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Garmin GPSMap 540/ 540s

Discontinued and replaced with the Garmin GPSMAP 541/541s

The GPSMap 540 series feature bright 5" QVGA color displays and come ready to launch right out of the box with built-in cartography, new worldwide satellite imagery, and a new streamlined user interface. Like all Garmin plotters, these utilize WAAS/EGNOS-enabled GPS receivers for extreme high accuracy (typically within 3 meters).

The 540 series is preloaded with highly-detailed BlueChart? g2T marine cartography of the coastal United States - including Alaska, Hawaii and the Bahamas. This data provides detailed coastlines, shaded depth contours, navaids, port plans, wrecks, restricted areas and tide and current information. The powerful built-in analog sounder found in the 540s can scan as deep as 1500' (in dual frequency mode) and features UltraScrollT for high-speed screen updates. The GPSMap 540s also offers split-screen viewing of map and sounder data for easy, continuous reference.

See real-time weather displayed on the 540 series' high-resolution, sunlight readable display with the purchase of the GXM 31 antenna (sold separately) and subscription to XM WX Satellite Weather. View vital weather data such as NEXRAD radar, storm cells, wind speeds, surface temperatures, forecasts and more than a dozen other weather attributes directly on the unit's chart.

Plug in optional BlueChart? g2 VisionT cards to add true 3D-view detailed mapping capabilities (both above and below the waterline), plus helpful auto guidance, high-resolution photomapping detail, and "real picture" aerial photos of ports, harbors, marinas, waterways, navigation landmarks and other points of interest.

Features and Specifications
• Ultra-bright 5" diagonal QVGA display, 320 x 240 pixels - 800 nits of brightness
• New streamlined user interface offers easy selection of functions and features
• Preloaded with worldwide satellite imagery and highly-detailed BlueChart g2 marine cartography of the coastal United States - including Alaska, Hawaii and the Bahamas. This data provides detailed coastlines, shaded depth contours, navaids, port plans, wrecks, restricted areas and tide and current information.
• Preloaded with Explorer charts covering the Bahamas
• View weather overlays such as NEXRAD weather radar and forecasts, current conditions, wind direction, wave direction, wave height, buoy data, lightning, county warnings and much more with the optional GXM 31 antenna
• Single SD memory card slot for BlueChart g2 Vision cards, as well as saving waypoints, routes and tracks to a SD card which can be shared with others
• Built-in GPS antenna o BNC connector for optional GA29 remote GPS antenna
• Backlit keypad for easier operation at night
• Two NMEA 0183 I/O ports
• CANetT proprietary bus allows display and control of full feature sounder data on Garmin chartplotters
• Unit dimensions: 6.4" W x 5.9" H x 2.9" D

• Same features as listed above
• New sounder design featuring excellent shallow water performance
• Power output: 500 watts (RMS) 4000 watts (peak to peak), dual frequency 400 watts (RMS) 3200 watts (peak to peak), dual beam
• Depth: 1,500 feet (dual frequency), 900 feet (dual beam)
• Includes a dual frequency transducer 50kHz (45?), 200kHz (10?) for maximum saltwater performance or choose the optional dual beam transducer 80kHz (45?), 200kHz (14?) for maximum freshwater performance
• Patented transom/trolling mount transducer
• UltraScrollT high rep rate sonar provides lightning-fast screen updates
• New AutoGain technology enhances target visibility
• See-Thru? technology: shows weak and strong returns simultaneously
• Water temperature log graphically records water temp data
• Round flasher display mode (in dual beam mode) and A-scope (in dual frequency mode)
• Whiteline o Adjustable depth line helps gauge desired fishing levels and bottom clearance
• Split zoom display offers a closer look at fish targets and bottom structure
• 2X, 4X and bottomlock zoom
• Adjustable keel offset
• Alarms for fish size, shallow water, deep water and low battery
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user's manual
manuel francais
g2 vision data cards
what is WAAS? bluechart g2 vision

Package Includes:
• GPSMAP 540/ 540s*
• Tilt/swivel mount
• Protective front cover
• Power/data cable
• CANet cable
• Owner's manual
*Note: 540s package includes dual frequency transducer

Get XM WX Satellite Weather with a Garmin GXM 31 antenna.

Standard Configuration
GPSMAP 540 or 540s, built-in receiving antenna, transom mount transducer (depending on the GPSMAP 540s configuration below), power/data cable, crimp connectors, mounting bracket with tilt/swivel, protective front cover, owner's manual and quick reference guide

500-series features
5" QVGA color display, CANet compatible, satellite-enhanced worldwide basemap, compatible with optional BlueChart g2 Vision card, sounder version available
GPSMAP 520 Satellite-enhanced worldwide basemap.
GPSMAP 530 Preloaded maps of U.S. inland lakes.
GPSMAP 540 Preloaded offshore BlueChart? maps for the U.S. and the Bahamas.

garmin g2 visionBlueChart g2 Vision
All the new Garmin chartplotters feature basic worldwide satellite imagery for a realistic "view from space" depiction. With optional g2 Vision cards, these images are upgraded to super high-detail aerial photomapping. It's the most realistic map you've ever seen on a graphical chartplotter. And you can navigate 'on the picture' with a clear dynamic presentation of your boat's current position.

Auto Guidance. The optional Auto Guidance technology, unlocked via g2 Vision card, searches chart contents to suggest the safest known charted route for navigation.

True 3D-view mapping. Garmin's newest chartplotters wil graphically depict true 3D "mariner's eye" topside view or "fish eye" underwater view navigation perspective for tricky shoals, reefs, bridges, channels etc.

"Real Picture" Photo Reference. Aerial photography gives mariners a realistic visual overview of harbours, marinas, waterways and other points of reference. The photos allow a visual reference for nearby fuel pumps, dining spots, lodging and shore-side facilities. Also included is City Navigator North America NT road data for navigation up to five miles inland.
Without transducer
With dual frequency transom mount transducer

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