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Can the p70/p70R/p70S/p70RS Autopilot Control Heads be used with older autopilots?

Raymarine's p70/p70R/p70S/p70RS Autopilot Control Heads are compatible with autopilot course computer designs introduced as far back as the Type 150/S1, Type 150G/S1G, Type 400/S2, Type 400G/S2G, S3, S3G. However, a SeaTalk to SeaTalkng Converter Kit should not be used to interface the p70/p70R/p70S/p70RS Autopilot Control Heads to these retired autopilot course computer designs featuring SeaTalk communications interfaces. Instead, the p70/p70R/p70S/p70RS Autopilot Control Heads should be interfaced to the SeaTalk bus to which the autopilot course computer has been interfaced by using an assembly constructed from a D244 SeaTalk Junction Block and an A22164 Adapter Cable. To do so, simply unplug the SeaTalk cable from the ST600x/ST700x/ST800x Autopilot Control Head's SeaTalk port and then plug the disconnected SeaTalk cable into the aforementioned D244 SeaTalk Junction Block. Finally, plug the A22164 1m Adapter Cable or A06047 0.4m Adapter Cable to one of the p70/p70R/p70S/p70RS Autopilot's Control Head's SeaTalkng spur sockets.

Raymarine's p70/p70R/p70S/p70RS Autopilot Control Heads are also compatible with retired autopilot course computer designs featuring a SeaTalkng communications interface (ex. SPX5, SPX10, SPX30, SPX-SOL, SPX-CAN). While SPX5/SPX10/SX30/SPX-SOL/SPX-CAN Autopilot Course Computers featured both SeaTalk and SeaTalkng communications interfaces, the p70/p70R/p70S/p70RS and SPX5/SPX10/SX30/SPX-SOL/SPX-CAN Autopilot Course Computer should each be interfaced as a spur to a powered and properly terminated SeaTalkng backbone. When used with the p70/p70R/p70S/p70RS Autopilot Control Heads, SPX5/SPX10/SX30/SPX-SOL/SPX-CAN Autopilot Course Computers should be updated with the latest available Raymarine product software update for these autopilot course computers.

The items specified within this response may be purchased/ordered from an authorized Raymarine Dealer.

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