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Lowrance Elite FS 9 Active Imaging 3 in 1

Lowrance Elite FS 9 display unit
  • 9″ high resolution touchscreen
  • Active Imaging 3-in-1 transducer
  • Active Target compatible
  • Wide range of mapping options including C-MAP, Navionics, and more
  • Touchscreen control of Ghost trolling motor and Power Pole shallow water anchors
  • Ethernet and NMEA 2000 ports for networking capabilities
  • HALO radar compatibility

Product Description

Active Imaging 3-in-1 transducer

Active Imaging is available as a 3-in-1 transducer with CHIRP, SideScan, and DownScan Imaging in Lowrance Elite FS 9.

Active Imaging CHIRP Sonar DownScan and SideScan

The transducer is constructed with a polymer that efficiently transmit and receive sound waves in water without losing any signals. Thanks to the separate sonar element for SideScan transmit and receive, it has a high ping-speed.

These features enable Active Imaging transducer to quickly identifying fish-holding structures like rock piles, standing timber, weed beds, ditches, and drop-offs. With the high-level clarity, target separation, and detail of Active Imaging, you’ll be able to find more fish and also identify different species like Bass, Catfish, Crappie, etc under your boat.

Active Imaging transducer operates at 83/200 KHz frequency for CHIRP sonar. You can freeze, zoom in and zoom out the sonar in the Elite FS 9 screen. The maximum depth of the CHIRP sonar is around 1000ft at 83 KHz. Whereas you will get high resolution detail of fish and bottom at the 200 KHz frequency.

Elite FS CHIRP Sonar

Active Imaging DownScan in Elite FS 9 operates at 800 kHz or 455 kHz frequency. 455 kHz frequency provides the maximum depth penetration at 300 ft. While the 800 kHz frequency provides the highest resolution images with better target separation in shallow water.

Lowrance Elite FS DownScan

455/800 KHz frequencies are supported in Active Imaging SideScan. 800 kHz provides the clarity and sharpest images in shallow water. It can scan an area of 150 ft on either side of the boat. While 455 kHz is more suitable for deeper waters. It can scan an area of 300 ft on either side of the boat.

Lowrance Elite FS SideScan

Active Target Compatible

Active Target is a live sonar system that gives you a real-time view of both your lure and the fish. This allows you to see how the fish are reacting to your lure, which will greatly increase your catch rate. The three viewing options (forward, down, and scout) make each cast more successful.


The Lowrance Elite FS 9 gives you the power to see fish and structure beneath your boat like never before. This product combines the proven performance of Lowrance CHIRP sonar with high-resolution images from DownScan Imaging, making it easier to identify fish targets with FishReveal.

FishReveal makes fish appear more clearly as an arch by brightening and displaying them with greater clarity. It helps distinguish Bass from Baitfish and even identify when they are close to a structure or submerged grass.

Elite FS Fish Reveal

C-MAP Contour+ Charts with Genesis Live

Elite FS 9 comes with preloaded C-MAP Contour+ inland and coastal charts. C-MAP Contour+ features high resolution bathymetric 1-foot contours on 15,000+ U.S. Lakes and 9,400+ lakes in Canada. Below image illustrates some of the features of C-MAP Countour+ charts.

C-MAP Contour+ features

Elite FS 9 is also compatible with Navionics charts but you need to buy the charts separately. Navionics charts also provide in depth details of US inland lakes with fishing POIs, vector charting, and custom shading of reefs and depth.

Elite FS 9 also features Genesis Live a real time mapping tool. You can overlay Genesis Live on current charts to create your own contour maps or create custom 1/2-foot contour maps of your local uncharted lake in real-time.

Elite FS Charts C-Map

High Resolution Touch Screen

Lowrance Elite FS 9 offers a high resolution touch screen with an anti-reflective coating that offers excellent clarity and daylight visibility, even under bright sunshine. You can also create customized panels on the screen for quick access to the most used functions.


Lowrances Elite FS 9 Fish Finder provides NMEA2000 and Ethernet networking. You can network Elits FS unit with HDS Live or another Elite FS unit with Ethernet. This helps to share Sonar data with other units connected on the same network. You can also easily transfer charts, waypoints, and other useful information between units and create a dynamic fishing system.

NMEA 2000 provides the capability of controlling trolling motor, outboard pilot, and Power-Pole directly through the Elite FS 9 touchscreen. You can also network boat engines line Yamaha with the unit through NMEA 2000.

Wifi Connectivity

The wireless connectivity feature in Elite FS 9 allows you to mirror your display to compatible iOS and Android devices and access charts, radar, sonar, engine data, and more from the smartphone. You can remotely control your fish finder easily through your smartphone.

You can also upgrade your Elie FS 9 to latest software through Wifi with fast internet connection. With the easy online software and map upgrades through any internet hotspot, you’ll always have access to the latest features and support for accessories.

elite fs wifi connectivity

Autotuning Sonar

Elite FS 9 Autotuning sonar automatically adjusting settings as fishing conditions change. Sonar can be set to “Auto” or custom settings of your choice. This can save a considerable amount of time and hassle when starting a new fishing location.

Elite FS Installed on Boat

Built-in GPS

You can add, delete and edit the waypoints on Lowrance Elite FS 9 maps. It can store up to 5000 waypoints and 200 routes, each containing 99 turns or stops.


Is the GPS antenna built-in?

Yes, Elite FS 9 has a built-in GPS antenna.

What SD card to use in Lowrance Elite FS 9?

You can add a 32GB SD card to Elite FS 9.

Is the Lowrance Elite FS 9 waterproof?


What is the warranty on the Lowrance Elite FS 9?

The Lowrance Elite FS 9 comes with a one-year limited warranty.

What’s in the Box

  • Elite FS™ 9 unit
  • Gimbal bracket kit
  • Sun cover
  • Power cable kit
  • Active Imaging 3-in-1 Transducer
Elite FS Box

Technical Specifications

Screen Size9”
Dimensions12.1” W x 7.1” H x 4.7” D including bracket
Screen Brightness>1200 nits
SD Card Storage1 micro SD card up to 32GB
Ethernet Ports1 x 100Mbit
Warranty Period1 Year + 4 additional years of upgrade options Totaling 5 years
Weight2.7 lbs (1.2 kg)
Update rate10 Hz
GPS10 Hz Internal high-sensitivity WAAS + EGNOS + MSAS
Shock Vibration100,000 cycles of 20 G
Compass Safe12″ (300mm)
Supply Voltage12v DC (10.8-17VDC)
GPS Receiver Channels16
NMEA 2000 Connectivity1x Micro-C
Power Output1KW RMS
Power Consumption max2.0A @ 13VDC with backlight on full
Power Consumption typical2.0A @ 13VDC with backlight on full
Power Consumption min2.0A @ 13VDC with backlight on full
Position Accuracy20m RMS
Waypoints, Routes, Tracks3000 Waypoints 100 Routes 100 Trails with up to 10,000 points per trail
Time to First Fix30s
Recommended Fuse Rating3A
Storage Temperature Range4°F to 140°F (-20°C to 60°C )
Radar compatibility4G (Broadband) 3G (Broadband) Halo20 (Pulse Compression Dome Radar) Halo20+ (Pulse Compression Dome Radar) Halo24 (Pulse Compression Dome Radar)
Operating Temperature Range5°F to 131°F (-15°C to 55°C )
Viewing Angles50° top 60°bottom 70° left/right
Humidity60°C, 95% relative humidity (RH) for 18 hours
Display Resolution800×480
AISAIS Chart overlay. Target vessel details.
Charts supportedC-MAP (MAX N, MAX N+) C-MAP Genesis C-MAP Precision Contour HD (AMER ONLY) Navionics (Gold, NAV+ Platinum+) Insight (Pro and HD) Lowrance Regional Mapping Partners
Cartography includedC-MAP Contour + (US models) Navionics basemap (AMER, AUS/NZ and ROW models)
Mounting TypeGimbal Bracket or Dash Flush Mount
BluetoothIntegrated Bluetooth 4.0 with support for Bluetooth Classic
Sonar CompatibilityIntegrated: CHIRP Broadband Active Imaging DownScan Active Imaging SideScan Compatible with: SonarHub StructureScan StructurreScan 3D LiveSight Active Target
Connectivity Wi FiInternal 802.11b/g/n
WaterproofratingIPX7 with card door closed
InterfaceMulti-Touch Touchscreen Zoom +/- MOB = (+/- combined) Pages Waypoint Light/Power
Internal StorageNone
PC ConnectivityNone
NMEA 0183 Sentences supportedNone
Digital SwitchingNone
AutopilotOutboard Pilot Ghost Trolling Motor MotorGuide Xi5/Xi3 Trolling Motor * *requires Motorguide PinPoint Gateway
Backlight ColorPure White LED


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Lowrance Elite FS 9 Active Imaging 3 in 1
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 by Aaron

I can see fish and structure clearer now. The installation was straightforward. It takes a little time to get used to it, but I enjoy using this device! Active imaging is incredible!