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PREMIUM PERFORMANCE | UNBEATABLE FISH VIEWS
What’s New with the HDS-12 Carbon… Unbeatable views of fish and fish-holding structure by combining premium Lowrance® CHIRP sonar and StructureScan® 3D images with a bright, high-resolution Super Wide – 12″ SolarMAX™ HD display, which can be viewed from any angle – even through polarized sunglasses.
No Lag Time – Very FAST… Powerful performance that delivers the fastest chart redraws, rapid sonar updates and quicker response times via a dual-core processor engineered to easily power top sonar technology like Live Network Sonar, Dual-Channel CHIRP, StructureScan® 3D with enhanced SideScan and DownScan Imaging™, plus future high-power upgrades.
Dual-Channel CHIRP – Deep water and trolling anglers will never miss a fish when watching two Lowrance CHIRP frequencies at the same time on a dual-channel CHIRP split screen. Run a High CHIRP panel for the best target separation close to the bottom or in the tight schools, a Medium CHIRP panel to cover the widest area, ideal for watching bait schools under a transducer in shallow water, or go deeper with a Low CHIRP panel to cover more of the water column.
FishReveal™ Smart Target View – FishReveal makes fish easy to see. By combining traditional CHIRP sonar with high-resolution DownScan Imaging you get a precision view of bottom detail, structure and bait fish. With FishReveal there is no need to display CHIRP sonar and DownScan Imaging in a two-panel split-screen display. CHIRP sonar is laid right over the DownScan Imaging.
TotalScan Transducer – TotalScan™ combines Broadband Sonar, CHIRP Sonar, StructureScan® HD and DownScan™ Imaging technology into one easy to use unit. Target fish and search for fish-holding structures with the same transducer. No more need for multiple transducers hanging of the back of the boat.
StructureScan® 3D Ready – Easily pinpoint fish locations and key fishing areas in and around structure where the fish hide with the three-dimensional views of StructureScan combining enhanced SideScan and DownScan Imaging. SideScan gives you picture-like views up to 600 feet to each side of your boat, while DownScan Imaging with FishReveal™ makes fish identification easy, using high-detail images of cover and structure below your boat. * Requires a StructureScan 3D transducer and module to unlock the full potential of your fish finder.
Live Network Sonar – Cover more water in less time when viewing sonar from up to two transducers at the same time – on the same display – with Lowrance exclusive Live Network Sonar.
SolarMAX™ HD Display – Optimum Performance in any Weather, see fish, structure and chart detail better than ever on the high-resolution, super-bright SolarMAX™ HD displays. The screen is bright and clear with easy viewing from any angle, even in direct sunlight, and through polarized sunglasses. The ultra-responsive multi-touch screen works even when the display is wet.
Plug and Play Compatibility – Easily build a system around your HDS Carbon. Add Broadband Radar, SonicHub®2 Marine Audio, SiriusXM® Marine Weather and audio, DSC VHF, as well as industry-leading technologies, like Mercury® VesselView® Link, Bluetooth® control of Power-Pole shallow water anchors and the SmartSteer™ interface, featuring control of MotorGuide® Xi5 trolling motor and the Lowrance® Outboard Pilot.
Wireless Connectivity – With integrated wireless connectivity, downloading software updates and C-MAP Genesis maps directly to your display is a breeze.
Smartphone Control – View and control the HDS-12 carbon display from your smartphone or tablet using the free Link App. Backup and restore waypoints, routes, trails and display settings directly to your mobile device. Protecting your valuable fishing data against loss or theft is easier than ever.
Resources: Lowrance HDS-12 Carbon – Help & Support
“The new Lowrance Carbon units give you a ton of processing power for clearer pictures and faster performance. I found them to be noticeably faster than my previous HDS Gen3 graphs that I ran on the same setup.”
Jason Sealock – HDS Carbon Review by Wired2Fish.com
8.85" x 12.92" x 3.35"
224.7 x 328.1 x 88.2 mm
|Water rating||IPX7 with card door closed|
|Display type||Touch | TouchPad|
|Display size||12.1" diagonal|
|Display resolution||1280 x 800 pixels|
|Display - Brightness||1400 nits|
3.6A @ 13VDC - Full backlight, Sonar on
Supply - 12v DC (10.8-17VDC)
|GPS Antenna||10Hz internal|
|Mounting options||Gimbal Bracket | Flush Mount|
|Accepts data cards||2 microSD|
|Track log||100 Trails | 10,000 points per trail|
Built-in C-Map USA enhanced base map(Americas)
Insight HD, Insight Pro, Insight Genesis, C-MAP, Navionics-W/sonar chart live
|Radar compatible||4G & 3G (Broadband)|
Integrated: Dual CHIRP | Broadband | DownScan | StructureScan | Network Sonar
Compatible: HD/StructureScan | StructureScan3D | SpotlightScan
|Supports AIS||NAIS-400 AIS|
|Weather||SiriusXM via WM-3 (USA only)|
|Supports DSC - GPS Data / VHF||Yes|
|Supports FUSION-Link||SonicHub | SonicHub2 | FusionLink|
|Black Box sonar support||Yes|
|Planning Software Compatible||Yes - Insight Planner|
|App-Control Compatibility||Yes - Link | Android & IOS|
|Remote Input Device - compatible||LR-1 Remote Controller|
Radar - when connected
Weather - when connected
|Transmit Power||1kw RMS | when connected to a 1kw transducer|
|Dual-frequency (50/200 kHz) sonar capable||50/83/200kHz (Broadband)|
|Dual-Beam Sonar (77/200 kHz) capable||455/800kHz (StructureScan)|
|CHIRP sonar technology||Low/Mid/High CHIRP|
|ClearVü | Down||StructureScan® HD - DownScan|
|SideVü | Side||StructureScan® HD - SideScan|
|NMEA 2000 compatible||1x Micro-C|
|NMEA 0183 input ports||1|
|NMEA 0183 output ports||1|
|Marine Network Ports||Ethernet | 2x 100Mbit | 6 MFD's max|
|Video input ports||1 - Composite video RCA - single channel via optional adaptor|
|Video output ports||No|
|In The Box||
HDS-12 Carbon display
Fasteners (4x 6G x 1.5 panhead PH1)
Power/NMEA 0183 cable
Fuse holder (ATC blade)
Fuse (5 A)
Caps (3x for HDS-7, 4x for HDS-9/12/16 - for ethernet, NMEA
Dash gasket (HDS-16 only)