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INTRODUCTION > ABOUT THIS MANUAL About This Manual INTRODUCTION This manual covers the installation and operation of the Fishﬁnder ® Thank you for choosing the Garmin Fishﬁnder 160C. The 160C. To get the most out of your new Fishﬁnder, take time to read Fishﬁnder 160C is a color sonar that offers many features, including this manual and learn the operating procedures for your unit in the following: detail. ™ • Ultrascroll , which gives you a much faster update rate on The Introduction cont
INTRODUCTION > TABLE OF CONTENTS Using the Fishﬁnder 160C ................................................12 TABLE OF CONTENTS Simulator Mode ..................................................................... 12 The Keypad ............................................................................ 12 Introduction ...........................................................................i The Fishﬁnder 160C Display ................................................ 13 About This Manual .......
INTRODUCTION > PRODUCT REGISTRATION AND CARING FOR THE FISHFINDER 160C Product Registration Caring for the Fishﬁnder 160C Help us better support you by completing our online registration The Fishﬁnder 160C's case is constructed of high-quality materials today! Connect to our Web site at www.garmin.com/registration/. and does not require user maintenance except cleaning. Use this area to record the serial number (8-digit number located on Caring for the Screen the back of the Fishﬁnder 160C) i
INTRODUCTION > WARNINGS AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION Important Information Warnings The California Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003 requires the recycling of certain electronics. For more information on the applicability to this product, see www.erecycle.org. WARNING: This product, its packaging, and its components contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or reproductive harm. This Notice is being provided in accordance with California’s Proposit
GETTING STARTED > UNDERSTANDING THE FISHFINDER AND SONAR These sound waves reﬂect off of any object that they hit, and then GETTING STARTED the waves travel back up to the transducer. These objects could be ﬁsh, branches, the bottom, or any other object that has density Understanding the Fishﬁnder and Sonar that is different from the water. The transducer receives the sound The Fishﬁnder 160C is a fully automatic, color sonar unit that allows wave information, and then sends the information
GETTING STARTED > UNDERSTANDING THE FISHFINDER AND SONAR The bottom of the water is always going to be the strongest signal, Using Dual Beam and therefore the bottom is the continuous, intense red line running A dual beam transducer can transmit a narrow or a wide beam. The across the bottom of the screen. The Fishﬁnder 160C includes the water area covered by the transmitted sound waves is determined by latest technology in interpreting bottom signals; it can see through the transducer be
GETTING STARTED > UNDERSTANDING THE FISHFINDER AND SONAR Whiteline Thermoclines The Fishﬁnder 160C can help you to determine if the bottom is hard Garmin’s See-Thru technology allows the Fishﬁnder 160C to “see” or soft. When the sonar sound waves are reﬂected back by the bottom, through thermoclines and helps locate ﬁsh where they live; and ﬁsh a hard bottom returns a stronger signal than a soft bottom. A thin love thermoclines! whiteline indicates a softer bottom while a thick whiteline indi
INSTALLING THE FISHFINDER 160C > PACKING LIST INSTALLING THE FISHFINDER 160C H Read these instructions before attempting installation. Make sure you completely understand these instructions before you begin. E N T E R When in doubt, seek professional assistance. ME N U Be sure the wiring harness reaches the unit and transducer location before beginning installation. The Garmin Fishﬁnder 160C hardware A E I M allows for installation on either the transom or trolling motor. Check the packing
INSTALLING THE FISHFINDER 160C > UNIT INSTALLATION Unit Installation Choose a location that provides optimal viewing and allows easy access to the unit’s keypad. Select a mounting surface strong enough to support the weight of the unit and protect it from excessive Mounting Holes vibration or shock. DO NOT mount the bracket in a location where the unit is exposed to extreme temperature conditions. When installing the mounting bracket, be sure to allow room for the connection and routing of
INSTALLING THE FISHFINDER 160C > TRANSDUCER INSTALLATION To install the unit on the mounting bracket: Transducer Installation 1. Align the slot on the back of the unit with the long mounting Once you’ve installed the Fishﬁnder 160C unit, you must install the knob and slide into place. It may be necessary to adjust the transducer for it to function. The included transducer can be installed long knob to spread the bracket arms apart. (Turn counter- on the transom (see page 7) or on the trollin
INSTALLING THE FISHFINDER 160C > TRANSDUCER INSTALLATION Selecting a Transom Mount Location For your sonar to operate properly, the transducer has to be located in clean (non-turbulent) water. The transducer should be mounted as Do not mount the transducer behind near the center of the boat as possible. strakes, rivet lines, struts, ﬁttings, water intakes or discharge ports. DO NOT cut the transducer lead, this will void your warranty and may degrade the sonar’s operation. DO NOT mount th
INSTALLING THE FISHFINDER 160C > TRANSDUCER INSTALLATION Drill pilot holes here. Mounting the Transducer on a Transom Tool List (not included)—drill, 3/8" wrench or socket, 5/32" and Level 1/8" drill bits, masking tape, #2 Phillips screwdriver, marine sealant. To mount the transducer on a transom: 1. Position the transom mount at the selected location, making sure the transducer is parallel with the water line. Mark the Align with transom center locations of each hole on the transom mount (s
INSTALLING THE FISHFINDER 160C > TRANSDUCER INSTALLATION 6. Route the 30' (9 m) transducer cable using the supplied cable Mounting the Transducer on a Trolling Motor ties to secure the cable to the motor shaft. You can ﬁll the To mount the transducer on a trolling motor: forward-facing portion (except the cable tie pocket) of the 1. Slide the large cable tie through the slot on the transducer transducer mount with sealant to avoid accumulating debris. mount with the ridges of the band facing
INSTALLING THE FISHFINDER 160C > WIRING HARNESS INSTALLATION Testing the Transom Mount Installation Installing the Wiring Harness Perform this test after you install the Fishﬁnder. Because you need The Fishﬁnder 160C comes with a wiring harness that connects water to carry the sonar signal, the Fishﬁnder does not function the unit to power and the transducer with one easy-to-remove connection. If it is necessary to extend the power wires, use 22 properly with the transducer out of the water
+ - INSTALLING THE FISHFINDER 160C > WIRING HARNESS INSTALLATION To Transducer (red) + 10-18 VDC Power 10-18 volts (black) - Ground (Power/Data) DC (blue) Port 1 Data OUT To Unit RXD + GPS/NMEA Device TXD + (yellow) Alarm Low Alarm Relay 100ma max coil current Wiring Diagram 2 A Black - Red + Wiring to a Fuse Block Fishﬁnder 160C Owner’s Manual 11
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS > THE KEYPAD AND SIMULATOR MODE The Keypad USING THE FISHFINDER 160C The Arrow keys If you are turning on your Fishﬁnder 160C for the ﬁrst time, use the The up and down Arrow keys are used to following procedure. If you have already turned on your Fishﬁnder, select items on the Adjustment Bar and Setup and you are just familiarizing yourself with the basic functions, menu. please go to “Using the Keypad” on this page. The left and right Arrow keys are used To start
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS > THE FISHFINDER 160C DISPLAY The Fishﬁnder 160C Display Water Depth The Depth Scale is shown from top to bottom along the right side. Messages and Alarm Icons appear along the bottom. Water Temperature The unit can show the water temperature at the transducer. Speed With a speed capable transducer, speed is shown in miles per hour, kilometers per hour, and knots. Distance With a speed capable transducer, distance is shown in miles, nautical miles, or kilometers.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS > THE ADJUSTMENT BAR Range The Adjustment Bar Sets the display depth range. The unit can automatically The Adjustment Bar allows quick access to the settings most track the bottom, or be set to a user-speciﬁed range. commonly changed while using the unit. The Adjustment Bar Available settings are: Auto (default) or 5-900 ft. settings are: Range, Gain, Scroll, Zoom, and View. Press the MENU key to view the current Adjustment Bar settings. Press MENU again to hide the
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