GPSMAP® 540/540s

Part Number: 010-00614-00
Processing time is 1–3 business days.

Overview

This offshore mariner’s chartplotter flush-mounts easily in your boat and sports preloaded BlueChart g2 maps for the coast of the U.S. and Bahamas. The GPSMAP 540 also features a 5” QVGA display and simple, straightforward buttons and menus. You can add the optional BlueChart g2 Vision SD™ card for even more enhanced features.

Navigate the High Seas

The 540 has preloaded detailed maps covering all U.S. coastal areas and the Bahamas. For other areas, the 540 has a worldwide basemap with satellite images in place of more traditional maps. The SD card slot makes it easy to add additional maps without connecting to a computer. And with just a few buttons and a simple, intuitive interface, the 540 makes navigating your way through the water easy.

Add Sonar and Weather

Where applicable, the sounder version, GPSMAP 540s, comes with a powerful dual frequency transducer that clearly paints depth contours, fish targets and structure whether you’re fishing in freshwater or off the coast. It’s also CANet™ compatible, so you can share sounder data with another chartplotter on your boat. For continuously-updated weather information, you can add the optional GXM 31 antenna to receive XM satellite weather, including NEXRAD radar, and hundreds of XM radio stations right on your chartplotter.

Add Extras with BlueChart® g2 Vision

With the optional BlueChart g2 Vision SD card, you can add a whole new dimension of exceptional features to your chartplotter.

  • MarinerEye view and FishEye view provide you a 3-dimensional perspective of map information, both above and below the waterline.
  • High-resolution satellite images and aerial photographs help you orient yourself in unfamiliar areas.
  • Auto guidance technology searches through all relevant charts to create a route you can actually follow — one that avoids obstacles, shallow water, buoys and other obstructions.

For a low cost option try BlueChart g2 cards.

WAAS enabled BlueChart g2 Vision Compatible XM Satellite Weather

Specs

Physical & Performance

Physical dimensions 5.9" x 6.4" x 2.9" (15.0 x 16.3 x 7.4 cm)
Display size, WxH 3.0" x 4.0", 5.0" diagonal (7.6 x 10.2 cm, 12.7 cm diagonal)
Display resolution, WxH 240 x 320 pixels
Display type QVGA display
Weight 1.75 lb (0.8 kg)
Water rating IPX7
Receiver GPS Receiver
Antenna Internal with external connection
Mounting options Bail with swivel or Flush
Power consumption 15 W max at 13.8 vDC

Maps & Memory

Preloaded maps Yes (BlueChart g2)
Accepts data cards 1 SD™ Card
Waypoints 1,500
Routes 20
Track log 10,000 points; 20 saved tracks

Features & Benefits

Garmin Radar compatible No
Garmin Sonar compatible Yes (only GPSMAP 540s)
NMEA 2000® compatible No
NMEA 0183 compatible Yes
Garmin Marine Network™ compatible No
Garmin SmartMode compatible (customizable monitor presets) No
Supports AIS (tracks target ships position) Yes
Supports DSC (displays position data from DSC-capable VHF radio) Yes
Tide tables Yes
Garmin Meteor Audio System compatible No
Supports Fusion Lync compatible marine radios No
GSD™ Black Box sonar support No
GCV™ Black Box sonar support No
SiriusXM™ Weather & Radio compatible Yes
BlueChart® Mobile (planning) compatible No
Garmin Helm compatible No
GRID™ (Garmin Remote Input Device) compatible No
Wireless remote compatible No
Wireless mouse compatible No

Sonar Features & Specifications

Dual-frequency (50/200 kHz) sonar capable Yes
Dual-beam (77/200 kHz) sonar capable Yes
Frequencies supported 50/77/200 kHz
Transmit power 500 W (RMS); 4,000 W (Peak to Peak)
CHIRP sonar technology No
DownVü™ No
SideVü™ No
Voltage range 10-35 vDC input
Maximum depth 1,500 ft. (dual frequency); 900 ft. (dual beam)
Bottom lock (shows return from the bottom up) Yes
Water temperature log and graph Yes
Sonar recording No
Sonar history rewind No

Connections

NMEA 0183 input ports 2
NMEA 0183 output ports 2
Video input ports None
Video output ports None
Wireless connectivity No
Garmin Marine Network™ ports None

In the Box

  • GPSMAP 540/540s*
  • Tilt/swivel mount
  • Protective front cover
  • Power/data cable
  • Owner's manual
*Note: Where applicable, 540s package includes dual frequency transducer

Maps

Maps for New Regions

Need maps for other regions? See all maps that are compatible with this device.

Need a map update?

Update the maps that came with your device for the best navigation experience.

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