MD61 RUDDER ANGLE SENSOR TRANSMITTER

The MD61 Rudder Angle Sensor Transmitter from Marine Data is a Rudder Angle Transducer for providing steering indication. Mounted in the steering compartment, it transmits the vessel’s Rudder Angle to a Marine Data Rudder Angle Indicator.

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MD61 Rudder Angle Sensor Transmitter

The MD61 Rudder Angle Sensor Transmitter from Marine Data is a Rudder Angle Transducer for providing rudder position indication. The sensor is Mounted in the steering compartment, and transmits the vessel’s Rudder Angle to a Marine Data Rudder Angle Indicator. The input shaft is mechanically linked to the vessel’s rudder stock by a fully adjustable linkage rod (supplied).

The MD61 has dual outputs:

  1. Digital NMEA 0183 and
  2. Analogue Variable Voltage (via 5 KΩ geared potentiometer).

The Rudder Angle Transmitter is fully sealed and housed in a robust aluminium alloy enclosure. Finished in Window Grey semi-gloss paint to complement other marine navigation equipment.

The MD61 Rudder Angle Sensor Transmitter from Marine Data: flexible in application, easy to install and simple to maintain.

Special Features

  • Built-in rudder indication LEDs
  • Dual Digital and Analogue outputs
  • Supplied with adjustable rudder linkage rod
  • Wheelmark Approved when installed as part of a Marine Data Rudder Angle Indicator System

Applications

  • Senses & Transmits Rudder Angle data to a Marine Data Rudder Angle Indicator, VDR or Auto-Pilot at any convenient location

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PHYSICAL

  • Weight: 4.0 kg (including rudder linkage rod)
  • Dimensions: H 125 mm; Ø 200 mm
  • Linkage Rod: Adjustment range 270 – 580 mm
  • Mounting: 4x M6 screws on 175 mm Ø (PCD)
  • Connections: 12-core captive cable, 2.5 m long
  • Construction: Aluminium alloy enclosure
  • Finish: RAL7040 Window Grey, semi-gloss

ELECTRICAL

  • Power Supply: 24 V dc nominal
  • Data Input: Mechanical Linkage to Rudder
  • Data Sentence: RSA: ( $–RSA, x.x, a, x.x*hh )

Data Output:

  • 1x NMEA 0183 (IEC 61162-1) 4800 Baud
  • 1 x 5 KΩ potentiometer (volt free)
  • Red & Green LED Rudder Position Indicators

OPERATIONAL

  • Static Accuracy: ± 0.25° accuracy of rudder movement
  • Working Angular Range:  ± 45°
  • Follow-Up Rate: >20° per second
  • Pot Output: Midships Position = 2.5 KΩ; ± 45° of rotation = 2.38 KΩ (approx)

Indications:

  • Red LED = Steering to Port;
  • Green LED = Steering to Starboard;
  • Both LEDs = Midships Position (000º)

ENVIRONMENTAL

  • IP rating: IP65
  • Operating Temp: -15°C to +55°C
  • Humidity: 0% to 100%
  • RoHS: Compliant
  • Compass: Safe Distance 2 m

APPROVALS

  • Compliancy: IEC 60945; IEC 61162-1; ISO 20673
  • Type Approval: Wheel Mark (0098-14) when installed as part of the MARINE DATA™ Rudder Angle Indicator System

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Supplied: Rudder Linkage

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