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AutoBuddy - Remote Control for Cetrek 715, 730 and 740 Autopilots
Wrist Remote same size as a Watch!
This is the ONLY wireless remote for the Cetrek series autopilots! Get freedom from the helm. This package comes with one wearable wrist remote with a velcro strap and one AutoBuddy receiver module. The wrist transmitter also comes with a lanyard and clip to wear it around your neck if you prefer. The receiver module is a tiny box that connects directly to the autopilot main computer with 5 wires. Simple pictorial instructions plus all required wiring and hardware is included. It's literally 5 minutes to connect.
This remote will work with any Cetrek 930609 or 930619 Leisure Pilot Computers and the Cetrek 715, 730, or 740 Leisure Pilot Controls (see pictures). It directly replaces the 930705 Jog Steer or 930706 ProJOG Control, or 930797 Portable Dodge & Course Control - all by Cetrek.
If your course computer has a PL9 Remote connector on it, then this remote will work with it (just check your course computer manual or look at the connections on your computer).
AutoBuddy allows port and starboard course change commands. Holding the buttons increments the course faster. Pressing both buttons together toggles between Auto, Standby and Dodge mode. When in Standby mode, pressing the port and starboard keys turns the wheel directly. Dodge mode will return to Auto mode after pressing the course change buttons.
The receiver unit has a red power light and a blue 'receive' light that lights when a signal is received from the wrist transmitter. The receiver unit also beeps whenever a transmitter button is pressed. Optionally, order the external beeper unit which allows you to run the beeper to a location where it can be heard better with just a standard 3.5mm audio extension cord (25' cord supplied) - see pictures.
The wearable wrist transmitter features up to 50' (15m) wireless range, a velcro strap, and colour coded buttons as well as a adjustable lanyard to wear around your neck if you prefer. The transmitter never needs recharging. It is powered by 2 small lithium coin cells that will likely last forever and never need replacing or recharging. AutoBuddy is always ready to control your autopilot, instantly and without fail. You can have as many transmitters as you like, there's no limit. Mount one on the bulkhead near your winches - handy when tacking.
Download the AutoBuddy Use and Installation Guide here. Photos and reviews click here.