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Old 09-06-2017, 08:52 AM
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I already have Raymarine type 1 pump and Airmar H2183 heading sensor. I need computer and control head. I think I go with Simrad or Raymarine. But what models?
Can low current ac12 or new nac-2 handle Raymarine type 1 pump or do I need high current ac42 or nac-3? Raymarine ACU-150 suits to type 1 pump.
Can these computers operate with Airmar h2183 instead of their own heading sensors Precision-9 or EV-1?
Old 09-06-2017, 09:13 AM
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Yes, AC12 and NAC-2 will work fine with a Raymarine Type 1 pump, and yes you can use the Airmar compass.

Raymarine will need EV-1.
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Ok, thank you. Are you sure that low current models are enough? Type 1 pump takes 19 A, low current models output 8 A.
What about control heads, any benefits using ap44 instead ap24?
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A lot of installations use Simrad autopilot computers and Raymarine Type 1 pumps, I have two AP24 pilots one of them is using a 1liter pump from Hypro which designed and at least previously produced the Raymarine pumps, the other is using RPU80. I don't notice any difference between the two and I've never heard about any issues.

The AP44 color display of course looks much nicer and is much brighter, but functionally they are equivalent.
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Ok, thank you.

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