Robertson AP45 Autopilot
Except for a bigger cabinet, the J45S and the J45A junction units described in this
manual are identical to the previous versions, J200S-40 and J101A-40
J45S Junction unit
The J45S Junction Unit will operate continuously running hydraulic power units
with directional valves as Robertson RPU3 or similar. The unit contains a printed
circuit board with terminal block, fuse, galvanic isolated solid state output to
switch the solenoids and start relay for the Power Unit. All mounted in an
aluminium cabinet with polyester coating.
J45A Electronic Junction Unit
The unit provides variable speed control of reversible hydraulic power units (e.g.
Robertson RPU80, RPU100 RPU160 or RPU200) and mechanical power units
(MRD100 or HLD2000). The unit consists of a printed circuit board with terminal
block, fuse and drive electronics, mounted in the same type of aluminium cabinet
as the J45S.
A series of options are available for the basic AP45 system.
S9 Non-follow-up (NFU) steering lever
S9 is a splash proof steering lever for bulkhead or console mounting. The unit is
constructed of a machined aluminium housing. The internal mechanism of the S9
permits locking of the lever in the mid-position to avoid inadvertent operation.
When connected to the AP45, the S9 can also be used to switch the mode of the
autopilot when the lever is pulled out or pushed in.
FU91 Follow-Up (FU) steering lever
FU91 is a splash proof steering lever for bulkhead or console mounting. The unit
has a 45-0-45 degrees dial and a Push to take command button. By positioning the
lever, a desired rudder angle can be set without using a rudder angle indicator.
Dimensions and design are the same as the S9, and it has a mid-position detent.
S35 Non Follow Up (NFU) Steering Lever
S35 is designed for indoor and outdoor bulkhead mounting. The lever is spring
loaded to midposition. It also has a "Mode" button that is not used when connected
F1/2 Remote Control (NFU)
F1/2 is a handheld control for push button steering, fitted with a rubber grip. It is
made of cast seawater resistant aluminium and fitted with a 10 meter (30 ft.)
F200-40 Remote Control
F200-40 is a multifunction hand held remote control with a 4-digit LCD display
and a course selector knob to set course or rudder angle. It has push buttons for
power steering, course adjustment and mode selection between power steering,
dodging and auto steering. The unit consists of a PC board mounted in a splash
proof aluminium cabinet fitted with a 7m (23 ft) cable connecting to the control
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Egersund - Norway