Raymarine DS400X Owner's Handbook Manual

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Page 1 DS400X & DS500X Digital Fishfinders Owner’s Handbook Document number: 81234-2Date: April 2004 ...

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Page 3 DS400X and DS500X Digital Fishfinders iii Preface This handbook describes the Raymarine DS400X and DS500X Digital Fishfinders. Conventions Used Throughout this handbook, the labelled...

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Page 4 iv DS400X and DS500X Digital Fishfinders Important Information This handbook contains important information on the installation and operation of your new equipment. In or...

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Page 5 DS400X and DS500X Digital Fishfinders v • Raymarine specified cables are used. Cutting and rejoining these cables can compromise EMC performance and must be avoided unless doing so...

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Page 6 vi DS400X and DS500X Digital Fishfinders Raymarine Products and Services Raymarine products are supported by a network of Authorized Service Representatives. Raymarine’s...

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Page 7   vii Contents Preface ................................................................................................................... iii Conventions Used  ..........................................

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Page 8 viii DS400 and DS500 Digital Fishfinders Chapter 4: Main Menu   .......................................................................................25 4.1 Introduction ................................

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Page 9   ix Deep Range ........................................................................... 57Temp. Alarm  ......................................................................... 57Temp. Rng. High&#...

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Page 10 x DS400 and DS500 Digital Fishfinders Worldwide Support ..................................................................... 68 Appendix A: Specifications  ..................................................

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Page 11 Chapter 1: Overview 1 Chapter 1: Overview 1.1 Introduction This handbook describes the DS400X and DS500X Digital Fishfinders. The DS400/500X feature state-of-the-ar...

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Page 12 2 DS400X and DS500X Digital Fishfinders The DS400/500X employs a very high transmission repetition or “ping” rate which, along with the digital adaptive high sample rate ...

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Page 13 Chapter 1: Overview 3 General The DS400/500X system, illustrated below, is comprised of the digital fishfinder, transducer and associated cables.  The DS400/500X is waterproof to&...

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Page 14 4 DS400X and DS500X Digital Fishfinders ...

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Page 15 Chapter 2: Installation 5 Chapter 2: Installation 2.1 Introduction This chapter provides installation instructions for your DS400/500X. Note:  If you wish to practice using&#...

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Page 16 6 DS400X and DS500X Digital Fishfinders The following accessories are available for your A Series Fishfinder:              Transducers are suppl...

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Page 17 Chapter 2: Installation 7 • Cable runs: The unit must be located near a DC power source. The power cable supplied is 5 ft (1.5 m), but a longer cable can be used if...

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Page 18 8 DS400X and DS500X Digital Fishfinders Cutting the transducer cable will severely reduce sonar performance: • Do not cut the transducer cable or remove the connector. • Do not shorten ...

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Page 19 Chapter 2: Installation 9              Figure 2-2: DS500X Unit Dimensions 3.46 in (88 mm) 5.88 in (149.4 mm) 2.66 in (67.6 mm) 3.08 in (78.3 mm) 2.99...

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Page 20 10 DS400X and DS500X Digital Fishfinders 2.5 Mounting the Fishfinder The DS400/500X can be mounted on a dash, chart table, bulkhead or deckhead using the supplied hardwa...

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Page 21 Chapter 2: Installation 11 5. Remove the mounting bracket knobs, bracket and mounting frame from  the unit. Make sure that the unit fits in the cut-out area. 6. Dri...

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Page 22 12 DS400X and DS500X Digital Fishfinders 2.6 System Connections The rear of the fishfinder provides the following connection sockets: • Power/NMEA • Transducer     &...

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Page 23 Chapter 2: Installation 13              The red wire connects to the feed from the positive (+) battery terminal and the black wire connects...

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Page 24 14 DS400X and DS500X Digital Fishfinders Transducer Connection A 25ft (8m) cable is supplied with the transducer. The transducer cable connector has a nut that has been remov...

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Page 25 Chapter 3: Getting Started 15 Chapter 3: Getting Started 3.1 Introduction This chapter provides basic instructions to get you started using the DS400/500X Digital Fishfinder....

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Page 26 16 DS400X and DS500X Digital Fishfinders               Figure 3-1: Demo/Simulator Mode Setup 3.4 LCD Display When you first ...

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Page 27 Chapter 3: Getting Started 17              Figure 3-2: Typical Fishfinder Display Screen 3.5 Interpreting the Sounder Image The D...

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Page 28 18 DS400X and DS500X Digital Fishfinders Target Indications When the sounder detects a target echo such as a fish, it displays a representative image on the LCD. The shape and size of this ...

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Page 29 Chapter 3: Getting Started 19 3.6 Keypad Operation The DS400X and DS500X have six control keys.              Figure 3-3: Keypad F...

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Page 30 20 DS400X and DS500X Digital Fishfinders MENUPress this key to enter Main Menu setup mode. QUITPress this key to back up one menu level. If already at the ...

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Page 31 Chapter 3: Getting Started 21 If the sounder is in split frequency display mode, the VRM is shown in only one window at a time.         ...

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Page 32 22 DS400X and DS500X Digital Fishfinders ➤ To change Display Pages: Press the PAGE key. Each key press advances the Page screen.          ...

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Page 33 Chapter 3: Getting Started 23 3.9 Menu Operation DS400/500X Fishfinder Page functions can be accessed using the controls that are displayed when you press the MENU key. ...

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Page 34 24 DS400X and DS500X Digital Fishfinders             . Scroll Speed MENU Range Frequency A-Scope GAIN MODE GAIN COLOR GAIN TVG Sounder Int Rej. Second Echo Rej...

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Page 35 Chapter 4: Main Menu 25 Chapter 4: Main Menu  4.1 Introduction This chapter provides basic menu functions for using the DS400/500X Digital Fishfinder. More detailed info...

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Page 36 26 DS400X and DS500X Digital Fishfinders              3. Press the trackpad > key or ENTER to browse the sub-menus. ...

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Page 37 Chapter 4: Main Menu 27              5. For some numerical settings you will press the ENTER key to select and  th...

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Page 38 28 DS400X and DS500X Digital Fishfinders 7. If enabled in the SOUNDER SET UP... menu, the Key Help function displays  tips on which keys to press to make ...

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Page 39 Chapter 4: Main Menu 29 4.2 Fishfinder Operation Controls The fishfinder operation menu items are outlined in Table 4-1 . Table 4-1:  Fishfinder Menu Items    ...

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Page 40 30 DS400X and DS500X Digital Fishfinders Scroll Speed This menu item enables you to start and stop the bottom graph display from moving across the screen.  • ON&#...

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Page 41 Chapter 4: Main Menu 31 The range mode must be set to MANUAL before the range will change. Press UP, DOWN, or MENU. Pressing   on the Trackpad or pressing the&...

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Page 42 32 DS400X and DS500X Digital Fishfinders Frequency The DS400/500X uses dual frequency sonar—50 kHz and 200 kHz—and can be used in either auto or manual modes. The DS...

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Page 43 Chapter 4: Main Menu 33 A-Scope Use the A-Scope screen to show raw sonar data directly from the transducer beam. This gives you a “real time” image of fish and ...

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Page 44 34 DS400X and DS500X Digital Fishfinders GAIN MODE... The sounder provides GAIN controls to reduce background noise and determine how different strength echoes are shown...

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Page 45 Chapter 4: Main Menu 35 GAIN The gain, or sensitivity, of the display adjusts background noise by varying echo strength for display. The value of the gain control determines ...

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Page 46 36 DS400X and DS500X Digital Fishfinders Your choices are: • AUTOMATIC: Displays colors based on current conditions (with as many colors as possible) while minimi...

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Page 47 Chapter 4: Main Menu 37 Second Echo Rejection A so-called “second echo” can caused by the sonar signal returning from the bottom, reflecting off the water’s surface, bo...

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Page 48 38 DS400X and DS500X Digital Fishfinders • View • Zoom magnification • Zoom Mode  View The View sub-menu determines how the zoomed area appears on the screen....

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Page 49 Chapter 4: Main Menu 39 Zoom x2, x3, x4 Magnification This parameter sets the level of display magnification. The greater the zoom, the smaller the area you are viewing, so t...

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Page 50 40 DS400X and DS500X Digital Fishfinders ...

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Page 51 Chapter 5: Display Set Up 41 Chapter 5: Display Set Up 5.1 Introduction This chapter will help you to become familiar with the functions of the ...

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Page 52 42 DS400X and DS500X Digital Fishfinders              Figure 5-1: Accessing Display Set Up Menu Items D6630-1 MENU ENTER OR Range Freq...

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Page 53 Chapter 5: Display Set Up 43 The Display Set Up menu items are listed in Table 5-1  and then described following that. Table 5-1:  DISPLAY SET UP... Menu ...

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Page 54 44 DS400X and DS500X Digital Fishfinders Brightness Use the trackpad < and > keys to select the brightness value from a low of 10% to a high of 100%. Each trackpad...

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Page 55 Chapter 5: Display Set Up 45              Figure 5-2: FISH & DEPTH Target Depth IDs Depth Digit Size This setting controls th...

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Page 56 46 DS400X and DS500X Digital Fishfinders              Figure 5-3: Transparent Menu PALETTE... The DS400/500X offers you six different ...

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Page 57 Chapter 5: Display Set Up 47 Background Color When the CLASSIC palette is selected, you can also choose the background color used. Three colors are available for the sonar display...

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Page 58 48 DS400X and DS500X Digital Fishfinders Note:  When analog gauges are selected, the Navigation Items cannot be dis-played on the Fishfinder page. You must swi...

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Page 59 Chapter 5: Display Set Up 49 • RNG/BRG Range and bearing of waypointDisplay ON or OFF • COGCourse Over GroundDisplay ON or OFF • TTGTime to Go before reaching...

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Page 60 50 DS400X and DS500X Digital Fishfinders              Figure 5-5: Displaying Navigation Data 40 20 60 60 D6903-1 ...

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Page 61 Chapter 6: Sounder Set Up 51 Chapter 6: Sounder Set Up 6.1 Introduction Once you have installed your DS400X or DS500X and are familiar with its basic operation, you need to&#...

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Page 62 52 DS400X and DS500X Digital Fishfinders              Figure 6-1: Accessing Sounder Set Up Menu Items MENU ENTER OR Range Frequency AU...

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Page 63 Chapter 6: Sounder Set Up 53 The following table lists the setup menus and their options and shows the factory default setting. Each parameter is described in the f...

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Page 64 54 DS400X and DS500X Digital Fishfinders Speed Units KNOTS,MILES PER HOUR,KM PER HOUR KNOTS Distance Units NAUTICAL MILES,STATUTE MILES,KILO METERS 1 , KILO YARDS NAUTICAL MI...

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Page 65 Chapter 6: Sounder Set Up 55 1 METERS settings only available in CE models ALARMS... This menu group is used to set up alarms that are available to alert you of certain ...

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Page 66 56 DS400X and DS500X Digital Fishfinders              Figure 6-2: FISH & DEPTH Target Depth IDs Fish Alarm If this alarm is&#...

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Page 67 Chapter 6: Sounder Set Up 57 Deep Alarm If this alarm is ON and the depth below the boat is greater than the value set using the Deep Range setting, ...

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Page 68 58 DS400X and DS500X Digital Fishfinders              Figure 6-4: Temperature Alarm with Standard & Analog Gauges Temp. Rng. ...

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Page 69 Chapter 6: Sounder Set Up 59 6. When the alarm clock sounds, it is accompanied by a message box  labeled ALARM CLOCK displaying the time. The default setting is OFF.     ...

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Page 70 60 DS400X and DS500X Digital Fishfinders Bearing Mode • TRUE (default) • MAGNETIC  Date Format • MM/DD/YY (default) • DD/MM/YY  Time Format • 12 HOUR (default) • 24 HO...

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Page 71 Chapter 6: Sounder Set Up 61 Language Select the language in which you wish information to be displayed. The selected language will be used for all screen text. Select from t...

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Page 72 62 DS400X and DS500X Digital Fishfinders Depth Offset The depth offset is added to the measured depth value before it is displayed. You can specify the depth a...

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Page 73 Chapter 7: Maintenance and Problem Solving 63 Chapter 7: Maintenance and Problem  Solving This chapter provides information on routine maintenance and on possible causes of problems you may...

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Page 74 64 DS400X and DS500X Digital Fishfinders Use only a water-based antifouling paint, or a water-based paint specifically designed for transducers. Apply the paint with a brush....

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Page 75 Chapter 7: Maintenance and Problem Solving 65 7.2 Problem Solving All Raymarine products are, prior to packing and shipping, subjected to comprehensive test and quality ...

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Page 76 66 DS400X and DS500X Digital Fishfinders 7.3 How to Contact Raymarine On the Internet Visit the Raymarine World Wide Web site for the latest information on Raymarine ele...

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Page 77 Chapter 7: Maintenance and Problem Solving 67 However, if you are in need of an item not available from the retailer, please contact Raymarine Technical Services at: 800-539-5539 ext.&...

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Page 78 68 DS400X and DS500X Digital Fishfinders The Product Repair Center is open Monday through Friday 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. All products returned to the R...

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Page 79 Appendix A: Specifications 69  Appendix A: Specifications General CE  Conforms to 89/336/EEC (EMC) Size  DS400XDS500X H x W x D, excluding mounting bracket4.45 x 5.12...

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Page 80 70 DS400X and DS500X Fishfinders NMEA Data Connector Received Transmitted POWER/NMEA  BWC, BWR, GLL, ZDA, RMB, VTG, HDG, HDT BWC, BWR, DBT, DPT, GLL, MTW, ...

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Page 81   71 Index A Accessories   6 Obtaining   66 Alarm Clock   49 ,  58 Alarms   55 Alarm Clock   58 Deep Alarm   57 Deep Range   57 Fish Alarm   56 Shallow Alarm &...

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Page 82 72 DS400 and DS500 Digital Fishfinders E Echoes   16 Strength   17 ENTER key   19 F Features   2 Fish Alarm   56 Fishfinder Basic System   2 Typical Display Screen   17 Fishf...

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Page 83   73 Date   49 Date Format   49 LAT/LONG   48 RNG/BRG   49 SOG   48 Time   49 Time Format   49 Time Offset   49 TTG   49 Waypoint   48 Navigation Data   48 NME...

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Page 84 74 DS400 and DS500 Digital Fishfinders Speed   47 Speed Calibrate   62 Speed Units   59 Supplied Parts   5 System Connections   12 T Target Depth ID   44 ,  55 Target Indications ...

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Page 85 DS400X Flush Mount  Template  TO P 90 mm Cut out with 3-5/8" hole saw Remove shaded areas only 2.99" (76 mm) 2.83" (72 mm) D6649-2 ...

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Page 87 DS500X Flush Mount  Template TO P 90mm Cut out with 3-5/8"hole saw Remove shaded areas only 2.83" (72mm) 2.99" (76 mm) D6650-2 ...

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Page 89 Warranty Certificate In order to ensure that the equipment continues to operate efficiently and reliably, we recom-mend that before using the product, the...

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Page 90 Document number: 84161-1 September 2003 Consumable items, including, but not limited to: fuses, batteries, drive belts, radar mixer diodes, snap-in impeller carriers, im...

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Page 91              Factory Service Centers United States of America UK, Europe, Middle East, Far East Raymarine Inc22 Cotton Road, Unit ...

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Page 92 Warranty ...