The Ecopilot energy saving device was designed to meet the demand for electrical energy saving on sailing-boats. Power reserve on board is often very limited, however it is essential for the operation of an autopilot system.
The Ecopilot acts on the electro-valve which engages the autopilot. The power consumption of this electro-valve represents a major part of the total autopilot consumption.
Its action consists of letting through - during a short moment - the necessary current for the electro-valve to switch on. Then the current is significantly reduced but still sufficient to maintain the electro-valve in position.
Thanks to this system, the daily consumption of the electro-valve is reduced in average from 30Ah to 5Ah.
- Power supply: 12 or 24 VDC, 30 VDC max
- Own Consumption: 0.01 A
- Output current at switching (Ie): 2.2 A max
- Output current after switching: around Ie / 6.5
- Switching time: 0.2s
- Protection: IP65
- Indication: LED yellow
- Operating Temperature: -20°C à +70°C