08-21-2008, 07:26 PM
Had an accident last week and capsized my boat. All is well, however, I have a brand new Lowrance 520C on the dash. The boat was upside down for an hour or so. I have not recovered the boat from the salvage company yet but I know the unit wasn't physically damaged, just was under water for a while. My question is will the 520c still work?
08-21-2008, 08:12 PM
Dry it out before you turn it on! It should be fine.
08-21-2008, 10:49 PM
The best you can do is let it dry, like mentioned above. I've soaked electronics, camera, handheld gps, phones, etc. Camera was shot, phones I've about a 50/50 rating, handheld was fine. But they weren't submerged for an hour either.
Let it dry out and cross your fingers...and let us know either way.
Well, I just got the boat back from the salvage yard. I checked the Lowrance and it's still full of water. Looks like it's DOA.
08-31-2008, 07:34 AM
Here's a quote from the manual for your depthfinder:
"Case size: .........................5.4" H x 6.9" W x 3.4" D (13.8 x 17.6 x 8.6
cm); sealed and waterproof; suitable for saltwater
If your 520C is full of water, either the case was damaged or you should ask Lowrance for a warranty replacement.
08-31-2008, 07:32 PM
Thanks, I'll give it a try but I'm thinking submerged under water for a couple of hours might not be considered normal use?
08-31-2008, 07:56 PM
Lowrance says "waterproof", not "water resistant". Unless the water seal was broken, it should not leak.
08-31-2008, 09:04 PM
Tell them exactly what happened and give Lowrance a chance to come through. You might be surprised. I've had a couple such surprises.
09-02-2008, 08:17 AM
With all the negative talk on forums about Lowrance and else where they might suprise you.
10-18-2008, 09:00 PM
Finally got around to contacting Lowrance. I was honest about what happened to my unit. They sent me a document detailing the various levels of "water proof". My unit was listed as being water proof up to 30 minutes at less than 1 meter deep. My unit was under water for at least 2 hours. They ended up sending me a new unit for $199.00. I guess I can't really ask for more then that,
sounds like a good deal to me
I have always had good luck with lowrance and lowrance customer service
10-24-2008, 07:32 AM
I had my 520c under water for 22 hours. Didn't even fog up the screen. You had a bad unit.