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Speed & Temperature Problems

 

SPEED & TEMPERATURE

- A flashing speed or temp reading or a incorrect temp reading in excess of 3-5 degrees indicates there is a problem.-

Here are some suggestions that could solve the problem and prevent you from having to be without your unit!

 

Temperature Sensors

* Check the ConnectionsMake sure the sensor is properly installed (fully submerged/no pinched cable) and the connectors are clean.

Part of a Boat Package?:  If your unit was part of a boat package, the manufacturer may not have installed a transducer with a built-in temp sensor.  Boat manufacturers purchase the display units and then decide what transducer to install.

* EP-35/80?:  If you have an EP-35 or EP-80 installed as part of an NMEA 2000 network, check the NMEA 2000 menu in the unit.  Under bus devices, see if the EP device is recognized by the unit.  If not, disconnect the sensor, cut off power to the network, then reconnect the sensor, and restore power to the network.  Now see if the sensor reads correctly.

*  Phone a friendIf a friend has the same connections on their boat, try your unit on their cables.  If your unit works on the other boat, you sensor may need to be replaced.

* Update the Software: Make sure your unit has the latest software version.  Click here to go to the Software Update page on Lowrance.com.  You can download the update for free.

* Reset the UnitSometimes resetting your unit can solve unusual issues. Click here to access a list of reset procedures for Lowrance products.  Locate the one that applies to the model you own.  Try a Soft Reset first, this will return your settings to factory defaults.

If you decide to try a Hard Reset, save any important stored data to an MMC or SD card or write the information down.  The data will be deleted during this process.

If these suggestions have not solved the problem you are experiencing, click here to setup a Return Authorization to send your unit in for service.

 

Speed Sensors

* InstallationThe paddlewheel must be in a smooth flow of water to be accurate.

* LimitationsPaddlewheel speed sensors are designed to be accurate at trolling speeds (10mph or slower).  For higher speeds, GPS is recommended.

* CalibrationThe speed sensor can be calibrated.  Look in the menu for the Calibrate Water Speed selection.

* Check the ConnectionsMake sure the sensor is properly installed and the connectors are clean.

* EP-25/70?:  If you have an EP-25 or EP-70 installed as part of an NMEA 2000 network, check the NMEA 2000 menu in the unit.  Under bus devices, see if the EP device is recognized by the unit.  If not, disconnect the sensor, cut off power to the network, then reconnect the sensor, and restore power to the network.  Now see if the sensor reads correctly.

*  Phone a friendIf a friend has the same connections on their boat, try your unit on their cables.  If your unit works on the other boat, you sensor may need to be replaced.

* Update the Software: Make sure your unit has the latest software version.  Click here to go to the Software Update page on Lowrance.com.  You can download the update for free.

* Reset the UnitSometimes resetting your unit can solve unusual issues. Click here to access a list of reset procedures for Lowrance products.  Locate the one that applies to the model you own.  Try a Soft Reset first, this will return your settings to factory defaults.

If you decide to try a Hard Reset, save any important stored data to an MMC or SD card or write the information down.  The data will be deleted during this process.

If these suggestions have not solved the problem you are experiencing, click here to setup a Return Authorization to send your unit in for service.

 

 

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