or a street intersection will
not appear "highlighted," but the cursor will take you to those locations
just the same.)
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Navigate to cursor. In this example, the cursor is centered on Oologah,
Oklahoma.
3. Press MENU|ENT and the unit will begin navigating to the cursor
location.
The Map Page will display a dotted line from your current position to the
cursor position. The Navigation Page displays a compass rose showing
navigation information to your destination. See the following examples.
The 15-mile zoom figure (left) clearly shows the dotted course line
connecting your current position to your destination. The 40-mile
zoom (center) shows both current position and destination on screen.
The Navigation Page (right) will also show navigation information.
To stop navigating to the cursor, use the Cancel Navigation command:
press MENU|MENU|↓ to CANCEL NAVIGATION|ENT|← to YES|ENT. The unit
stops showing navigation information.
Navigate to a Point of Interest
For POIs that are in view on the map, you can easily use the Navigate
to Cursor command above; just use the cursor to select the POI.
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The other method involves searching for POIs with the Find Waypoint
command, launched with the WPT key
To Navigate to a POI:
1. Press WPT, select the desired POI category, then press → to Subcategory.
2. Highlight the desired subcategory and press ENT. The Find By menu
will appear with two search options: Name of Nearest.
3. Select the desired search option and press ENT. A list of POIs will
appear. If you chose Nearest as the search option, use ↑ ↓ to select the
desired POI and press ENT. If you chose to search by Name, use ↑ ↓, ←
→ to input the POI name. When the name has been entered press ENT
to access the POI list.
4. Select the desired POI and press ENT, which will open the Waypoint
Information menu.
5. Highlight GO TO WAYPOINT and press ENT. The unit begins showing
navigation information to the item.
To cancel navigation, press MENU|MENU|↓ to CANCEL NAVIGATION|ENT|←
to YES|ENT. The unit stops showing navigation information.
Creating and Saving a Trail
A trail, or plot trail, is a string of position points plotted by the unit as
you travel. It's a travel history, a record of the path you have taken.
Trails are useful for repeating a journey along the same track. They are
particularly handy when you are trying to retrace your trip and go back
the way you came. On the screen, trails are represented by a solid line
extending from the back of the current position arrow.
The unit is set at the factory to automatically create and record a trail
while the unit is turned on. The unit will continue recording the trail
until the length reaches the maximum trail point setting (default is
2,000, but the unit can record trails 9,999 points long). When the point
limit is reached, the unit begins recording the trail over itself.
By default, the trail flashes once a second, making it easier to see against
the background map. With the default auto setting, this unit creates a
trail by placing a dot (trail point) on the screen every time you change directions. (The methods used for creating a trail and the trail update rate
can both be adjusted or even turned off. See Sec. 8 for Trail Options.)
To preserve a trail from point A to point B, you must "turn off" the trail
by making it inactive before heading to point C or even back to point A.
When the current trail is set inactive, the unit automatically begins
recording a new trail.
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Active
symbol
Visible
symbol
Sequence for saving a trail and beginning a new one. Left, My Trails
command. Center, the Trails Menu. The arrow to the right of Trail 1
indicates the trail is "active," and the check to the left indicates the
trail is visible on the map display. The right figure shows the Edit
Trail menu, with the Active command selected.
To Save a Trail
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to MY TRAILS|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to the Active Trail Name|ENT.
3. Press ↓ to ACTIVE|ENT. This unchecks the Active option.
4. To return to the previous page, press EXIT|EXIT|EXIT|EXIT. As you
leave the Edit Trail menu, you will notice that a new trail starts with a
new sequential number. In the example figure below, the new trail is
number 2, showing zero points. Note that Trail 1 is inactive, but it is
still visible on the map.
New trail, named "Trail 2," is created when Trail 1 is made inactive.
Any new travel will be recorded in this trail, which is active and visible. Trails do not need to be visible in order to be active.
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You can save and recall up to 10 different plot trails, which can be copied to your MMC for archiving or for transfer to your MapCreate software.
Tip:
Another quick way to stop recording one trail and begin a new one
is to use the New Trail command: Press MENU|MENU|↓ to MY
TRAILS|ENT|ENT.
Caution:
You also have the option of completely turning off trail recording, under the trail Options command. However, if the Update Active Trail option is turned off, it will cancel the automatic trail creation feature.
Displaying a Saved Trail
The active trail is automatically displayed on the map (the "Visible"
option) with the factory default settings. You can selectively turn trail
display off and on for any saved or active trail. In the Saved Trails List,
visible trails have a check mark in front of the trail name.
To turn off trail display:
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to MY TRAILS|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to enter the Saved Trail list, then use ↑ ↓ to select the desired Trail Name|ENT.
3. Press ↓ to ACTIVE|→ to VISIBLE|ENT. To return to the previous page,
press EXIT repeatedly.
To turn on trail display:
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to MY TRAILS|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to enter the Saved Trail list, then use ↑ ↓ to select the desired Trail Name|ENT.
3. Press ↓ to ACTIVE|→ to VISIBLE|ENT. To return to the previous page,
press EXIT repeatedly.
Navigating Trails
There are three methods for following a trail: visual trailing, navigating a trail (forward) and backtracking a trail (backward). Try each
method to see which you prefer.
Visual trailing is the simplest method. It uses only the Map Page and
requires no menu commands at all. The technique works the same if
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you are running a trail forward (from start to end) or backward (from
end to start.) However, visual trailing provides no navigation information during the trip, such as the time to your destination.
The other two methods provide a full range of navigation data and
work with both the Map Page and Navigation Page. The only difference
between them is "navigating a trail" follows a trail forward (from start
to end) while "backtracking" follows a trail in reverse (from end to
start.)
When hiking at walking speed with a hand-held GPS, we often just use
visual back trailing because it is a bit better at following each little
turn on a foot path. At faster speeds, such as the highway or on the water, the Navigate Trail and Backtrack Trail commands are handy.
Visual Trailing
1. On the Map Page, zoom (ZIN or ZOUT) so your flashing trail is visible.
2. Begin moving and watch the Map Page. Simply walk or steer so that
your current position arrow traces along the trail you have just made.
Tip:
Generally, when using this method, the smaller the zoom range,
the more accurately you will be able to steer along the trail.
Navigate a Trail
The following figures illustrate the menu sequence for navigating a
trail.
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to MY TRAILS|ENT.
2. Press ↓|↓ to enter the Saved Trail list, then use ↑ or ↓ to select the
desired Trail Name|ENT.
3. Press → to DELETE TRAIL|↓ to NAVIGATE|ENT.
4. Press ↓ to NAVIGATE|ENT. The unit begins showing navigation information along the trail.
NOTE:
If you are already located at or near the beginning of your trail, the
arrival alarm will go off as soon as you hit Enter. Press EXIT to
clear the alarm and proceed.
5. Now, begin navigating with your unit.
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6. When you reach your destination, be sure to cancel your navigation:
press MENU|MENU|↓ to CANCEL NAVIGATION|ENT. The unit asks if you're
sure; press ←|ENT.
Figure 1.
Figure 2.
Figure 3.
Figure 4.
Navigate a trail menu sequence: Fig. 1, My Trails command. Fig. 2,
Trails Menu. Fig. 3, Edit Trail Menu. Fig. 4, Edit Route Menu with
Navigate command highlighted for Trail 6. A trail is always converted
to a "route" when you navigate the trail.
On the Map Page, the trail you are navigating is represented by a dotted line that alternates with a flashing solid line. The Navigation Page
will also show the navigated trail as a dotted line. The bearing arrow
on the compass rose points to the next waypoint on the trail.
As you travel, the arrival alarm will go off when you near a trail waypoint, and the bearing arrow on the compass rose will swing around
and point to the next trail waypoint. Press EXIT to clear the alarm.
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North Ï
Present
position
arrow
Trail point
Trail
dotted line
Navigate trail, map views: Driver is northbound heading straight toward trail point 6 (left). Northbound driver has reached point 6 and
has turned west to follow trail (right).
Track or compass heading indicator
Trail
waypoint
symbol
Course
line made
from trail
Cross track
error range
(off course
indicator)
Bearing
arrow
Arrival
alarm
Navigate trail, navigation page (compass rose) views: driver is
northbound heading straight toward trail point 6 (left); bearing arrow
shows the trail point is due north (straight ahead.) Driver has reached
trail point 6 and must turn west to follow the trail (right). Arrival
alarm goes off and bearing arrow swings around toward the west and
the next waypoint. The unit now shows navigation information to
point 7, which is 2.02 miles away.
Navigate a Back Trail (backtrack, or reverse)
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to MY TRAILS|ENT.
2. Press ↓|↓ to enter the Saved Trail list, then use ↑ or ↓ to select the
desired Trail Name|ENT.
3. Press → to DELETE TRAIL|↓ to NAVIGATE|ENT.
4. Press ↓ to NAVIGATE|→ to REVERSE|ENT|← to NAVIGATE|ENT. The unit
begins showing navigation information along the trail, in reverse.
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NOTE
If you are already located at or near the end of your trail, the arrival alarm will go off as soon as you hit ENT. Press EXIT to clear the
alarm and proceed.
5. Now, begin navigating with your unit.
6. When you reach your destination, be sure to cancel your navigation:
press MENU|MENU|↓ to CANCEL NAVIGATION|ENT. The unit asks if you're
sure; press ←|ENT.
Transfer Custom Maps and GPS Data Files
Custom Maps:
Custom maps work only from the MMC card or SD card. When a card
containing a Custom Map File is loaded into the unit, the unit automatically loads the map into memory when the unit is turned on.
Instructions for copying Custom Map Files to an MMC are contained in
the instruction manual for your MMC card reader and MapCreate 6
software. For instructions on inserting an MMC into the unit, see Sec.
2, Installation/Accessories.
NOTE:
To load a NauticPath or Navionics® chart, see Sec. 5 for the entry
NauticPath or Navionics Charts.
GPS Data files:
GPS Data Files contain waypoints, routes, trails and event marker
icons. Instructions for copying GPS Data Files between your computer
and an MMC are contained in the instruction manual for your MMC
card reader and MapCreate 6 software.
GPS data automatically recorded in the unit's internal memory must
be saved to the MMC (as a GPS Data File) in order to store it on your
personal computer. GPS Data Files stored on an MMC must be copied
from the card to the unit's internal memory before the unit can read
them. Here's how:
1. Insert the MMC into your unit. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to SYSTEM
SETUP|ENT|↓ to TRANSFER MY DATA|ENT and the screen below appears.
2. The Transfer My Data menu includes a message which tells you if an
MMC is present or not. If no MMC is present, you must first insert a
card into the unit in order to activate the Load or Save commands.
To transfer data from the unit to the MMC: press ENT (for SAVE.)
To transfer data from the MMC to the unit: press → to LOAD|ENT.
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Transfer My Data highlighted on System Setup menu (left). When
transferring data (right) you will have the option of transferring the
unit's data to a MMC card or loading the data on the MMC card into
the unit.
3. Saving to MMC: To accept the default name "Data" for the GPS
Data File, press ↓ to SAVE DATA|ENT. If you want to rename the file (as
shown in the following figures), press ENT to activate the selection box.
Press ↑ or ↓ to change the first character, then press → to the next
character and repeat until the name is correct. Then, press ENT|↓ to
SAVE DATA|ENT.
These figures (left to right) show the menu sequence for naming and
saving a GPS Data File from the unit's memory to an MMC.
The unit will display first a progress message followed by a completion
message when the data transfer is finished. To return to the Page view,
repeatedly press EXIT.
4. Loading to unit memory: There may be more than one GPS Data
File (*.USR) on the card. To select a file, press ENT to activate the selection box, use ↓ or ↑ to highlight the file, then press ENT to accept the
selection. Next, press ↓ to LOAD DATA|ENT.
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The unit will display a completion message when the data transfer is
finished. To return to the Page view, press EXIT repeatedly.
Figure 1.
Figure 2.
Figure 3.
Figure 4.
These figures show the menu sequence for loading a GPS Data File
from an MMC into the unit's memory.
Cancel Navigation
You can turn off any of the navigation commands after you reach your
destination or at any other time by using the Cancel Navigation command. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to CANCEL NAVIGATION|ENT|← to YES|ENT.
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Section 4: Advanced Operations
Find Distance from different Locations
1. While on the Map Page press: MENU|↓ to FIND DISTANCE|ENT.
2. Center your cursor over the position you want to find the distance to.
A rubber band line appears, connecting your current position to the
cursor's location. The distance along that line will appear in a pop-up
box. The box also shows the bearing to the point you're measuring to.
3. Press EXIT to return to regular operation.
Distance from Dallas to Little Rock is 292.2 miles (left). The distance
from the boat's current position to the boat ramp is 0.52 miles (right).
Find Distance from Point to Point
You can also measure distance between two other points on the map.
1. While on the Map Page press: MENU|↓ to FIND DISTANCE|ENT.
2. Center your cursor over the first position. (A rubber band line appears, connecting your current position to the cursor's location.) Press
ENT to set the first point, and the rubber band line disappears.
3. Move the cursor to the second position. The rubber band line reappears, connecting the first point you set to the cursor. The distance
along that line will appear in the pop-up box.
4. Press EXIT to clear the command and return to the page screen.
(Press EXIT once more to clear the cursor.)
Icons
Icons are graphic symbols used to mark some location, personal point of
interest or event. They can be placed on the map screen, saved and recalled later for navigation purposes.
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These are sometimes referred to as event marker icons. This unit has
63 different symbols you can pick from when creating an icon.
Icons are similar to waypoints, but they do not store as much information (like names) as waypoints do. You can't use a menu to navigate to
icons as you can with waypoints. (But, you can use the map cursor and
navigate to any icon on the map.)
You can create an icon at the cursor position on the map, or at your
current position while you are navigating.
Create Icon on Map
1. Use the arrow keys to move the cursor to the place where you want
to make an icon.
2. Press ENT and the Select Icon Symbol menu will appear.
3. Press ↑ ↓ , ← → to select your icon symbol and press ENT. The icon
appears on the map.
Cursor selects icon location (left). Select Icon Symbol menu (center),
Music note icon on map (right). (Cursor has been moved for clarity.)
Create Icon at Current Position
1. While you are traveling, press ENT and the Select Icon Symbol menu
will appear.
2. Press ↑ ↓, ← → to select your icon symbol, then press ENT. The icon
appears on the map.
Delete an Icon
You can delete all the icons at one time, delete all icons represented by
a particular symbol or use the cursor to delete a selected icon from the
map.
1. Press MENU|↓ to DELETE MY ICONS|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to DELETE ALL ICONS, DELETE BY SYMBOL, or DELETE FROM MAP and
press ENT.
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Delete icons menu.
The Delete All Icons command will ask if you are sure. Press ← to
YES|ENT. All icons will be deleted from the map.
The Delete by Symbol command will launch the Select Symbol menu.
Press ← or ↑ or → or ↓ to select the icon symbol to delete, then press
ENT. A message appears saying all icons with the selected symbol have
been deleted.
The Delete From Map command will prompt you to move the cursor
over an icon to select it. After selecting the icon, press ENT and it disappears from the map.
Navigate to an Icon
Use the cursor to select the desired icon on the map, then use the Navigate to Cursor command.
1. Use arrow keys to center cursor crosshairss over the icon.
2. To navigate to the selected icon location: press MENU|ENT|EXIT. Follow course line on the Map Page or the compass bearing arrow on the
Navigation Page.
Routes
A route is a series of waypoints, linked together in an ordered sequence
to mark a course of travel. You can visualize a route as a string of
beads. The beads represent waypoints and the string represents the
course of travel connecting waypoint to waypoint.
The course from one waypoint to the next is a leg. Routes are composed
of one or more legs. The legs of all GPS routes are based on straight
lines between waypoints.
A route provides the automatic capability to navigate through several
waypoints without having to reprogram the unit after arriving at each
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waypoint. Once programmed into the GPS unit, a route provides the
option of navigating forward through the route waypoints or in reverse
order (you can even begin navigating in the middle of a route!)
Create and Save a Route
You have the option of creating and editing a route in the unit or you
can make a route on your computer with our MapCreate 6 software.
PC-created Routes
MapCreate is the easiest method for preparing a route, simply because
your PC's larger screen, keyboard and mouse are easier to manipulate
than the unit.
To load a MapCreate route into the unit, follow instructions in MapCreate's manual for creating a route and saving it as part of a GPS Data File
(file format *.usr). Copy the GPS Data File to an MMC and insert the
MMC in the unit. (See Sec. 2 for instructions on installing MMCs. To load
the GPS Data File into the unit's memory, see the entry on Transfer Custom Maps & GPS Data Files in Sec. 6, Basic GPS Operations.)
Routes Created in the Unit
You can create a route by selecting existing waypoints from the waypoint list or you can set a series of route waypoints on the map with
cursor arrows and the Enter key. In this example, we'll create a route
from the map.
Route Planning command on Main Menu (left). Routes screen (right).
1. From the NAVIGATION PAGE, press MENU|ENT or from the MAP PAGE,
press MENU|MENU|↓ to ROUTE PLANNING|ENT|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to (END OF ROUTE)|ENT|↓ to ADD FROM MAP|ENT. The Map Page
appears with the cursor showing.
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Edit Route menu (left). Edit Route Waypoints menu (right)
with Add From Map command selected.
3. Use the Zoom keys and arrow keys to move the map and cursor until
the cursor is centered on the spot where you want your route to begin.
(If you are starting at your current position or the current cursor position, you are already at the starting spot.)
4. Set the first route waypoint: press ENT. In this example, we started
our route at the intersection of 11th Street and 145th E. Ave. The route
ends at a public hunting area next to a river. (Our route creation example is illustrated in the following figures.)
1.
2.
3.
Route creation sequence, from left: Fig. 1. Set route waypoint (1) at
11th St. & 145th Ave. Fig. 2. Zoom in; move cursor north to set point (2)
at 145th & Admiral. Fig. 3. With point (2) set, move cursor east to mark
interstate on-ramp with waypoint (3). In figures 2 and 3, notice the
rubber band line extending from the previously set waypoint to the
cursor. This line will become the course for the route.
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4.
5.
6.
Route creation sequence, continued: Fig. 4. Point (3) set at on-ramp
turn. Fig. 5. Waypoint (4) set at highway exit to frontage road leading
to river. Waypoint (5) ends the route at a tree stand in the hunting
area. Fig. 6. Press EXIT to save the route and you return to this screen.
5. Move the cursor to the next point in the route, a spot where you need
to turn or change direction, and press ENT to set the next waypoint.
6. Repeat step five until the route reaches your destination.
7. To save your route, press EXIT. The unit reverts to the Edit Route
screen, with the route automatically named "Route 1" and stored in the
unit's internal memory. (In our example, Route 1 already existed, so
the unit automatically made "Route 2.")
You can edit the route and run other commands, but if you are finished
with the route for now, r e t u r n t o t h e l a s t p a g e d i s p l a y e d b y
p r e s s i n g EXIT repeatedly.
Delete a Route
1. From the NAVIGATION PAGE, press MENU|ENT or from the MAP PAGE press
MENU|MENU|↓ to ROUTE PLANNING|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to route name|ENT.
3. Press ↓ to NAVIGATE|ENT|→ to DELETE|ENT|← to YES|ENT.
Tip:
You can also delete all routes at once:
1. From the NAVIGATION PAGE, press MENU|ENT or from the MAP PAGE
press MENU|MENU|↓ to ROUTE PLANNING|ENT.
2. Press → to DELETE ALL|ENT|← to YES|ENT.
Edit a Route Name
1. From the NAVIGATION PAGE, press MENU|ENT or from the MAP PAGE press
MENU|MENU|↓ to ROUTE PLANNING|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to route name|ENT|ENT.
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3. Press ↑ or ↓ to change the first character, then press → to move the
cursor to the next character and repeat until the name is correct, then
press ENT. Return to the previous page by pressing EXIT repeatedly.
Edit Route Waypoints
You can edit the route by adding and removing waypoints.
1. From the NAVIGATION PAGE, press MENU|ENT or from the MAP PAGE press
MENU|MENU|↓ to ROUTE PLANNING|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to route name|ENT|↓ to ROUTE WAYPOINTS LIST. Use ↓ ↑ to select a waypoint and press ENT.
Edit Route Waypoints menu.
3. Use ↓ ↑ to select a command from the Edit Route Waypoints menu
and press ENT. Add From Map lets you insert a waypoint in the route
by clicking on a map location with the cursor. Add Waypoint calls up
the Waypoint List so you can insert a waypoint from the list. Remove
Waypoint will delete the waypoint from the route. View Waypoint will
show you where the selected waypoint is on the map.
NOTE:
When adding waypoints to a route, the inserted waypoints will appear in the route in front of the waypoint you have selected. To insert waypoints at the end of the route, make sure to select "(End of
route)" before adding them.
Navigate a Route
1. From the NAVIGATION PAGE, press MENU|ENT or from the MAP PAGE,
press MENU|MENU|↓ to ROUTE PLANNING|ENT.
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Route Planning on Main Menu (left). Routes menu (center). Edit Route
menu (right). Navigate is selected on Edit Route menu.
2. Press ↓ to select route name|ENT|↓ to NAVIGATE|ENT.
3. Upon arrival at your destination, cancel navigation:
press MENU|MENU|↓ to CANCEL NAVIGATION|ENT|← to YES|ENT.
The following figures show what the Navigation Page and Map Page
look like while navigating a route.
Navigate a Route in Reverse
Here's how you run a route backward, from the end waypoint to the
beginning waypoint:
1. From the NAVIGATION PAGE, press MENU|ENT or from the MAP PAGE,
press MENU|MENU|↓ to ROUTE PLANNING|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to select route name|ENT|↓ to NAVIGATE|→ to REVERSE|ENT|← to NAVIGATE|ENT.
3. Upon arrival at your destination, cancel navigation:
press MENU|MENU|↓ to CANCEL NAVIGATION|ENT|← to YES|ENT.
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Figure 1.
Figure 2.
Figure 3.
Figure 4.
Navigating along a route: Fig. 1 shows the Navigation Page at the start
of a route, heading straight for the first waypoint (Wpt 1). In Fig. 2, the
traveler has arrived at Wpt 1; the arrival alarm has been triggered and
the bearing arrow on the compass rose has turned to point toward Wpt
2, off to the east. In Fig. 3 the traveler has turned east on his new
course and is heading straight for Wpt 2, which is 2.37 miles away. Fig.
4 shows route navigation on the Map Page. In this figure, the traveler
has reached Wpt 2 and is half-way along the leg between Wpts 2 and 3.
Trails
Delete a Trail
This
is
the
command
used
to
delete
a
trail:
Press MENU|MENU|↓ to MY TRAILS|ENT|↓ to trail name|ENT|→ to DELETE TRAIL|ENT|← to YES|ENT.
Tip:
You can also delete all trails at once:
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to MY TRAILS|ENT.
2. Press → to DELETE ALL|ENT|← to YES|ENT.
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Edit a Trail Name
To edit a trail name: press MENU|MENU|↓ to MY TRAILS|ENT|↓ to trail
name|ENT|ENT. Press ↑ or ↓ to change the first character, then press
→ to the next character and repeat until the name is correct. Press ENT
then EXIT repeatedly to return to the previous page display.
Tip:
You can quickly call up the Edit Trail menu by selecting a trail on
the map with the cursor. Simply move the cursor over a trail and a
pop-up box appears. Press WPT and the Edit Trail menu opens.
Trail selected with map cursor (left). The pop-up box shows distance
and bearing from current position to the selected point on the trail.
The Edit Trail menu (right).
Edit a Trail Color
To edit a trail color: press MENU|MENU|↓ to MY TRAILS|ENT|↓ to trail
name|ENT|↓ to COLOR|ENT. Press ↑ or ↓ to select a color style, then press
ENT. Press EXIT repeatedly to return to the previous page display.
Edit a Trail Pattern
To edit a trail pattern: press MENU|MENU|↓ to MY TRAILS|ENT|↓ to trail
name|ENT|↓ to PATTERN|ENT. Press ↑ or ↓ to change the first character,
then press → to the next character and repeat until the pattern is correct. Press ENT, then EXIT repeatedly to return to the previous page display.
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Edit Trail Menu with Pattern option selected (left). Edited trail with
dotted line pattern (right).
Utilities
Utilities are useful tools for traveling or for outdoor activities.
Alarm Clock
To access the unit's alarm clock: press MENU|MENU|↓ to TIMERS|ENT|↓
to ALARM CLOCK|ENT.
Sun/Moon Rise & Set Calculator
To get to the Sun/Moon menu: press MENU|MENU|↓ to SUN/MOON CALCULATIONS|ENT.
Trip Calculator
To get to the Calculator menu: press MENU|MENU|↓ to TRIP CALCULA-
TOR|ENT.
Trip Down Timer
To get to the Down Timer menu: press MENU|MENU|↓ to TIMERS|ENT|↓
to DOWN TIMER|ENT.
Trip Up Timer
To get to the Up Timer menu: press MENU|MENU|↓ to TIMERS|ENT|ENT.
Waypoints
Delete a Waypoint
To delete a waypoint from waypoint list:
1, Press WPT|ENT|ENT|ENT|↓ to waypoint name|ENT|↓ to DELETE WAYPOINT|ENT|← to YES|ENT. To return to the previous page, press
EXIT|EXIT.
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To delete a waypoint from the map:
1. Use the arrow keys to select the waypoint with the cursor.
2. Press WPT|↓ to DELETE WAYPOINT|ENT|← to YES|ENT. To return to the
previous page and clear the cursor, press EXIT.
To delete all waypoints at one time:
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to SYSTEM SETUP|ENT|↓ to DELETE ALL MY WAYto YES|ENT. To return to the previous page, press
EXIT|EXIT.
POINTS|ENT|←
Edit a Waypoint
Waypoint Name
To edit waypoint name:
1. Press WPT|ENT|ENT|ENT|↓ to waypoint name|ENT|↓ to EDIT WAYPOINT|ENT|ENT.
2. Press ↑ or ↓ to change the first character, then press → to the next
character and repeat until the name is correct. Press ENT then EXIT repeatedly to return to the previous page display.
Waypoint Symbol
To edit waypoint symbol:
1. Press WPT|ENT|ENT|ENT|↓ to waypoint name|ENT|↓ to EDIT WAYPOINT|ENT|↓ to CHOOSE SYMBOL|ENT.
2. Use arrow keys to select desired symbol and press ENT. To return to
the previous page, press EXIT repeatedly.
Waypoint Position
To edit waypoint position:
1. Press WPT|ENT|ENT|ENT|↓ to waypoint name|ENT|↓ to EDIT WAYPOINT|ENT.
2. Latitude: press → to LATITUDE|ENT. Press ↑ or ↓ to change the first
character, then press → to the next character and repeat until the latitude is correct. Press EXIT.
3. Longitude: press ↓ to LONGITUDE|ENT. Press ↑ or ↓ to change the first
character, then press → to the next character and repeat until the longitude is correct. Press EXIT.
4. When latitude and longitude are correct, return to the previous page:
press EXIT repeatedly.
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Selecting a Waypoint
To select a waypoint on the map (for navigating to, for editing, etc.,) use
the arrow keys and center the cursor over the waypoint. A highlighted
halo will appear around the waypoint.
Create Waypoint by Entering a Position
1. Press WPT|→ to SUBCATEGORY column|↓ to NEW|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to ENTERED POSITION|ENT|→ to CREATE|ENT.
3. Press → to LATITUDE|ENT. Enter the latitude by pressing ↑ or ↓ to
change the first character, then press → to the next character and repeat until the latitude is correct. Press ENT.
New Waypoint screen (left). Edit Waypoint menu with Latitude highlighted (right).
4. Press ↓ to LONGITUDE|ENT. Enter the longitude by pressing ↑ ↓ to
change the first character, then press → to the next character and repeat
until the longitude is correct. Press ENT. To edit the waypoint's name,
altitude, depth or symbol, proceed to Step 5. If you want to see the waypoint on the map, press EXIT, select GO TO WAYPOINT or FIND ON MAP and
press ENT. If you select Go to Waypoint, a route will be automatically be
created directing you to the new waypoint. If you choose Find on Map,
the map screen will appear with the cursor crosshairss centered on the
waypoint you created.
5. You can edit the waypoint's Name, Altitude or Depth by highlighting
the desired category and pressing ENT. Use ↑ ↓ to change the first
character, then press → to the next character and repeat until the desired name, altitude or depth has been entered. Press ENT.
6. To edit the waypoint's symbol, highlight CHOOSE SYMBOL and press
ENT. The Icon Window will appear with 63 symbols. Select the desired
symbol and press ENT.
7. Press EXIT, which will open the Waypoint Information menu with up
to four options: Go To Waypoint, Find on Map, Edit Waypoint and Delete Waypoint. Select the desired option and press ENT.
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Set a Waypoint by Average Position
This feature sets a waypoint at the current position after taking several
position readings and averaging them. This boosts waypoint position
accuracy by helping to eliminate errors caused by atmospheric conditions and other factors.
1. Press WPT|→ to SUBCATEGORY column|↓ to NEW|ENT.
2. Press ↓ or ↑ to AVERAGE POSITION|ENT|press → to CREATE|ENT.
3. Wait while the unit takes points to average for the position. (The
greater the number of points, the greater the accuracy.) When the desired
number of points accumulates, press ENT to create and save the waypoint.
4. The Edit Waypoint menu appears. You can simply save the waypoint
by pressing EXIT|EXIT or you can edit the waypoint.
Set a Waypoint by Projecting a Position
This feature sets a waypoint at a point located a specific distance and
bearing from a reference position. The reference position can be selected from your waypoint list, a map feature or from the Points of Interest list.
1. Press WPT|→ to SUBCATEGORY column|↓ to NEW|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to PROJECTED POSITION|ENT|→ to CREATE|ENT.
3. Press → to CHOOSE REFERENCE|ENT. Use ↑ and ↓ to select a waypoint,
map feature or Point of Interest. When the point has been selected,
press ENT and you will be directed to the Waypoint information menu.
There will be two options: Set Reference or Find on Map. Highlight Set
Reference and press Enter.
4. Press ↓ to DISTANCE|ENT. Press ↑ or ↓ to change the first character,
then press → to the next character and repeat until the distance is correct. Press ENT.
5. Press ↓ to BEARING|ENT. Press ↑ or ↓ to change the first character,
then press → to the next character and repeat until the bearing is correct. Press ENT.
6. Press ↑ to PROJECT|ENT. The Edit Waypoint menu appears. You can
simply save the new projected waypoint by pressing EXIT|EXIT or you
can edit the waypoint. (Press EXIT|ENT if you want to immediately begin navigating to the new waypoint.)
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Section 5: System & GPS Setup
Alarms
This unit has several GPS alarms. The factory default setting has all of
these but the anchor alarm turned on. You can turn the alarms off and
on and change their distance settings.
You can set an arrival alarm to flash a warning message and sound a
tone when you cross a preset distance from a waypoint. For example, if
you have the arrival alarm set to .1 mile, then the alarm will flash a
message when you come within .1 mile of the recalled waypoint.
The off course alarm warns you when your track drifts too far to the
right or left of the course line to the waypoint. For example, if the
alarm is set to .1 mile, then the alarm flashes a message if you drift .1
of a mile or more to the right or left of the line to the waypoint.
The anchor alarm is triggered when you drift outside of a preset radius.
Again, using the .1 mile as an example, if you're anchored and your
boat moves more than .1 of a mile, the alarm will flash a message and
sound a tone.
Alarms command (left). Alarm menu (right).
To change alarm settings:
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to ALARMS|ENT|ENT.
2. Scroll ↓ ↑ to select the desired category, then press ENT to check or
clear the Enabled box. This turns the alarm on (checked) or off (unchecked.)
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3. To change distance settings, scroll ↓ ↑ to select the desired category,
then press → |ENT to activate the distance dialog box. Use ↑ ↓ to
change the first character, then press → to the next character and repeat until the name is correct.
4. When your adjustments are finished, return to the last page displayed by repeatedly pressing EXIT.
IMPORTANT ALARM NOTES
Anchor Alarm - The anchor alarm may be triggered even when you
are sitting still. This typically happens when using small (less than
.05 mile) anchor alarm ranges.
Arrival Alarm - If you set the arrival alarm's distance to a small
number and you run a route (see the Navigate Routes segment),
this unit may not show navigation data to the next waypoint, once
you arrive at the first one. You may not be able to come close
enough to the first waypoint to trip the arrival alarm.
Auto Satellite Search
To lock on to the satellites, the GPS receiver needs to know its current
position, UTC time and date. (Elevation [altitude] is also used in the
equation, but it's rarely required to determine a position.) It needs this
data so that it can calculate which satellites should be in view. It then
searches for only those satellites.
When your GPS receiver is turned on for the first time, it doesn't know
what your position or elevation (altitude) is. It does know the current UTC
time and date since these were programmed into it at the factory and an
internal clock keeps the time while the unit is turned off. (If the time
and/or date are incorrect, you can set them using the "Set Local Time"
menu.)
The unit begins searching for the satellites using the above data that it
acquired the last time it was turned on. This probably was at the factory. Since it's almost certain that you're not at our factory, it's probably looking for the wrong satellites.
If it doesn't find the satellites it's looking for after approximately one
minute, it switches to Auto Search. The receiver looks for any satellite
in the sky. Due to advanced technology, the auto search time has
shrunk significantly from the early days of GPS.
Once the unit locks on to the satellites, it should take less than a minute
to find your position the next time it's turned on, as long as you are approximately 100 miles from the last location it was used.
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MMC File Browser.
Check MMC Files and Storage Space
To check MMC Files:
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to BROWSE MMC FILES|ENT.
2. Use ↑ ↓ to browse through files on the MMC card. Highlight the desired file and press ENT.
3. Press EXIT repeatedly to return to the main display.
Communications Port Configuration
The unit has one NMEA 0183 version 2.0 compatible communication
port. The Com Port Menu, which is accessed from the System Setup
Menu, allows you to configure the communications port to send or receive data from another electronic device, such as an autopilot. The com
port can be used for either NMEA, or SiRF Binary data transfer.
Communications Port highlighted on System Setup menu (left). Baud
Rate selected on Communications Port menu (right).
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For connectors and wiring information for another device, see page 18.
For assistance in configuring the unit to communicate with another
device, consult the factory. Customer service phone numbers are in the
back of this manual.
Configure NMEA
You can configure the unit to use specific NMEA sentences.
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to SYSTEM SETUP|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to COMMUNICATIONS PORT|ENT|↓ to CONFIGURE NMEA|ENT.
3. A menu appears showing the prefixes of the available NMEA sentences. A check mark next to a prefix means the prefix is in use. Use ↑
↓, → ← to select a prefix, then press ENT to turn off the prefix. (Press
ENT again to check the box and turn on a prefix.)
4. When the desired prefixes are checked or unchecked, press EXIT repeatedly to return to the previous page.
NOTE:
Placing a check in the checkbox next to Radar at the bottom of the
Communications Port menu will set the Baud Rate to the default
Radar Baud Rate setting.
Coordinate System Selection
The Coordinate System Menu lets you select the coordinate system to
use when displaying and entering position coordinates.
Menus for changing coordinate system used to display positions.
To get to Coordinate System Selection:
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to GPS SETUP|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to COORDINATE SYSTEM|ENT.
This unit can show a position in degrees (36.14952°); degrees, minutes
and thousandths of a minute (36° 28.700'); or degrees, minutes, seconds
and tenths of a second (36° 28' 40.9"). It can also show position in: UTM
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(Universal Transverse Mercator) projection; MGRS (Standard); MGRS
(Standard + 10); Map Fix; Loran TD; British, Irish, Finnish, German,
New Zealand, Swedish, Swiss, Taiwan and Greek.
UTM's are marked on USGS topographic charts. This system divides
the Earth into 60 zones, each 6 degrees wide in longitude.
British, Irish, Finnish, German, New Zealand, Swedish, Swiss, Taiwan,
and Greek grid systems are the national coordinate system used only in
their respective countries. In order to use these grid systems, you must
be in the respective country. This unit will pick the matching datum for
you when you select the grid. See the entry on Map Datum Selection for
more information.
The Military Grid Reference System (MGRS) uses two grid lettering
schemes, which are referred to as standard and standard + 10 MGRS
on this unit. Your position and datum in use determines which one to
use. If you use standard, and your position is off significantly, then try
the alternate.
NOTE:
When the position format is changed, it affects the way all positions
are shown on all screens. This includes waypoints.
To change the coordinate system
1. Press ENT while COORDINATE SYSTEM is highlighted.
2. Use ↑ ↓ to highlight the desired format and press ENT. Press EXIT
repeatedly to return to the map display.
To set up Loran TD:
If the Loran TD conversion is chosen, you must enter the local Loran
chain identification for the master and slaves. Highlight SETUP LORAN TD
at the bottom of the Coordinate System menu and select the ID. Press
EXIT to close this menu.
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Configure Loran TD menu.
Map Fix
Map Fix is used with charts or maps. This system asks for a reference
position in latitude/longitude, which you take from a marked location
on the map. It then shows the present position as distance on the map
from that reference point.
For example, if it shows a distance of UP 4.00" and LEFT 0.50", you
then measure up four inches and to the left a half-inch from the reference point on the map to find your location.
To configure a map fix:
To use this format, you need to follow these steps in order. First, take
your map of the area and determine a reference latitude/longitude.
(Note: in order for this system to work, the latitude/longitude lines
must be parallel with the edge of the map. USGS maps are parallel,
others may not be. Also, this works better with smaller scale maps,
such as 1:24000.) The reference position can be anywhere on the map,
but the closer it is to your location, the smaller the numbers will be
that you'll have to deal with.
Once you've decided on a reference position, you can save it as a waypoint.
See the waypoint section for information on saving a waypoint. Save the
reference position as a waypoint. Exit from the waypoint screens.
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to GPS SETUP|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to COORDINATE SYSTEM|ENT.
3. Press ↓ to SETUP MAP FIX|ENT. The screen below appears, and MAP
SCALE is highlighted.
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4. Press ENT and enter the map's scale. This is generally at the bottom
of the paper map. It is shown as a ratio, like 1:24000. Press EXIT and
the unit to return to the Configure Map Fix screen.
Configure a map fix so the unit can find your position on a printed
chart or topographical map.
5. Press → to SELECT ORIGIN|ENT|ENT|ENT to bring up the waypoint list.
Select the waypoint that you saved the reference point under and press
ENT. The unit displays a waypoint information screen with the command SET AS ORIGIN selected.
6. Press ENT and the unit returns to the Configure Map Fix menu. Finally, press EXIT to close this menu.
7. Press ↑ to COORD SYSTEM|ENT, select MAP FIX from the list and press
ENT|EXIT. All position information now shows as a distance from the
reference point you chose.
Customize Page Displays
Every Page display option except Full Map (on the Map Page) has customizable data boxes to provide constant on-screen information.
The data available from your unit is divided into categories in the Data
Viewer menu. These categories include: GPS Data, Navigation, Trip
Calculator, Time and Sensor Data. You can select items from any of
these categories for display in any data box — the category divisions
are only there to help you sort through the information.
To change the information displayed in a data box:
1. On the Page display you wish to change, press MENU|↓ to CUSTOMIZE|ENT. A data box name flashes, indicating it is selected.
2. Press ENT to change the box or hit ↑, ↓, ← → to select another box, then
press ENT.
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You will see a list of categories with "+" or "–" symbols next to each category. A category with a "+" is expandable, meaning its contents are hidden.
Customize Menu, with "GPS Data" and "Navigation" categories expanded.
Selecting the category name and pressing ENT will show the category's
contents, so you can choose items within it. An expanded category (one
with a "–" next to its name) can be collapsed to hide its contents. Just
select the category name and press ENT.
3. Expand any categories that might contain data you want to display.
Press ↓ ↑ to select a different data option.
4. With the new option highlighted, press ENT to switch the contents of
the box to the new data type and press EXIT. You can now select another box to change. When you are finished with the settings, press
EXIT again to end the Customize command, and the box name stops
flashing.
NOTE:
A Page display can show a limited number of data boxes. You can
not add or remove data boxes.
GPS Simulator
The GPS simulator lets you use the unit as if you were outdoors navigating somewhere. It's a great way to practice using your unit. You can set
the starting location by entering latitude/longitude (Starting Position) or
from a stored waypoint, map place or POI. You can steer your position
and change speed on the map by using the arrow keys (STEER WITH ARROWS
command) or by setting the track and speed in the dialog boxes provided
on the simulator menu screen.
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To turn on the GPS Simulator:
1. Press MENU|MENU, highlight SYSTEM SETUP and press ENT.
2. Select SIMULATORS and press ENT.
The GPS Simulator menu.
The GPS Simulator page will appear. The page has dialog boxes that
allow you to change the Track, Speed, Altitude, Latitude and Longitude
of your simulation.
You can begin your simulation at a waypoint by using the Select Starting Waypoint command or direct the simulation manually by using the
Steer with Arrows command, which will place Steer with Arrow boxes
on the main display.
Tip:
The Initialize GPS command offers another way to choose a desired
location to begin a simulation. The Initializing GPS command allows you to move the center display arrow to any location on the
map. We will explore the Initialize GPS command in more detail in
the Initialize GPS entry below.
3. When all settings have been set to your preferences, turn on the
simulator on by highlighting the GPS SIMULATOR ON box and pressing
ENT. Press EXIT repeatedly to return to the map display. Repeat Steps
1-3 to turn off the simulator.
NOTE:
A message and tone appear periodically, warning you that the
simulator is on. To turn the simulator off, repeat the above steps or
turn the unit off.
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Steer with Arrows
When you are using the Steer with Arrows command, you can press
EXIT to clear the steering and speed boxes from the screen while continuing the simulation. This action will allow you to use the map cursor
during a simulation. To turn steering and speed boxes back on again,
return to the GPS Simulator menu, highlight the STEER WITH ARROWS
command, press ENT. Press EXIT repeatedly to return to the previous
page.
Simulating Trail or Route Navigation
In Simulator mode, your unit can automatically follow a trail or route
without manual steering if you use these steps:
1. From the Map Page, go to the simulator menu. Pick a STARTING POSIat or near the beginning of your trail/route. Enter an approximate
TRACK (shown in compass degrees) that will point you toward the start
of the trail/route.
TION
2. Set SPEED to zero. Select STEER WITH ARROWS command and press ENT,
which turns on the simulator and returns you to the Map Page.
3. Begin navigating along the trail/route. (If you are close enough to the
first waypoint, the arrival alarm will usually go off as soon as navigation begins. Press EXIT to clear the alarm.) When navigation starts,
press ↑ to increase speed to the desired setting.
4. Press EXIT to turn off the steering and speed boxes. The unit will now
automatically steer along the trail or route. Cancel navigation when
you arrive at your destination.
Initialize GPS
This command is handy when you are practicing in simulator mode. (See
the entry in this section for GPS Simulator.) In simulator mode, this
command makes the unit operate as if it is sitting someplace other than
its actual location. So, you and your unit could be located in Kansas City,
but easily practice navigating in the ocean off Islamorada, Florida.
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to GPS SETUP|ENT|ENT.
2. A message appears, telling you to move the cursor near the desired
location and press ENT. When the message automatically clears, follow
the message instructions.
3. In a moment, your present position marker arrow appears on the
map in the location you selected with the cursor. The unit will consider
that spot as its last known position until changed by either a live satellite lock-on or a new simulator location.
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Map Auto Zoom
This unit has an auto zoom feature that eliminates much of the button
pushing common with other brands of GPS receivers. It works in conjunction with the navigation features.
First, start navigation to a waypoint. (See the waypoint section for
more information on navigating to a waypoint.) Then, with the auto
zoom mode on, the unit zooms out until the entire course shows, from
the present position to the destination waypoint. As you travel toward
the destination, the unit automatically begins zooming in — one zoom
range at a time — always keeping the destination on the screen.
To turn on Auto Zoom:
1. From a MAP PAGE, press MENU|↓ to AUTO ZOOM|ENT|EXIT. Repeat
these steps to turn it off.
Map Data
This menu lets you turn the map off, if desired (which turns the map
screen into a GPS plotter); turn off or on the pop-up map info boxes;
draw the map boundaries or boxes around the areas of high detail; or
fill land areas with gray. You can also turn on or off Map Overlays,
which display latitude and longitude grid lines or range rings on the
map. This menu also lets you select Navionics Maps.
Map Menu (left). Map Data Menu (right).
To show Map Data
1. From the Map Page, press MENU|↓ to MAP DATA|ENT.
2. Press ENT to open the EARTH MAP DETAIL selection list, and choose how
much detail you want — from Off (so the unit operates like a GPS plotter) to High.
3. Press EXIT repeatedly to return to the main display.
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To turn on/off Pop-up Map Information
1. From the Map Page, press MENU|↓ to MAP DATA|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to POPUP MAP INFORMATION. With the option highlighted, press
ENT to check it (turn on) or uncheck it (turn off.)
3. After the option is set, press EXIT|EXIT to return to the page display.
To turn on/off Draw Map Boundaries
1. From the Map Page, press MENU|↓ to MAP DATA|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to DRAW MAP BOUNDARIES. With the option highlighted, press
ENT to check it (turn on) or uncheck it (turn off.)
3. After the option is set, press EXIT|EXIT to return to the page display.
To turn on/off Fill Water With White
1. From the Map Page, press MENU|↓ to MAP DATA|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to FILL WATER WITH WHITE. With the option highlighted, press
ENT to check it (turn on) or uncheck it (turn off.)
3. After the option is set, press EXIT|EXIT to return to the page display.
Map Overlays (Range Rings; Lat/Long Grid)
The map screen can be customized with four range rings and/or grids
that divide the plotter into equal segments of latitude and longitude.
Range rings are handy for visually estimating distances on the map. The
ring diameters are based on the current zoom range. For example: at the
100 mile zoom, the screen will show two rings with your current position
in the center. The large ring touching the left and right sides of the
screen is 100 miles in diameter (same as the zoom range). The second
smaller ring is 50 miles in diameter (always 1/2 the zoom range).
The distance from your current position to the smaller ring (the ring's
radius) is 25 miles (always 1/4 the zoom range). With the arrow keys
and map cursor, you can scroll the map to see the third and fourth
rings. In this example, the distance to the third ring is 75 miles and
distance to the fourth ring is 100 miles from your current position.
To turn on/off range rings:
1. From the Map Page, press MENU|↓ to MAP DATA|ENT.
2. Press ↓, → to RANGE RINGS. With the option highlighted, press ENT to
check it (turn on) and uncheck it (turn off.)
3. After the option is set, press EXIT|EXIT to return to the page display.
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To turn on/off Lat/Long Grid lines:
1. From the Map Page, press MENU|↓ to MAP DATA|ENT.
2. Press ↓, to LAT/LON GRID LINES. With the option highlighted, press ENT
to check it (turn on) and uncheck it (turn off.)
3. After the option is set, press EXIT|EXIT to return to the page display.
Map Datum Selection
Maps and charts are based on a survey of an area covered by the map
or chart. These surveys are called Datums. Maps using different datums will show the same latitude/longitude in different locations.
All datums are named. The GPS system is based on the WGS-84 datum, which covers the entire world. Other datums may also cover the
entire world, or just a small portion of it. By default, your unit uses the
WGS-84 datum. It, however, can show your position using any of 191
datums. Different datums can be selected. To change the datum:
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to GPS SETUP|ENT|↓ to DATUM SELECTION|ENT.
2. Use ↓ ↑ to select the desired datum, then press ENT.
3. To return to the last page displayed, press EXIT|EXIT.
A list of the datums used by this unit is in the back of this manual.
The Map Datum Menu.
Map Detail Category Selection
This menu determines which of the mapping features are shown on the
screen. This includes: waypoints, trails, icons, cities, highways, etc. You
can turn on or off any of these items to customize the map.
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To access Map Categories:
1. From the Map Page, press MENU|↓ to MAP CATEGORIES DRAWN|ENT.
2. Press ↑ ↓ to select a category or press → then press ↑ ↓ to select a
subcategory. Press ENT to turn it off (no check) or on (checked.)
3. To return to the map display, press EXIT|EXIT.
The Map Categories Drawn Menu.
Map Orientation
By default, this receiver shows the map with north always at the top of
the screen. This is the way most maps and charts are printed on paper.
In Track Up mode, map shows "N" and arrow to indicate north.
Map page shown in North Up mode (left) Map page shown in Track Up
mode (right).
This is fine if you are always traveling due north. What you see to your
left corresponds to the left side of the map, to your right is shown on
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the right side of the map, and so on. However, if you travel any other
direction, the map doesn't line up with your view of the world.
To correct this problem, a track-up mode rotates the map as you turn.
Thus, what you see on the left side of the screen should always be to
your left, and so on.
Another option is course-up mode, which keeps the map at the same
orientation as the initial bearing to the waypoint.
When either the track-up or course-up mode is on, a "N" shows on the
map screen to help you see which direction is north.
To change map orientation:
1. From the Map Page, press MENU|↓ to MAP ORIENTATION|ENT.
2. Use ↑ ↓ to select the desired mode, then press ENT.
3. Press EXIT|EXIT to return to the map page display.
Map Orientation menu with
the North Up map orientation option selected.
NOTE
In North Up and Course Up, the present position arrow appears in
the center of the map page. In Track Up, the position arrow appears centered in the lower third of the page.
NauticPath™ USA Marine Charts
Your unit can display NauticPath electronic charts on MMCs. They
work just like a MapCreate custom map on a MMC.
Nautical Chart Notes
NauticPath charts contain notes or chart information, represented by
circle-i Chart Note icons on the map display. An example is shown in
the following figure.
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NauticPath chart showing Chart Note icon selected by cursor (left).
Note information screen (right).
To view Chart Note information:
1. Use the arrow keys to move the cursor over a Chart Note icon. When
it's selected, a pop-up name box appears.
2. Press WPT to display the Note Information screen.
3. To scroll through the Chart Note screen, use ↑ ↓ arrow keys to read
the information. To return to the main page display, press EXIT repeatedly.
Entrance to Aransas Pass on a NauticPath chart with 8-nautical mile
zoom (left). Remaining images (left to right): same position at 4nautical mile, 1-nautical mile and 0.3- nautical mile zoom ranges.
Port Information
NauticPath charts contain Port Services information, represented by
anchor icons on the map display. These icons will appear when you are
zoomed in to a 4-nautical mile range. An example is displayed in the
following figures.
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To view Port Services information:
1. Use the arrow keys to move the cursor over a Port Services icon.
When it is selected, a pop-up name box appears.
2. Press WPT to display the Port Services Information screen.
Pop-up
name box
Port Services
icon
NauticPath chart showing Port Services icon selected by cursor. When
first highlighted, the Pop-Up name box appears.
The Port Services information screen for a NauticPath chart contains
all the service information in one window.
3. To scroll through the service information window, use ↑ ↓ to see the
types of services available. To return to the main page display, press
EXIT repeatedly.
Port Services information.
Tidal Current Information
NauticPath charts contain Tidal Current information, represented at
large zoom ranges by a box icon with the letter "C." These icons will
appear when you are zoomed in to a 6-mile range. The icon stands for a
Tidal Current Station location.
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When you zoom in to a sufficiently small zoom range (0.8 nautical
mile), the icon becomes an animated arrow showing tidal current velocity and direction for the selected tidal station at the present time. At
larger zoom ranges, you can select the boxed "C" icon and it becomes an
animated arrow with a pop-up name box (the name box disappears after a few seconds). Examples are displayed in the following figures.
To view Tidal Current information:
1. Use the arrow keys to move the cursor over a Tidal Current Station
icon. When it is selected, a pop-up name box appears.
2. Press WPT to display the Tidal Current Information screen.
Cursor
lines
Tidal Current
Station icon in
animated mode
NauticPath chart showing Tidal Current Station icon selected by cursor (left). Tidal Current animated icon at .8-nautical mile range.
Current Time Line
Slack
Water
Line
Velocity
Scale
Tide Tables
Current Information screen.
The Tidal Current Information screen displays daily tidal current data
for this station on this date at the present time. The graph at the top of
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the screen is an approximate view of the flood and ebb pattern for the
day, from midnight (MN), to noon (NN) to midnight (MN). The velocity
scale at the top left side of the graph changes dynamically based upon
the maximum velocity of the current for that day.
Slack water, the period of little or no current, is represented by the
Slack Water Line (SWL). The flood appears above the SWL and the ebb
appears below the SWL. You can look up tidal current data for other
dates by changing the month, day and year selection boxes.
To select another date:
1. Use ← → to highlight month, day or year, then press ENT.
2. Use ↑ ↓ to select the desired month, day or year and press ENT.
To clear the information screen, press EXIT.
Tide Information
NauticPath charts contain Tidal Information, represented at large zoom ranges by a box icon with the
letter "T." These icons will appear when you are
zoomed in to a 6-mile range. The icon stands for a
Tidal Station location. An example is displayed at right.
When you zoom in to a sufficiently small zoom range (0.8 nautical
mile), the icon becomes an animated gauge showing a rising or falling
tidal height for the selected station at the present time. At larger zoom
ranges, you can select the boxed "T" icon and it becomes an animated
gauge with a pop-up name box. The name box disappears seconds.
Tide Station
icon in animated mode
Cursor
lines
NauticPath chart showing Tide Station icon selected by cursor (left).
Icon animates automatically without selection at the 0.8-mile zoom
range (right). In the example above, the tide is at 0.9 feet and falling,
as shown by the down arrow at the top of the icon.
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To view tide information:
1. Use the arrow keys to move the cursor over a tide station icon. When
it is selected, a pop-up name box appears.
2. Press WPT to display the Tide Information screen.
Current Time Line
Height
Scale
MLLW
Line
Tide
Table
Tide Information screen.
The Tide Information screen displays daily tidal data for this station on
this date at the present time. The graph at the top of the screen is an
approximate view of the tidal range pattern for the day, from midnight
(MN) to noon (NN) to midnight (MN). The dotted line across the graph
is the Mean Lower Low Water line (MLLW).
The height scale on the top right side of the graph changes, based upon
the maximum range of the tide for that day. The MLLW line also adjusts its position as the height scale changes.
You can look up tidal data for other dates by changing the month, day
and year selection boxes. To select another date:
1. Use ← → to highlight month, day or year, then press ENT.
2. Use ↑ ↓ to select the desired month, day or year and press ENT.
To clear the information screen, press EXIT.
Navionics® Charts
Your unit can also display Navionics electronic charts on MMCs. Like
NauticPath, Navionics charts contain tide and port service information.
NOTE:
The primary operational difference between a NauticPath chart
and a Navionics chart is the way the chart data is set up for dis94
play. NauticPath charts are ready for display as soon as they are
inserted into the unit. Navionics charts must be inserted into the
unit, then selected as a Map Choice option in the Map Data menu.
To display a Navionics chart:
1. Install the Navionics MMC in the memory card compartment and
turn on the unit. (For full card install instructions, see Sec. 2.)
2. From the Map Page, press MENU|↓ to MAP DATA|ENT|↓ to MAP
CHOICE|ENT. Select the Map Name, then press ENT|EXIT|EXIT.
Navionics Map Choice highlighted. Press Ent to select the desired
Navionics map from the Map Choice drop down box.
WARNING:
You should never format the MMC containing your
Navionics chart. Formatting the MMC will permanently
erase the chart from the card.
Overlay Data
On any Page display except Satellite Status, you can overlay additional
GPS or navigation data on the screen with the Overlay Data command.
For example, if you left your watch at home, you could display the local
time on top of the map. Or, if you wanted to see details about your
route and trip, you could show your bearing, course, average speed and
trip distance.
The various data available from your unit are divided into categories in
the Overlay Data menu. These categories include GPS Data, Navigation, Trip Calculator, Time and Miscellaneous Data.
You can select items from any of these categories for display, in any
combination — the category divisions are there only to help you sort
through the information.
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Overlay Data Shown menu (left) with Press Ent to add highlighted. Overlay Data with Navigation category expanded.
To overlay information on your screen:
1. Press MENU|↓ to OVERLAY DATA|ENT.
2. If you currently have any overlay data on your screen, it will be
listed here. Select (ENTER TO ADD) and press ENT. The data viewer shows
information categories with "+" or "–" symbols next to each category
name. A category with a "+" next to it is expandable, meaning its contents are hidden.
Selecting the category name and pressing ENT will show the category's
contents, so you can choose items within it. An expanded category (one
with a "–" next to its name) can be collapsed to hide its contents. Just
select the category name and press ENT.
3. Expand any categories that might contain data you want to display.
Then press ↓ or ↑ to select a data option.
4. With the data option highlighted, press ENT to check it (turn on) and
uncheck it (turn off). As you turn it on, the data will appear on top of
the screen. Every Page display has a maximum number of items you
can show using the Overlay Data command.
5. After the desired changes are made, press EXIT|EXIT to return to the
page display.
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Data Viewer (left). Navigation category expanded with Bearing and
Distance selected (center). Bearing and Distance displayed on Overlay
Data Shown menu (right).
To remove overlaid data:
1. While on the Page that shows the item or items you want to remove,
press MENU|↓ to OVERLAY DATA|ENT.
2. You will see a list of the overlay data currently displayed. Select the
item you want to remove from your display and press ENT|ENT to remove the data. To remove another item, highlight the item and press
ENT|ENT.
3. When you have finished removing Overlay Data, press EXIT to return
to the map page display.
NOTE:
You also can remove data directly from the Data Viewer menu by
repeating the steps used to add overlay data. Highlight the overlay
data currently displayed, then press ENT, unchecking the data option, which will remove it from the display..
Overlay Data Shown menu with Date selected (left). Remove highlighted on Data Information menu (center). Date has been removed
from the Overlay Data Shown menu (right).
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To move overlaid data:
You may find it useful to move or rearrange overlay data on your display.
1. From one of the Map Pages, press MENU|↓ to OVERLAY DATA|ENT.
2. You will see a list of the overlay data currently displayed. Select the
item you want to move and press ENT|→ to MOVE|ENT.
3. The data begins to flash on your screen. Use ↑ ↓, ← → to move the
data to a new location on the screen.
4. Press EXIT|EXIT to return to the map display.
NOTE:
The Customize command and the Overlay Data command both use
the same information categories. The difference between the two
commands is that Customize changes only the data in digital data
boxes, while Overlay Data changes the data on the floating freely
on the screen but does not alter data in digital data boxes. For information on customizing digital data boxes see Customize Page
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Trip Distance set to small size in the Overlay Data Shown menu (left).
Trip Distance set to Large size (right).
To change displayed data font size:
1. From the Map, press MENU|↓ to OVERLAY DATA|ENT.
2. Press ↓ ↑ to select the desired data type, then use ← → to enlarge or
reduce the size of the overlay data on the map display.
3. Press EXIT to return to the map display. The selected data type will
be displayed in the new size. (To change the font size for another Data
Type, repeat these steps, beginning with step 2 above.)
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NOTE:
Some data types can be displayed in only one font size. If that is the
case, the Data Size box will not be displayed for that data type.
Pop-up Help
Help is available for virtually all menus in this unit. By leaving a menu
item or command highlighted for a few seconds, a pop-up message will
appear, giving a brief description of the functions purpose. This feature
is on by default.
To set up Popup Help:
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to SYSTEM SETUP|ENT|↓ to POPUP HELP.
2. With the option highlighted, press ENT to check it (turn on) and uncheck it (turn off.)
3. After the option is set, press EXIT|EXIT to return to the page display.
Pop-up Help command highlighted on System Setup menu (left). Popup Help message for Sounds (right).
Reset Options
The Reset Options command allows you to switch unit features and
functions back to factory default settings.
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to SYSTEM SETUP|ENT|↓ to RESET OPTIONS|ENT|←
to YES|ENT.
NOTE:
Reset Options does not erase any waypoints, routes, icons or plot
trails.
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Reset Options highlighted on the System Setup menu (left). Reset Options confirmation message (right).
Screen Contrast and Brightness
To adjust Contrast:
1. Press MENU|MENU|ENT.
2. Highlight CONTRAST, then use ← → to move the contrast adjustment
bar. The left end of the scale is the lowest contrast level. The right end
is the highest contrast level.
The Screen Menu with Contrast bar selected.
To adjust the display's brightness:
1. Press MENU|MENU|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to BRIGHTNESS. Press ← → to move Brightness Control bar.
The left end of the scale is the lowest brightness level. The right end of
the scale is the highest brightness level.
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Display Mode menu.
To adjust the screen's display mode:
1. Press MENU|MENU|ENT.
2. Press ↓ to DISPLAY MODE|ENT, which will open the Display Mode menu
with three options: Normal, High Contrast and Night Viewing.
3. Select the desired mode and press ENT. Press EXIT|EXIT to return to
the map display.
Set Language
This unit's menus are available in 10 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Russian, Dutch and Finnish.
To select a different language:
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to SYSTEM SETUP|ENT.
2. Highlight SET LANGUAGE|ENT.
3. Use ↓ ↑ to select the desired language and press ENT. All menus now
will appear in the language you selected.
Set Local Time
Using the local time setting is useful when estimating local arrival
time while navigating.
To set Local Time:
1. Make sure your unit has acquired your position, then press
MENU|MENU, highlight SYSTEM SETUP and ENT.
2. Highlight SET LOCAL TIME and press ENT.
3. Local time will be highlighted, so press ENT. Use ↑ ↓ to change the
first character, then press → to move the cursor to the next character.
Repeat those steps until the time has been set. Press ENT.
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To set the Month:
1. Make sure your unit has acquired your position, then press
MENU|MENU, highlight SYSTEM SETUP and ENT.
2. Highlight SET LOCAL TIME and press ENT.
3. Select MONTH and ENT. Use ↑ ↓ to select the desired month and press
ENT.
To set the Day:
1. Make sure your unit has acquired your position, then press
MENU|MENU, highlight SYSTEM SETUP and ENT.
2. Highlight SET LOCAL TIME and press ENT.
3. Highlight DAY and press ENT. Use ↑ ↓ to select the desired day and
press ENT.
To set the Year:
1. Make sure your unit has acquired your position, then press
MENU|MENU, highlight SYSTEM SETUP and ENT.
2. Highlight SET LOCAL TIME and press ENT.
3. Select YEAR and press ENT. Use ↑ ↓ to select the year and press ENT.
To select Time Format:
1. Make sure your unit has acquired your position, then press
MENU|MENU, highlight SYSTEM SETUP and ENT.
2. Highlight SET LOCAL TIME and press ENT.
3. Select the desired format, 12 Hour or 24 Hour, and press ENT.
To select a Date Format:
1. Make sure your unit has acquired your position, then press
MENU|MENU, highlight SYSTEM SETUP and ENT.
2. Highlight SET LOCAL TIME and press ENT.
3. Select the desired Date Format, Month/Day/Year, Day/Month/Year
or Year/Month/Day and press ENT.
To Configure DST:
Configure DST allows your unit to automatically adjust to Daylight
Saving Time. Select the country with DST rules that match your region
or simply accept the default.
1. Make sure your unit has acquired your position, then press
MENU|MENU, highlight SYSTEM SETUP and ENT.
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2. Select SET LOCAL TIME and press ENT.
3. Highlight the CONFIGURE DST button and press ENT. From the Country
menu, select the country with DST rules that match your region.
4. Press EXIT repeatedly to return to the map display.
Show WAAS Alarm
When the signal is available, your unit will automatically use WAAS to
boost the accuracy of the position fix. When the WAAS signal is lost or
acquired, an alarm message appears. Since the U.S. government is still
developing the WAAS system, its not unusual for a GPS/WAAS receiver to frequently lose and reacquire its lock on a WAAS satellite.
That can result in the alarm repeatedly going on and off. You have the
option of turning off the WAAS Acquired/Lost alarm without affecting
how the unit uses WAAS.
To turn on/off the WAAS Alarm:
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to GPS SETUP|ENT|↓ to SHOW WAAS ALARM.
2. With the option highlighted, press ENT to check it (turn on) or uncheck it (turn off) the WAAS Alarm.
3. Press EXIT|EXIT to return to the map display.
To Require WAAS:
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to GPS SETUP|ENT|↓ to REQUIRE WAAS.
2. With the option highlighted, press ENT to check it (turn on) or uncheck it (turn off).
3. Press EXIT|EXIT to return to the map display.
Software Version Information
From time to time, Lowrance updates the operating system software in
some of its products. These software upgrades are usually offered to
customers as free downloads from our web site, www.lowrance.com.
These upgrades make the unit perform better and/or introduce a new
feature or function. You can find out what software version is running
in your unit by using the Software Information command.
To access Software Information:
1. Press MENU|MENU, highlight SYSTEM SETUP and press ENT.
2. Select SOFTWARE INFO and press ENT. Software information will be displayed on the screen.
3. Press EXIT repeatedly to return to the map display.
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The Sounds menu.
Sounds and Alarm Sound Styles
Sounds triggered by key strokes and alarms can be turned off or adjusted to a desired level.
To set Key Press Sounds:
1. Press MENU|MENU, select SOUNDS and press ENT.
2. Highlight KEY PRESS SOUNDS and press ENT to check it (turn on) or uncheck it (turn off.
3. Press EXIT|EXIT to return to the map display.
To set Alarm Sounds:
1. Press MENU|MENU, select SOUNDS and press ENT.
2. Highlight ALARM SOUNDS and press ENT to check it (turn on) or uncheck
it (turn off).
3. Press EXIT|EXIT to return to map page display.
To set Volume:
1. Press MENU|MENU, select SOUNDS and press ENT.
2. Highlight VOLUME and use ← → to move the Volume control bar. The
left end of the scale is low volume. The right end of the scale is high volume.
3. Press EXIT|EXIT to return to map display.
To set Alarm Style:
1. Press MENU|MENU, select SOUNDS and press ENT.
2. Highlight ALARM STYLE and press ENT.
3. Use ↑ ↓ to select the desired style and press ENT.
4. Press EXIT|EXIT to return to the map display.
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Track Smoothing
This is a factory setting on the GPS Setup menu that should always be
left on. When stopped or traveling at slow speeds (such as walking or
trolling), Track Smoothing prevents wandering of trails, the steering
arrow, compass rose and a map in track-up mode.
Track Smoothing highlighted on the GPS Setup menu.
Trail Options
There are several options you can use with trails. Some affect all trails,
other options can be applied to a particular trail. You can change the
way trails are updated, display or hide trails, create a new trail, delete
a trail and edit a trail's name, color, pattern and visibility.
The Trails Menu.
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To create a New Trail:
1. Press MENU|MENU, highlight MY TRAILS and press ENT.
2. Highlight NEW TRAIL and press ENT. The Edit Trail menu will appear,
allowing you to Edit the trails name, color, pattern, maximum points,
trail status (active or inactive) and trail visibility. You can also navigate the trail or delete the trail.
New Trail selected on the Trails menu (left). Edit Trails menu (right).
To Delete all Trails
1. Press MENU|MENU, select MY TRAILS and press ENT.
2. Highlight DELETE ALL and press ENT. The following Warning will appear: Delete All Trails?
3. Select YES and press ENT. You will be returned to the Trails screen,
where all trails have been deleted.
4. Press EXIT repeatedly to return to the map display.
Update Trail Option
The Update Trail menu allows you to change the way trail updates occur. There are three options: Auto, Time and Distance.
In automatic mode, the unit does not update the plot trail while you are
traveling in a straight line. When you deviate from a straight line, the
unit places a plot point onto the trail. This conserves plot trail points. If
a plot trail uses all of the available points allotted to it, the beginning
points are deleted and replaced by points at the end of the trail.
Selecting Time as the method for updating a trail will automatically
place trail points at a duration of your choosing. You can set the unit to
place trail points placed at any duration between 1 second to 9999 seconds. The default setting is 3 seconds. Updating a trail by Distance will
place trail points when you move a distance of your choosing.
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You can have trail points placed at any distance between 0.01
mile/nm/km to 9.99 mile/nm/km. The default setting is 0.10 mi.
WARNING:
If you uncheck the Update Trail option, automatic trail
creation and recording will be turned off. You must turn
it back on to record trails. The default setting is on.
To select a Trail Update Option:
1. Press MENU|MENU, select MY TRAILS and press ENT.
2. Highlight the TRAIL OPTIONS button and press ENT. The Trail Options
menu will appear with three update criteria: Auto, Time and Distance.
NOTE:
The Update Active Trail checkbox should be checked (turned on). If
it is unchecked (turned off), your trails will not be updated. To turn
it on, highlight UPDATE ACTIVE TRAIL and press ENT.
3. Highlight the desired method for updating trails and press ENT. If
you choose Time or Distance as your update criteria, you can input the
desired update rate (Time) or desired Update Distance (Distance) in
the dialog box that appears at the bottom of the menu.
4. To input your Update Rate or Update Distance, highlight Update
Rate or Update Distance and press ENT. Use ↑ ↓ , ← → to input the
desired setting and press ENT.
5. Press EXIT repeatedly to return to the map display.
Time set as the update criteria (left). Notice the Update Rate dialog
box at the bottom of the menu. Distance is set as the update criteria
(right). The Update Distance dialog is at the bottom of the menu.
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To delete a Trail:
1. Press MENU|MENU, select MY TRAILS and press ENT.
2. Select the desired trail from the Saved Trails list and press ENT. The
Edit Trail menu will appear.
3. Highlight DELETE TRAIL and press ENT. The following message will appear: Delete this trail? Select YES and press ENT.
4. Press EXIT repeatedly to return to the map display.
Edit Trail menu.
Trail Visible/Invisible and Other Trail Options
The name, maximum number of points in the trail, activity, and visibility are all changed on the Edit Trail menu screen. The Active setting
determines whether or not the unit is recording new points for a particular trail.
On the Edit Trail menu, press ↓ ↑ to highlight the section you wish to
change, then press ENT. Make your changes, then press EXIT to close
the menu. Related trail functions are discussed in further detail under
the Trails topic in Sec. 7, Advanced GPS Operations.
Transparency
Use the transparency menu to adjust the transparency of menu windows. A high transparency allows you to continue monitoring the
screen's display while adjusting feature settings, though the text of the
menus may fade until it is unreadable. A low transparency will usually
make menu text easier to read, at the cost of watching your display.
Experiment with this feature until you find the right level of transparency for your eyes.
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Transparency selected on main menu. Transparency slider bar (right).
To adjust Transparency level:
1. Press MENU|MENU|↓ to TRANSPARENCY|ENT. The TRANSPARENCY slider
bar appears.
2. Use ↑ ↓ to move the bar. Move the bar to the bottom of the scale to
eliminate transparency. Moving the bar to the top of the scale will provide the greatest level of transparency.
3. Press EXIT to return to the map display.
Units of Measure
This menu sets the speed and distance (statute or nautical miles, meters), depth (feet, fathoms, or meters), temperature (degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius) and heading (true or magnetic) units.
To change Units of Measure:
To set Speed/Distance:
1. Press MENU|MENU, select System Setup and press ENT. UNITS OF MEASURE will be highlighted, so press ENT.
2. Speed/Distance will be highlighted. Press ENT.
3. Use ↑ ↓ to select one of the following options: Statute, Nautical or
Metric. Press ENT.
4. Press EXIT repeatedly to return to the map display.
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Units of Measure Menu.
To set Temperature units:
1. Press MENU|MENU, select System Setup and press ENT. UNITS OF MEASURE will be highlighted, so press ENT.
2. Highlight TEMPERATURE and press ENT.
3. Use ↑ ↓ to select one of the following options: Fahrenheit, Celsius or
Kelvin. Press ENT.
4. Press EXIT repeatedly to return to the map display.
To set Pressure units:
1. Press MENU|MENU, select System Setup and press ENT. UNITS OF MEASURE will be highlighted, so press ENT.
2. Highlight PRESSURE and press ENT.
3. Use ↑ ↓ to select one of the following options: Millibars, Bars, PSI,
Hectopascals or Kilopascals. Press ENT.
4. Press EXIT repeatedly to return to the map display.
To set Depth units:
1. Press MENU|MENU, select System Setup and press ENT. UNITS OF MEASURE will be highlighted, so press ENT.
2. Highlight DEPTH and press ENT.
3. Use ↑ ↓ to select one of the following options: Feet, Fathoms or Meters. Press ENT.
4. Press EXIT repeatedly to return to the map display.
To set Volume units:
1. Press MENU|MENU, select System Setup and press ENT. UNITS OF MEASURE will be highlighted, so press ENT.
2. Highlight VOLUME and press ENT.
3. Use ↑ ↓ to select one of the following options: Gallons or Liters. Press
ENT.
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4. Press EXIT repeatedly to return to the map display.
To set Heading units:
1. Press MENU|MENU, select System Setup and press ENT. UNITS OF MEASURE will be highlighted, so press ENT.
2. Highlight HEADING and press ENT.
3. Use ↑ ↓ to select one of the following options: True or Magnetic.
Press ENT.
4. Press EXIT repeatedly to return to the map display.
The Units of Measure Menu.
To set Speed/Distance Unit of Measure:
Press ↑ or ↓ to change the Speed/Distance, then press ENT. After the
option is set, press EXIT repeatedly to return to the page display.
To set Heading:
Press ↑ ↓ to change the heading type, then press ENT. After the option
is set, press EXIT repeatedly to return to the page display.
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Section 6: Searching
NOTE:
The background map loaded in your unit's permanent memory lets
you search for some land features, including cities and lakes. For a
full set of searchable land features, including landmarks, streets,
addresses, highway exits and Points of Interest, you must load your
own high-detail custom map produced with our MapCreate software. Or, you can use one of our plug and play map options such as
FreedomMaps, Fishing Hot Spots or NauticPath.
This unit's varied search functions all begin with either the Find Waypoint menu or the Map Page menu. Press WPT and the Find Waypoint
menu appears for waypoints and Points of Interest (POI). From the
Map Page, press MENU and the Map Page menu appears for streets and
highway exits.
Find Waypoint menu (left). Map Page menu (right).
NOTE:
You can search for items after the unit has acquired a position, or
while using the unit in simulator mode. Distance and bearing to
the selected item will be calculated from the unit's current position,
or the last known position if operating in simulator mode or without a position determined). You can look up items by name or
search for items nearest to you.
Find Streets
1. From a Map Page, press MENU|↓ to FIND STREETS|ENT.
2. Press ENT to search in the Street field.
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3. To enter a street name, press ↓ to STREET|ENT. There are two options:
A. You can spell out the name in the top selection box. Press ↑ or ↓ to
change the first letter, then press → to move the cursor to the next letter and repeat until the name is correct, then press ENT|ENT.
B. Jump down to the lower selection list by pressing ENT, then press ↓
or ↑ to select a street name from the list, then press ENT. The street
name you selected is now in the street field.
Finds Streets menu (left). Find Street by Name menu (right).
4. To enter a city name, press ↓ to CITY|ENT. You will be asked if you
want to find streets only within a particular city. This option is designed so you can limit an address search to a single city if necessary
(see the following note).
If you select yes, there are two options: A. You can spell out the city name
in the top selection box. Press ↑ or ↓ to change the first letter, then press
→ to move the cursor to the next letter and repeat until the name is correct, then press ENT|ENT. B. Jump down to the lower selection list by
pressing ENT, then press ↓ or ↑ to select a city name from the list, then
press ENT. The city name you selected is now in the city field.
NOTE:
We recommend that you do not enter a city name unless the list
you are given is too large when searching without it. This unit can
actually search quicker when you don’t enter a city.
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Find By Name menu with list of cities.
Find Any Item Selected by Map Cursor
With a POI or map feature selected by the cursor, press WPT. To return
to the previous page, press EXIT.
A POI selected by the cursor (left). POI information screen (right).
NOTE:
Since the Go To Waypoint command is highlighted, you can navigate to the selected POI by pressing ENT|EXIT while in the POI
Waypoint Information screen.
Find Interstate Highway Exits
1. From the Map Page, press MENU|↓ to HIGHWAY EXITS|ENT, which calls
up the Find Exit menu.
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The Find Exit menu.
2. First, select a highway name by pressing ENT, which calls up the
Find By Name menu. There are two highway search options: A. You
can spell out the highway name in the top selection box. Press ↑ or ↓ to
change the first letter, then press → to move the cursor to the next letter and repeat until the name is correct, then press ENT|ENT. B. Jump
down to the lower selection list by pressing ENT, then press ↓ or ↑ to
select a highway from the list, then press ENT.
Find By Name menu.
3. Once you have selected a highway name you can then select an exit.
Press ↓ to switch to the Exit List, then press ↓ or ↑ until you highlight
the exit, then press ENT.
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Find Exit menu with an exit selected in the Exit List.
4. In the Exit Information screen you have two choices. A. Press ENT to
navigate or "go to" the exit. B. Press →|ENT to find the exit on the
map.
Tip:
Go To Exit highlighted (left). Find On Map selected (right).
You can also look up some additional information on the Exit Services located near this exit. Press ↓ to SERVICES|press ↓ ↑ to select
Service Name|ENT.
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Exit Information screen (left). General location
and amenities information (right).
Find Map Places or Points of Interest (POI)
1. Press WPT, press ↓ or ↑ to select a map place or POI category, then
press ENT. (To narrow your search, press → then press ↓ or ↑ to select a
subcategory before pressing ENT.) You will be given two options; Search
By Name or By Nearest.
Find Waypoint menu with Lodging POI category selected (left) and
with the RV Parks subcategory selected (right).
2. To search by the nearest POI: press ↓|ENT. The find by nearest
menu will show a calculating screen, then a list of the nearest POI's
will appear. Press ↓ ↑ to the selected POI and press ENT to call up the
POI's Waypoint Information screen.
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Find by Nearest option, left, Calculating screen, center, POI list, right.
3. To search by the name of a POI: press ENT. There are two options: A.
You can spell out the POI in the top selection box. Press ↑ or ↓ to
change the first letter, then press → to move the cursor to the next letter and repeat until the name is correct, then press ENT|ENT. B. Jump
down to the lower selection list by pressing ENT, then press ↓ or ↑ to
select a POI from the list, then press ENT to call up the POI's Waypoint
Information screen.
Find by Name option, left, Find by Name menu, right.
4. When the POI's Waypoint Information screen is displayed, you can
choose to Go To the POI waypoint by pressing ENT or find it on the map
by pressing→|ENT.
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Go To Waypoint highlighted (left). Find on Map selected (right).
Find Streets or Intersections
Find a Street
1. From the Map Page, press MENU|↓ to FIND STREETS|ENT and the Find
Streets Menu appears.
2. You must first fill in a street name in the First Street dialog box.
Press ENT to display the Find By Name menu. There are two options:
A. You can spell out the street in the top selection box. Press ↑ or ↓ to
change the first letter, then press → to move the cursor to the next letter and repeat until the name is correct, then press ENT|ENT. B. Or you
can jump down to the lower box and pick a street from the list. Press
ENT, then press ↓ or ↑ to select a street from the list and press ENT.
Find Streets menu (left). When finding a street by name (right), spell
out the name in the top box or select it from the list in the lower box.
3. The Find Streets menu reappears with the street you're searching
for in the First Street box. (In this example, it's 80th Street.) To search
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for that street, press ↓ to FIND FIRST STREET|ENT. A message appears asking you to wait while the unit finds the street. When the Streets Found
list appears, press ↑ or ↓ to select the street you are searching for and
press ENT.
Find Streets menu with the Find First street highlighted (left). Streets
Found list (right).
4. The Map Page appears, with the cursor pointing to the found street.
If you want to navigate to the found street at the cursor location, just
press MENU|ENT|EXIT.
Map Page showing results of a street search.
The cursor points to the located street.
Find an Intersection
You must enter one street in the First Street dialog box and enter the
next street in the Second Street dialog box.
1. From the Map Page, press MENU|↓ to FIND STREETS|ENT and the Find
Streets Menu appears.
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2. You must fill in a street name in the First Street dialog box. Press ENT
to display the Find By Name menu. There are two options: A. You can
spell out the street in the top selection box. Press ↑ or ↓ to change the
first letter, then press → to move the cursor to the next letter and repeat
until the name is correct, then press ENT|ENT. B. Or you can jump down
to the lower box and pick a street from the list. Press ENT, then press ↓ or
↑ to select a street from the list and press ENT.
3. The Find Streets menu reappears with the street you're searching
for in the First Street box. (In this example, it's 80th Street.)
4. Now fill in the second street. Press ↓ to SECOND STREET|ENT and the
Find By Name menu appears again. Just like before, there are two options: A. You can spell out the second street in the top selection box.
Press ↑ or ↓ to change the first letter, then press → to move the cursor
to the next letter and repeat until the name is correct, then press
ENT|ENT. B. You can also jump down to the lower box and pick the second street from the selection list. Press ENT, then press ↓ or ↑ to select
a street from the list and press ENT.
5. The Find Streets menu reappears with the first and second street
dialog boxes filled in. In this example, we selected 71st Avenue as our
second street. You could now use similar techniques to select a city or
Zip code, but your search will probably be faster if you leave those
boxes blank. (You can specify a city and/or zip code when the search
result list is too long.)
Find Intersection command highlighted (left). Intersections Found list
(right).
6. To search for the intersection of the two streets, press ↓|→ to FIND
INTERSECTION|ENT. A message appears asking you to wait while the unit
finds the intersection. When the Intersections Found list appears, press
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↑ or ↓ to select the intersection you are searching for and press ENT. (In
our example, we selected the intersection of SW 80th Street and SW
71st Avenue in Miami, Fla.)
7. The Map Page appears, with the cursor pointing to the found intersection. The intersection in our example is shown in the following figure.
Map Page showing results of an intersection search.
The cursor points to the located intersection.
If you want to navigate to the found intersection, just press
MENU|ENT|EXIT.
Find Waypoints
1. Press WPT|ENT.
2. If searching for the waypoint By Name, press ENT. If searching for
the Nearest waypoint, press ↓ to NEAREST|ENT. (To search by name,
jump to step 5.)
Find By Nearest command (left). Find by Name command (right).
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3. If you're looking for nearest, the unit says it is calculating, then a list
of waypoints appears. The closest waypoint is highlighted at the top of
the list. The waypoint furthest from you is at the bottom of the list.
4. To see location information on the closest (highlighted) waypoint,
press ENT and the Waypoint screen appears. (If you wanted to, you
could select another waypoint from the list with the ↑ or ↓ keys.)
A. To navigate to the waypoint, press ENT. (The Go To Waypoint
command is already highlighted.) The unit will show navigation information to the waypoint.
B. To find the waypoint, press ↓ to FIND ON MAP|ENT. The Map Page
appears with the cursor highlighting the found waypoint.
Waypoint Information screens with Go To Waypoint selected (left) and
Find on Map selected (right).
To return to the previous page, press EXIT repeatedly.
5. If you're looking by name, there are two options: A. You can spell out
the name in the top selection box. Press ↑ or ↓ to change the first letter,
then press → to move the cursor to the next letter and repeat until the
name is correct, then press ENT|ENT. B. Or you can jump down to the
lower selection list by pressing ENT, then press ↓ or ↑ to select a waypoint from the list, then press ENT. The waypoint screen appears.
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Find By Name menu (left). Waypoint Information screen (center). The
found waypoint is highlighted by the cursor on the Map Page (right).
A. To navigate to the waypoint, press ENT. (Go To Waypoint command is already highlighted.) The unit will show navigation information to the waypoint.
B. To find the waypoint, press ↓ to FIND ON MAP|ENT. The Map Page
appears with the cursor highlighting the found waypoint.
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Section 7: NMEA 2000
NMEA 2000 Menu
The NMEA 2000 menu on your display unit's main menu allows you to
configure, calibrate and monitor devices on a NMEA 2000 network. The
NMEA 2000 menu provides access to the Bus Setup, Fuel Management
and NMEA 2000 Alarms. You also can turn on/off Waypoint Sharing
and Backlight Synchronization from the NMEA 2000 menu.
Bus Setup
Selecting Bus Setup from the NMEA 2000 menu gives you access to the
Bus Configuration menu and the NMEA Diagnostics and Ethernet Diagnostics pages. The Bus Configuration menu allows you to choose an
engine-tank configuration and manage devices on the network. When
the Bus Configuration menu is accessed, a list will appear of all NMEA
2000 devices on the network.
Bus Setup highlighted on the NMEA 2000 menu.
Bus Configuration menu (left). NMEA Diagnostics page (center).
Ethernet Diagnostics (right)
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The NMEA Diagnostics page displays information about the performance of the network bus, keeping you updated on bus status, mode, errors and bus traffic.
The Ethernet Diagnostics page keeps you updated on the performance
of an Ethernet connection (if applicable) supplying information ranging
from IP Address to upload and download rates (bytes per second). To
refresh either Diagnostics page, highlight the PING ALL DEVICES button at
the bottom of the page and press ENT.
The network devices list is located in the top half of the Bus Configuration menu. You can configure, calibrate and set alarms for devices accessed from the Bus Configuration menu network devices list.
The Engine-Tank Configuration and Tank Select menus as well as the
Tank Size dialog box are located on the bottom half of the Bus Configuration menu. The Set Configuration button — positioned next to the
engine-tank configuration menu — allows you to finalize a selected configuration.
NOTE:
If you have not used the LMF-200 or LMF-400 to choose an enginetank configuration for your vessel, you must use your display unit
to select a configuration.
Bus Configuration menu with list of network devices. Engine-Tank
Configuration and Tank Select menus are at the bottom of the screen.
Engine & Tank Configuration
The Engine-Tank configuration menu is located below the NMEA 2000
Devices list, but will only be accessible if a Suzuki engine Interface,
EP-10 Fuel Flow, EP-15 Fluid Level, EP-45 Pressure Sensor or EP-50
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figuration you will use the Tank Select menu, Tank Size dialog box and
Set configuration button, all detailed below.
Tank Select
The Tank Select menu allows you to choose from up to three tanks
(Port, Center and Starboard), depending on the Engine-tank configuration that has been selected. This allows you to set up each tank individually.
Tank Size
The Tank Size menu allows you to input the size of a selected tank in
gallons. After selecting the desired tank from the Tank Select menu,
you are ready to enter the tank's size.
Set Configuration button
The Set Configuration button is used to finalize engine-tank configuration settings.
Setting Engine-Tank Configuration:
1. Press MENU| MENU, use ↓ ↑ to highlight NMEA 2000 and press ENT.
2. The NMEA 2000 menu will appear with five options: Bus Setup,
Fuel Management, NMEA 2000 Alarms, Waypoint Sharing and Backlight Synchronization. Choose BUS SETUP and press ENT.
3. Select ENGINE & TANK CONFIG and press ENT, which will open the Engine
& Tank Configuration menu with the following configuration options: 1
Engine/1 Tank, 1 Engine/2 Tanks, 2 Engines/1 Tank, 2 Engines/2
Tanks, 3 Engines/1 Tank, 3 Engine/3 Tanks and Unconfigured Bus.
1 Engine/1Tank highlighted on Engine and Tank Configuration
menu (left). Starboard highlighted on Tank Select menu (center).
Tank Size set to 40 gallons (right).
4. Choose the configuration that matches the number of engines and
tanks on your vessel and press ENT.
5. Highlight TANK SELECT and press ENT, which will open the Tank Select
menu.
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6. Select the tank you want to set up and press ENT. Press → to highlight the Tank Size dialog box and press ENT.
7. Use ↓ ↑, ← → to input the capacity (gallons) of the tank you chose
from the Tank Select menu and press ENT.
8. Repeat Steps 5-7 for each remaining tank.
9. When all tanks have been configured, press the SET CONFIGURATION button. The following confirmation message will appear: Are you sure you
wish to change the bus configuration? Choose YES and press ENT, Press
EXIT to get back to the main display.
Device Configuration Menu
When a device is selected from the network devices list on the Bus Configuration menu, its Device Configuration menu will appear. Device
configuration menus vary among devices. Available functions on device
configuration menus allow you to change device names, tank sizes,
fluid types and provide access to the Advanced Options menu. We will
cover configuration and calibration later in this section.
Device Information and Device Data
The Device information panel, located to the left of the Device Configuration menu, displays information on the selected device that includes,
software version, model, address, serial number, instance and current
status.
If you do not have an EP-15 Fluid Level, EP-10 Fuel Flow or EP-20 Engine Interface on the network, the Bus Configuration menu will not
display the Engine-Tank Configuration menu, Tank Select menu, Tank
Size menu or Set Configuration button.
Device Data is shown in the Device Data window at the bottom of the
device configuration menu. The information displayed in the Device
Data window will vary among devices. If, for example, you are viewing
the device configuration menu for an EP-15 Fluid Level, the device
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data window will include tank size and the amount of fuel left in the
tank. The Device Data for an EP-10 Fuel Flow includes Fuel Rate
(amount of fuel burned per hour), Fuel Used, Trip Fuel Used and Seasonal Fuel Used.
NOTE:
If, as in the graphic above, you do not have a Suzuki Engine Interface, EP-15 Fluid Level or EP-10 Fuel Flow on the network, the
Engine & Configuration menu, Tank Select menu, Tank Size dialog
and Set Configuration button will not be displayed on the Bus Configuration menu.
Fuel Management Menu
The Fuel Management menu gives you access to the following options:
Tank Location, Fuel Added, Add Fuel, Fill Tank, Engine Select, Reset
Calibration, Reset Trip and Reset Seasonal. Those options allow you to
configure, calibrate, reset calibration, reset trip fuel and reset seasonal
fuel for select NMEA 2000 devices. We will cover configuration and calibration procedures later in this section.
Fuel Management highlighted on the NMEA 2000 menu (left).
Fuel Management menu (right).
Tank Location
If you chose an engine-tank configuration with more than one tank, you
will be able to switch the tank location (configuration) in the Tank Location menu. When fuel is added to a tank, you will select the correct
tank from the Tank Location menu, then input the amount of fuel
added in the Fuel Added dialog box.
Fuel Added
Used in tandem with the Add Fuel command, the Fuel Added dialog
box allows you to input the amount of fuel added to the tank, when an
amount of fuel is added that does not fill up the tank.
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Add Fuel
After entering the amount of fuel added to a tank in the Fuel Added
dialog, the Add Fuel command finalizes the entry of the data. Like the
Fuel Added dialog, the Add Fuel command will only be used when an
amount of fuel is added that does not fill up the tank.
Fill Tank
You will use the Fill Tank command when calibrating a fuel flow and
when filling up the tank without calibration.
Adding Fuel to Tank
Tank Location, Fuel Added and Add Fuel commands work together to
keep NMEA 2000 fuel data consistent with the actual amount of fuel
added to the fuel tank(s).
1. Press MENU|MENU, select NMEA 2000 and press ENT.
2. The NMEA 2000 menu will appear with five options: Bus Setup,
Fuel Management, NMEA 2000 Alarms, Waypoint Sharing and Backlight Synchronization. Select FUEL MANAGEMENT and press ENT.
3. Highlight TANK LOCATION and press ENT. The Tank Location menu will
appear with up to three options: Port, Center and Starboard.
4. Select the tank you added fuel to and press ENT.
5. Follow the steps below that apply to your tank.
If you filled up the tank:
A. Press the FILL TANK button and press ENT. The following message will
appear: Are you sure you wish to Fill Tank? Press ENT. Another message will appear: Do you wish to re-calibrate the device? Highlight NO
and press ENT.
If you did not fill up the tank:
B. Highlight FUEL ADDED and press ENT to access the FUEL ADDED dialog
box. Use ↑ ↓ , ← → to input the amount of fuel added to the tank and
press ENT. Select the ADD FUEL button and press ENT. The following message will appear: Are you sure you wish to Add Fuel? Highlight YES and
press ENT.
6. Press EXIT repeatedly to get back to the main display.
Engine Operations
The lower half of the Fuel Management menu contains the following
Engine Operation functions: Engine Select, Reset Calibration, Reset
Trip and Reset Seasonal.
Engine Select
Engine Select allows you to choose the desired engine when resetting
calibration, resetting trip fuel and resetting seasonal fuel.
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To Reset Calibration:
Choosing the Reset Calibration command will switch fuel flow calibration settings back to factory defaults.
1. Press MENU|MENU, select NMEA 2000 and press ENT.
2. Highlight FUEL MANAGEMENT and press ENT. The Fuel Management
menu will appear.
3. Highlight to ENGINE SELECT and press ENT. Select the desired engine —
the engine attached to the desired fuel flow — and press ENT.
4. Highlight RESET CALIBRATION and press ENT. The following confirmation message will appear: Are you sure you wish to Reset Calibration?
Select YES and press ENT. Calibration settings for the selected fuel have
been returned to factory defaults.
To Reset Trip:
The Reset Trip function allows you to reset to zero the running total of
fuel used on a particular trip.
1. Press MENU|MENU, select NMEA 2000 and press ENT.
2. Highlight FUEL MANAGEMENT and press ENT. The Fuel Management
menu will appear.
3. Select RESET TRIP and press ENT. The following confirmation message
will appear: Are you sure you wish to Reset Trip? Highlight YES and
press ENT. The Trip Fuel Used figure has been reset to zero.
To Reset Seasonal:
Your unit can track fuel usage not only for trips, but also for entire seasons. The reset seasonal command allows you to reset to zero the running total of fuel used during a season.
1. 1. Press MENU|MENU, select NMEA 2000 and press ENT.
2. Highlight FUEL MANAGEMENT and press ENT. The Fuel Management
menu will appear.
3. Select RESET SEASONAL and press ENT. The following confirmation message will appear: Are you sure you wish to Reset Seasonal?
Highlight YES and press ENT. The Seasonal Fuel Used figure has been
reset to zero.
NMEA 2000 Alarms
The NMEA 2000 Alarms menu allows you to set Full and Empty fuel
alarms for the EP-10 Fuel Flow, EP-15 Fluid Level, EP-50 Storage Device and the Suzuki Engine Interface. The alarms may be set to a percentage (0-100%) of tank capacity.
The second tab at the top of the NMEA 2000 Alarms page is the Alarm
Status Tab. When an alarm has been set for a device, the alarm and its
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current status will be shown on the Alarm Status window. To view the
Alarm Status window, highlight the Alarm Status tab and press ENT.
To set NMEA 2000 Alarm:
1. Press MENU|MENU, select NMEA 2000 and press ENT.
2. Highlight NMEA 2000 ALARMS and press ENT.
3. Highlight FLUID LEVEL DEVICE and press ENT. Use ↑ ↓ to select the device you want to set an alarm for and press ENT.
4. Highlight the ENABLED box next to the desired alarm (Full Alarm or
Empty Alarm) and press ENT to turn on the alarm.
5. To set the alarm percentage, press → to highlight PERCENT and press
ENT.
6. Use ↑ ↓, ← → to input the desired percentage and press ENT. Repeat
Steps 3-4 to set the other alarm.
7. Highlight SET CONFIGURATION and press ENT to finalize alarm settings.
Press EXIT repeatedly to get back to the main display.
NOTE:
To turn off (uncheck) an alarm, highlight its ENABLED BOX and press
ENTER.
Waypoint Sharing
Waypoint Sharing allows you to share a waypoint from one display unit
with display units across the network.
To turn on/off Waypoint Sharing:
1. Press MENU|MENU, select NMEA 2000 and press ENT.
2. Highlight WAYPOINT SHARING and press ENT which will turn on/off waypoint sharing.
3. Press EXIT repeatedly to get return to the main display.
Backlight Synchronization
The Backlight Synchronization command will keep all display unit
backlight levels consistent across the NMEA 2000 network. So, if you
set the backlight level to 75% on one display unit, all other units on the
network will automatically switch to the same setting.
To turn on/off Backlight Synchronization:
1. Press MENU|MENU, select NMEA 2000 and press ENT.
2. Highlight BACKLIGHT SYNCHRONIZATION and press ENT, which will turn
on/off Backlight Synchronization.
3. Press EXIT repeatedly to get back to the main display.
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Configuring EP Sensors
All configurable devices are configured through their Device Configuration menus, which may be accessed through the network devices list on
the Bus Configuration menu.
EP-35 Temperature Configuration
To input Device Name:
1. Press MENU|MENU, use ↑ ↓ to select NMEA 2000 and press ENT. The
NMEA 2000 menu will appear with five options: Bus Setup, Fuel Management, NMEA 2000 Alarms, Waypoint Sharing and Backlight Synchronization.
2. Highlight BUS SETUP and press ENT, which will open the Bus Configuration menu. A list of network devices will be at the top of the page.
3. Select the temp sensor you want to rename and press ENT. The Device Configuration menu will appear with the Device Name dialog box
highlighted.
4. Press ENT and use ↑ ↓, ← → to input the desired name for the temp
sensor. Press ENT. Press EXIT repeatedly to get back to the main display.
To select Temp Type:
1. Press MENU|MENU, use ↑ ↓ to select NMEA 2000 and press ENT. The
NMEA 2000 menu will appear with five options: Bus Setup, Fuel Management, NMEA 2000 Alarms, Waypoint Sharing and Backlight Synchronization.
2. Highlight BUS SETUP and press ENT, which will open the Bus Configuration menu. A list of network devices will be at the top of the page.
3. Select the desired temp sensor and press ENT. The Device Configuration menu will appear.
4. Highlight TEMP TYPE and press ENT. The following list of Temp Types
will appear: Water, Outside, Inside, Engine Room, Cabin, Live Well,
Bait Well, Refigeration, Heating System and Unknown.
5. Highlight the desired Temp Type and press ENT. The following confirmation message will appear: Are you sure you wish to change this
device's configuration?
6. Highlight YES and press ENT. Press EXIT repeatedly to get back to the
main display.
Advanced Options menu
The Temp sensor Advanced Options menu contains two categories: Instance and Restore Defaults.
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Instance
The Instance command is intended for use only by experienced NMEA
2000 network technicians. Instance allows network technicians to resolve certain electronic probe conflicts. This is most likely to occur if the
network includes LMF-200 or LMF-400 digital gauges, which do not
support the display of as many electronic probes as your GlobalMap. If
you want to use your unit in a network including one of these digital
gauges, you may need to consult customer service.
You should never need this command if you are connecting your unit to
a network with similar display units and/or a series of electronic
probes.
Restore Defaults
The Restore Defaults command allows you to reset an individual EP-35
Temp Sensor's settings to factory defaults. If, for example, you execute
the Restore Defaults command from your Water Temp's Advanced Options menu, only the settings for the Water Temp will be reset to factory defaults. Other temps on the network will not be affected.
To restore default settings:
1. Press MENU| MENU, use ↑ ↓ to select NMEA 2000 and press ENT. The
NMEA 2000 menu will appear with five options: Bus Setup, Fuel Management, NMEA 2000 Alarms, Waypoint Sharing and Backlight Synchronization.
2. Highlight BUS SETUP and press ENT, which will open the Bus Configuration menu. A list of network devices will be at the top of the page.
3. Select the desired temp sensor and press ENT. The Device Configuration menu will appear.
4. Highlight ADVANCED OPTIONS and press ENT.
5. Select RESTORE DEFAULTS and press ENT. The following message will
appear: Are you sure you wish to change this device's configuration?
6. Highlight YES and press ENT. Press EXIT repeatedly to get back to the
main display.
EP-10 Fuel Flow Configuration
To input Device Name:
1. Press MENU| MENU, use ↑ ↓ to select NMEA 2000 and press ENT. The
NMEA 2000 menu will appear with five options: Bus Setup, Fuel Management, NMEA 2000 Alarms, Waypoint Sharing and Backlight Synchronization.
2. Highlight BUS SETUP and press ENT, which will open the Bus Configuration menu. A list of network devices will be at the top of the page.
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3. Select the fuel flow you want to rename and press ENT. The Device
Configuration menu will appear with the Device Name dialog box highlighted.
4. Press ENTER and use ↑ ↓, ← → to input the desired name for the fuel
flow. Press ENT. Press EXIT repeatedly to get back to the main display.
To select a Location:
1. Press MENU| MENU, use ↑ ↓ to select NMEA 2000 and press ENT. The
NMEA 2000 menu will appear with five options: Bus Setup, Fuel Management, NMEA 2000 Alarms, Waypoint Sharing and Backlight Synchronization.
2. Highlight BUS SETUP and press ENT, which will open the Bus Configuration menu. A list of network devices will be at the top of the page.
3. Select the desired fuel flow and press ENT. The Device Configuration
menu will appear.
4. Select LOCATION and press ENT, which will open the Location menu
with following options: Port, Center, Starboard and Unknown.
5. Highlight the desired location and press ENT. The following message
will appear: Are you sure you wish to change this device's configuration?
5. Select YES and press ENT. Press EXIT repeatedly to get back to the
main display.
Advanced Options menu
The Fuel Flow sensor Advanced Options menu contains two categories:
Instance and Restore Defaults.
Instance
The Instance command is intended for use only by experienced NMEA
2000 network technicians. Instance allows network technicians to resolve certain electronic probe conflicts. This is most likely to occur if the
network includes LMF-200 or LMF-400 digital gauges, which do not
support the display of as many electronic probes as your GlobalMap.
If you want to use your unit in a network including one of these digital
gauges, you may need to consult customer service.
You should never need this command if you are connecting your unit to
a network with similar display units and/or a series of electronic
probes.
Restore Defaults
The Restore Defaults command allows you to reset an individual EP-10
Fuel Flow Sensor's settings to factory defaults.
If, for example, you execute the Restore Defaults command from your
Port Fuel Flow Advanced Options menu, only the settings for the Port
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Fuel Flow will be reset to factory defaults. Other fuel flows on the network will not be affected.
To restore default settings:
1. Press MENU| MENU, use ↑ ↓ to select NMEA 2000 and press ENT. The
NMEA 2000 menu will appear with five options: Bus Setup, Fuel Management, NMEA 2000 Alarms, Waypoint Sharing and Backlight Synchronization.
2. Highlight BUS SETUP and press ENT, which will open the Bus Configuration menu. A list of network devices will be at the top of the page.
3. Use ↑ ↓ to select the desired fuel flow and press ENT. The Device
Configuration menu will appear.
4. Highlight ADVANCED OPTIONS and press ENT.
5. Select RESTORE DEFAULTS and press ENT. The following message will
appear: Are you sure you wish to change this device's configuration?
6. Highlight YES and press ENT. Press EXIT repeatedly to get back to the
main display.
EP-15 Fluid Level Configuration
To input Device Name:
1. Press MENU| MENU, use ↑ ↓ to select NMEA 2000 and press ENT. The
NMEA 2000 menu will appear with five options: Bus Setup, Fuel Management, NMEA 2000 Alarms, Waypoint Sharing and Backlight Synchronization.
2. Highlight BUS SETUP and press ENT, which will open the Bus Configuration menu. A list of network devices will be at the top of the page.
3. Select a fluid level you want to rename and press ENT. The Device
Configuration menu will appear with the Device Name dialog box highlighted.
4. Press ENT and use ↑ ↓, ← → to input the desired name for the fluid
level. Press ENTER. Press EXIT repeatedly to get back to the main display.
To select Tank Instance (Location):
1. Press MENU| MENU, use ↑ ↓ to select NMEA 2000 and press ENT. The
NMEA 2000 menu will appear with five options: Bus Setup, Fuel Management, NMEA 2000 Alarms, Waypoint Sharing and Backlight Synchronization.
2. Highlight BUS SETUP and press ENT, which will open the Bus Configuration menu. A list of network devices will be at the top of the page.
3. Select the desired fluid level and press ENT. The Device Configuration menu will appear.
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4. Highlight TANK INSTANCE and press ENT, which will open the Tank Instance menu with the following options: Tank 1, Tank 2, Tank 3 and
Unknown.
5. Select the desired Tank Instance (location) and press ENT. The following confirmation message will appear: Are you sure you wish to
change this device's configuration?
6. Highlight YES and press ENT. Press EXIT repeatedly to get back to the
main display.
To select Fluid Type:
1. Press MENU| MENU, use ↑ ↓ to select NMEA 2000 and press ENT. The
NMEA 2000 menu will appear with five options: Bus Setup, Fuel Management, NMEA 2000 Alarms, Waypoint Sharing and Backlight Synchronization.
2. Highlight BUS SETUP and press ENT, which will open the Bus Configuration menu. A list of network devices will be at the top of the page.
3. Select the desired fluid level and press ENT. The Fluid Level Device
Configuration menu will appear.
4. Press ↓ to FLUID TYPE and press ENT, which will open the Fluid Type
menu with the following options: Fuel, Water, Gray Water, Live Well,
Oil, Black Water and Unknown.
5. Select the desired fluid type and press ENT. The following message
will appear: Are you sure you wish to change this device's configuration?
6. Highlight YES and press ENT. Press EXIT repeatedly to get back to the
main display.
To input Tank Size:
1. Press MENU| MENU, use ↑ ↓ to select NMEA 2000 and press ENT. The
NMEA 2000 menu will appear with five options: Bus Setup, Fuel Management, NMEA 2000 Alarms, Waypoint Sharing and Backlight Synchronization.
2. Highlight BUS SETUP and press ENT, which will open the Bus Configuration menu. A list of network devices will be at the top of the page.
3. Select the desired fluid level and press ENT. The Fluid Level Device
Configuration menu will appear.
4. Highlight TANK SIZE and press ENT. Use ↑ ↓ ,← → to input the size of
the tank and press Enter. The following message will appear: Are you
sure you wish to change this device's configuration?
5. Select YES and press ENT. Press EXIT repeatedly to get back to the
main display.
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Advanced Options menu
The Fuel Flow sensor Advanced Options menu contains two categories:
Instance and Restore Defaults.
Instance
The Instance command is intended for use only by experienced NMEA
2000 network technicians. Instance allows network technicians to resolve certain electronic probe conflicts. This is most likely to occur if the
network includes LMF-200 or LMF-400 digital gauges, which do not
support the display of as many electronic probes as your GlobalMap. If
you want to use your unit in a network including one of these digital
gauges, you may need to consult customer service.
You should never need this command if you are connecting your unit to
a network with similar display units and/or a series of electronic
probes.
Restore Defaults
The Restore Defaults command allows you to reset an individual EP-15
Fluid Level Sensor's settings to factory defaults. If, for example, you
execute the Restore Defaults command from your Gray Water Fluid
Level Advanced Options menu, only the settings for the Gray Water
Fluid Level will be reset to factory defaults. Other fluid levels on the
network will not be affected.
To restore default settings:
1. Press MENU| MENU, use ↑ ↓ to select NMEA 2000 and press ENT. The
NMEA 2000 menu will appear with five options: Bus Setup, Fuel Management, NMEA 2000 Alarms, Waypoint Sharing and Backlight Synchronization.
2. Highlight BUS SETUP and press ENT, which will open the Bus Configuration menu. A list of network devices will be at the top of the page.
3. Select the desired fluid level and press ENT. The Device Configuration menu will appear.
4. Highlight ADVANCED OPTIONS and press ENT.
5. Select RESTORE DEFAULTS and press ENT. The following message will
appear: Are you sure you wish to change this device's configuration?
6. Highlight YES and press ENT. Press EXIT repeatedly to get back to the
main display.
NOTE:
The Fluid Level Device Configuration menu also contains the Calibrate button, but we will address that later in the segment covering
Calibration.
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Suzuki Engine Interface Configuration
To input Device Name:
1. Press MENU| MENU, use ↑ ↓ to select NMEA 2000 and press ENT. The
NMEA 2000 menu will appear with five options: Bus Setup, Fuel Management, NMEA 2000 Alarms, Waypoint Sharing and Backlight Synchronization.
2. Highlight BUS SETUP and press ENT, which will open the Bus Configuration menu. A list of network devices will be at the top of the page.
3. Use ↑ ↓ to select the engine interface you want to rename and press
ENT. The Device Configuration menu will appear with the Device Name
dialog box highlighted.
4. Press ENT and use ↑ ↓, ← → to input a name for the interface. Press
ENT. Press EXIT repeatedly to return to the main display.
To select a Location:
1. Press MENU| MENU, use ↑ ↓ to select NMEA 2000 and press ENT. The
NMEA 2000 menu will appear with five options: Bus Setup, Fuel Management, NMEA 2000 Alarms, Waypoint Sharing and Backlight Synchronization.
2. Highlight BUS SETUP and press ENT, which will open the Bus Configuration menu. A list of network devices will be at the top of the page.
3. Select the desired engine interface and press ENT. The Device Configuration menu will appear.
4. Highlight LOCATION and press ENT, which will open the Location menu
with the following options: Port, Center, Starboard and Unknown.
5. Select the desired location and press ENT. The following confirmation
message will appear: Are you sure you wish to change this device's configuration?
6. Press ENT. Press EXIT repeatedly to get back to the main display.
To select Engine Type:
1. Press MENU| MENU, use ↑ ↓ to select NMEA 2000 and press ENT. The
NMEA 2000 menu will appear with five options: Bus Setup, Fuel Management, NMEA 2000 Alarms, Waypoint Sharing and Backlight Synchronization.
2. Highlight BUS SETUP and press ENT, which will open the Bus Configuration menu. A list of network devices will be at the top of the page.
3. Use ↑ ↓ to select the desired engine interface and press ENT. The Device Configuration menu will appear.
4. Highlight ENGINE TYPE and press ENT, which will open the Engine
Type menu with the following options: DF40, DF50, DF60, DF70,
DF90/115, DF140, DF150, DF175, DF200/225, DF250 and DF300.
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5. Select your engine type and press ENT. The following message will
appear: Are you sure you wish to change this device's configuration?
6. Highlight YES and press ENT. Press EXIT repeatedly to get back to the
main display.
Advanced Options menu
The Engine Interface Advanced Options menu contains three categories: Instance, Restore Defaults and Reset Trim Calibration.
Instance
The Instance command is intended for use only by experienced NMEA
2000 network technicians. Instance allows network technicians to resolve certain electronic probe conflicts. This is most likely to occur if the
network includes LMF-200 or LMF-400 digital gauges, which do not
support the display of as many electronic probes as your GlobalMap. If
you want to use your unit in a network including one of these digital
gauges, you may need to consult customer service. You should never
need this command if you are connecting your unit to a network with
similar display units and/or a series of electronic probes.
Restore Defaults
The Restore Defaults command allows you to reset an individual engine interface's settings to factory defaults. If, for example, you execute
the Restore Defaults command from your Port Engine Interface Advanced Options menu, only the settings for the Port Engine Interface
will be reset to factory defaults. Other engine interfaces on the network
will not be affected.
To restore default settings:
1. Press MENU| MENU, use ↑ ↓ to select NMEA 2000 and press ENT. The
NMEA 2000 menu will appear with five options: Bus Setup, Fuel Management, NMEA 2000 Alarms, Waypoint Sharing and Backlight Synchronization.
2. Highlight BUS SETUP and press ENT.
3. Use ↑ ↓ to select the desired fluid level and press ENT. The Device
Configuration menu will appear.
4. Highlight ADVANCED OPTIONS and press ENT.
5. Select RESTORE DEFAULTS and press ENT. The following message will
appear: Are you sure you wish to change this device's configuration?
6. Highlight YES and press ENT. Press EXIT repeatedly to get back to the
main display.
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NOTE:
The Suzuki Engine Interface Device Configuration menu contains
two Engine Trim calibration commands, which will be addressed in
the next segment of this section, Calibrating EP Sensors.
Calibrating EP Sensors
The factory calibration settings for the EP-10 Fuel Flow, EP-15 Fluid
Level and Suzuki Engine Interface should be adequate for the majority
of applications, so calibration will not be necessary in most cases.
EP-10 Fuel Flow Calibration
The default calibration for the EP-10 Fuel Flow is adequate in most
cases, but if Fuel Used readings are off by more than 3 percent, calibration is recommended.
To check fuel flow accuracy:
Select Fuel Used to be shown as Overlay Data on your unit's main display. Refer to the Overlay Data segment of this manual for instructions
on how to select Fuel Used data as Overlay Data.
1. After selecting Fuel Used as overlay data, fill up your tank and press
MENU|MENU.
2. Select NMEA 2000 and press ENT.
3. Highlight FUEL MANAGEMENT and press ENT. Select TANK LOCATION and
press ENT.
4. Use ↑ ↓ to select the location (Port, Center or Starboard) of the fuel
flow you want to calibrate and press ENT.
5. Highlight FILL TANK and press ENT. The following confirmation message will appear: Are you sure you wish to Fill Tank?
6. Select YES and press ENT. The following confirmation message will
appear: Do you wish to re-calibrate the device?
7. Highlight NO and press ENT.
8. Take your vessel out on the water and burn at least five gallons of
fuel. Be sure you run only ONE engine — the engine connected
to your fuel flow.
9. Fill up your tank again, noting how much fuel you added to the tank.
Compare that number to the Fuel Used figure displayed on the page
you customized. If the amount of fuel you added to the tank and the
fuel used figure are off by more than 3 percent, we recommend the fuel
flow be calibrated.
NOTE:
You must use the gauge's Fill Tank command when filling your fuel
tank to keep the fuel flow updated with correct information on the
amount of fuel in the tank.
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To calibrate an EP-10 Fuel Flow:
10. If calibration is necessary, press MENU|MENU, select NMEA 2000 and
press ENT.
11. Highlight FUEL MANAGEMENT and press ENT.
12. Select TANK LOCATION and press ENT to choose the location of the tank
connected to selected fuel flow. Press ENT.
13. Highlight FILL TANK and press ENT. The following message will appear: Are you sure you wish to Fill Tank? Select YES and press ENT.
14. The following message will appear: Do you wish to re-calibrate the
device? Select YES and press ENT.
15. Repeat these steps for each EP-10 Fuel Flow you want to calibrate.
To Reset Calibration:
1. Press MENU|MENU, select NMEA 2000 and press ENT.
2. Highlight FUEL MANAGEMENT and press ENT.
3. Highlight ENGINE SELECT and press ENT. The Engine Select menu will
appear with up to four options: All Engines, Port, Center and Starboard. Selecting All Engines will reset calibration for all engines back
to factory defaults.
4. Select All Engines or the engine connected to the desired device and
press ENT.
5. Highlight RESET CALIBRATION and press ENT. The following message
will appear: Are you sure you wish to Reset Calibration?
6. Highlight YES and press ENT. Press EXIT repeatedly to get back to the
main display.
EP-15 Fluid Level Calibration
The default calibration for the EP-15 Fluid Level is just as accurate as
standard fluid level gauges. If, however, the tank has an irregular
shape or greater accuracy is needed, calibration is recommended. There
are three calibration options: 2-Point, 3-Point and 5-Point.
2-Point Calibration
A 2-point calibration is best suited for rectangular or square-shaped
tanks, where the capacity of the top half of the tank matches the capacity in the lower half of the tank. In a two-point calibration, you will set
two points, one each for empty and full levels. You can begin calibration at either of the two points, but we recommend starting with an
empty tank. You will fill the tank to complete calibration.
1. Press MENU| MENU, use ↓ ↑ to select NMEA 2000 and press ENT.
2. Highlight BUS SETUP and press ENT, which will open the Bus Configuration menu. A list of network devices will be at the top of the page.
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3. Select the EP-15 Fluid Level and press ENT.
4. Press ↓ to select CALIBRATE and press ENT. The Device Calibration
menu will appear. Instructions on Calibration will be listed at the top
of the menu.
5. Highlight NUM PTS, press ENT and select 2. Press ENT.
6. Select FLUID LEVEL, press ENT, then select EMPTY LEVEL and press ENT.
7. Make sure the fuel tank is empty, highlight CALIBRATE and press ENT.
The following message will appear: Empty Level Calibration Completed. Press ENT.
8. Fill up your tank, highlight FLUID LEVEL and press ENT.
9. Select FULL LEVEL and press ENT. Highlight CALIBRATE and press ENT.
10. The following message will appear: Full level Calibration Completed. Press ENT, then press EXIT repeatedly to get back to the main
display.
Calibrate is highlighted on the device configuration menu (left). Calibration menu (right) with calibration instructions listed at the top.
3-Point Calibration
3-point calibration is designed for tanks that vary in shape from the top
to the bottom. You can begin calibration at any point in the 3-point
process, but we recommend starting calibration with an empty tank.
In a 3-point calibration, you will set three points, one each for empty,
half and full levels.
1. Press MENU| MENU, use ↓ ↑ to select NMEA 2000 and press ENT.
2. Highlight BUS SETUP and press ENT, which will open the Bus Configuration menu. A list of network devices will be at the top of the page. 3.
Select the EP-15 Fluid Level and press ENT.
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4. Press ↓ to select CALIBRATE and press ENT. The Device Calibration
menu will appear.
5. Highlight NUM PTS, press ENT and select 3. Press ENT.
6. Make sure your tank is empty, then highlight FLUID LEVEL and press
ENT. Select EMPTY LEVEL and press ENT.
7. Select CALIBRATE and press ENT. The following message will appear:
Empty Level Calibration Completed. Press ENTER.
8. Add half a tank of fuel, highlight FLUID LEVEL and press ENT. Select
HALF LEVEL and press ENT.
9. Select CALIBRATE and press ENT. The following message will appear:
Half Level Calibration Completed. Press ENT.
10. Fill up the tank, then highlight FLUID LEVEL and press ENT. Select
FULL LEVEL and press ENT.
11. Highlight CALIBRATE and press ENT. The following message will appear: Full Level Calibration Completed. Press ENT, then press EXIT repeatedly to get back to the main display.
Num Pts menu with 5-point calibration selected (left). Half level selected on
Fluid Level menu (center). Calibration Done window (right).
5-Point Calibration
5-point calibration is best suited tanks that vary greatly in shape from
top to bottom. You can begin calibration at any point in the 5-point calibration process. We recommend starting calibration with an empty
tank. In a five-point calibration you will set five points: Empty Level, 1
Qtr Level, Half Level, 3 Qtr Level and Full Level.
In a 5-point calibration, you will have four calibration points left after
calibrating your tank's Empty Level. To figure out how much fuel you
should add for the remaining steps of the calibration process, divide the
total capacity of you tank by four. So, if you have a 40-gallon tank, each
quarter tank will equate to 10 gallons.
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1. Press MENU| MENU, use ↓ ↑ to select NMEA 2000 and press ENT.
2. Highlight BUS SETUP and press ENT, which will open the Bus Configuration menu. A list of network devices will be at the top of the page. 3.
Select the desired EP-15 Fluid Level and press ENT.
4. Press ↓ to select CALIBRATE and press ENT. The Device Calibration
menu will appear.
5. Highlight NUM PTS, press ENT and select 5. Press ENT.
6. Make sure your tank is empty, then highlight FLUID LEVEL and press
ENT. Select EMPTY LEVEL and press ENT.
7. Select CALIBRATE and press ENT. The following message will appear:
Empty Level Calibration Completed. Press ENT.
8. Add 1 quarter tank of fuel, highlight FLUID LEVEL and press ENT. Select
1 QTR LEVEL and press ENT.
9. Select CALIBRATE and press ENT. The following message will appear: 1
Qtr Level Calibration Completed. Press ENT.
10. Add another quarter tank of fuel, which should raise the fuel level
to half a tank. Highlight FLUID LEVEL and press ENT. Select HALF LEVEL and
press ENT.
11. Highlight CALIBRATE and press ENT. The following message will appear: Half Level Calibration Completed. Press ENT.
12. Add another quarter tank of fuel, which should raise the fuel level
to 3 quarters of a tank. Highlight FLUID LEVEL and press ENT. Select 3 QTR
LEVEL and press ENT.
13. Select CALIBRATE and press ENT. The following message will appear: 3
Qtr Level Calibration Completed. Press ENT.
14. Top off the tank, highlight FLUID LEVEL and press ENT. Select FULL
LEVEL and press ENT.
15. Select CALIBRATE and press ENT. The following message will appear:
Full Level Calibration Completed. Press ENT, then press EXIT repeatedly to get back to the main display.
Fuel Flow Calibration in a Suzuki Engine Interface
The default calibration for the Suzuki Engine Interface is adequate in
most cases, but if Fuel Used readings are off by more than 3 percent,
calibration is recommended.
To check engine interface accuracy:
Select Fuel Used to be shown as Overlay Data on your unit's main display. Refer to the Overlay Data segment of this manual for instructions
on how to select Fuel Used data as Overlay Data.
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1. After selecting Fuel Used as overlay data, fill up your tank and press
MENU|MENU.
2. Select NMEA 2000 and press ENT.
3. Highlight FUEL MANAGEMENT and press ENT. Select TANK LOCATION and
press ENT.
4. Use ↑ ↓ to select the location (Port, Center or Starboard) of the engine interface you want to calibrate and press ENT.
5. Highlight FILL TANK and press ENT. The following confirmation message will appear: Are you sure you wish to Fill Tank?
6. Select YES and press ENTER. The following confirmation message will
appear: Do you wish to re-calibrate the device?
7. Highlight NO and press ENT. Take your vessel out on the water and
burn at least five gallons of fuel. Be sure you run only ONE engine
— the engine connected to your engine interface.
9. Fill up your tank again, noting how much fuel you added to the tank.
Compare that number to the Fuel Used figure displayed on the page
you customized. If the amount of fuel you added to the tank and the
fuel used figure are off by more than 3 percent, we recommend the engine interface be calibrated.
NOTE:
You must use the gauge's Fill Tank command when filling your fuel
tank to keep the engine interface updated with correct information
on the amount of fuel in the tank.
To calibrate a Suzuki Engine Interface:
10. If calibration is necessary, press MENU|MENU, select NMEA 2000 and
press ENT.
11. Highlight FUEL MANAGEMENT and press ENT.
12. Select TANK LOCATION and press ENT to choose the location of the tank
connected to the selected engine interface. Press ENT.
13. Highlight FILL TANK and press ENT. The following message will appear: Are you sure you wish to Fill Tank? Select YES and press ENT.
14. The following message will appear: Do you wish to re-calibrate the
device? Select YES and press ENT.
15. Repeat these steps for each engine interface you want to calibrate.
Engine Trim Calibration
Engine Trim is calibrated through the Suzuki Engine Interface Device
Configuration menu.
1. Press MENU|MENU, select NMEA 2000 and press ENT.
2. Choose BUS SETUP and press ENTER. Select the Suzuki Engine Interface connected to the desired engine and press ENT.
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3. Highlight CALIBRATE TRIM and press ENT. The Device Calibration window will appear with a list of Calibration Instructions.
4. Highlight START CALIBRATION and press ENT. The following message
will appear: Please fully raise the Engine Trim.
5. After engine trim has been fully raised, press ENT. The following
message will appear: Please fully lower the Engine trim.
6. After engine trim has been fully lowered, press ENT. A Calibration
Completed message will appear. Press ENT.
7. Repeat these instructions to adjust the engine trim for each engine
connected to a Suzuki Engine Interface. Press EXIT repeatedly to return
to the main display.
Reset Trim Calibration
If you are not satisfied with your engine trim calibration, you can reset
engine trim calibration from the Suzuki Engine Interface Advanced
Options menu.
1. Press MENU|MENU, select NMEA 2000 and press ENT.
2. Choose BUS SETUP and press ENT. Select the Suzuki Engine Interface
connected to the desired engine and press ENT.
3. Highlight ADVANCED OPTIONS and press ENT. Select Reset TRIM CALIBRATION and press ENT. The following message will appear: Do you wish to
re-calibrate the device?
4. Highlight YES and press ENT. Press EXIT repeatedly to get back to the
main display.
Bennett Trim Tabs Calibration
Trim Tabs will be calibrated through their Device Configuration menu.
To calibrate Trim Tabs:
1. Press MENU|MENU, select BUS SETUP and press ENT. A list of network
devices will appear.
2. Select BENNETT TRIM TABS from the list and press ENT, which will open
the Trim Tab Device Configuration menu.
3. Highlight CALIBRATE and press ENT. The Device Calibration window
will appear with a list of calibration instructions.
4. Select START CALIBRATION and press ENT. The following message will
appear: Please fully raise Trim Tabs.
5. After fully raising the trims tabs, press ENT. The following message
will appear: Please fully lower trim tabs.
6. After fully lowering the trim tabs, press ENT. A Calibration Complete
message will appear. Press ENT. Press EXIT repeatedly to return to the
main display.
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Reset Calibration highlighted (left). Reset Calibration confirmation
window (right).
To Reset Calibration:
1. Press MENU|MENU, select NMEA 2000 and press ENT.
2. Highlight FUEL MANAGEMENT and press ENT.
3. Highlight ENGINE SELECT and press ENT. The Engine Select menu will
appear with up to four options: All Engines, Port, Center and Starboard. Selecting All Engines will reset calibration for all engines back
to factory defaults.
4. Select All Engines or the engine connected to the desired device and
press ENT.
5. Highlight RESET CALIBRATION and press ENT. The following message
will appear: Are you sure you wish to Reset Calibration?
6. Highlight YES and press ENT. Press EXIT repeatedly to get back to the
main display.
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Sec. 8: Supplemental Material
Datums Used by This Unit
WGS 1984
Default
Zaire, Zambia and
Zimbabwe
Adindan
Mean for Ethiopia,
Sudan
Arc 1950 - Botswana
Adindan
Burkina Faso
Arc 1950 - Lesotho
Arc 1950 - Burundi
Arc 1950 - Malawi
Adindan
Cameroon
Adindan
Ethiopia
Arc 1950 - Swaziland
Adindan
Mali
Arc 1950 - Zimbabwe
Adindan
Senegal
Arc 1960 - Mean for
Kenya, Tanzania
Adindan
Sudan
Ascension Island
1958 - Ascension
Island
Ain el Abd 1970
Bahrain
Ain el Abd 1970
Saudi Arabia
Anna 1 Astro 1965
Cocos Islands
Antigua Island Astro
1943; Antigua (Leeward Islands)
Arc 1950; Mean for
Botswana, Lesotho,
Malawi, Swaziland,
Ayabelle Lighthouse Djibouti
Bellevue (IGN) - Efate & Erromango Islands
Bermuda 1957 Bermuda
Arc 1950 - Zaire
Arc 1950 - Zambia
Afgooye
Somalia
Australian Geodetic
1984 - Australia &
Tasmania
Astro Beacon E 1945
- Iwo Jima
Astro DOS 71/4 - St.
Helena Island
Astro Tern Island
(FRIG) 1961 - Tern
Island
Astronomical Station
1952 - Marcus Island
Bissau - GuineaBissau
Bogota Observatory Colombia
Bukit Rimpah - Indonesia (Bangka & Belitung Islands)
Camp Area Astro Antarctica (McMurdo
Camp Area)
Campo Inchauspe Argentina
Canton Astro 1966 Phoenix Islands
Cape - South Africa
Cape Canaveral Bahamas, Florida
Carthage - Tunisia
Australian Geodetic
1966 - Australia &
Tasmania
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Switzerland
Chatham Island Astro
1971; New Zealand
(Chatham Island)
Chua Astro
Paraguay
Corrego Alegre
Brazil
Dabola
Guinea
Djakarta (Batavia)
Indonesia (Sumatra)
DOS 1968
New Georgia Islands
(Gizo Island)
Easter Island 1967
Easter Island
European 1950
Mean for Austria,
Belgium, Denmark,
Finland, France,
West Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Italy,
Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
European 1950
Mean for Austria,
Denmark, France,
West Germany,
Netherlands, Switzerland
European 1950
Mean for Iraq, Israel,
Jordan, Lebanon,
Kuwait, Saudi Arabia,
Syria
European 1950
Cyprus
European 1950
Egypt
Kusaie Astro 1951
Caroline Islands
European 1950
England, Channel
Islands, Ireland,
Scotland, Shetland
Islands
L.C. 5 Astro 1961
Cayman Brac Island
European 1950
Finland, Norway
Liberia 1964
Liberia
European 1950
Greece
Luzon
Philippines (Excluding Mindanao)
European 1950
Iran
European 1950
Italy (Sardinia)
European 1950
(Sicily)
European 1950
Malta
Leigon
Ghana
Luzon
Philippines (Mindanao)
Mahe 1971
Mahe Island
Massawa
Ethiopia (Eritrea)
Ireland 1965
Ireland
Merchich
Morocco
ISTS 061 Astro 1968
South Georgia Islands
Midway Astro 1961
Midway Islands
ISTS 073 Astro 1969
Diego Garcia
Johnston Island 1961
Johnston Island
Kandawala
Sri Lanka
Kerguelen Island
1949
Kerguelen Island
Kertau 1948
West Malaysia &
Singapore
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Minna
Cameroon
Minna
Nigeria
Montserrat Island
Astro 1958; Montserrat (Leeward Islands)
M’Poraloko
Gabon, Nahrwan,
Oman (Masirah Island)
Nahrwan
Saudi Arabia
Nahrwan
United Arab Emirates
Naparima BWI
Trinidad & Tobago
North American 1927
Mean for Antigua,
Barbados, Barbuda,
Caicos Islands,
Cuba, Dominican
Republic, Grand
Cayman, Jamaica,
Turks Islands
North American 1927
Mean for Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador,
Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua
North American 1927
Mean for Canada
North American 1927
Mean for CONUS
(Continental United
States)
North American 1927
Mean for CONUS
(East of Mississippi
River) including Louisiana, Missouri, Minnesota
North American 1927
Mean for CONUS
(West of Mississippi
River)
North American 1927
Alaska
North American 1927
Bahamas (Except
San Salvador Island)
North American 1927
Bahamas (San Salvador Island)
North American 1927
Canada (Alberta,
British Columbia)
Old Hawaiian
Mean for Hawaii,
Kauai, Maui, Oahu
North American 1927
Canada (Manitoba,
Ontario)
Old Hawaiian
Hawaii
North American 1927
Canada (New
Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Quebec)
North American 1927
Canada (Northwest
Territories, Saskatchewan)
North American 1927
Canada (Yukon)
North American 1927
Canal Zone
North American 1927
Cuba
North American 1927
Greenland (Hayes
Peninsula)
North American 1927
Mexico
North American 1983
Alaska, Canada,
CONUS
North American 1983
Central America,
Mexico
Old Hawaiian
Kauai
Old Hawaiian
Maui
Old Hawaiian
Oahu
Oman
Oman
Ordinance Survey
Great Britain 1936 Mean for England,
Isle of Man, Scotland,
Shetland Islands,
Wales
Ordinance Survey
Great Britain 1936 England
Ordinance Survey
Great Britain 1936 England, Isle of Man,
Wales
Ordinance Survey
Great Britain 1936 Scotland, Shetland
Islands
Ordinance Survey
Great Britain 1936 Wales
Observaorio Metereo
1939; Azores (Corvo
& Flores Islands)
Pico de las Nieves
Canary Islands
Old Egyptian 1907
Egypt
Pitcairn Astro 1967
Pitcairn Island
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Point 58
Sweden
Santo (DOS)
1965 Espirito Santo
Island
Sao Braz
Azores (Sao Miguel,
Santa Maria Islands)
South American 1969
Brazil
South American 1969
Chile
South American 1969
Colombia
South American 1969
Ecuador
Sapper Hill 1943
East Falkland Island
Schwarzeck
Nambia
South American 1969
Guyana
Selvagem Grande
Salvage Islands
South American 1969
Paraguay
South American 1969
Peru
South American 1969
Mean for Argentina,
Bolivia, Brazil, Chile,
Colombia, Ecuador,
Guyana, Paraguay,
Peru, Trinidad & Tobago, and Venezuela
South American 1969
Argentina
South American 1969
Bolivia
Tokyo
Japan
Tokyo
Korea
Tokyo
South American 1969
Ecuador (Baltra, Galapagos)
SGS 85
Soviet Geodetic System 1985
Tokyo
Mean for Japan, Korea, Okinawa
Okinawa
Tristan Astro 1968
Tristan da Cunha
Viti Levu 1916
Fiji (Viti Levu Island)
Wake
Eniwetok 1960
South American 1969
Trinidad & Tobago
South American 1969
Venezuela
Marshall Islands
Wake Island Astro
1952
Wake Atoll
South Asia
Singapore
Tananarive Observatory 1925; Madagascar
Timbalai 1948
Brunei, East Malaysia
(Sabah, Sarawak)
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WGS 1972
Global Definition
Yacare
Uruguay
Zanderij
Suriname
Notes
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Notes
156
Notes
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FCC Compliance
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including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
Note:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can
be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the factory customer service department for help.
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…in the USA:
We back your investment in quality products with quick, expert service
and genuine Lowrance parts. If you're in the United States and you
have technical, return or repair questions, please contact the Factory
Customer Service Department. Before any product can be returned,
you must call customer service to determine if a return is necessary.
Many times, customer service can resolve your problem over the phone
without sending your product to the factory. To call us, use the following toll-free number:
800-324-1356
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Standard Time, M-F
Lowrance Electronics may find it necessary to change or end our shipping policies, regulations, and special offers at any time. We reserve the
right to do so without notice.
…in Canada:
If you're in Canada and you have technical, return or repair questions,
please contact the Factory Customer Service Department. Before any
product can be returned, you must call customer service to determine if
a return is necessary. Many times, customer service can resolve your
problem over the phone without sending your product to the factory. To
call us, use the following toll-free number:
800-661-3983
905-629-1614 (not toll-free)
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, M-F
…outside Canada and the USA:
If you have technical, return or repair questions, contact the dealer in
the country where you purchased your unit. To locate a dealer near
you, visit our web site, www.lowrance.com and look for the Dealer Locator.
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Accessory Ordering Information
for all countries
To order Lowrance GPS accessories such as power cables or MMC
cards, please contact:
1) Your local marine dealer, sporting goods or consumer electronics
store. Most quality dealers that handle marine electronic equipment or
other consumer electronics should be able to assist you with these
items.
To locate a Lowrance dealer near you, visit our web site,
www.lowrance.com and click on Support and then click Dealer Locator.
Or, you can consult your telephone directory for listings.
2) U.S. customers: LEI Extras Inc., PO Box 129, Catoosa, OK 74015-0129
Call 1-800-324-0045 or visit our web site www.lei-extras.com.
3) Canadian customers can write:
Lowrance/Eagle Canada, 919 Matheson Blvd. E. Mississauga, Ontario
L4W2R7 or fax 905-629-3118.
Shipping Information
If it becomes necessary to send a product for repair or replacement, you
must first receive a return authorization number from Customer
Service. Products shipped without a return authorization will not be
accepted. When shipping, we recommend you do the following:
1. Please do not ship knobs or mounting brackets with gimbal units.
2. If your unit saves sonar logs or GPS data files to memory cards,
make sure you have saved the data to a memory card and that the card
has been removed from the unit, otherwise your data will be lost.
3. If you are sending a check for repair, please place your check in an
envelope and tape it to the unit.
4. For proper testing, include a brief note with the product describing
the problem. Be sure to include your name, return shipping address
and a daytime telephone number. An e-mail address is optional but
useful.
5. Pack the unit in a suitable size box with packing material to prevent
any damage during shipping.
6. Write the Return Authorization (RA) number on the outside of the
box underneath your return address.
7. For your security, you may want to insure the package through your
shipping courier. Lowrance does not assume responsibility for goods
lost or damaged in transit.
Visit our web site:
Lowrance Pub. 988-0151-481
Printed in USA 120506
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All Rights Reserved
Lowrance Electronics, Inc.
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