Garmin 550C Fish Finder User Manual

echo™ 200, 300c, 500c and 550c
owner’s manual
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Introduction
Introduction
 Warning
See the Important Safety and Product Information guide in the product box
for product warnings and other important information.
Manual Conventions
In this manual, the term “select” is used to describe these actions:
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• Highlighting an item in a menu and pressing ENTER.
• Pressing a key, such as ENTER or MENU.
When you are instructed to select menu items, small arrows (>) may appear
in the text. They indicate that you should highlight a series of items using
or
keys (page 1), and press the ENTER key after each item. For
example, if you see “select MENU > Pause/Rewind Sonar,” you should
press MENU, press
or
until Pause/Rewind Sonar is highlighted,
and then press ENTER.
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• Keep the original sales receipt, or a photocopy, in a safe place.
Entering Numerical Values
This manual includes information for the echo™ 200, the echo 300c, the echo
500c, and the echo 550c fishfinders.
Registering Your Device
Contacting Garmin Product Support
Contact Garmin Product Support if you have any questions about this
product.
• In the USA, go to www.garmin.com/support, or contact Garmin USA by
phone at (913) 397.8200 or (800) 800.1020.
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You can enter numerical values when setting alarms or setting an offset.
1. Select the value of the first digit using
and .
2. Select an option:
• For the echo 200, echo 500c, and echo 550c, select to advance to
the next digit.
• For the echo 300c, select ENTER to advance to the next digit.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to adjust the value of all digits.
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Table of Contents
Introduction............................................................................... i
Registering Your Device........................................................................i
Contacting Garmin Product Support.....................................................i
Manual Conventions..............................................................................i
Entering Numerical Values....................................................................i
Getting Started......................................................................... 1
Keys.................................................................................................... 1
Turning On and Turning Off the Device............................................... 1
Color or Grayscale Display.................................................................. 1
Configuring the Initial Device Settings................................................. 1
Turning On the Device Automatically.................................................. 1
Adjusting the Backlight........................................................................ 1
Adjusting the Color Scheme................................................................ 2
Setting the Color Mode........................................................................ 2
Adjusting the Contrast of the echo 200............................................... 2
Setting the Beeper............................................................................... 2
Menu Timeout...................................................................................... 3
Using Quick Adjust.............................................................................. 3
Flasher Page....................................................................................... 8
Opening the Numbers Page................................................................ 8
Using the echo......................................................................... 9
Sonar Screen Settings........................................................................ 9
Alarms............................................................................................... 13
Sonar Numbers................................................................................. 15
Calibration......................................................................................... 16
Appendix................................................................................ 18
Specifications.................................................................................... 18
Cleaning the Outer Casing................................................................ 18
Cleaning the Screen.......................................................................... 18
System Settings................................................................................ 18
Software License Agreement............................................................ 19
Index....................................................................................... 20
Viewing Pages......................................................................... 4
Selecting a Page................................................................................. 4
Full Screen Page................................................................................. 4
Split Zoom Page.................................................................................. 5
Split Frequency Page.......................................................................... 5
Log Pages........................................................................................... 6
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Getting Started
Getting Started
Keys
Turning On and Turning Off the Device
Press
.
Color or Grayscale Display
The echo 200 has a grayscale display. The echo 300c, echo 500c, and echo
550c have color displays.
Configuring the Initial Device Settings
When you turn on the device the first time, you must configure a series of
initial settings.
You must also configure these settings after restoring original factory
settings (page 19). You can update each of these settings later.
1. Turn on the device.
The device prompts you to enter the initial device settings.
2. Follow the on-screen instructions.
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MENU
Displays or hides a list of options.
ENTER
Selects a menu item.
Scrolls through options or changes settings.
Selects page options (page 4) on the echo 200, echo 500c, and
echo 550c.
Turns the device on or off and adjusts the backlight.
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Turning On the Device Automatically
You can set the device to turn on when power is applied.
From any page, select MENU > Setup > System > Auto Power > On.
Adjusting the Backlight
1. From any page, select MENU > Setup > System > Backlight.
2. Select
and
to adjust the brightness of the backlight.
TIP: Press to open the backlight adjustment bar. Press repeatedly
to cycle through the brightness settings.
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Adjusting the Color Scheme
Before you can adjust the color scheme, you must open the Full Screen page
(page 4), the Split Zoom page (page 5), the Split Frequency page (page 5), or
the Flasher page (page 8).
For the echo 300c, the echo 500c, and the echo 550c, you can select the
color scheme displayed on a sonar screen.
Color Scheme Color
Description
White
Yellow
Strong return
Purple
Medium return
Blue
Weak return
White (Black in night mode) No return
Blue
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Red
Strong return
Yellow
Medium return
Light Blue
Weak return
Blue
No return
Darker shades
Stronger return
Lighter shades
Weaker return
White
No return
Setting the Color Mode
For the echo 300c, the echo 500c, and the echo 550c, you can select the
color mode (for day or night use) of the sonar screen.
1. From any page, select MENU > Setup > System > Color Mode.
2. Select Day or Night.
Adjusting the Contrast of the echo 200
1. From any page, select MENU > Setup > System > Contrast.
2. Select
or
to adjust the contrast.
TIP: Hold
or
to make large adjustments quickly.
3. Select ENTER.
Setting the Beeper
You can set when the device makes audible sounds.
1. From any page, select MENU > Setup > System > Beeper.
2. Select an option:
• To have the device beep when you select an item and when an alarm
is triggered, select On.
• To have the device beep only when alarms are triggered, select
Alarms Only.
1. From any page, select MENU > Setup > Sonar Setup > Color Scheme.
2. Select a color scheme.
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Menu Timeout
If a menu is open for 15 seconds and no keys are selected, the menu closes
and your previous screen is displayed.
Using Quick Adjust
Before you can use quick adjust, you must open the Full Screen page
(page 4), the Split Zoom page (page 5), the Split Frequency page (page 5), or
the Flasher page (page 8).
After adjusting a setting and returning to a page, you can quickly return to
the setting options.
After returning to the page, select
or
.
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Viewing Pages
Viewing Pages
Pages allow you to view sonar information in different formats.
• Three sonar pages
◦◦ Full Screen page (page 4)
◦◦ Split Zoom page (page 5)
◦◦ Split Frequency page (page 5)
• Log page for temperature or depth (page 6)
• Flasher page (page 8)
• Numbers page (page 8)
Full Screen Page
The Full Screen page shows a full-view graph of sonar readings from a
transducer.
From any page, select MENU > Pages > Full Screen.
➊
➋
➌
➍
➎
➏
Selecting a Page
1. From any page, select MENU > Pages.
2. Select a page.
TIP: When using the echo 200, the echo 500c, or the echo 550c, select or
from any page to quickly access the page menu. Select or to select a
page.
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➊
Bottom depth at your present location.
➋
Water temperature.
➌
Water speed (if a water-speed capable transducer is connected).
➍
Suspended targets.
➎
Transducer frequency.
➏
Screen depth as screen scrolls from right to left.
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Viewing Pages
Split Zoom Page
The Split Zoom page shows a full-view graph of sonar readings on the right
side of the screen, and a magnified portion of that graph on the left side of
the screen.
From any page, select MENU > Pages > Split Zoom.
Increasing the Width of the Zoom Screen
You can increase the width of the magnified portion of the Split Zoom page.
From the Split Zoom page , select MENU > Setup > Sonar Setup >
Split Size > Large.
Split Frequency Page
➊
On the Split Frequency page, the left side of the screen shows 77 kHz
frequency sonar data, and the right side of the screen shows 200 kHz
frequency sonar data.
➋
NOTE: The Split Frequency page requires the use of a dual-beam
transducer.
➌
➍
➊
Depth, water temperature, and water speed.
➋
Zoomed depth scale.
➌
Zoom window.
➍
Depth range.
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From any page, select MENU > Pages > Split Frequency.
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Log Pages
You can view a log of depth readings (page 6) or water temperature readings
(page 7) on the full screen. You can also view both logs simultaneously on
a split screen log (page 7). The graph scrolls to the left as information is
received.
When you open a log page, the last log page you selected is shown (depth,
water temperature, or both). You can then select a different log page.
➊
➋
➊
➎
➏
Opening the Depth Log Page
The Depth Log page displays a graphic log of depth readings over time.
1. From any page, select MENU > Pages > Log.
2. If the temperature log or the split screen log is shown, select MENU >
Change Log > Depth.
Setting the Depth Log Duration
Before you can set the depth log duration, you must open the depth log or
the split screen log.
You can change the time scale (duration) on the depth log. Increasing the
duration allows you to view depth variations over a longer period of time.
Decreasing the duration allows you to view more detail over a shorter period
of time.
The duration appears in the lower-left corner of the screen.
➌
➍
Depth Log
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➌
Setting the Depth Log Scale
➐
Temperature Log
Split Screen Log
➊
Depth at your present location.
➋
Depth value at top of log.
➌
Log duration.
➍
Depth value at bottom of log.
➎
Water temperature at your present location.
➏
Temperature value at top of log.
➐
Temperature value at bottom of log.
Before you can set the depth-range scale, you must open the depth log or the
split screen log.
You can change the depth-range scale on the depth log. Increasing the depthrange scale allows you to view more variations in depth. Decreasing the
depth-range scale allows you to view more detail in the variation. When the
scale is set to Auto, the depth range automatically adjusts to display all the
log values within the selected duration.
1. Select MENU > Depth Log Options > Scale.
2. Select a depth-range scale.
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Viewing the Temperature Log Page
Setting the Temperature Log Scale
1. From any page, select MENU > Pages > Log.
2. If the temperature log or the split screen log is shown, select MENU >
Change Log > Temperature.
You can change the temperature-range scale on the temperature log.
Increasing the temperature-range scale allows you to view more variations
in temperature. Decreasing the temperature-range scale allows you to view
more detail in the variation. When the scale is set to Auto, the temperature
range automatically adjusts to display all the log values within the selected
duration.
The Temperature Log page displays a graphic log of water temperature
readings over time.
Setting the Temperature Log Duration
Before you can set the temperature log duration, you must open the
temperature log (page 7) or the split screen log (page 7).
You can change the time scale on the water temperature log. Increasing the
time scale allows you to view temperature variations over a longer period of
time. Decreasing the time scale allows you to view more detail over a shorter
period of time.
1. Select MENU > Temp. Log Options > Duration.
2. Select a duration.
Before you can set the temperature-range scale, you must open the
temperature log (page 7) or the split screen log (page 7).
1. Select MENU > Temp. Log Options > Scale.
2. Select a temperature-range scale.
Viewing the Depth Log and the Temperature Log
Simultaneously.
You can view the depth log and temperature log simultaneously on the split
screen log. You can adjust the depth log duration (page 6), the depth log
scale (page 6), the temperature log duration (page 7), or the temperature log
scale (page 7) from this screen.
1. From any page, select MENU > Pages > Log.
2. If the temperature log or the depth log is shown, select MENU > Change
Log > Both.
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Viewing Pages
Flasher Page
The Flasher page displays sonar information on a circular depth scale,
indicating what is beneath your boat. It is organized as a ring that starts at
the top and progresses clockwise. Depth is indicated by the scale inside the
ring. Sonar information flashes on the ring when it is received at the depth
indicated. The colors indicate different strengths of the sonar return (refer to
the table on page 2).
From any page, select MENU > Pages > Flasher.
Opening the Numbers Page
The Numbers page displays numeric information instead of a graph.
From any page, select MENU > Pages > Numbers.
Resetting the Odometer to Zero
NOTE: The device must be connected to a speed-wheel transducer to use
the odometer.
From the Numbers page, select MENU > Reset Odometer.
➊
➋
8
➊
Depth at your present location.
➋
Depth scale.
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Sonar Screen Settings
The Full Screen page, the Split Zoom page, the Split Frequency page,
and the Flasher page are a visual representation of the area beneath your
boat. These sonar views can be customized as indicated in the following
paragraphs.
Adjusting the Range of the Depth Scale
Before you can adjust the range of the depth scale, you must open the Full
Screen page (page 4), the Split Zoom page (page 5), the Split Frequency
page (page 5), or the Flasher page (page 8).
You can adjust the range of the depth scale that appears on the right side of
the Full Screen page, the Split Zoom page, and the Split Frequency page,
and the inside of the flasher. This setting determines how deep the sonar will
search for targets.
1. Select MENU > Range.
2. Select an option:
• To allow the device to adjust the range automatically based on the
depth, select Auto.
• To increase or decrease the range of the depth scale manually, select
Manual, select
or , then select ENTER.
When you set the range on one page, that setting is applied to the other
pages.
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Zoom Adjustments
You can adjust the zoom of the Full Screen page, the Split Zoom page, and
the Split Frequency page manually, or you can allow the device to adjust the
zoom automatically.
Adjust the zoom manually by selecting the span (amount of sonar data that
will be displayed in the zoomed window) and selecting a fixed starting
depth. For example, if you select a span of 15 meters and a starting depth
of 5 meters, the device will display an area from 5 meters deep to 20 meters
deep.
When you adjust the zoom automatically, the span is the area that will be
displayed on the screen from the contour of the bottom of the water. For
example, if you select a span of 10 meters, the device will display an area
from the bottom of the water to 10 meters above the bottom.
Adjusting the Zoom Manually
Before you can adjust the zoom manually, you must open the Full Screen
page (page 4), the Split Zoom page (page 5), or the Split Frequency page
(page 5).
When you set the span of the zoom on one page, the other pages are not
affected.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Select Menu > Zoom > Manual Zoom > Span.
Select the span you would like to show.
Select Depth.
Select
or , to adjust the viewing window.
Select ENTER > Done.
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Adjusting the Zoom Automatically
Before you can adjust the zoom automatically, you must open the Full
Screen page (page 4), the Split Zoom page (page 5), or the Split Frequency
page (page 5).
Pausing the Sonar Screen
Before you can pause the screen, you must open the Full Screen page
(page 4), the Split Zoom page (page 5), or the Split Frequency page (page 5).
1. Select Menu > Zoom > Auto Zoom.
2. Select the span.
1. Select MENU.
2. Select an option.
• For the echo 200, echo 500c, or echo 550c, select Pause/Rewind
Sonar.
• For the echo 300c, select Pause Sonar.
Locking the Screen to the Water Bottom
Before you can adjust the zoom, you must open the Full Screen page (page
4), the Split Zoom page (page 5), or the Split Frequency page (page 5).
Resuming the Sonar Screen
After pausing the screen or viewing the sonar history, select MENU >
Resume Sonar.
When you set the zoom to Auto Zoom on one page, that setting does not
affect the other pages.
You can lock the screen to the water bottom of the Full Screen page, the
Split Zoom page, or the Split Frequency page by selecting the span and
locking the screen to the bottom of the water. For example, if you select a
span of 20 meters, the device will display an area from the water bottom to
20 meters above the bottom. The distance from the bottom is displayed on
the right side of the screen.
When you set the zoom to bottom lock on one page, that setting does not
affect the other pages.
1. Select Menu > Zoom > Bottom Lock.
2. Select a span.
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Sonar History Rewind
When using the echo 200, the echo 500c, or the echo 550c, you can pause
the screen and then scroll the screen to view your sonar history.
1. Select MENU > Pause/Rewind Sonar.
2. Select or to scroll the screen and move the vertical line.
3. Select
or
to adjust the horizontal depth line.
Setting the Sonar Scroll Speed
Before you can adjust the scroll speed of the depth scale, you must open the
Full Screen page (page 4), the Split Zoom page (page 5), the Split Frequency
page (page 5), or the Flasher page (page 8).
➋
➊
You can set the rate at which the sonar scrolls from right to left.
➌
Use a higher scroll speed to see more detail, especially while moving or
trolling. Use a lower scroll speed to display the sonar information on the
screen longer.
When you set the scroll speed on one page, that setting is applied to the other
pages.
➍
➊
Water temperature at the location indicated by the vertical line.
➋
Scroll bar gives an indication of how far back you have scrolled.
➌
Depth of the horizontal line.
➍
Depth at the location indicated by the vertical line.
Opening the Sonar History
Before you can view your sonar history, you must open the Full Screen page
(page 4), the Split Zoom page (page 5), or the Split Frequency page (page 5)
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1. Select MENU > Setup > Sonar Setup > Scroll Speed.
2. Select a scroll speed.
Showing and Adjusting the Depth Line
Before you can show the depth line, you must open the Full Screen page
(page 4), the Split Zoom page (page 5), or the Split Frequency page (page 5).
You can show and adjust a horizontal line on a sonar screen. The depth of
the line is indicated on the right side of the screen.
When you show a depth line on one page, the line is also displayed on the
other pages.
1. Select MENU > Depth Line > On.
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2. To adjust the depth line, select
or
.
Selecting a Frequency
Before you can select a frequency, you must open the Full Screen page
(page 4), the Split Zoom page (page 5), or the Flasher page (page 8).
When using a dual-beam transducer, you can select a frequency of 200 kHz
or 77 kHz.
The 200 kHz frequency shows better detail, has a narrower beam, and is
typically used in shallower waters.
The 77 kHz frequency has a wider beam, so it can be used to cover a larger
area. It can be used as a search tool to locate structure, such as brush piles,
and to see more fish.
• To show suspended targets as symbols with target depth information,
select
.
• To show suspended targets as symbols with background sonar
information, select
.
• To show suspended targets as symbols with background sonar
information and target depth information, Select
.
A-Scope
The A-Scope is a vertical flasher along the right side of the Full Screen page
that shows the range to targets in real time along a scale. This view expands
the most recently received sonar data so that it is easier to see. It can also be
helpful in detecting fish that are located close to the bottom.
When you select a frequency on one page, that setting is applied to the other
pages.
➊
1. Select MENU > Setup > Sonar Setup > Frequency.
2. Select a frequency.
Configuring the Appearance of Suspended Targets
Before you can set how the sonar interprets suspended targets, you must
open the Full Screen page (page 4), the Split Zoom page (page 5), or the
Split Frequency page (page 5).
When you configure the appearance of suspended targets on one page, that
setting is applied to the other pages.
1. Select MENU > Setup > Sonar Setup > Fish Symbols.
2. Select an option:
• To show suspended targets as symbols, select
.
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➋
➊
A-Scope
➋
Diameter of the sonar cone at the present depth.
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Turning On the A-Scope
From the Full Screen page (page 4), select MENU > Setup > Sonar
Setup > A-Scope > On.
Alarms
2. Enter the value of the alarm setting (page i).
3. Select ENTER to accept the value.
The alarm setting appears.
4. Select Done or Confirm.
Setting the Shallow Water and Deep Water Alarms
You can set an alarm to sound when the depth is shallower or deeper than a
specified value.
Setting Fish Alarms
You can set an alarm to sound when the device detects a suspended target.
NOTE: Alarm settings are saved when the device is turned off.
1. From any page, select MENU > Setup > Alarms > Fish.
2. Select an option:
to sound an alarm for all fish sizes.
• Select
• Select
to sound an alarm for medium and large fish only.
• Select
to sound an alarm for large fish only.
1. From any page, select MENU > Setup > Alarms.
2. Select an option:
• To sound an alarm when the depth is shallower than the specified
depth, select Shallow Water > On.
• To sound an alarm when the depth is deeper than the specified depth,
select Deep Water > On.
3. Enter the value (page i) of the alarm setting.
4. Select ENTER to accept the value.
The alarm setting appears.
5. Select Done or Confirm.
Setting the Battery Voltage Alarm
You can set an alarm to sound when the battery reaches a specified low
voltage.
NOTE: Alarm settings are saved when the device is turned off.
1. From any page, select MENU > Setup > Alarms > Battery > On.
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NOTE: Alarm settings are saved when the device is turned off.
Setting the Water Temperature Alarm
If the device is connected to a temperature transducer, you can set an alarm
to sound when the water temperature varies more than ± 2 °F (±.1.1 °C).
NOTE: Alarm settings are saved when the device is turned off.
1. From any page, select MENU > Setup > Alarms > Water Temperature
> On.
2. Enter the value of the alarm setting (page i).
3. Select ENTER to accept the value.
The alarm setting appears.
4. Select Done or Confirm.
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Setting the Drift Alarm
You can set an alarm to sound when variations in depth at your present
location exceed the specified depth.
NOTE: Alarm settings are saved when the device is turned off.
1. From any page, select MENU > Setup > Alarms > Drift > On.
2. Enter the value of the alarm setting (page i).
3. Select ENTER to accept the value.
The alarm setting appears.
4. Select Done or Confirm.
Sonar Gain and Noise Settings
You can adjust the amount of gain and noise on a sonar screen.
When you set the gain on one page, that setting is applied to the other pages.
Setting the Gain Manually
Before you can adjust the gain, you must open the Full Screen page
(page 4), the Split Zoom page (page 5), the Split Frequency page (page 5), or
the Flasher page (page 8).
The gain setting controls the sensitivity of the sonar receiver to compensate
for water depth and water clarity. To see more detail, increase the gain. If the
screen is cluttered, decrease the gain.
NOTE: To set the gain on the Split Frequency page, you must set the 77
kHz and the 200 kHz screens separately.
1. Select Menu > Gain > Manual.
2. Select
to increase the gain setting until you begin to see noise in the
water portion of the screen.
3. Select
to decrease the gain.
Setting the Gain to Auto
Before you can adjust the gain, you must open the Full Screen page
(page 4), the Split Zoom page (page 5), the Split Frequency page (page 5), or
the Flasher page (page 8).
NOTE: To set the gain on the Split Frequency page, you must set the 77
kHz and the 200 kHz screens separately.
1. Select Menu > Gain.
2. Select an option:
• To display the sonar screen with higher sensitivity and to show
weaker signals and more noise, select Auto-High.
• To display the sonar screen with normal sensitivity, select Auto-Med.
• To display the sonar screen with lower sensitivity and less noise,
select Auto-Low.
To set the gain manually, increase the gain setting until you begin to see
“noise” in the water portion of the screen, then slightly decrease the gain.
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Setting Noise Rejection
Before you can set the noise rejection, you must open the Full Screen page
(page 4), the Split Zoom page (page 5), or the Split Frequency page (page 5).
You can minimize the appearance of weak sonar returns by increasing noise
rejection.
When you set noise rejection on one page, that setting is applied to the other
pages.
NOTE: To set noise rejection on the Split Frequency page, you must set the
77 kHz and the 200 kHz screens separately.
1. Select MENU > Setup > Sonar Setup > Noise Reject.
2. Select the level of noise rejection.
Hiding Surface Noise
Before you can hide surface noise, you must open the Full Screen page
(page 4), the Split Zoom page (page 5), or the Split Frequency page (page 5).
You can set whether the sonar returns near the surface of the water appear.
Hide surface noise to help reduce clutter.
When you show or hide the surface noise on one page, that setting is applied
to the other pages.
Select MENU > Setup > Sonar Setup > Surface Noise > Hide.
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Sonar Numbers
You can adjust which numbers (water temperature, battery voltage, water
speed, and water speed odometer) are displayed on the Full Screen page, the
Split Zoom page, and the Split Frequency page. You can also adjust the size
of those numbers.
NOTE: The device must be connected to a temperature transducer to show
the water temperature. The device must be connected to a speed-wheel
transducer to show the water speed.
Showing the Water Temperature
Before you can show the water temperature, you must open the Full Screen
page (page 4), the Split Zoom page (page 5), or the Split Frequency page
(page 5).
1. Select MENU > Setup > Sonar Numbers > Water Temperature.
2. Select Auto.
Showing the Water Speed
Before you can show the water speed, you must open the Full Screen page
(page 4), the Split Zoom page (page 5), or the Split Frequency page (page 5).
1. Select MENU > Setup > Sonar Numbers > Water Speed.
2. Select Auto.
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Using the echo
Showing the Battery Voltage
Before you can show the battery voltage, you must open the Full Screen
page (page 4), the Split Zoom page (page 5), or the Split Frequency page
(page 5).
1. Select MENU > Setup > Sonar Numbers > Battery.
2. Select Show.
Showing the Water Speed Odometer
Before you can show the odometer, you must open the Full Screen page
(page 4), the Split Zoom page (page 5), or the Split Frequency page (page 5).
To reset the odometer to zero, see page (page 8).
1. Select MENU > Setup > Sonar Numbers > Odometer.
2. Select Auto.
Setting the Number Size
Before you can set the number size, you must open the Full Screen page
(page 4), the Split Zoom page (page 5), or the Split Frequency page (page 5).
1. Select MENU > Setup > Sonar Numbers > Number Size.
2. Select a number size.
Calibration
Setting the Keel Offset
The keel offset compensates for the surface reading for the depth of a keel,
making it possible to measure depth from the bottom of the keel instead of
from the transducer location.
1. Select an option, based on the location of the transducer:
• If the transducer is installed at the water line ➊, measure the distance
from the transducer location to the keel of the boat. Enter this value in
steps 4 and 5 as a positive number.
• If the transducer is installed at the bottom of the keel ➋, measure
the distance from the transducer to the water line. Enter this value in
steps 4 and 5 as a negative number.
➊
➋
2. From any page, select MENU > Setup > Calibration > Keel Offset.
3. Use
and
to select positive (+) or negative (-), based on the
location of the transducer.
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4. Enter the value (page i) of the offset.
5. Select ENTER.
6. Check the keel offset value on the Calibration screen to ensure you have
entered the correct value.
Setting the Water Temperature Offset
The temperature offset compensates for the temperature reading from a
temperature-capable sensor.
Calibrating the Water Speed Sensor
1. From any page, select MENU > Setup > Calibration > Calibrate
Water Speed.
2. Follow the on-screen instructions.
NOTE: Be sure to enter the top speed as measured by an external source,
such as a GPS. (Do not enter the Water Speed value displayed on the
Calibrate Water Speed screen.)
1. Measure the water temperature using the temperature-capable transducer
that is connected to the echo.
2. Measure the water temperature using a thermometer or a different
temperature sensor that is known to be accurate.
3. Subtract the water temperature measured in step 1 from the water
temperature measured in step 2.
This is the temperature offset. Enter this value in steps 5 and 7 as a
positive number if the sensor connected to the echo measures the water
temperature as being colder than it actually is. Enter this value in steps 5
and 7 as a negative number if the sensor connected to the echo measures
the water temperature as being warmer than it actually is.
4. From any page, select MENU > Setup > Calibration > Temperature
Offset.
5. Use
and
to select positive (+) or negative (-), based on the value
measured in step 3.
6. Enter the value (page i) of the alarm setting.
7. Select ENTER.
8. Check the temperature offset value on the Calibration screen to ensure
you have entered the correct value.
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Appendix
Appendix
Specifications
Specification
Temperature Range
Measurement
echo 200: From 5°F to 158°F (from -15°C
to 70°C)
echo 300c/500c/550c: From 5°F to 131°F
(from -15°C to 55°C)
Compass Safe Distance
echo 200: 9.9 in. (250 mm)
echo 300c: 13.8 in. (350 mm)
echo 500c/550c: 15.75 in. (400 mm)
Power Source Voltage Range 10–28 Vdc
Rated Current
1A
Fuse
AGC/3AG - 3.0 A
Freshwater Depth*
echo 200/300c: 1500 ft. (457 m)
echo 500c/550c: 1900 ft. (579 m)
Saltwater Depth*
echo 200/300c: 600 ft. (183 m)
echo 500c/550c: 700 ft. (213 m)
*Depth capacity is dependent on water salinity, bottom type, and other water conditions.
The transducer provided with the echo 200/300c/500/550c has beam angles
of 15 and 45 degrees at 3dB. However, when this transducer is used with
the echo device, it can detect the smallest signals up to 60 and 120 degrees.
Shallow and deep water performance is maximized because the echo series
shows more fish when shallow, and reaches deep to show structure and
bottom contours.
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Cleaning the Outer Casing
Notice
Avoid chemical cleaners and solvents that can damage plastic components.
1. Clean the outer casing (not the screen) of the device using a cloth
dampened with a mild detergent solution.
2. Wipe the device dry.
Cleaning the Screen
Notice
Cleaners containing ammonia will harm the anti-reflective coating.
The device is coated with a special anti-reflective coating which is very
sensitive to skin oils, waxes, and abrasive cleaners.
1. Apply an eyeglass lens cleaner specified as safe for anti-reflective
coatings to the cloth.
2. Gently wipe the screen with a soft, clean, lint-free cloth.
System Settings
Setting the Language
1. From any page, select MENU > Setup > Units > Language.
2. Select the language.
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Setting the Units of Measure
You can set the units of measure the echo shows.
Software License Agreement
1. From any page, select MENU > Setup > Units.
2. Select an option:
• Select Depth, and select Feet (ft), Meters (m), or Fathoms (fa).
• Select Temperature, and select Fahrenheit (°F) or Celsius (°C).
• Select Water Speed, and select Miles/Hour (mh),
Kilometers/Hour (kh), or Knots (kt).
• Select Distance, and select Statute (mi, ft), Metric (km, m),
Nautical (nm, ft), or Nautical (nm, m).
Garmin Ltd. and its subsidiaries (“Garmin”) grant you a limited license to use the
software embedded in this device (the “Software”) in binary executable form in the
normal operation of the product. Title, ownership rights, and intellectual property
rights in and to the Software remain in Garmin and/or its third-party providers.
Viewing System Information
From any page, select MENU > Setup > System > System
Information.
Restoring the Original Factory Settings
NOTE: This procedure deletes all settings information you have entered.
From any page, select MENU > Setup > System > System Information
> Factory Settings > Yes.
BY USING THE ECHO 200, THE ECHO 300C, THE ECHO 500C, OR ECHO
550C, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF
THE FOLLOWING SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT. PLEASE READ THIS
AGREEMENT CAREFULLY.
You acknowledge that the Software is the property of Garmin and/or its thirdparty providers and is protected under the United States of America copyright laws
and international copyright treaties. You further acknowledge that the structure,
organization, and code of the Software, for which source code is not provided, are
valuable trade secrets of Garmin and/or its third-party providers and that the Software
in source code form remains a valuable trade secret of Garmin and/or its third-party
providers. You agree not to decompile, disassemble, modify, reverse assemble,
reverse engineer, or reduce to human readable form the Software or any part thereof
or create any derivative works based on the Software. You agree not to export or
re-export the Software to any country in violation of the export control laws of the
United States of America or the export control laws of any other applicable country.
Hg - lampS inside thE ECHO 500c AND THE ECHO 550C
contain mercury and must be recycled or disposed
of according to local, state, or federal laws.
For more information go to:
www.garmin.com/aboutGarmin/environment/disposal.jsp.
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Index
Index
A
alarms
battery voltage 13
beeper 2
drift 14
fish 13
shallow and deep water 13
temperature 13
A-Scope 12
B
backlight 1
battery voltage
alarm 13
showing 16
beeper 2
bottom lock 10
brightness 1
buttons 1
C
calibration
keel offset 16
temperature offset 17
water speed sensor 17
20
cleaning
outer casing 18
screen 18
color mode 2
color scheme 2
compass safe distance 18
contacting product support i
contrast, screen 2
D
day and night settings 2
deep water alarm 13
depth line 11
depth log
duration 6
scale 6
viewing 6, 7
depth scale 9
drift alarm 14
F
factory settings, restoring 19
fish
alarm 13
symbols 12
Flasher page 8
frequency
selecting 12
split screen 5
Full Screen page 4
G
gain
setting automatically 14
setting manually 14
O
odometer
resetting 8
showing 16
I
identification number 19
P
pages 4
pause/rewind sonar 10, 11
product support, contacting i
K
keel offset 16
keys 1
R
registering your device i
L
language 18
line, depth 11
Log page 6
depth 6
temperature 7
M
measurement units 19
N
night and day settings 2
noise rejection 15
numbers
showing 15
size on screen 16
sonar 15
Numbers page 8
S
screen
brightness 1
contrast 2
day or night 2
pausing 10
resuming after pausing 10
scroll speed 11
sensor, speed, calibrating 17
shallow water alarm 13
software version 19
sonar history 10, 11
sonar numbers 15
span 9, 10
speed sensor, calibrating 17
speed, showing 15
Split Frequency page 5
split size 5
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Split Zoom page 5
surface noise 15
symbols, fish 12
system information 19
T
temperature alarm 13
temperature log
duration 7
scale 7
viewing 7
temperature offset 17
temperature, showing 15
Z
zoom
adjusting automatically 10
adjusting manually 9
split screen 5
U
units of measure 19
V
version, software 19
voltage alarm 13
W
water speed
odometer, displaying 16
sensor, calibrating 17
showing 15
water temperature alarm 13
water temperature offset 17
water temperature, showing 15
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© 2011 Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries
Garmin International, Inc.
1200 East 151st Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062, USA
Garmin (Europe) Ltd.
Liberty House, Hounsdown Business Park, Southampton, Hampshire, SO40 9LR UK
Garmin Corporation
No. 68, Zhangshu 2nd Road, Xizhi Dist., New Taipei City, 221, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
www.garmin.com
February 2011
Part Number 190-01313-00 Rev. A
Printed in Taiwan