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AutoBuddy for Autohelm 2000, 3000, 4000
AutoBuddy is the ONLY wireless remote available for non Seatalk units including the Autohelm 2000, 3000 and popular 4000 units. The tiny waterproof receiver dongle hangs neatly below the Autohelm control head unit and plugs directly into the control head remote outlet.
This version of AutoBuddy supports auto tack by pressing -1/-10 or +1/+10 buttons together. However, it does not support the ProTACK improved tacking algorithm that AutoBuddy for Seatalk provides.
Below are pictures of the AutoBuddy wrist transmitter and receiver module. The receiver module has a red power LED and a blue LED which indicates when it is receiving a button press from the transmitter.
(1.8 x 1.5 x .5")
Same size as a watch!
Remote Receiver Unit
(2.3 x 1.6 x 1.4")
Remote Receiver Hanging
on Control Head
There are 2 types of control heads for the 2000 and 3000 units - with a 4 pin remote connector or with a 5 pin remote connector.
Check the remote plug outlet on the bottom of your control head to see how many pins it has before ordering the appropriate version of AutoBuddy (4 pin or 5 pin). If you have an Autohelm 4000 unit, then it is ALWAYS a 4 pin.
Order 4 or 5 pin model:
Order: 4 pin connector Download Manual - Click here
Order: 5 pin connector Download Manual - Click here