Autopilot Value Packs give boaters with Simrad or B & G electronics just the components you need, but do not include either the control head or the drive unit. Choose your own control display from the NSS, Zeus Touch, OP40 with your NSO or NSE display, or OP10 Triton Controller (all of which use NMEA 2000 Micro-C connectors), or the AP24/AP28 Autopilot Control Units and NSE or Zeus display (which use SimNet connectors). Then select the drive unit appropriate for your steering system. Value Packs include the RC42 Rate Compass, N2K Kit (NMEA 2000 Micro-C 4-way block, 120-ohm Terminating Kit, NMEA 2000 power cable and T-connector, 15' NMEA extension cable) and either the AC12 or AC42 Autopilot Computer. Systems for inboard vessels include the RF300 Rudder Feedback Unit. Value Packs without the RF300 are made for sterndrive or outboard-powered boats, and use Virtual Rudder Feedback, requiring no Rudder Feedback Unit. Finally, if your choice of control heads uses SimNet connectors, add the SimNet to Micro-C Converter Cable (Model 11498920).
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