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Product Details

The AA601, a rode counter for glass bridge PC or PLC display, connects to the on board computer for monitoring of the length of rode deployed through the windlass. Suitable for DC electric windlasses using either a rope/chain or an all-chain rode and for hydraulic or AC powered windlasses using all-chain rodes, the AA601 can be fitted to almost any windlass.


  • Rode length monitoring from the onboard computer.
  • Displays feet, metres or fathoms.
  • Pre-programmed calibrations for rope/chain rodes.
  • Connection via RS485 serial port or USB direct.
  • Custom programmed USB direct adaptor eliminates COM port issues.
  • An alarm warns skipper when anchor is close to docking.
  • Combine with the AA550RC, AA500C or AA150 for multiple stations.
  • Logs hours of windlass operation for maintenance.

 PC Display Features

Use the standard screen display or design a custom display using the Software Display supplied as an option with the AA601. The standard screen display has:

  • Choice of PC display options – digital, vertical bar, round bar or dial display.
  • Choice of colour
  • Night and day display options

Installation and use is intuitive with “plug and play” software.

Power Supply
12/24V DC
Temperature Range
23°F to 140°F (-5°C to 60°C)
Current Consumption
Maximum Voltage
62mm/2.44”(w) x 30mm/1.18”(d) x 138mm/5.43”(l)
– includes mounting brackets

AA601 Information Sheet

AA601 Software

Instructions for Installing AA601 Interface on a 64 Bit System

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.