Remote control for anchor winch

First of all, a few important notes that you should definitely pay attention to.

Fig: radio remote control

It is often the case that the anchor winch can only be operated via permanently installed switches and the switches are mounted in such a way that the anchor halyard or the hauling up cannot be properly seen. The use of an additional remote control is much more practical. This allows you to operate the anchor winch from any location and is no longer subject to any restrictions. This is a great advantage, especially for single-handed sailors.

The solution is Retrofit kits which can be purchased in different versions on the Internet. The remote control should have at least two independent switching channels and enable inching operation. It should be ensured that the remote control receiver unit has potential-free switching contacts (relay). The remote control can be added to the existing switches by simply connecting the switching contacts in parallel.

Features of the remote control

  • 433 MHz radio technology
  • 2-channel (up / down)
  • Inching operation
  • Range approx. 30 m
  • Radio transmitter with battery (12V, not waterproof)
  • 2 potential-free switching contacts as output
  • Power supply 12… 24V
  • Consumption of the receiver unit approx. 50 mA at 12V

Fig: Terminal assignment of the receiver unit