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Lowrance HDS-12 Carbon Fishfinder Chartplotter w/StructureScan 3D Transducer
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Lowrance HDS-12 Carbon Fishfinder Chartplotter w/StructureScan 3D Transducer

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The new Lowrance HDS Carbon Fishfinder Chartplotter features an ultra-clear SolarMAX HD multi-touch display with high-bright LED backlighting and advanced anti-reflective coatings to create wider viewing angles suitable for any lighting condition.

Loaded with a dual-core, high-performance processor, the HDS Carbon delivers faster redraw speeds and quicker response times to easily power Dual-Channel CHIRP sonar, Dual Network Sounder, StructureScan, and StructureMap. The HDS Carbon utilizes integrated wireless and Bluetooth connectivity that supports the most advanced marine technology, including a Network Analyzer that notifies users when new software is available and a Service Assistant that transmits a detailed network report directly to technical support for custom hands-on assistance.

• Ultra-bright HDS SolarMAX HD displays with greater resolution and a wider range of viewing angles.
• High-performance dual-core processor for smoother navigation and faster sonar updates.
• HDS Dual-Channel CHIRP Sonar - Dual sonar-range coverage from the same transducer.
• HDS Network Dual Sounder allows you to cover more water and mark fish targets more clearly from a network of CHIRP sonar transducers.

Internal GPS Antenna - 10Hz position update rate provides ultra-accurate trails, smoother chart performance, and maximum position accuracy. Supports WAAS/EGNOS/MSAS corrections.

Precision-9 Compatible - The Precision-9 Compass supplies accurate heading and rate-of-turn information to Lowrance autopilot, radar, and navigation systems over an NMEA 2000 connection. With an internal array of solid-state sensors constantly measuring motion and orientation on nine axes, the Precision-9 also provides pitch and roll data to compatible equipment.

Extensive Mapping Options - The HDS Carbon comes with built-in C-MAP basemap charts for Coastal and Inland US waters, a world background reference map, and compatibility with the most expansive selection of cartography on the market, including Insight Genesis, Insight PRO by C-MAP, Lake Insight HD by C-MAP, C-MAP MAX-N+, Navionics, and more.

Insight Genesis Custom Maps - Make your own maps using recorded sonar logs; upload data to an Insight Genesis account; view secure custom chart details online; add optional custom color layer, vegetation, and bottom-hardness overlays; then download to a microSD card for use on the water. You can also share custom maps with the global Insight Genesis Social Map community.

Multi-View - View two charts simultaneously, in 2D or 3D perspective view, with independent control, range, and overlay capabilities.

Dual microSD Card Slots

Built-In CHIRP Sonar - Dominate with greater sensitivity, improved target resolution, and superior noise rejection for clearer, easy-to-see bait fish and game fish targets. Delivers multiple CHIRP and Broadband Sounder frequencies from a single transducer.

StructureScan 3D - StructureScan 3D Imaging allows anglers to see fish, structure and bottom contours in a stunning, three-dimensional view that gives them a better understanding of where fish and structure are located in relation to their boat.

Dual-Channel CHIRP Sonar - Increases visible fish targets with two CHIRP frequency channels (low, medium, or high) at the same time. Keep favorite high CHIRP frequency visible for increased target separation close to the bottom or in tight schools, while at the same time viewing the low frequency channel to see more of the water column with wider and deeper cone angles.

Dual Network Sonar Views - Let you cover more water and see more fish targets from a network of CHIRP sonar transducers. Watch sonar views from a bow-mounted transducer and an in-hull or transom-mounted transducer at the same time on the same display.

Simultaneously View CHIRP Sonar with StructureScan 3D or StructureScan HD - To get the best possible view of fish and structure, below and to the sides of your boat.

Built-In Support for StructureScan HD Imaging - Enjoy picture-like, 180° views of structure and fish below your boat.

Built-In, Award-Winning Broadband Sounder - Display and mark gamefish, baitfish, and structure at higher speeds and at greater depths, down to more than 1,000 ft.

StructureScan 3D Skimmer Transducer
Lowrance StructureScan 3D allows anglers to see fish, structure, and bottom contour in a stunning 3-dimensional view. StructureScan 3D imaging scans underwater terrain and fish-holding structure to create a high-resolution, 180°, 3-dimensional view beneath your boat. With this unique imaging view, anglers gain a better understanding of where fish and structure are located in relation to their boat. The picture-like, 3-dimensional views are beautifully displayed on the Lowrance HDS Gen3 Carbon Fishfinder Chartplotter.

The contours below the water's surface can be shown to the sides of the boat up to 600' port and starboard with incredibly detailed, high-definition views. StructureScan 3D provides multiple views, including 2-dimensional DownScan Imaging and StructureScan HD, as well as the new, realistic 3-dimensional views. Using preset virtual point-of-view angles or ScanTrack pan-tilt-rotate control mode, you can adjust the view and perspective beneath your boat. Combine custom HD and 3D views to increase your understanding of how fish relate to cover and to search fishing areas more effectively.

StructureMap Capability - Use live or recorded StructureScan 3D and StructureScan HD logs to create stunning underwater images of lakes, rivers, or the sea floor. StructureMap can be viewed as an overlay and toggled on and off to provide the ultimate in situational awareness in relation to both chart and bottom detail.

DownScan Overlay Technology - Overlays DownScan Imaging onto CHIRP Sonar or Broadband Sounder returns.

TrackBack - To review and save key hot spots. Scroll back through sonar or StructureScan HD imaging history to review structure or fish targets and pinpoint the location with a waypoint.

Easy-To-See, LED-Backlit, Multi-Touch, SolarMAX HD Display - SolarMAX HD touchscreens produce wider viewing angles from anywhere in sight. Using a unique balance of high-bright LED backlight and advanced anti-reflective coatings along with superior color accuracy and a boosted high-resolution viewing panel, a wider operating temperature range, and added moisture-proof optical layers produce clear visibility in any lighting situation.

Simple To Use - Unique Lowrance interface features quick-response touchscreen or keypad control, intuitive software, and protective coatings to deliver performance in the most rugged on-the-water conditions. Lightning-fast, fingertip access to all HDS Carbon features.

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

Stay Connected - Integrated wireless connectivity with the Lowrance GoFree App and other onboard devices allows you to download software updates and map purchases for immediate use. You can also view and control the display wirelessly using supported tablets and smartphones.

Network All Components - Plug-and-play compatibility with Lowrance performance modules, including Broadband Radar, SonicHub2 Marine Audio, SiriusXM Marine Weather and audio, and Class B AIS and DSC VHF. Also compatible with industry-leading technologies, like Mercury VesselView Link, Bluetooth control of Power-Pole shallow water anchors equipped with the C-Monster Control System, and the SmartSteer interface, featuring control of MotorGuide Xi5 trolling motor and the Lowrance Outboard Pilot.

Wireless Diagnostic Tools - The Network Analyzer detects devices with out-of-date software, while the Service Assistant allows users to send a detailed report of networked devices to Navico Service for quicker resolution of software/technical issues.

Dual Ethernet Networking Port

Micro-C Connection For NMEA 2000 Devices

• Display: 12" diag.
• Resolution: 1280 x 800
• LED Backlighting with Adjustable Display and Keypad
• Power Output: 500W RMS
• Media Port: Dual microSD card slots
• GPS and Sonar Overlay Data
• Split Screen Presentation

• Depth Alarm
• Shallow Alarm
• Standard Fishfinding Features Like Colorline or Grayline, ASP, FishSymbol I.D., FishTrack, and More
• Temperature Readings
• EchoSounder Frequencies: Enhanced 455 kHz StructureScan 3D Frequencies
• Max Sonar Depth: 600 ft.

• NMEA 0183 Interface: 1 x RS422 port
• NMEA Output: NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000
• Power and Video: Red 10-Pin Power Connector
• Transducer Port 1: Blue 7-Pin Connector for Broadband and CHIRP Sonar
• Transducer Port 2: Black 9-Pin Connector for Use with StructureScan Transducers
• Two Ethernet Ports
• Wireless Connectivity

• Operating Temperature: 5°F to 131°F (-15°C to 55°C)
• Product Width: 12.92" (328 mm)
• Product Depth: 3.35" (85 mm)
• Product Height: 8.85" (225 mm)
• Power Supply (Supply Voltage): 12V DC (10.8-17V DC min-max)

GPS Navigation
• Routes: 200
• Waypoint Storage: 5000
• Man Overboard Feature
• Plot Trails: Up to 100 Trails With Up to 10,000 Points / Trail
• GPS Alarms
• Background Mapping: Includes Built-in C-MAP Charts for US Waters and World Reference Background Map

• Enhanced 455 kHz StructureScan 3D Frequencies

StructureScan 3D
• Max Depth: 600'

SideScan Imaging
• Max. Range: 600' (300' to each side)
• Track Bottom: 35 mph
• Mark Objects: 15 mph
• Optimum Speed: 2-8 mph

DownScan Imaging
• Max Depth: 300'
• Track Bottom: 35 mph
• Mark Objects: 2-8 mph
• Optimum Speed: 2-8 mph

• Length: 8.26"
• Cable: 20'
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  • Ultra-bright HDS SolarMax HD touchscreen display
  • High-performance processor for faster sonar update
  • HDS Dual-Channel CHIRP Sonar
  • Integrated wireless connectivity
  • Stunning StructureScan 3D Imaging
Accepts Data Cards Yes
Antenna Internal
Dimensions 12.92"W x 8.85"H x 3.35"D
Display Resolution 1280 x 800
Display Size 12.1" diag.
Display Type HD
Included Cartography US Base Map
Max. Depth 600.00 ft
Model Number HDS-12 Carbon
Network/Interface NMEA 0183 / NMEA 2000
Operating Frequency CHIRP 83/200/455/800 kHz
Power Output 500.00 W
Speed GPS Speed
Temp Yes
Transducer StructureScan 3D Skimmer
Waterproof Yes
Unit Weight 19.88 lb
Brand Lowrance
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING PRODUCT!!!!!!!!! I have been using Lowrance units for 15 years now and I always say this unit is awesome! How could it ever get any better?! Somehow Lowrance comes out with another unit to top the one before. It's amazing how the unit gets better and better, plus more user friendly. I truly believe Lowrance units have made my Fishing more productive, plus I've won money that I know I wouldn't have if I didn't have the Lowrance unit I have. The best part for me is that out of the 7 Lowrance units I've owned I have yet to have any issues with any. I can not be more thankful for that. I also fish year round, from freezing to 100 degree temperatures. Freshwater to brackish water.
Date published: 2018-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must have tool I have been with Lowrance for years and the continued excellence is a standard. My new Carbon 12 units are some of the fastest and clearest ever. I am a tournament B.A.S.S. fisherman and time is very important. Theses units have been rock solid and I can really cover a lot of structure quickly to find the most potential for a big bag of fish. The duel transducer feature is amazing for finding very small angle changes in depth. And fish I would have left behind. I would highly recommend these units for the beginner right up to the professional angler. Thanks again for a great product. Scott for Vermont
Date published: 2018-08-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sonar screen freezes I have been fishing salt water bass tournaments and also fun fish for pelagic during the summer. Since I bought my carbon, I have had problems with my sonar screen freezing. It occurs at the most inopportune time, such as when I'm looking for tuna or to see if there are fish on structure. I have had to resort in using the structure scan only to see if there are fish holding. I had to send my unit in for repair. It apparently was shipped through San Diego into Ensenada, Mexico. That was three weeks ago! I have not heard as to when I will be getting my unit or a replacement. I have not been able to fish from my boat over the last few weeks. We tried soft resets twice and still had the problem.
Date published: 2018-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't play with it in the rain. I really love Lowrance units, I have used them since the days of the X-15's. I have always upgraded about every 3 years. I love the touch screen, ease of use, changing data....all that. What I can not stand is that when it rains, even a little, the screen on my front will start laying waypoints, or at least attempting to. I have to take a towel and lay over the screen to stop it from putting cursor's on the screen. I do not know how to stop this but would love some suggestions.
Date published: 2018-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Unit I bought my HDS Carbon 12 with 3D Structure Scan in June of this year (2018). The display is amazing and holds true to Lowrance's promise that even on bright sunny days I can clearly see my screen through my polaroid glasses. Target definition is awesome, I love the 3d capability of the GPS, downscan is a must have and still learning the 3D. Great interface and the dual core processors make the unit very fast.
Date published: 2018-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Display This unit is unbelievable! I have been a dedicated Lowrance user and just recently upgraded to the Carbon series. I could not believe how clear and never thought bottom definition could get any better! I could not have been more mistaken. The Carbon series bottom definition and display is the best I have ever seen. Easy to operate and scroll through pages. Very user friendly!
Date published: 2018-08-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome Unit! I have had my HDS 12 Carbon since April 2018. I love the Quality and detail of the unit, I am not so impressed with the 3D mode, hopefully they will update the software so it can be used effectively. I mostly down and side scan and really love Cmaps! I have found so much new water to fish with the maps and can quickly tell whether to fish something or keep looking.
Date published: 2018-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Graph Ever!! Bought when they first came out. The resolution and clarity is amazing. Finally somebody designed one to work at any angle in bright sunlight. Lowrance continues to enhance the features with updates so I don't have to buy new every year! Once you go touch screen you'll never go back. StructureScan paired with HDS Carbon is the best combo on the market hands down!
Date published: 2018-08-23
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Will the carbon work with my gen 3 total scan transducer? Or better yet will my gen 3 12 work with this transducer?

Asked by: Rangerman
Yes, the connectors are the same so you can use an older transducer on the HDS Carbon. On the other hand, if you want to use a newer transducer or other accessory you will want to make sure the HDS Gen 3 is updated to the latest software version. You can use the manufacturer support page to find software updates and other compatibility charts. https://www.lowrance.com/help-and-support/
Answered by: CW Steven
Date published: 2019-11-01
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