New Stuff: Lowrance Precision-9 Electronic Compass
March 3, 2016
Lowrance has announced the release of its new Precision-9 Compass, which delivers heading and rate-of-turn information with an enhanced level of accuracy to Lowrance Outboard Pilot, Broadband Radar and navigational systems over an NMEA 2000 connection.
The Precision-9 Compass incorporates a sophisticated solid-state sensor array measuring motion on 9 separate axes. Data from all 9 axes is used to calculate the most accurate heading and rate-of-turn information possible, avoiding common limitations of conventional fluxgate electronic compasses. Once the compass is calibrated, it delivers heading accuracy of ±2 degrees, with a pitch and roll range of ±45 degrees.
Measuring 4.69” across and 1.42” tall, the compact housing is ideal for discreet installations. An easily adjustable mounting bracket allows the unit to be installed on any vessel, in almost any location. It can also be mounted directly to any flat surface, and external up-mast installations are possible to avoid magnetic interference from steel hulls. Installation is further simplified by NMEA 2000 connectivity, with a single cable carrying both power and data.