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Product Details

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.

AA710 Information Sheet

AA710 Owner’s Manual

AA710 Quick User Guide

Wiring Diagram for Chain Only

Wiring Diagram for Rope and Chain Windlasses

Wiring Diagram for AC and Hydraulic Windlasses

Wiring Diagram for Thruster

Wiring Diagram for Multiple AA Products

Please note product specifications may change without notice and the latest product specifications may not be reflected in the versions available on this website. Please contact AutoAnchor for specific technical information.