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Simrad AC42 Autopilot Computer

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Simrad AC42 Autopilot computer: The autopilot computer is the main unit in the Simrad AP24 and Simrad AP28 autopilot systems. Simrad AC42 contains the steering computer and electronics for the drive unit motor and clutch and provides interface to other system components.

AC42 (30/50A motor current) communicates on the proprietary SimNet data and control network to establish a reliable digital communication and power distribution between the units in the autopilot system as well as other Simrad products. SimNet provides high speed data transfer and control of Simrad products integrated in a total steering and navigation system.

Simrad AC12 and Simrad AC42 autopilot computers, more powerful than ever, contain advanced software algorithms and are the brains of the system. These incorporate position and navigation data from the GPS chartplotter and wind, speed and depth data from the instrument system. The output is a smooth proportional control of the rudder with the utmost precision providing excellent steering performance an any sea condition with a minimum of power consumption.

(The AC42 does not handle solenoid systems.)



Display Resolution  130x79 (H x W)

Display Type  Transfl ective matrix LCD display

Split Screen Presentation  Yes


Course Change Rotary Knob  Yes

One Degree Keys  D

Ten Degree Keys  D

Heading Capture In Turns  Yes

DODGE: Return to last or new heading   Yes

Automatic Turn Patterns  Yes

Follow Up Power Steering  Yes

Depth Contour Tracking  Yes

Rudder Angle Bar Graph  Yes

Remote Station Lock  Yes


Width   211 mm \ 8.3 in

Height   60 mm \ 2.4 in

Length  180 mm \ 7.1 in


Dedicated Mode Keys  Yes


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