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Product Details

The AA560 electronic windlass control and rode counter (chain counter) is the latest in the 500 series of AutoAnchor products designed to operate either rope and chain or all chain rode.


  • Improved contrast on the LCD
  • Automatic Sensor Detection – no need to select sensor in the set up
  • Manual control stop at docking distance – stops the windlass during retrieval when using manual and automatic operation
  • Swap controls option in the 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


  • “One touch” automatic function deploys and retrieves a preset length of anchor rode
  • Docking alarm and pre-set stopping point help protect the boat during anchor retrieval
  • Adjustable backlighting ensures clear night operation
  • Choice of feet or metres rode measurement
  • Safety lock reduces unwanted windlass operation
  • Easy installation and set up
  • Plug and play sensor installation
  • Use with DC, AC and hydraulic windlasses
  • Logs windlass operating hours for maintenance
  • Inbuilt diagnostics for troubleshooting installation issues
  • Install up to 2 units or combine with other AutoAnchor products for multiple stations on the boat
  • For all-chain counting, the AA560 also operates with a reed switch sensor, including those fitted directly in the windlass gearbox
  • Counts with high current footswitches
  • Works with all other AA electronic sensors for retrofitting ie Grey, Black & Flat
  • Weather cover to protect the console unit
Power Supply
12/24V DC
Temperature Range
23°F to 140°F (-5°C to 60°C)
Current Consumption
Max 4 Amp draw
Maximum voltage
Clear Space Required
140mm/5.51″(w) x 130mm/5.12″(h)

Can be connected to a 12V or 24 V DC, AC or hydraulic powered windlass.

AA560 Information Sheet

AA560 Owner’s Manual

AA560 Quick User Guide

Wiring Diagram for Chain Only Windlasses

Wiring Diagram for Rope and Chain Windlasses

Wiring Diagram for AC and Hydraulic Windlasses

Wiring Diagram for Lofrans Project Windlasses

Wiring Diagram for Multiple AA Products

Console Drilling Template

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.