Power-Pole Anchor System


Do not engage the Power-Pole® Anchor System while underway. Doing so could cause result in an accident causing property damage, serious personal injury, or death.

If a compatible Power-Pole anchor system is connected to the NMEA 2000® network, you can use the chartplotter to control the Power-Pole anchor. The chartplotter automatically detects the Power-Pole anchor system's C-Monster® gateway on the NMEA 2000 network.

Enabling the Power-Pole Anchor or CHARGE Overlay

You must enable an overlay on the chartplotter to control the Power-Pole anchor system or a CHARGE™ power management system on your vessel.

  1. From the page to which you will add the overlay, select Options > Edit Overlays.
    TIP: To quickly select the overlay, select Toolbars then Anchor or Charge.
  2. Select where you want to add the overlay.
  3. Select Power-Pole® Anchor or Power-Pole® Charge.

After you enable the Power-Pole overlay on the chartplotter, you must set the Power-Pole installation mode to match the Power-Pole anchor installation on the boat (Setting the Power-Pole Installation Mode).

Setting Up the Power-Pole Anchor

Before you can use the chartplotter to control the Power-Pole anchor, you must select the required installation mode.

The default initial installation mode setting is None. While the installation mode is set to None, the chartplotter control of the Power-Pole anchor(s) is inactive.

  1. From the Power-Pole toolbar, select Menu button > Installation.
  2. Select the installation mode that matches the anchor installation on the boat.
    • To control a single port side Power-Pole anchor, select Port .

    • To control a single starboard side Power-Pole anchor, select Starboard.

    • To control dual Power-Pole anchors, select Dual.

  3. Use the slider to set the desired speed for the anchor to deploy and retract.

Power-Pole Overlay

Before you can control the Power-Pole anchor with the chartplotter, you must enable the overlay (Enabling the Power-Pole Anchor Overlay) and set the Power-Pole installation mode (Setting the Power-Pole Installation Mode).

The layout of the overlay varies based on the installation mode. Refer to your Power-Pole documentation for more information.

Power-pole control bar
Power-pole link anchors icon

Select to control both anchors simultaneously

Deselect to control the anchors independently

Power-pole automatic anchor up icon

Select to fully retract the anchor

Power-pole automatic anchor down icon

Select to fully extend the anchor

Power-pole manual anchor up icon

Hold to retract the anchor manually

Release to stop the anchor

Power-pole manual anchor down icon

Hold to extend the anchor manually

Release to stop the anchor

Menu button

Select to open the menu

Anchor lock advanced troll control icon

Select to enable the advanced boat control feature

NOTE: This option is available only when connected to a compatible Garmin® trolling motor


Port side anchor control buttons


Starboard side anchor control buttons

Power-Pole Advanced Boat Control

When the chartplotter is connected to a compatible Garmin trolling motor and a compatible Power-Pole anchor system, you can enable advanced boat control functions that use both the Power-Pole anchors and the trolling motor.
NOTE: You must enable Anchor Lock on the trolling motor before you can enable advanced boat control.
From the Power-Pole overlay, select Anchor lock advanced troll control icon to enable these advanced boat control functions.
NOTE: The first time you enable advanced boat control, you must perform a one-time process to set the max depth and drag sensitivity. These settings can be adjusted later from the menu on the Power-Pole overlay.
Smart Anchor Selection

The system determines when to use the Anchor Lock function on the trolling motor or the Power-Pole anchor system.

Drag Detection

If the Power-Pole shallow water anchors fail to hold the vessel's position, the anchors are stowed automatically, the trolling motor attempts to return the vessel to the original position, and it redeploys the anchors.

Anchor Jog

When using the trolling motor to move to a different anchor location, the system automatically stows the anchors if necessary until the jog procedure is complete. The system then determines whether to redeploy the anchors or use the trolling motor Anchor Lock function depending on the depth.

Trolling Motor Direction Control

When the Power-Pole anchors are deployed, you can rotate the angle of the trolling motor as needed. This is helpful when you are using LiveScope™ on the trolling motor and you want to view a different angle while anchored.

The system automatically stows Power-Pole anchors when you stow the trolling motor.
NOTE: If you want to continue using the Power-Pole anchors when stowing the trolling motor, you must disable advanced boat control from the Power-Pole overlay.

CHARGE Overlay

Before you can add the CHARGE overlay, you must install a CHARGE power management system on your vessel and connect it to a C-Monster control system. Both of these systems are Power-Pole products and not produced by Garmin. After installing this hardware, you must configure the CHARGE power management system and the C-Monster control system so the chartplotter can access and control the charge functions. See the owner's manual provided with your CHARGE power management system for more information.

After installing and configuring the CHARGE power management system, you can enable the CHARGE overlay to control the system using the chartplotter (Enabling the Power-Pole Anchor Overlay).

The layout of the overlay varies based on the size of the chartplotter model. Smaller models may show less text, but the functions are the same.

Power-pole charge bar

Callout number 1

Engine battery status.

Callout number 2

CHARGE priority setting.

You can select an icon to quickly adjust the priority between the engine and the auxiliary batteries.

The color of the bar indicates the battery-charging status. When a battery is being charged, the bar near that battery appears green. When a battery is not receiving a charge, the bar near that battery appears gray.

Callout number 3

Auxiliary battery status.

Power-pole engine charging icon

Indicates that a battery is charging.

Power-pole no power icon

Indicates that a battery either is not charging or is being discharged into the other battery.

Power-pole charging icon

Indicates that the CHARGE power management system is connected to shore power.

Emergency Transfer

Select to start an emergency transfer of power from the auxiliary battery or batteries to the engine battery.

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