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AP56 Autopilot

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AP56 is easy to operate, and designed with a number of configurations to suit most vessels. Use the master control unit to connect multiple head units, integrate with a GPS/GPS Plotter to provide waypoint steering.


Main Features

  • Large display with simple operation.
  • Off course alarm.
  • Splash proof display.
  • NEW Slimline casing, great for limited space.
  • NEW Touchened glass
  • Option for remote display units.

Display Modes

Manual Mode:
The autopilot display unit shows the current magnetic heading. The vessel is under manual steering control and does not apply automatic steering control.

Auto Mode:
The autopilot will maintain your vessel on any desired magnetic course. This course can be set from the display unit.

GPS Mode:
When receiving information from a GPS the autopilot can steer a vessel to a precise latitude and longitude, through any number of desired course changes.

AP-56 Accessories

Rudder Angle Indicator:
The rudder angle indicator (RAI) displays the angle of the rudder being applied by the autopilot steering system. The TMQ RAI is a 90mm easy to read display which can be seen from anywhere in the wheelhouse.

TMQ can provide hand held or fixed control to suit your individual needs. Hand remotes provide a ‘wander’ facility for changing the preset course or selecting power steering modes. Extra display heads are available as a second station or fly bridge control.

Drive Units:
TMQ can supply a range of reversing pumps; or linear drives for use in yachts.


Voltage: 12/24 volts DC
Display Current: ~0.5 Amps
Controls: 4 Push Buttons
Display: Transflective LCD
Course Detection: Better than 1 degree
CDrive Output Current: Std. 15 Amps
Working Modes: Manual (Manual Steering), Auto (Autopilot Engaged), GPS (from GPS Plotter)
Rudder Ratio: 0.1:1.0 to 1.0:1.0-
Rudder Limits: Front Panel Adjustable
Off Course Alarm: 45 degrees
Nav. Signal: NMEA 0183
Sensitivity: 0 to 10 degrees
CDrive Ports: COMPASS, NMEA, Remote, Display
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AP56 Downloads

  Download the AP56 Autopilot Brochure
  Download the AP56 Autopilot Manual


Benefit from over 40 years of local product support. TMQ equipment is backed with a 2 year warranty*. Warranty is extended to 3 years when the item is registered with TMQ.

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