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AC12 Autopilot Computer w/15m SimNet Cable


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Model # 11494549 | Mfg # 22097083

Product Description

The autopilot computer is the main unit in the Simrad AP24 and Simrad AP28 autopilot systems. It contains the steering computer and electronics for the drive unit motor and clutch and provides interface to other system components.

Two models, AC12 (8/16 A motor current) and AC42 (30/50 A motor current) are available. They communicate on the proprietary SimNet data and control network to establish a reliable digital communication and power distribution between the units in the autopilot system as well as other Simrad products. SimNet provides high speed data transfer and control of Simrad products integrated in a total steering and navigation system.


The compact SimNet enabled Simrad AC12 autopilot computer is more powerful than ever and includes all of the control functions expected from a Simrad autopilot. The model is compatible with hydraulic and mechanical steering systems.

AutoPilot / Autosteering

  • Course Change Rotary Knob Yes
  • One Degree Keys D
  • Ten Degree Keys D
  • Heading Capture In Turns Yes
  • DODGE: Return to last or new heading Yes
  • Automatic Turn Patterns Yes
  • Follow Up Power Steering Yes
  • Depth Contour Tracking Yes
  • Rudder Angle Bar Graph Yes
  • Remote Station Lock Yes

Technical Environmental

  • Width 211 mm \ 8.3 in
  • Height 39 mm \ 1.5 in
  • Length 167 mm \ 6.6 in


  • Dedicated Mode Keys Yes


AC12 Autopilot Computer w/15m SimNet Cable

Features Course Computer
Type Autopilot

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