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Garmin echoMAP CHIRP 45cv

Product Code: GAREC45DV

Garmin echoMAP CHIRP 45cv chartplotter has a 4.3-inch display with keypad control. The Garimin Chartplotter comes preloaded with BlueChart g2 maps of UK, Ireland and North West mainland Europe coast and is waterproof to IPX7 standards. Position and heading is updated 5 times every second making navigation very accurate. You will be able to see both below your boat and to the side underwater with this chartplotter (transducer not included).



Garmin echoMAP CHIRP 45dv has been discontinued. The replacement model is the Garmin ECHOMAP Plus 45cv.


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Garmin echoMAP CHIRP 45cv is a chartplotter with a 4.3-inch colour display and keypad control. The Garmin CHIRP chartplotter is waterproof to IPX7 standards and is preloaded with BlueChart g2 maps of Uk, Ireland and North West mainland Europe coast. You can use sonar to see where fish are with Panoptix all-seeing sonar support (transducer not included).

The chartplotter always shows your current position with Internal 5Hz GPS/GLONASS which updates your position and heading 5 times per second. DownVu are built-in to the echoMAP CHIRP 45cv enabling you to see directly below your boat or yacht. The maximum depth of the sonar depends on water conditions and is: 2300ft in freshwater and 1100ft in saltwater. You can also connect the CHIRP 45cv chartplotter to work with NMEA 0183 to display engine data, sensors, autopilots and more including distress signals that transmit your GPS location. Plus you can add up a number of waypoints for the chartplotter to store and navigate back to.

Sonar-recording capabilities enable you to track the boats position and save digital information. Plus you can playback on a computer using HomePort software and share waypoints and routes between multiple devices.

The powering of the Garmin echoMAP CHIRP 45cv is done simply with a power cord so you can simply install and demount the chartplotter quickly and easily.

Quickdraw Contours feature enables you to create custom HD mapping with the creation software. Personalised HD fishing maps feature 30 centimetre contours on screen. You can use a Panoptix transducer, HD-ID sonar, CHIRP-enabled transducer, Garmin DownVu transducer or a NMEA depth transducer with the Garmin echoMAP CHIRP 45cv.

If you have more than 1 sonar device installed onboard Quickdraw contours automatically selects the most capable sonar device for best results.

The echoMAP CHIRP 45cv features multiple depth range shading with its own colour which makes it easy to target depths quickly and efficiently.

The Garmin echoMAP CHIRP 45cv uses GPX Waypoints which enables you to transfer locational information utilising open standard format for waypoints (up to 5,000), tracks (50,000 points, 50 saved tracks) or frequently used routes (up to 100).

To find the perfect transducer to partner your echoMap CHIRP 45cv and your boat please complete our online form here. Pictured below, transom mounted transducer, thru-hull transducer and in-hull transducer.

The Garmin echoMAP CHIRP 45cv when purchased from ActiveGPS comes preloaded with BlueChart g2 marine charts with coverage for UK and Ireland coastal waters. In addition customers buying the echoMAP CHIRP 45cv from ActiveGPS are entitled to one Free BlueChart g3 download within 12 months of purchase under Garmin's New Chart Guarantee.

Additional Garmin g3 Vision Bluecharts with more detailed information (than the standard BlueChart g3 charts) e.g. high resolution satellite imagery of harbours, and ports are among other premium features are also available to buy from ActiveGPS and use with Garmin echoMAP CHIRP 45cv.

Garmin BlueChart g3 Vision UK and European titles come in three different sizes or areas of water - g3 Vision Small, g3 Vision Regular and g3 Vision Large. Available Garmin BlueChart g3 Vision titles for UK waters include: Bristol Channel and Southwest England (Small), English Channel (Regular), Irish Sea (Regular) and Europe Atlantic Coast (Large) and come supplied on pre-programmed SD/microSD card. Other Garmin BlueChart g3 Vision premium features include: MarinerEye - keep an eye on 3D information above the waterline and FishEye - provides 3D information below the waterline. Find your UK and European BlueChart title. Heading to North America? Find your US and Canadian BlueChart title.

Pictured below: screenshots from the Garmin BlueChart g3 Vision chart series.

Garmin echoMAP CHIRP 45cv Features

‣4.3-inch WVGA colour screen Chartplotter
‣Preloaded Garmin BlueChart g2 UK and Ireland and North West Europe
‣Keypad control
‣waterproof to IPX7 standards
‣GPS position and heading updated every 5 seconds
‣Sonar features DownVu for view below the boat
‣Maximum depth for Sonar use: 2,300 ft at 77kHz (freshwater) and 1,100 ft at 77kHz (saltwater)
‣NMEA 0183 compatible - display engine data, sensors, autopilot and more
‣Simple power cord installation
‣Quickdraw Contours to create custom maps for fishing, etc.
‣Add additional BlueChart g3 or g3 Vision marine charts to the echoMAP CHIRP
‣GPX Waypoints - save and view waypoints, tracks (50,000 points, 50 saved tracks) and routes (100)
‣1 Year manufacturers guarantee

Sounder functions

‣Sounder output: up to 500 W (RMS) HD-ID/4,000 peak-to-peak
‣Depth: In freshwater: 2,300 ft @ 77kHz In saltwater: 1,100 ft @ 77kHz
‣Sonar recording. Playback using HomePort Software.
‣Graphic logging of water temperature
‣Alarm for fish size, shallow and deep water
‣A-scope (real time window)
‣White line
‣2x, 4x and bottom-locked zoom
‣Adjustable keel calibration
‣Split-screen zoom for a close-up view of fish and the bottom3


Provided with the echoMAP CHIRP 45cv is a Swivel Base mount for installation on a flat surface. Alternatively cut the appropriate sized hole to Flush-mount the echoMAP CHIRP. We advise that you read the manual for specific mounting instructions which explains drill-bit sizes and more to ensure a professional mount of your new Garmin chartplotter.

Chart Coverage

Garmin echoMAP CHIRP 45cv marine chartplotter is preloaded with BlueChart g2 marine charts with coverage for UK and Ireland. In addition, customers buying the echoMAP CHIRP 45cv from ActiveGPS are entitled to one Free BlueChart download within 12 months of purchase under Garmin's New Chart Guarantee.

Coverage of Garmin BlueChart g3 UK and Ireland chart

Coverage of Garmin BlueChart g3 UK and Ireland chart

What's in the box? (when purchased from

‣Garmin echoMAP CHIRP 45cv with BlueChart g2 for UK and Ireland
‣Power/data cable
‣Tilt/Swivel mount
‣Quick-release cradle
‣8-pin transducer to 4-pin sounder adapter cable
‣Product documentationl

Garmin echoMAP CHIRP 45cv Accessories

Looking for Garmin echoMAP CHIRP 45cv accessories? Accessories available to purchase include 4-inch protective cover, flush mount kit and tilt and swivel mount. If you'd like to add a transducer to your echoMAP CHIRP 45cv please see the Transducer Buyer's Guide.

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Garmin echoMAP CHIRP 45cv Charts

Add Garmin BlueChart g3 and g3 Vision marine charts to your Garmin echoMAP 45dv, view the different Garmin BlueCharts you can buy from ActiveGPS.

Garmin echoMAP CHIRP 45cv Technical Specification

‣Technology: GPS Chartlotter, Fishfinder
‣Display: 4.3-inch WVGA display (480 x 272 pixels)
‣Battery: None
‣Waypoints/favourites/locations: 5,000
‣Routes: 100
‣Track Log: 50,000 points, 50 saved tracks
‣Maps: Inlcudes Garmin BlueChart Map of UK, Ireland and Northwest Mainland Europe.
‣NMEA input/output: NMEA 0183 compatible
‣Built-in memory: None (cannot load maps to internal memory)
‣SD card slot: Yes, 1
‣Garmin radar compatible: Unknown
‣Garmin sonar compatible: Yes
‣Waterproof: Yes, IPX7
‣Dimensions: Width - 102mm, Height - 168mm, Depth - 46mm
‣Weight: 700 g
‣Guarantee: 1-year
Garmin echoMAP CHIRP 45cv manual

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This product is a sophisticated electronic device which requires that you read, understand, and act upon the information given in the instruction manual (usually available via the above 'manual' link). You will need internet access and, in accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations, regularly seek out and accept all firmware or software updates offered by the manufacturer. All GPS devices need to ‘see’ the satellites in the sky. Therefore you will need to know that your vehicle does not have glass that will block or impede the GPS signal.

Updates to this product are via the internet. At this product page we state compatibility with specific versions of current internet connection devices, for example: PC, laptop, MAC, smartphone etc. The Consumer Contract Regulations allow you 14 days, from receipt of purchase, to check compatibility with your internet connection device/s. If you choose to replace or update your PC, MAC etc. neither we nor the manufacturer will be responsible if the new/replacement Operating System (OS) is not compatible with the purchased product.

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