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Old 07-11-2012, 12:29   #1
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Autohelm 6000 Control Head Replacemnt

I have an Autohelm 6000 Power Pilot and the control head is bad. This is an old pre sea-talk unit and replacements are hard to find. Occasionally one comes up on Ebay or wherever but I'm not 100% sure they'll work. When I check the voltage coming into my control unit it's 24v. It looks like the 6000 came in both a 24v and 12v version and mine is the 24. I'm not sure if the control heads are the same or if I have to find a 24v compatible version. Also there's a Autohelm 6000 Stern Drive version that had an 'Indicating' control head and a 'regular' control head. I've seen these out there but again i'm not sure they'll work on my version. If anybody can shed some light on this I would appreciate it.
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Old 13-11-2012, 18:58   #2
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Re: Autohelm 6000 Control Head Replacemnt

The control heads are all 12 volt. The computer drops the 24 volt down to 12 to supply the control head. The indicating head will work as a replacement as long as it is a pre "ST" 6000.
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Old 14-11-2012, 08:09   #3
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Re: Autohelm 6000 Control Head Replacemnt

Capn Dan, thanks for the come back. I measured the voltage where the power supply enters the control head and it read 24v. Would this be an indication that the course computer is shot?
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