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Mark-4, Elite-4, Elite-5, Elite-7 & Elite-9
Installation & Operation
Operation manual


   Summary of Contents for Lowrance Mark-4

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    Mark-4, Elite-4, Elite-5, Elite-7 & Elite-9 Installation & Operation Operation manual manual...

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    Part 15.103 of the FCC rules • complies with CE under RTTE directive 1999/5/EC • complies with the requirements of level 2 devices of the Radiocommunications (Electromagnetic Compatibility) standard 2008 For more information please refer to our website:

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    GPS-equipped vehicle fails to pay full attention to travel conditions and vehicle operation while the vehicle is in motion. NOTE: This manual covers Mark-4, Elite-4, Elite-5, Elite-7 and Elite-9 units. As a result, screenshots of menus and dialogs may not match the look of your unit.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Advanced mode ........10 Introduction ........3 Standby mode ........10 Unit Controls ..........3 Restore defaults ........10 Inserting microSD cards ......4 Pages ..........11 Basic Operation ....... 5 Steer page ..........11 Setup wizard ..........5 Sonar page ..........

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    Colorline ..........18 Trails screen .......... 37 Range ............ 19 Orientation ..........39 Frequency ..........19 Chart settings ........40 Ping Speed ..........20 Navigation settings ........41 Downscan options ......... 22 AIS........... 43 Sonar settings........23 AIS Setup ..........43 Installation ..........

  • Page 6: Introduction

    Unit Controls Getting Started LIGHT/POWER: controls backlight level To turn on/off the unit, press and Turn unit 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 a Man PAGES: allows you to select a page to view Overboard waypoint.

  • Page 7: Inserting Microsd Cards

    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. Mark-4 and Elite-4 Elite-5, Elite-7 and Elite-9 Introduction | Elite series...

  • Page 8: Basic Operation

    Basic Operation Setup wizard The Setup wizard will appear when the unit is turned on for the first time. To choose your own Selecting Pages settings, do not run the setup wizard. To restart the Setup wizard, restore defaults. To select a page, press the keypad in the direction of the desired page and press ENTER.

  • Page 9: Accessing The Settings Menu

    Combo pages Downscan page Two-panel page Three-panel page Downscan menu Press the PAGES key twice to switch active panels. The page menu for active page will be displayed when the MENU key is pressed. The active panel is denoted by an orange border. Accessing the Settings menu Sonar page Sonar menu...

  • Page 10: Working With Menus

    Accessing menu items On/Off features Select an on/off menu item and The keypad and ENTER key are used to select press ENTER to turn it on/off. menu items and open submenus. Use the keypad to highlight the desired item and press ENTER. Dropdown menus Access dropdown...

  • Page 11: Entering Text

    Entering text Fishing Modes Some functions, like naming a waypoint, route or (Conventional sonar only) trail, will require you to input text. Fishing modes enhance the performance of your unit by providing preset packages of sonar settings To input text: geared to specific fishing conditions.

  • Page 12: Cursor

    Cursor Fishing Mode Options The keypad moves the cursor around the display, General Use 1000ft or less Coastal allowing you to scroll the map, select map items Shallow Shallow weedy and review sonar history. 60ft or less Water bottoms Press MENU and select Return to vessel or Exit cur- Fresh Water 400ft or less Inland/Near coastal...

  • Page 13: Advanced Mode

    Advanced Mode Press the PWR/LIGHT key to access the Backlight dialog. Enables advanced features and settings. The following features are enabled when Advanced NOTE: Leaving your unit in Standby mode is turned on: mode when your boat is not is use will run down your battery.

  • Page 14: Steer Page

    Pages Surface Clutter Direction to cursor Fish arches Compass Current Track Bottom Range Navigation Your location Scale information Steer Page Sonar Page Displays the water column moving from right to The Steer page has a compass that shows your left on your unit’s screen. current track, the direction to your destination, and a digital data navigation panel.

  • Page 15: Downscan Page

    Current location Depth contours Cursor Surface clutter Fish Structure Zoom Current cursor location; Range scale Waypoint Range distance to cursor Downscan page The Downscan page shows the water column Chart Page moving from right to left. You can overlay Consists of map that moves in real-time as you downscan sonar on the conventional sonar page move.

  • Page 16: Combo Pages

    Combo pages This unit has four pre-configured combo pages. Customizing combo pages You can adjust the panel size of combo pages and control how the pages will be arranged on the screen: vertically (side) or Chart/Sonar Chart/Downscan horizontally (over). To make adjustments to combo page panels, select a combo page from the Pages carousel and press MENU.

  • Page 17: Overlay Data

    Overlay Data Used to select data shown on the Sonar, Structure and Chart pages. To add overlay data: 1. From the Sonar, Chart or DownScan page, press MENU. 2. Select Overlay data and press ENTER. 3. Select Configure and press ENTER. Overlay data Show 4.

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    Customizing Overlay Data You can select a data source, add/remove data and adjust the size and position of overlay data on the screen. Select desired overlay To select a data source: data from the Configure Item Locations and Sizes dialog and 1.

  • Page 19: Sonar Operation

    This unit supports two types of sonar: Conventional This unit supports High CHIRP, Medium CHIRP and and Downscan. Low CHIRP, depending on the transducer. CHIRP can be used with Lowrance conventional sonar transducers. • 50/200 kHz (Low/High CHIRP) •...

  • Page 20: Trackback

    Trackback You can review your recent sonar history by mov- ing the cursor to the left until the screen starts to move in reverse. Blue sonar history bar (Only active with Move the sonar history bar all the way to the right Downscan overlay to resume normal sonar scrolling, or press MENU Used to record...

  • Page 21: Sensitivity

    New Waypoint Sensitivity Places a waypoint at your current position or at the Controls the level of detail shown on the display. cursor position. From the new waypoint dialog, Too much detail will clutter the screen. If Sensitivity you can input a waypoint name, select an icon and is set too low, desired echoes may not be displayed.

  • Page 22: Range

    NOTE: You can make minor (+/-40%) changes to sensitivity with Auto Sensitivity turned on. You will have to turn it off to make significant adjustments. Custom range menu Range NOTE: When using a custom range, you Selects the deepest range shown on may not receive any digital depth read- the display.

  • Page 23: Ping Speed

    Selects a custom single Sonar Frequencies Custom high frequency from within High Best depth penetration with 50 kHz or Low frequency ranges to lower resolution help reduce/eliminate inter- Custom medium Wider cone angle provides ference from other CHIRP 83 kHz more bottom coverage and transducers easy lure tracking...

  • Page 24: Sonar Options

    Sonar Options Surface Clarity Surface Clarity reduces sur- face clutter by decreasing the sensitivity of the receiver near the surface. Surface Clutter Split Zoom and Split Flasher Switches the sonar display from full screen sonar to a split screen view. Noise Rejection Split Zoom Split Flasher...

  • Page 25: Downscan Options

    Amplitude Scope Amplitude Displays the amplitude of the scope most recent echo. Downscan options menu Fish ID Displays fish echoes as fish symbols instead of fish arches. Fish ID is not the most accurate NOTE: The Downscan options menu method of fish detection since will only be available when Downscan structure and suspended debris overlay is enabled.

  • Page 26: Sonar Settings

    Sonar Settings Logging Sonar You can record sonar data and save the file on a microSD card inserted into the unit’s card reader. Controls the quality of sonar logs. Higher quality logs will use more memory. View previously Conventional settings/Downscan Settings saved sonar logs You can adjust settings for both Conventional so- nar and Downscan sonar modes from the Sonar...

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    Restricts When the unit is in manual mode, you may not unit’s digital receive any depth readings, or you may receive depth search incorrect depth information. capability Turns on/off Downscan overlay Fishing Mode Enhances the performance of your Sonar Settings Menu unit by providing preset packages of sonar settings geared to specific fishing...

  • Page 28: Installation

    Installation the distance from the transducer to the lowest part of the keel. If, for example, the keel is 3.5 feet below the transducer, it will be input as –3.5 feet. Water speed calibration Calibrates a paddlewheel speed sensor with speed data from a GPS source.

  • Page 29: Downscan Operation

    DownScan Operation DownScan menu Press MENU from the DownScan page to view the DownScan menu. Features described in this section are for DownScan sonar. Refer to the Sonar operation section for information on conventional and CHIRP sonar. Trackback You can review your sonar history by pressing the keypad to the left until the screen starts to move in reverse and the sonar history bar appears at the bottom of the screen.

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    New Waypoint Contrast Places a waypoint at your current position or at the Adjusts the brightness ratio between light and dark cursor position. From the new waypoint menu, you areas on the screen, making it easier to distinguish can input a waypoint name, select an icon and in- suspended objects from the background.

  • Page 31: Ping Speed

    Frequency Custom Range — Upper and Lower Limits Controls the transducer frequency Used to select the upper limit and lower limit of used by the unit. 800 kHz offers the a section of the water column. That allows you to best resolution, while 455 kHz has greater depth view a section of the water column that does not penetration.

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    Noise Rejection Split Zoom Uses advanced signal processing to monitor the ef- Changes the display to a split zoom view. fects noise (boat pumps, water conditions, engine ignition systems, etc.) has on your display, and then Color filters out undesired signals. Allows you to select a color palette best suited to your Surface Clarity...

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    Stop Sonar Overlay Data Prevents the transducer from transmitting to re- Allows you to select data to duce/eliminate interference between two sonar be displayed on top of the units running on the boat at the same time. DownScan page. Overlay data setup is covered NOTE: Sonar history (Trackback) will in the Pages section.

  • Page 34: Chart Operation

    Chart Operation Chart menu Chart Menu Press MENU from any Chart pages to open the New Waypoint Chart menu. Creates a waypoint at your current location or at the cursor position. When the cursor is on the screen, waypoints will be saved at the cursor position;...

  • Page 35: Waypoints, Routes, Trails

    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 Waypoints Screen menu Waypoints menu Edit Allows you to edit the name, icon and latitude/longitude.

  • Page 36: Routes Screen

    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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    Inserts waypoint between Leg Name field existing route waypoints Adds waypoint to end of the route 5. Highlight Waypoint from list and press ENTER. Route waypoint Starts navigation 6. Select the desired waypoint and press menu to the selected ENTER. route waypoint 7.

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    Creating a route using points from chart: 2. Select Start and press ENTER. 1. Repeat Steps 1-4 from the instructions 3. Select Forward or Reverse and press ENTER. for Creating a route from waypoint list. 4. Press MENU and select Return to Chart. 2.

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    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 3.

  • Page 40: Trails Screen

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

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    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 42: Orientation

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

  • Page 43: Chart Settings

    Chart Settings menu longitude scale. Chart Data Selects map data that will be used on the Chart display (Lowrance or Navionics regional map). Go to to see a full selection of available charts. Chart Operation | Elite series...

  • Page 44: Navigation Settings

    Navigation Settings Waypoints, Routes and Trail displays (Advanced mode only) From the Chart Settings menu, you can turn on/ off waypoint, route and trail display properties. Controls Arrival Radius and Off Course distance Turning off display properties allows you to get settings and is used to turn on/off WAAS/MSAS/ a better view of the map, if the screen becomes EGNOS.

  • Page 45: Magnetic Variation

    Arrival Radius Magnetic Variation Sets the arrival radius threshold for the Arrival Controls whether magnetic variation will be calcu- alarm. The arrival alarm will sound when your ves- lated using Automatic or Manual settings. Magnet- sel comes within a selected distance (arrival radius) ic variation is the angle between magnetic north of the destination waypoint.

  • Page 46: Ais

    NOTE: Your unit must be set to Advanced mode to access NMEA 0183 settings. The marine Automatic Identification System (AIS) is To select a Baud rate: a location and vessel information reporting system. It allows vessels equipped with AIS to automatically 1.

  • Page 47: Target Symbols

    Target symbols NOTE: If you receive heading data from The unit uses the AIS target symbols shown below: an AIS vessel, the orientation of the vessel Symbol Description icon represents its heading. If heading data is not received, the orientation of Stationary AIS target the vessel icon represents its course over ground (COG).

  • Page 48: Viewing Ais Target Information

    Viewing AIS target information When you place the cursor on an AIS icon, the MMSI number or vessel name (if available) will be displayed. view detailed information about a target by selecting the target and pressing ENTER. The AIS Vessel detail dialog will appear.

  • Page 49: Settings

    Settings System Adjusts unit settings like language, mute audio Settings menu and advanced mode. Accesses installation and configuration settings for your unit. Refer to page “Advanced Mode” on page 10. System menu Settings (Advanced mode Displays software menu only) information (Elite-7 and Elite 9 only) (Advanced mode only) Settings |...

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    Set Language Trip Calculator Tracks trip time, speed Selects the language used on and distance when you menus and dialogs. are moving faster than the selected threshold. Audio Adjusts volume and turns on/off unit audio, like Advanced Mode key beeps, alarm sounds, etc. Enables features and settings only available with unit in Advanced Mode.

  • Page 51: Alarms

    Fish ID symbol check the version of software your unit is using by appears on display accessing the About screen. Lowrance periodically updates unit software to add features and improve functionality. To see the latest available software version go to www.

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    NMEA 0183 Output Alarms You can select the NMEA 0183 sentences the unit sounds alarm when you are within a selected Arrival distance of your destination (Advanced will use when connected to a VHF radio or other Mode only) NMEA 0183 device. sounds alarm when course exceeds a selected off-course threshold (Advanced Course...

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    NMEA 2000 (Elite-7 and Elite-9 only) Device list With the unit connected to a NMEA 2000 network, Used to view data for devices connected to your you can select a GPS antenna on the network as NMEA 2000 network. your GPS source, and share newly created way- points with other display units on the network.

  • Page 54: Specifications

    Genesis. For the latest mapping Voltage Input 10 to 17V compatibility information visit www. Typical: 1.1A Current drain Fuse type 3-amp Automotive Up to 3000 waypoints, 100 routes/100 Waypoints, Routes waypoints per route, 100 retraceable & Trails plot trails/up to 10,000 points per trail...

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    Typical: 1.1A compatibility Genesis. For the latest mapping compatibility information visit www. Fuse type 3-amp Automotive Up to 3000 waypoints, 100 routes/100 Waypoints, Routes waypoints per route, 100 retraceable & Trails plot trails/up to 10,000 points per trail Specifications |...

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    Fishing Hot Spots® PRO, & Insight 10 to 17V compatibility Genesis. For the latest mapping Current drain Typical: 1.1A compatibility information visit www. Fuse type 3-amp Automotive Up to 3000 waypoints, 100 routes/100 Waypoints, Routes waypoints per route, 100 retraceable & Trails...

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    Typical: 1.1A compatibility Genesis. For the latest mapping compatibility information visit www. Fuse type 3-amp Automotive Up to 3000 waypoints, 100 routes/100 Waypoints, waypoints per route, 100 retraceable Routes & Trails plot trails/up to 10,000 points per trail Specifications |...

  • Page 58: Index

    Index Dialogs 7 GPS Status 47 Dropdown menus 7 Grid Lines 40 About 48 Cancel navigation 36 DSI menu 26 Adjust menu 18 Chart 40 Advanced Mode 10 Chart Data 40 High CHIRP 20 AIS 43 Chart menu 40 Editing waypoints 32 Filtering targets 44 Chart Page 12 Target symbols 44...

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    Magnetic Variation 42 Off Course alarm 49 Saving Screenshots 48 Temp calibration 25 Off Course Distance 42 Scrollbars 7 Text entry 8 Overboard On/Off features 7 Sensitivity 18 Time 47 waypoint 3 Orientation 39 Setup wizard 5 Trackback 26 Manual Mode 24 Overlay Data 14, 30, 39 Shallow alarm 49 Trail display 41...

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

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    Contact information Customer Service: 1-800-628-4487 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Standard Time, M-F) (Canada) 1-855-361-1564 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, M-F) Ordering Accessories Visit our website

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    Visit our website: *988-10812-002* 0980...

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Elite-7, Elite-4, Elite-9, Elite-5

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