Optimum Setup Guide and Menu Defaults

When powering the downrigger "on" for the first time, the Color LCD will bring up a Setup Guide. In order to follow through the Setup Guide, first become familiar with the downrigger keypad. When comfortable  with the keypad, follow through the Setup Guide to customize downrigger settings before beginning to use the downrigger for fishing. The Setup Guide will also appear the first time that the downrigger is powered "on" after the defaults have been restored.

 

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Keypad Functions

POWER - When the downrigger is "off", press to turn the downrigger "on". When the downrigger is "on",  a quick press will open the Power Menu or pressing and holding for 3 seconds will power the downrigger  "off".

UP - When all menus are closed, press to control the Spool to bring the weight up and the line in. The  weight will continue to come up until the button is released or the line counter reaches "0". If the  downrigger is currently moving the line when pressed, it will cancel the action. When any menu is open, pressing it will cycle up through the menu options. If the menu reaches the top of the list it will move to  the bottom and continue to move up the options.
AUTO UP - Single press to automatically bring the weight up and the line in at speed 5. The weight will  continue to come up until the line counter reaches 0 or Short Stop is engaged even when the button in  released. Single press and hold to bring the weight up for all downriggers in the Network. Use the Right  button to confirm the Auto Up All selection. The weights for all downriggers will continue to come up following the same controls for a single downrigger. 
DOWN - When all menus are closed, press to control the Spool to send the weight down and the line out. The weight will continue to go down until the button is released or the line is completely let out. If the downrigger is currently moving the line when pressed, it will cancel the action. When any menu is open, pressing will cycle down through the menu options. If the menu reaches the bottom of the list it will move to the top and continue to move down the options.
LEFT - Press to make selections, adjustments to menus or change Views.
RIGHT - Press to make selections, adjustments to menus or change Views. When menu selections are finalized, press to close the menu.
MENU - When the Color LCD has any one of the Views open on the screen, a single press will open the Quick Menu for the View displayed. Double press from any View to open the Settings Menu. If the Settings Menu is open, pressing again will close the menu. If a Quick Menu is open, a single press will open the Settings Menu.
PRESET DEPTHS - Press to open the Preset Depths Menu and to access Last Depth Recall.
EXIT - Press to exit or close menus. Returns Color LCD to the last screen or View.

 

Setup Guide

The Setup Guide is a set of menus that help the user select settings to help with downrigger operation. All of the options in the Setup Guide can be accessed in menus within the downrigger if preferences change after initial setup. The Setup Guide will first bring up a menu that gives the user the option to select Language, Battery Alarm, Temperature, Depth/Distance and Speed. Use the Up button and the Down button to scroll to the options in the list and use the Right button and the Left button to change the setting for each one. Once the options in the first menu are selected, scroll to the Continue option and use the Right button to select it. This brings up a second menu in the Setup Guide. The second menu allows the user to select the amount of Line on Spool, Line Type and Line Weight. The second menu is navigated in the same way as the first. Once happy with the selections, scroll to the Complete Setup option and use the Right button to select it. After the second menu is complete, the downrigger will bring up information on the Cannon Transducer. Read the information on the Color LCD and then use the Right button to Select next. This is followed by a message about the Fish Hawk and Humminbird® fish finder. Read the messages and then use the Right button to select Next. Selecting next on the Humminbird screen completes the Setup Guide. 

LANGUAGE - Choose between 1 of 22 languages. The default language is English. Use the Right button to confirm the language and make sure that the radio button to the right of the desired language is selected.
BATTERY ALARM - Shows an alarm when the battery drops below a certain voltage. The default is set to "off", but can be adjusted between 9.0V and 13.5V. Use the Right button or the Left button to edit the sliding scale. 
TEMPERATURE - Sets the temperature readings to Fahrenheit or Celsius. Use the Right button or the Left button to scroll between the options. The default is set to Fahrenheit. 
DEPTH/DISTANCE - Sets the Distance and Depth reading measurements in units of Feet or Meters. Use the Right button or the Left button to scroll between the options. The default is set to Feet.
SPEED - Sets the Speed measurements in units of mph (miles per hour), kph (kilometers per hour), or kts  (knots). Use the Right button or the Left button to scroll between the options. The default is set to mph.
LINE ON SPOOL - Program the downrigger with the amount of Line on the Spool. The spool comes  installed with 400 feet of stainless steel line. The Line on the Spool is set to the default of 400 feet. The range can be adjusted from 150 feet, (the minimum suggested amount) to 400. The Line on Spool can be adjusted on 50-foot increments on a sliding scale that can be adjusted using the Right button or the Left button.
LINE TYPE - The default Line Type is stainless steel line, but can be set to either Braided, Stainless Steel or  Mono. Use the Right button or the Left button to scroll between the options.
LINE WEIGHT - The default Line Weight is 50-150lbs, but can be set to either 50-150lbs, 150-200lbs or  200+lbs. Use the Right button or the Left button to scroll between the options.

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Default Settings 

Optimum downriggers are shipped with the following factory default settings.

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To restore defaults, double press the Menu button from any downrigger View to open the Settings Menu. Use the Up button and the Down button to find Preferences in the Settings Menu. Use the Right button to select Preferences and open the Preferences Menu. Use the Up button and the Down button to find Restore Defaults in the Preferences Menu. Use the Right button to select Restore Defaults and then use the Right button again to confirm the selection. This restores all default settings on the downrigger. When restoring defaults, the downrigger will cycle power and reboot. The first time that the downrigger is powered back on after the defaults have been restored, the downrigger will bring up the Setup Guide. Read more about the Setup Guide in the Setup Guide section of this document.ResetDefaultsMenuViews.png

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Manuals and Resources

Optimum Owner's Manual - English
​Optimum Installation Instructions - English
Optimum Quick Reference Guide - English
Optimum for APEX, SOLIX and HELIX - English

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