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Lowrance HDS-9 Carbon (with TotalScan Transducer)


Lowrance HDS-9 Carbon Front

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The HDS Carbon series are the updated versions of the HDS Gen3 models. While they look similar, there are some significant improvements under the hood. Improved processing power means that these units can easily run multiple functions simultaneously without slowing down the performance of the unit. The new touch screen display is more responsive and gives a clearer, brighter, and more vivid image than the previous generations.

These units are able to run Insight Genesis (free customised contour mapping as seen here) which is a great help for boaties fishing on NZ lakes - most of which do not have any marine mapping available.

The Lowrance HDS-9 Carbon features a new 9" multi-touch display using a high-bright LED backlight and advanced anti-reflection coatings to create a screen which provides wider viewing angles, in any lighting conditions. Loaded with a dual-core high performance processor the HDS Carbon provides faster draw speeds and increased response times for dual channel CHIRP, dual network sounder views, StructureScan 3D and StructureMap, and split screen views all at the same time.


The HDS Carbon brings a familiar “smartphone-like” comfort with integrated wireless and Bluetooth® connectivity. With the internal 10Hz GPS antenna and a multitude of mapping options accessible from the unit’s dual microSD card slots, you can navigate easily with HDS Carbon.

  • 9-inch, backlit, multi-touch and widescreen display. SolarMAX™ HD touchscreens produce wider viewing angles from anywhere in sight.

  • Unique Lowrance® interface featuring quick-response touchscreen or keypad control, intuitive software, and protective coatings deliver performance in the most rugged on-the-water conditions.

  • HDS Carbon employs a dual-core, high performance processor with more than enough agility, speed and power providing faster redraws and quicker response times to easily drive today’s best technology, like StructureScan® 3D, Mercury® VesselView® Link and the Lowrance Outboard pilot.

  • Never miss fish targets with two CHIRP frequency channels at the same time low, medium or high. Keep favorite high CHIRP frequency visible for increased target separation close to the bottom or in tight schools and now view the low frequency channel at the same time to cover more of the water column with wider and deeper cone angles.

  • Simultaneously view CHIRP traditional sonar with StructureScan® 3D or StructureScan® HD at once.

  • HDS Carbon has a high performance processor that produces lightning quick redraw speeds and faster sonar updates. It easily powers Carbon’s intuitive user-interface that includes scrolling menus, cursor assist, snap-to setting markers and innovative preview panes with quick-touch slider bars.

  • TotalScan™ all-in-one transducer ready



Display Size 9in (228mm) Diag.
Display Type XVGA color ISP TFT LCD
Resolution 1280 x 720
Backlight Pure White LED
Display Brightness > 1200 Nits
Height 6.65in (168.92mm)
Width 10.43in (264.95mm)
Depth 3.47in (88.2mm)
Weight 4.14lb (2.00kg)


Operating Temperature 5°F to 131°F (-15°C to 55°C )
Waterproof IPX7 with card door closed
DOC Part 15.103 FCC rules & CE RTTE directive 1999/5/EC


Current Draw MAX - 2.3A @ 13.8VDC with backlight on full

Typical - 1.75A @ 13.8VDC

Operating Voltage 12VDC
Supply Voltage 10.8-17VDC

User Interface

Interface Full Multi-touch touchscreen and Keypad; 8-way directional keypad; ZOOM +/-, EXIT,ENTER,MENU,SWAP PANEL,WPT,LIGHT/POWER
Standard Languages Afrikaans/Afrikaans, Danish/Dansk, German/Deutsch, English (US), English (UK), Spanish/Español, Finnish/Suomi, French/Français, Greek/Ελληνικά, Icelandic/íslenska, Italian/Italiano, Dutch/Nederlands, Norwegian/Norsk, Portugese (Brazil)/Português (BR), Portugese (Portugal)/Português (PT), Swedish/Svenska
Eastern European Language Pack* Bulgarian/Български, German/Deutsch, Estonian/Eesti, English (US), English (UK), Spanish/Español, French/Français, Hebrew/ عبری , Croatian/ Hrvatski, Hungarian/ Magyar, Italian/Italiano, Lithuanian/Lietuvos, Latvian/ Latvijas, Polish/Polski, Slovak/ Slovensky, Turkish/Türkçe
Middle East Language Pack* Arabic (UAE)/ العربية , German/Deutsch, English (US), English (UK), Farsi/ فارسی , French/Français, Italian/Italiano
Asian Language Pack* English (US), English (UK), Japanese/日本語, Korean/한국어, Thai/ภาษาไทย, Chinese - (simplified) China/简体中文, Chinese - (traditional) Taiwan/繁體中文
Russian/Ukrainian* German/Deutsch, English (US), English (UK), Spanish/Español, Italian/Italiano, Russian/Русский, Ukraine/ Українська

*only available from authorized dealer/distibutor in the region.

Chart Plotter Characteristics

Display Modes North up, Course up (COG), Heading up (heading with external heading sensor or COG)
Built-in Cartography Insight USA (AMER models), Navionics basemap (AMER and ROW models)
Add on Cartography Navico Insight HD, Navionics Platinum+/Platinum/Gold, Fishing HotSpots
Built-in CHIRP Yes
Built-in Broadband Yes
Built-in StructureScan Yes
Available Frequency 83/200 kHz or 50/200 kHz (depending on Broadband transducer); 455/800 kHz for StructureScan
Available CHIRP Frequencies High CHIRP, Medium CHIRP or Low CHIRP (depending on transducer)
Power 500W RMS on all channels
Max Depth 5000ft (1524m) *depending on transducer
Alarms Depth, Fish I.D., Shallow

Radar Charateristics

Radar Compatibility 4G (Broadband), 3G (Broadband), TX06L-1 (6kW HD Digital)
EBL/VRM 2 user configurable
Guard Zones 2 user configurable


NMEA0183 1 x RS422 port
Supported baud rates 1200, 2400, 4800 (Default), 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, 115200
Ethernet 2 Port
NMEA 2000 1 Micro-C
Video Input Yes with optional cable
Data Card Slot 2 micro SD cards up to 32GB

No GPS fix, Anchor, Low boat speed, XTE, Waypoint radius, Arrival