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HELM-1 Drive Unit

SKU: 000-11771-001

The HELM-1 is a complete autopilot drive unit for cable-steered vessels, and replaces your existing manual helm drive behind the dash. Designed for easy installation and retrofit, the HELM-1 features an integrated rudder feedback sensor and is plug-and-play compatible with NAC-1 and NAC-2 autopilot computers.
$1,300.00

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Product details

Accurate Steering Performance

The HELM-1 uses minor incremental adjustments to provide a smooth auto-steering experience. The NAC-1 and NAC-2 autopilot computers are designed to work seamlessly with the HELM-1 to provide precise and accurate heading control.

Simple to Retrofit

The HELM-1 replaces your existing manual helm drive unit out of sight behind the dash, and is compatible with existing Morse 290, Morse 304411, and Teleflex SSC52 steering cables. Plug-and-socket connectors link the HELM-1 to your autopilot computer with no complex terminal wiring.

Integrated Rudder Feedback

One of the most time-consuming tasks when installing an autopilot system can be fitting a feedback sensor to your rudder or outboard. The HELM-1 eliminates this task entirely, by including an integrated feedback sensor within the helm drive itself.

Specifications

Compass Safe
1,5m (4,9 ft)
Drive Max Boat Length
10m
Dimensions H x W x D
145 x 200 x 360mm (5,7 x 7,9 x 14,2")
Operating Temperature Range
-15 to +75C (5 to 167F)
Warranty Period
2 years
Supply Voltage
2-12 VDC from NAC-1
Weight
4,6kg (10,14 lbs)
Engine Drive systems integration
Cable/Mechanical
Mounting Type
Dash
Rudder sensor s upport
Integrated RF potentiometer
Waterproofrating
IPx5
Power Consumption typical
Motor: 2,5A, Clutch: 0,8A
Power Consumption max
Motor: 5A, Clutch: 0,8A
N2K PGNs
n/a
Languages
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NMEA 2000 Connectivity
n/a
PC Connectivity
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NMEA 0183 Sentences supported
n/a
Item Connectivity WiFi
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Bluetooth
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Interface
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Drive Max Stroke
n/a
Steering Modes
n/a
Manouevres Turn Patterns
n/a
Approvals Compliance
n/a
Compasssensor support
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Recommended Fuse Rating
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Display Resolution
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Backlight Color
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Viewing Angles
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