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Lowrance HDS-9 Carbon

Lowrance HDS-9 Carbon
Brand: Lowrance
Category: Chartplotters | Fishfinders
  • Screen Size: 9" Wide SolarMax™ Display
  • Input Type: Touch Screen | TouchPad Control
  • Pre-Loaded Charts: C-Map USA enhanced
  • Chart Card Slots: 2 - microSD | 32GB
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Sonar: Dual CHIRP | Broadband | StructureScan



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Lowrance HDS-9 Carbon



Lowrance HDS Carbon 9 - Review


What’s New with the HDS-9 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 – 9″ 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.


Lowrance HDS-9 Carbon - FishReveal™ Smart Target View


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.


Lowrance HDS-9 Carbon 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-9 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.


Lowrance - HDS Carbon vs Gen 3

HDS Carbon vs HDS Gen 3


Lowrance HDS Carbon Integration Options

HDS Carbon Integration


Resources: Lowrance HDS-9 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



Lowrance HDS Carbon Specification 2018


Lowrance HDS Carbon Quick Start Guide




Key Facts:

Lowrance HDS-9 Carbon


  • Multi-touch 9″ Widescreen
  • 1280 x 720 HD SolarMax™ Display
  • Super Bright @ 1300 nits
  • Dual-core processor – Fast Fast Fast
  • Built-in 10 Hz GPS
  • Full Control via touchscreen or keypad
  • Built-in: Broadband, DownScan & StructureScan.
  • Built-in Dual CHIRP (Low, Medium, High)
  • Sonar output – 1kw depending on Transducer
  • Wireless connectivity
  • NMEA 2000® and Ethernet connectivity
  • Preloaded C-MAP® US Enhanced mapping with 1-foot contours on more than 3,000 lakes
  • Chart upgrade options include C-MAP, Navionics and more
  • StructureScan® 3D with Optional Module
  • DownScan, StructureScan® HD, and TotalScan transducer ready
  • SmartSteer™ control of Outboard Pilot and MotorGuide® Xi5 Trolling Motor 
  • Power-Pole® Shallow Water Anchor
  • SonicHub®2 and SiriusXM® Marine Weather/Audio compatible
  • Broadband Radar™ ready
  • Mercury® VesselView® Link compatible
  • 2 micro SD cards slots up to 32GB





Lowrance HDS-9 Carbon - Full Specs


  • Model
    HDS-9 Carbon
  • Physical dimensions
    6.65" x 10.43" x 3.47"
    168.92 x 264.95 x 88.2mm
  • Weight
    4.14lbs (2kg)
  • Water rating
    IPX7 with card door closed
  • Display type
    Touch | TouchPad
  • Display size
    9" diagonal
  • Display resolution
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Display - Brightness
    1400 nits
  • Power consumption
    2.3A @ 13VDC - Full backlight, Sonar on
    Supply - 12v DC (10.8-17VDC)
  • GPS Antenna
    10Hz internal
  • GPS Receiver
  • Mounting options
    Gimbal Bracket | Flush Mount

Maps & Memory

  • Model
    HDS-9 Carbon
  • On-Board Memory
  • Accepts data cards
    2 microSD
  • Waypoints
  • Routes
  • Track log
    100 Trails | 10,000 points per trail
  • Preloaded Maps
    Built-in C-Map USA enhanced base map(Americas)

    Insight HD, Insight Pro, Insight Genesis, C-MAP, Navionics-W/sonar chart live

Outdoor Recreation Features

  • Tide Tables

Chartplotter Features

  • Model
    HDS-9 Carbon
  • Radar compatible
    4G & 3G (Broadband)
  • Sonar compatible
    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
  • Supports FUSION-Link
    SonicHub | SonicHub2 | FusionLink
  • Black Box sonar support
  • Planning Software Compatible
    Yes - Insight Planner
  • App-Control Compatibility
    Yes - Link | Android & IOS
  • Remote Input Device - compatible
    LR-1 Remote Controller
  • Alarms
    Radar - when connected
    Weather - when connected

Sonar Features & Specifications

  • Model
    HDS-9 Carbon
  • 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
  • Forward View


  • Model
    HDS-9 Carbon
  • NMEA 2000 compatible
    1x Micro-C
  • NMEA 0183 input ports
  • NMEA 0183 output ports
  • 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
  • Wireless connectivity
  • BlueTooth connectivity


  • Model
    Lowrance HDS-9 carbon
  • Current Price

In The Box

  • In The Box
    HDS-9 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
    2000, StructureScan)
    Documentation pack
    Dash gasket (HDS-16 only)

Lowrance HDS-9 Carbon - Manual

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Lowrance HDS Carbon Operation Manual

Lowrance HDS Carbon Installation Manual



Lowrance HDS-9 Carbon - Videos

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