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Elite 5, Elite 4 & Mark 4
Installation & Operation
Operation manual
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    Elite 5, Elite 4 & Mark 4 Installation & Operation Operation manual manual SONAR COMBO COVER_.indd 1 9/13/2011 9:58:45 PM...

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    Copyright © 2011 Navico All rights reserved. Lowrance® and Navico® are registered trademarks of Navico. Fishing Hot Spots® is a registered trademark of Fishing Hot Spots Inc. Navionics® is a registered trademark of Navionics, Inc. Navico may find it necessary to change or end our policies, regulations and special offers at any time. We reserve the right to do so without notice.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Introduction ........3 Advanced Mode ........10 Standby mode ........10 Unit Controls ..........3 Restore defaults ........10 Inserting microSD cards ......4 Adjusting the display......10 Setup wizard ..........5 Pages ..........11 Basic Operation ....... 5 Steer Page..........

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    Table of Contents Sonar Menu ........... 15 System........... 30 Sensitivity ..........16 Saving Screenshots....... 32 Colorline/Grayscale ....... 17 Navigation..........33 Depth Range ......... 17 Chart ............34 Frequency ..........18 Sonar ............ 36 Ping Speed (Advanced Mode only) ..18 Installation ..........

  • Page 5: Introduction

    Introduction Unit Controls Getting Started LIGhT/POwer: controls backlight To turn on/off the unit, press and Turn unit level and turns unit on/off hold the LIGhT/POwer key for on/off three seconds. KeYPAD: controls cursor & selects items on menus Press the zOOM In and zOOM OUT keys at the same time to set : allows you to select a page to PAGeS...

  • Page 6: Inserting Microsd Cards

    Introduction Inserting microSD cards Carefully slide the microSD card into the slot until it clicks into place. To remove, carefully push in the card until it clicks out of place. SONAR combo.indb 4 9/15/2011 11:55:35 AM...

  • Page 7: Setup Wizard

    Basic Operation Setup wizard Pages The Setup wizard will appear when the unit is This unit has four pages: Sonar, Chart, Sonar/Chart turned on for the first time. To choose your own and Steer. settings, do not run the setup wizard. To restart the Setup wizard, restore defaults.

  • Page 8: Page Menus

    Basic Operation Sonar page Sonar menu Page menus Chart or sonar The Steer, Sonar, Chart/Sonar and Chart pages menu will appear have menus that can only be accessed when those depending on which panel is pages are displayed. active. Press the PAGeS key twice Chart/Sonar page...

  • Page 9: Working With Menus

    Basic Operation Accessing the Settings menu Scrollbars Select the scrollbar and press the keypad left (decrease) or right (in- crease). On/Off features Accessing menu items Select an on/off menu item and press enTer to The keypad and enTer key are used to select turn it on/off.

  • Page 10: Dialogs

    Basic Operation Dialogs To input text: 1. Use the keypad to select the desired Dialogs are used for user input or character and press enTer. for presenting information to the user. 2. Repeat Step 1 for each character. Depending on the type of infor- 3.

  • Page 11: Cursor

    Basic Operation Cursor Fishing Mode Options The keypad moves the cursor around the display, Bottom brown/white background; 50% ping General Use speed allowing you to scroll the map, select map items and review sonar history. Shallow Bottom brown/white background; best for Water depths less than 100 feet Press MenU and select Return to vessel or Exit cur-...

  • Page 12: Advanced Mode

    Basic Operation Advanced Mode Press the Pwr/LIGhT key to access the Backlight dialog. Select Standby and press enTer. Enables advanced features and settings. Press any key to resume normal operation. The following features are enabled when Advanced mode is turned on: nOTe: Leaving your unit in Standby •...

  • Page 13: Steer Page

    Pages Surface Clutter Colorline Direction to Compass Overlay Data Fish arches Current Track waypoint Cursor Range Scale Location and depth Navigation Depth Your location information Frequency Amplitude Scope Sonar Page Steer Page Displays the water column moving from right to The Steer page has a compass that shows your left on your unit’s screen.

  • Page 14: Chart/sonar Page

    Pages Current location Depth contours Waypoint Chart/Sonar Page Zoom Current location; Range distance to cursor Chart/Sonar page Chart Page Consists of map that moves in real-time as you Consists of a chart/sonar splitscreen. Press the move. By default, the map is shown from a birds- PAGeS key twice to switch active panels.

  • Page 15: Overlay Data

    Pages Overlay Data Chart/Sonar split Displays selected overlay data on the sonar page. Allows you to change the way the panels are dis- played when viewing the Chart/Sonar page. Overlay data Show Enables/disables the display of overlay data, allow- ing you to remove overlay data from the screen without deleting the selected overlay data con- figuration.

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    Pages To select overlay data: 1. From a sonar or chart page, press MenU. 2. Select Overlay data and press enTer. Customizing Overlay Data 3. Select Configure and press enTer. Access the Overlay Data configuration menu to 4. Press Menu and select Add. Press make adjustments to the size and/or location of enTer.

  • Page 17: Using Your Sonar

    Sonar Using your Sonar Blue sonar history bar Cursor depth Move the blue sonar history bar all the way to the right to resume normal sonar scrolling. Press MenU and select Exit cursor mode to re- move the cursor from the screen. Sonar Menu The sonar menu has options Trackback...

  • Page 18: Sensitivity

    Sonar Press Menu from any sonar page to access the So- nar menu. New waypoint menu Adjust (Advanced Mode only) Used to make adjustments to Sensitivity and Colorline/Grayscale. Sonar Menu (Advanced Mode) Sensitivity Controls the level of detail shown on the display. New Waypoint Too much detail will clutter the screen.

  • Page 19: Colorline/grayscale

    Sonar Auto Sensitivity Keeps sensitivity at a level that works well under most conditions, reducing the needs for adjust- ments. Auto Sensitivity is turned on by default. Sensitivity set Sensitivity set to 65 percent. to 85 percent. NOTE: You can make minor (+/-4%) changes to sensitivity with Auto Sensitivity Colorline/Grayscale turned on.

  • Page 20: Frequency

    Sonar Custom Range — Upper and Lower Limits Frequency (Advanced Mode only) Controls the transducer frequency used by the Used to select the upper limit and lower limit of unit. This unit supports two frequencies: 200kHz a section of the water column. That allows you to and 83kHz.

  • Page 21: Sonar Options

    Sonar Sonar Options Color Accesses sonar display set- Allow you to change the look of the display using tings and configuration palettes with varying degrees of color/brightness. options. Split Zoom and Split Flasher Switches the sonar display from full screen sonar to Iceview Nightview a split screen view.

  • Page 22: Fish Id

    Sonar Overlay Data Fish ID Allows you to select data (wa- Displays fish echoes as fish ter temperature, depth, etc) symbols instead of fish arches. to be displayed on top of the Fish ID is not the most accurate Sonar screen. method of fish detection since structure and suspended debris Overlay data setup is covered...

  • Page 23: Using Your Chart

    Chart Using your Chart Chart Menu Press Menu from any Chart pages to open the This section covers chart operation, which includes Chart menu. saving, loading and navigating, waypoints, routes and trails and using chart menus, context menus and submenus. Chart menu New Waypoint Creates a waypoint at your current location or...

  • Page 24: Waypoints, Routes, Trails

    Chart waypoints, routes, Trails Used to create, edit, navigate and delete way- points, routes and trails. Press the keypad left/right to toggle between waypoint, routes and trails tabs. Waypoints menu Waypoints menu Waypoints Screen Edit Allows you to edit the name, icon and latitude/longitude.

  • Page 25: Routes Screen

    Chart Sort Controls how the waypoints list will be Creates a new waypoint sorted — by name or by nearest. at the cursor or vessel position. You can also select waypoint name, icon and routes Screen latitude/longitude from the new waypoint menu. Used to create, edit, navigate and delete routes.

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    Chart Shows selected route Leg name field waypoint on the chart Inserts waypoint between existing route waypoints Adds waypoint to 4. Press MenU, select Add to End and end of the route Remove waypoint press enTer. Route waypoint 5. Highlight Waypoint from list and press menu enTer.

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    Chart Creating a route using points from chart: 1. Repeat Steps 1-4 from the instructions for Creating a route from waypoint list. 2. Select Points from chart and press enTer. The chart screen will appear. 3. Move the cursor to the desired location. Press enTer to set a waypoint.

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    Chart To cancel navigation: To access the Edit or New Route menu, select Edit or New on the Routes menu and press enTer. 1. Press Menu from the chart screen. To finalize changes on the Edit or New Route 2. Select Navigation and press enTer. menus, highlight the Accept button and press en- 3.

  • Page 29: Trails Screen

    Chart Trails Screen Used to create, edit, navigate and delete trails. Use the keypad to highlight the Trails tab to access the Trails screen. Trails menu Trails menu Trails screen Creating trails To create a trail: When creating a trail you can customize the trail name and color from the New Trail.

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    Chart Edit and New Trail menus Navigating a trail Allows you to edit/create trails, select trails names, A trail must be saved as a route before it can be trail color, trail display and the trail being recorded. navigated. You can also convert a trail into a route from the To save a trail as a route: Edit Trail menu.

  • Page 31: Orientation

    Chart Overlay Data The Record command allows you to record or resume recording a desired trail. Allows you to select data (course over ground, etc) to be displayed on top of the Chart screen. Delete and Delete All Delete is used to remove individual trails.

  • Page 32: Settings

    Settings Settings Menu System Accesses to installation and configuration settings Adjusts unit settings like language, mute audio for your unit. and advanced mode. Enables advanced Settings features and menu System menu settings Displays software (Advanced mode information only) (Advanced mode only) SONAR combo.indb 30 9/15/2011 11:55:43 AM...

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    Settings Set Language GPS Source (Elite-5 only) Selects the antenna your Selects the language used on unit will use for GPS. You will menus and text boxes. use the built-in GPS antenna unless you have a LGC-16W external antenna (p/n: 000-00146-001).

  • Page 34: Saving Screenshots

    Switches the unit back to default settings. ing the About screen. Lowrance periodically updates unit software to Browse Files add features and improve functionality. To see the latest available software version go to www.low- Allows you to view a list of the files

  • Page 35: Navigation

    Settings navigation Arrival Radius Controls Arrival Radius and Off Course distance Sets the arrival radius threshold for the Arrival settings and is used to turn on/off WAAS/MSAS/ alarm. The arrival alarm will sound when your ves- EGNOS. sel comes within a selected distance (arrival radius) of the destination waypoint.

  • Page 36: Chart

    Chart Data the variation for you. Selects map data that will be used on the Chart display (Lowrance or Navionics regional map). Go WARNING: You should only use the to to see a full selection of available Manual magnetic variation setting if you charts.

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    Settings COG Extension Waypoints, Routes and Trail displays A line extending from the front of From the Chart Settings menu, you can turn on/ the current position icon that esti- off waypoint, route and trail display properties. mates the time and distance to ar- Turning off display properties allows you to get eas in front of you.

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    Settings Sonar Noise Rejection Used to make adjustments to Sonar options and Uses advanced signal processing to monitor the ef- display settings like Noise Rejection, Surface and fects noise (boat pumps, water conditions, engine Fishing Mode. ignition systems, etc.) has on your display, and then filters out undesired signals.

  • Page 39: Installation

    Settings Installation wArnInG: Manual mode should only Provides access to Keel Offset and Temp Calibra- be used by advanced sonar users. tion settings. When the unit is in manual mode, you may not re- ceive any depth readings, or you may recieve incor- rect depth information.

  • Page 40: Alarms

    Settings Alarms Enables alarms and selects alarm thresholds. Arriv- al, Off Course and Anchor alarms are only available in Advanced mode. Transducer Keel Keel Offset (-3.5 feet) Before setting keel offset, measure the distance from the transducer to the lowest part of the keel. If, for example, the keel is 3.5 feet below the trans- ducer, it will be input as –3.5 feet.

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    Settings Units Alarms Allows you to select the unit of measure used by sounds alarm when you are within a selected Arrival distance of your destination (Advanced the unit. Unit options vary depending on whether Mode only) the unit is in basic or advanced mode. sounds alarm when course exceeds a selected off-course threshold (Advanced Course...

  • Page 42: Index

    Index Chart/Sonar page 12 Fish ID 20 Chart/Sonar split 13 Fishing Mode 8 About 32 Magnetic Variation 34 Chart/Sonar Split 31 Fishing Modes Adjust menu 16 Reset 37 COG Extension 35 Advanced Mode 10 Overboard Color 19 Frequency 18 Alarms 38 waypoint 3 Colorline 17 Amplitude Scope 19...

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    Index Off Course Distance 33 Sensitivity 16 Text entry 8 On/Off features 7 Settings Menu 30 Time 31 Orientation 29 Setup wizard 5 Trail display 35 Overlay Data 13, 29 Shallow alarm 39 Trails Screen 27 Configure 13 Simulator 39 Turn unit on/off 3 Customizing 14 Software Updates 32...

  • Page 44: Specifications

    Specifications Elite 5 Sonar (Elite 5 only) General 1000ft (305m) Max depth 5.4” H (134mm) x 6.8” W (174mm); 6” H (152mm) Transducer Case Size 83/200kHz with bracket Frequency (5” diagonal) Enhanced Solar MAX™ 480x480 color 70mph Display Max speed...

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    Specifications Elite 4 & Mark 4 Sonar General 1000ft (305m) Max depth 5.6” H (144mm) x 3.7” W (94.3mm); 6.4” H (164mm) Transducer Case Size 83/200kHz with bracket Frequency Elite 4: (3.5” diagonal) 320x240 (256 color) TFT 70mph Max speed Display Mark 4: (3.5”...

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    Databases Limited Warranty Navico Databases License Agreement THIS IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE END-USER WHO FIRST PURCHASES “We”, “our”, or “us” refers to Navico, the manufacturer of this product. “You” or “your” refers to the first person who purchases the product as a consumer item for personal, family, or household use. THIS PRODUCT AS A CONSUMER ITEM FOR PERSONAL, FAMILY, OR HOUSEHOLD USE The Databases Limited Warranty applies to the one or more databases that your product may contain.

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    LEI Extras is the accessory source for sonar and GPS products manufactured by Lowrance Electronics. To order Lowrance accessories, please contact: 1) Your local marine dealer or consumer electronics store. To locate a Lowrance dealer, visit the web site, www.low-, and look for the Dealer Locator; or, consult your telephone directory for listings.

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Mark 4, Elite 4

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