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Questions about a Lowrance 522

Old 03-21-2007, 10:56 PM
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I just got a Lowrance 522C iGPS. The thing did not come with any mapping software. Is the Mapcreate 7 software the only software that will work with it?
It states it will only let you use the first 5 memory cards you initialize with it. Is that enough?

I can get an older version of the same software for less $, is it limited the same way? Will it work with the newer unit?

Also, If I'm not using any networked devices, do I have to connect the power wires for the NMEA 2000 network? If I have no NMEA 2000 devices to power, I can leave this unconnected, is that correct?

The GPS part of the 522 will run off the unit power wires, correct?

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Phil
Old 03-22-2007, 06:16 AM
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You can use either Mapcreates, the Nauticpath or Navionics cards. You do not need to power up the NMEA 2000 bus for the internal GPS.

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