Lowrance LMS 520C Fish Finder GPS
New - Color & Data Sharing
The Lowrance LMS-520c is a relatively new addition to the Lowrance LMS line. It shares data impressively with NMEA 2000 data sharing devices. Expand communications with onboard Ethernet connectivity. Even overlay Lowrance radar data on the display. The relevant product number for this unit with included transducer is 123-35, and without transducer is 123-40, and without both LGC 3000 and transducer 123-41.
The display size is 5 inches when measured diagonally. A high resolution of 480 x 480 pixels and 16-bit color contributes to a highly detailed TFT display. Screen and keypad can be illuminated by an adjustable backlight.
The power sense to the transducer and converted into ultrasonic signals is 2400 W peak to peak and 300 W RMS. Power is transmitted at the single frequency of 200 kHz generating a depth capability of 900 feet or 274 m. Water temperature readings are made available through the installed water temperature sensor on the packaged Skimmer single frequency transducer.
Fish Finder Features
While continuously displaying depth readings sonar can be set to automatic range, or to track the bottom automatically, or to zoom in on the bottom contour, offering a certain convenience when focus is required elsewhere. The split screen zoom can be set up to optimally observe contour features and fish signals beneath the boat. An optional speed sensor may be added which is included with the LMS 525c DF, although built in 520C GPS readings will also output speed and direction readings.
Place the LGC 3000 receiver antenna in an optimal external location. The 12 parallel channel receiver updates once per second and provides WAAS accuracy in capable geographies. When the WAAS signal is available your unit will automatically use the signal, however, as a technology developed for air transport, the signals may be lost and required regularly depending on the location.
Up to 1 GB of onboard mapping memory is made available to MMC or SD cards. Cards can be installed in the appropriate slot and custom maps loaded up to the unit. Memory cards can also be used to take sonar data and GPS data out of the unit for use elsewhere or storage.
Built In Maps
The standard Lowrance background map is built in and upgraded for 2007 with land maps to include 3000 inland lakes and depth contours.
As well as a built-in Lowrance background map this unit can be expanded by adding custom maps each with its own specific focus like Great Lakes fishing or coastal waters. Up to 1000 waypoints in 1000 event markers may be stored using up to 63 different marker symbols. 100 routes and 10 plot trails can be saved. The widest map view encompasses an area of 4000 miles, which can be zoomed in 39 steps all the way down to 0.02 miles. This unit operates in 10 different languages.
Input power required is 10 to 15 V DC. The waterproof case measures 5.4 inches high by 6.9 inches wide by 3.4 inches deep.
Relevant Product NumbersWith transducer included: #123-35
Without transducer included: #123-40
Without both LGC 3000 and transducer: #123-41