A wireless remote control for full windlass control and chain counting with the option of thruster operation.


  • Larger LCD with improved contrast
  • 2 additional outputs in the base station allow for more installation options – A single kit can be used for 1 windlass plus a bow and stern thruster
  • Antenna plug is standard on the base station
  • Automatic sensor detection – no need to select sensor in the set up
  • Manual control alarm and stop at docking distance – stops the windlass during retrieval when using manual and automatic operations
  • Swap controls option in set up – this option means the UP button can be used as OUt and the Down button can be used as In
  • Drum windlass counting capability
  • Improved troubleshooting – Simplified diagnostics and built in voltmeter with expanded technician diagnostics
  • Time out connection between the base station and the console now adjustable up to 20 minutes
  • Dual speed windlass capability
  • Options for windlass related actions, using the left and right arrow buttons, no longer limited to anchorwash and anchorlight. Can now be user selected and could include a windlass stow, power cleats, deck wash, deck light
  • Power enable option now available with off delay for hydraulic, AC, DC and PLC installations


  • Full windlass control and chain counting
  • Controls bow and stern thrusters independently and together
  • Preset the length of rode to deploy
  • Auto stop and docking alarm when the anchor is close to docking
  • Counts rope/chain or all-chain rode
  • Logs windlass operating hours for maintenance
  • Easy installation and set up
  • Plug and play sensor installation
  • Console unit is shockproof, waterproof and will float
  • High level wireless transmission security includes unique ID and registration for every unit
  • Safety lock reduces unwanted operation
  • Ergonomic shape with lanyard connector
  • Console holder and protective cover
  • Displays signal strength and battery level
  • Use with DC, AC and hydraulic windlasses
  • Antenna available if wireless communication is impeded
  • Operates in parallel with other control equipment eg toggle switches, foot switches and other electronic controllers

Function Options

A system with one base station (6 outputs) can operate:

1 windlass plus a deck wash and deck light or other auxiliary functions
1 windlass and 1 or 2 thrusters


AA710 Remote Control
AA710 Base Station
Power Supply
2 x AA1.5V Batteries
12/24V DC
Output Current Draw
12V DC: 3.5A min/10mA max
24V DC: 3.5A min/20mA max
IP Rating

Operating Temperature Range
23°F to 140°F (-5°C to 60°C)
Wireless Transmission
2.4GHz ISM Band, IEEE 802.15.4 Compliant, 64 Bit Unique ID
Wireless Range
Typical Minimum 10m (30ft). Range depends on installation
RF Compliance
EN 300 440/328 FCC-CFR-47 Part 15
EMC Compliance CE

Communication Security

  • 2.4GHz ISM Band
  • IEEE 802.15.4 compliant
  • Can co-exist with Bluetooth and WiFi networks nearby
  • The network operates on different channels to the 2.4Ghz WiFi netowrks and offers a high level of security:
    • Each item has a Unique ID
    • Each transmission contains sender and destination information. This ensure that remotes and base station can only send and receive transmissions to and from registered members of their system
    • Use of ‘hand shaking’ provides added security. Control functions are not executed until a secure link between remote and base station has been achieved
    • Loss of continual incoming signals from the remotes places the base station into safety mode where all control functions are shut down
  • Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) provides further security and immunity:
    • Spread Spectrum signals are highly resistant to noise and interference
    • The AutoAnchor wireless system scans frequencies within the band before transmisison. This ensures that communication is not attempted on a frequency where there is a lot of existing noise and possible interference
  • Signal strength is displayed on the remote
  • Operation range up to 10m (30ft) from base station

Remote Environmental Protection

  • Water resistance designed to meet IP67. Remote enclosure has a rubber seal around the perimeter of the case
  • Shock protection. Remote enclosure with rubber over-moulding to provide protection against shock
  • The rubber over-moulding also provides grip in wet conditions, and a non-slip quality in rough sailing conditions

Wireless Remote Battery Details

  • Remote powered by two AA alkaline batteries
  • The remote displays battery capacity conditions on the screen
  • The remote has many functions that help to minimise battery consumption. Examples of these include:
    • A light sensor ensures the display is backlight only when required
    • Remote is automatically turned off when not in use
    • Remote enters low power mode when turned off


  • DC, AC, and Hydraulic systems can be controlled using the interconnection of solenoids or relays
  • Can operate in parallel with other control equipment eg toggle switches, foot switches, other electronic controllers.
  • Control output hardware is reverse voltage protected, under-voltage and over-voltage protected, and current limited. All backfeeding protected.
  • Compatible with all AutoAnchor sensors.