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Simrad RF45X Medium Duty Rudder Feedback - Equivalent
The RF45X is a medium duty rudder feedback unit with variable frequency output for use with Simrad autopilot systems. The unit is mounted close to the rudder stock and is mechanically connected to the rudder by a transmission link in a 1:1 ratio.
Medium duty feedback unit with transmission linkage
Mechanically identical to Simrad RF45 and RF45X
Variable frequency output for Simrad autopilots
IP68 waterproof - constant spray and full submersion for 1 hour
Requires 12-32VDC supply voltage
Includes 2m (6') shielded cable
Circuit board and pot replacements available
This 3D printed replacement has been re-engineered for IP68 water resistance, capable of constant spraying of water and tested for 48 hours submerged in 1 foot of seawater. No other rudder feedback can come close to that!
Produces the exact same frequency signal as the Simrad OEM RFU compatible with the J3XX input (AP35/AP50), AP45 and AP9 Mk3. The RF45X can operate on 12-32 VDC - a wider range than the Simrad version.
Includes all the necessary mounting and linkage hardware, including 2 ball joints, rudder stock adapter, and a 12" (300mm) threaded linkage rod/stud (6mm) to connect the rudder to the RFU. All metal parts are high quality stainless steel 316L. The unique adjustable linkage mechanism makes installation and adjustment much easier without cutting the linkage rod. Adjustable Linkage Instructions click here.
Comes with detailed installation instructions and is 100% compatible with the Simrad product, except it does not support the seldom used external RI9 or RI39 standalone rudder position indicators. Your rudder position will still display normally on your autopilot control head display unit.