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Eagle MagnaView Installation And Operation Instructions Manual

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    MagnaV MagnaV MagnaV iew MagnaV MagnaV MagnaV MagnaV MagnaV iew Plus MagnaV MagnaV INSTALLATION AND OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS MagnaView MagnaView MagnaView MagnaView MagnaView iew Plus iew Plus iew Plus iew Plus...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents


  • Page 3: Introduction

    The Magna series has powerful features available through easy-to-use menus. To get started with your Eagle unit, first read the installation section. This is where it all begins. Improper installation can cause problems down the road. After you’ve read the instructions, install the unit, then read the rest of the manual.

  • Page 4: Installation

    INSTALLATION - Bracket You can install the MagnaView on the top of a dash or from an overhead with the supplied bracket. It can also be installed in the dash with an optional IDA-3 mounting kit. If you use the supplied bracket, you may be interested in the optional GBSA-1 swivel bracket kit.

  • Page 5: Power Connections

    POWER CONNECTIONS The MagnaView works from a 12 volt DC system only. For the best results, run the power cable directly to the boat’s battery. Keep the power cable away from other boat wiring, especially the engine’s wires. This will give the best isolation from electrical noise.

  • Page 6: Speed/temp Sensor (magnaview Plus Only)

    If the base of the transom has a radius, fill the gap between the transom and the sensor with caulking compound. This will help ensure a smooth water flow. Route the sensor cable to the in-line connector on the MagnaView Plus’ power cable. The speed/temp sensor is now ready for use. GOOD LOCATION...

  • Page 7: Keyboard Basics

    DISPLAY - General The lights flash for about ten seconds when the MagnaView is turned on. Three menus appear, one after the other. The menus are the lights (LAMP), feet-meter selection (FEET/METER), and contrast adjustment (DARK/LIGHT).

  • Page 8: Operation

    RANGE You can’t adjust the range when the MagnaView is in the automatic mode. It is adjustable when the unit is in the manual mode, however. To do so, first put the unit in the manual mode.

  • Page 9: Zoom

    ON/ CLEAR key to clear the display. If you wait a few seconds, it will automatically clear. The MagnaView and MagnaView Plus have the following ranges: 10, 20, 40, 60, 120, 240, 480, and 900 feet.

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    5, 10, 20, 30, 50, 100, and 150 meters. Zoom - Manual Operation To operate the zoom feature when the MagnaView is in the manual mode, first press the menu key. Then press the down arrow key in the RANGE/ ZOOM menu to place the Magna in the zoom mode.

  • Page 11: Sensitivity

    Typically, the best sensitivity level shows a good, solid bottom signal with grayline. The MagnaView adjusts the sensitivity level to keep a solid bottom signal on the screen. It adds a little extra when it’s in the automatic mode. This gives it the capability to show fish and other detail.

  • Page 12: Fish Id

    If you reach the maximum or minimum level, a tone sounds alerting you to the limits. The level chosen by the MagnaView when it’s first turned on is usually adequate for most conditions. Experiment with your unit to find the Grayline setting that’s best.

  • Page 13: Targettrack

    The Fish ID feature can’t be used when the MagnaView is in the manual mode. If you turn the automatic feature off, the Fish ID feature will automatically be turned off, also.

  • Page 14: Chart Speed

    Chart speed is set to maximum when the MagnaView is first turned on. To decrease it, press the down arrow key. Press the up arrow key to increase the speed again.

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    CHT 2 (Chart #2) This is the High Speed Scroll mode. It shifts the chart speed into high gear, scrolling ech- oes at a high rate. It has the following fea- tures: 1. Automatic Off 2. Fish ID Feature Off 3.

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    DISPLAY MODE - MAGNAVIEW PLUS ONLY CHT 1 (Chart #1) This is the default mode used when the MagnaView Plus is first turned on. It has the following features: 1. Automatic On 2. Fish ID Feature On 3. TargetTrack On 4.

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    The digital temperature, speed, and log shows beneath the depth. The log starts counting when the MagnaView Plus is first turned on. When the MagnaView Plus is turned off, the log is reset to zero.

  • Page 18: Alarms

    ALARMS FISH ALARM The Fish Alarm sounds a tone when a fish symbol appears on the screen. To use the fish alarm, press the menu key until the “FISH ALARM” menu appears on the screen. Now press the up arrow key to turn the alarm on. Repeat the above steps to turn the fish alarm off.

  • Page 19: Back Light

    ALARM” menu to adjust the deep alarm. When the bottom signal goes deeper than the setting, an alarm tone sounds. LIGHTS The MagnaView and MagnaView Plus’ dis- play is backlighted for night use. To turn the backlights on or off, press the menu key repeatedly until the LAMP menu appears.

  • Page 20: Asp (advanced Signal Processing)

    The menu will clear automatically after a few seconds or you can press the ON/CLEAR key to clear the screen. ASP (Advanced Signal Processing) ASP is a program embedded in the MagnaView’s computer that is specifically designed to eliminate noise. It continually monitors the signals from the receiver, determines which echoes are noise and rejects them.

  • Page 21: Surveying A Lake

    The most efficient way to become acquainted with a body of water is to survey it with your MagnaView Start with a map of the lake, if possible, and indicate the promising spots in relation to landmarks on shore.

  • Page 22: Water Temp. And Thermoclines

    For example, from 45 to 60 feet. The smaller the segment, the better the screen resolution will be. The easiest way to do this on the MagnaView is with the Zoom feature. This feature expands the echoes, making it easier to see detail. For the best results, turn the sensitivity up as high as possible without getting too much noise on the screen.

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    Many times bait fish will be above the thermocline while larger game fish will suspend in or just below it. The MagnaView can detect this invisible layer in the water, but Fish ID will have to be off, and the sensitivity will probably have to be turned up to see it.

  • Page 24: Troubleshooting

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION! If your unit is not working, or if you need technical help, please use the following troubleshooting section before contacting the factory customer service department. It may save you the trouble of returning your unit. TROUBLESHOOTING Unit won’t turn on: 1.

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    3. The water may be deeper than the sonar’s ability to find the bottom. If the sonar can’t find the bottom signal while it’s in the automatic mode, the digital will flash continuously. It may change the range to limits far greater than the water you are in.

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    With the boat at rest in the water, the first thing you should do is turn all electrical equipment on the boat off. Make certain the engine is off, also. Turn your MagnaView on, then turn off ASP (Advanced Signal Processing). There should be a steady bottom signal on the display. Now turn on each piece of electrical equipment on the boat and view the effect on the sonar’s display.

  • Page 27: Missing Parts Information

    Customer Service Department, the missing item(s) will be shipped directly to you free of charge. DISPLAY UNIT RUBBER WASHER RUBBER WASHER GIMBAL KNOB GIMBAL KNOB GIMBAL BRACKET TRANSDUCER, POWER CABLE BRACKET, HARDWARE FUSE SPEED/TEMP SENSOR FUSE HOLDER (MagnaView Plus models Only)

  • Page 28: Ups Return Service - U.s.a. Only

    United States, use the enclosed UPS shipping label for easy, free shipping to our factory customer service department. There are six easy steps: 1.Call Eagle at the toll-free number on the front of this flyer for a Return Authorization (RA) number and instructions about what accessories to return.

  • Page 29: Accessory Ordering Information

    This UPS shipping offer is good only in the continental United States (excludes Alaska and Hawaii). Eagle 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.

  • Page 30: Warranty

    EAGLE ELECTRONICS FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY “We", “our”, or “us” refers to EAGLE ELECTRONICS, a division of LEI, the manufacturer of this product. “You” or “your” refers to the first person who purchases this product as a consumer item for personal, family, or house- hold use.

  • Page 31: How To Obtain Service - International Only

    How to Obtain Service (Canadian Customers Only) We back your investment in quality products with quick, expert service and genuine Eagle replacement parts. If you need service or repairs, contact the Eagle Factory Customer Service Department at the toll-free number listed below. A technician may be able to solve the problem and save you the inconvenience of returning your unit.

  • Page 32: Eagle Electronics Po Box

    Your unit is covered by a full one-year warranty. (See inside for complete warranty details.) If your unit fails and the failure is not covered by the original warranty, Eagle has a flat-rate repair policy that covers your unit and accessories packed with the unit at the factory. There is a 180-day warranty on all non-warranty repairs from the factory, which is similar to the original warranty, but is for 180 days rather than one year.

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  • Bob Warner May 24, 2014 02:05:
    I need the power cord only for this depth finder. Can you tell me where I can get one?