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OWNER’S MANUAL

AutoAnchor 560 V2

 


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AutoAnchor 560  Owner’s Manual

Part 1   

Important Information    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part 2   

Installation 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Part 3    

 

Set Up   

 

 

 

 

 

13

 

Part 4 

   Operation 

 

 

 

 

 

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part 5  

 

Maintenance  

 

 

 

 

 

25

Part 6 

 

Troubleshooting  

 

 

 

 

25

Index 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

To the best of our knowledge the information in this manual was correct at the time 

of printing.  However, the AutoAnchor products are continuously being reviewed 

and improved and product specifications may be changed without notice.  The 

latest product specifications may not be reflected in this version of the manual.  The 

documentation relating to the AutoAnchor products is created in the English language 

and may be translated from English to another language.  In the event of any conflict 

between translated documents, the English language version will be the official version.

AutoAnchor documents are available on www.autoanchor.co.nz

 


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• 

The AA560 should only be installed by a qualified marine electrician. Do not  

 

 

attempt to install the AA560 unless you are suitably qualified.

• 

This manual supports the use of the  AA560 only. The appropriate manufacturer’s  

 

instructions must be followed for the installation and use of the windlass it is set    

 

up to control.

• 

There must be an alternative method available to operate the windlass.

• 

The AA560 can be fitted to most vertical windlasses. A horizontal windlass may  

 

 

require a sensor holder or a custom designed sensor which is not included in the   

 

standard pack. Check with your supplier or the AutoAnchor manufacturer. 

• 

The AA560 must be fitted to a windlass with a dual direction control box or  

 

 

solenoid pack.

• 

Information for installation and operation of the AA560 is supplied, including  

 

 

pre-set windlass profile lists, wiring diagrams, the Owner’s Manual and 

 

 

the Quick User Guide.  

All documents must be left on board for the owner. 

• 

Non compliance with the instructions could impair the windlass and the    

 

AA560 operation, and could result in personal injury and/or damage to the boat.

• 

Non compliance with the instructions will negate the manufacturer’s warranty.

• 

The AA560 manufacturer and supplier accept no liability for personal injury or    

 

property damage resulting from failure to follow the installation and operation  

 

 

instructions or the use of the AA560 in a way that may cause accidents or  

 

 

damage or that may violate the law.

• 

All the technical and cable specifications must be checked and adhered to. 

• 

Wiring diagrams must be followed without modification.

• 

Before use the AA560 must be correctly set up for the windlass it is to control and  

 

tested in a safe environment.  The  AA560 will not count correctly if the windlass    

 

selection is wrong or the windlass is not standard (eg it is installed with a different  

 

chainwheel or motor). 

• 

All installations must be carried out in accordance with USCG, ABYC, NMMA and  

 

BMEA requirements. 

• 

When this product reaches the end of its useful life it must be disposed of in  

 

 

accordance with local regulations.

PART 1 IMPORTANT INFORMATION

REAd BEFORE INSTALLING OR USING THE AUTOANCHOR 

1

ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITy (EMC)

FCC Information: 

This device complies with CFR47 Part 15 of FCC Rules for Class B equipment. 

ESTI Information (CE):

This device meets the relevant standards set out in European Standard EN 60945:2002 for 

maritime navigation and radio communication equipment and systems. These standards

These standards 

are intended to provide reasonable protection against interference by other emission 

generating products on the boat.  Compliance with these standards is no guarantee that 

interference will not occur in a particular installation.  The installation instructions must be 

followed to minimise the potential for interference.  

Note: 

 If shielded cable is not used for the sensor connections this will compromise the 

EMC and may invalidate the warranty.

The AA560 console must be installed at least 3ft (1m) away from any transmission 

equipment or cables carrying radio signals eg VHF radios, cables and antennas or radar 

antennas; and at least 6ft (2m) away from any SSB equipment.  AA560 cables must be 

installed at least 1.5ft (500mm) away from such items.

Power Supply

12V/24V DC

Maximum Voltage

30V DC

Current Consumption

70mA

Output Maximum 

Current Draw

12V DC: 4A

24V DC: 4A

Output Minimum 

Current Draw

12V DC: 10mA

24V DC: 20mA

When connecting to a solid state switching or other low 

current windlass drive eg a PLC or AC variable frequency drive 

a dummy resistor load (Part #9515)

 

may be required. 

IP Rating

IP67 from the front provided the unit is mounted so the back is 

protected from moisture.

Operating Temperature 

Range

23

o

F to 140

o

F (-5

o

C to 60

o

C)

Sensor

Compatible with all AutoAnchor sensors, reed switches and 

some proximity switches.

Rode - Chain Only

Stainless or galvanised steel.

Rode - Rope and Chain

Must have a minimum of 10ft (3 m) of chain. Chain must be 

galvanised steel.  Rope should be a good quality, nylon anchor 

rope. Type 66 or equivalent. 

DC windlasses require a dual direction solenoid

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AA560

2

 


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PART 2  INSTALLATION

2.1 MAGNET ANd SENSOR INSTALLATION

PLEASE REAd BEFORE COMMENCING INSTALLATION

Correct magnet and sensor installation is critical for successful AutoAnchor 

operation. 

 

The AutoAnchor can be installed on vertical windlasses, drum winches and most  

horizontal windlasses. Installation differs depending on the windlass type and on the 

rode (all-chain or rope and chain). 

Please follow the instructions for your windlass 

and rode.  

If it is not possible to comply with these instructions please check with the 

AutoAnchor manufacturer or your supplier for other options or if you are not sure how to 

proceed.

See 

www.autoanchor.co.nz 

 for contact information. 

2.1.1 MAGNET INSTALLATION OVERVIEW

Check before starting:  

Your chainwheel may be prefitted with a magnet or predrilled 

ready for you to fit the magnet.  

 

Magnet Polarity:  

Not relevant when using the grey AA sensor (#9067) or a reed switch 

sensor.  If retrofitting, using the black AA sensor (#9008) the south pole (marked side) of 

the magnet must face the sensor.

Magnet Seal:

 Insert the magnet into the hole and cover it with a minimum of 1mm of epoxy 

to protect it against corrosion. See Fig 1 on page 6. 

Magnet Size and Position: 

 Refer to the instructions for your specific windlass type.

2.1.2 SENSOR INSTALLATION OVERVIEW

Vertical Windlasses: 

The sensor is fitted in the deckplate. Some deckplates are predrilled 

for the sensor. Others have a dimple or mark to show where the sensor should be fitted.  

If the windlass is not factory drilled, drill a hole 10.3mm (13/32”) diameter through the 

windlass deckplate. See the instructions for your specific windlass type. 

Horizontal Windlasses: Sometimes it is not possible to fit the sensor to a horizontal 

windlass or it may need to be fitted by the windlass manufacturer.  Before starting 

check with the AutoAnchor manufacturer or supplier that it is possible to fit the 

sensor to your windlass. You may need a special fitting.  

drilling the deck: 

Before drilling into the deck, ensure there is nothing below the deck that 

could be damaged and that any hole you drill will not weaken the boat’s structure

. Drill a 

hole 10.3mm (13/32”) diameter through the deck. Ensure this hole is directly in line with the 

sensor hole in the deckplate.  

Part #9507 Male Field Connector

Part #9508 Female Field Connector

If there is no plug on the sensor or console cable attach the AA field 

connector to the wires and use the connecting cable as above. 

2.1.3 PLUG ANd PLAy SENSOR CABLE

The AutoAnchor plug and play sensor extension cable is 2 core tinned shielded cable. It 

must be used to connect the sensor to the console unit. This cable is shielded and ensures 

the product meets the EMC requirements. 

 

Ensure the connectors are firmly screwed together. 

The warranty does not apply if the sensor cable plugs are removed.

 

The sensor cable and the console sensor cable are fitted with female plugs. 

Sensor connecting cable with a male plug at each end is available in the following lengths:

6.5 m  (21.33 ft) 

Part #9500

10 m      (32.81 ft)  

Part #9501

15 m   (49.21 ft) 

Part #9502 

20 m   (66.62 ft) 

Part #9503

25 m 

(82 ft)   

Part #9504

35 m 

(114.83 ft) 

Part #9514

AutoAnchor

AA560

Console

Up

down

S

en

so

r

Chainwheel

Sensor Connecting Cable

Fitting the Sensor:  

Do not force the sensor into the hole. Hammering the sensor head 

can damage the internal electronics. Ensure the sensor head is positioned so that it will not 

be hit by the chainwheel during windlass operation and that it is at least 300mm (1ft) away 

from the battery and motor cables. Secure the sensor using a good quality neutral cure 

silicone or a strong adhesive eg. Sikaflex 291 or 3M 5200. 

Field Connectors

Connecting 2 cables together:

                                          

                                         If you need to extend the cable length - 2 cables can be joined   

 

 

 

together using Part #9510 Gender changer.

3

4

 


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dual Installation

Use the T junction connector Part #9506 and the 2m (Male/Female) extension cable Part 

#9505.

2.1.4 REEd SWITCH SENSORS

Some windlasses are supplied pre-fitted with a reed switch sensor. Reed switch sensors 

must have a 10mm x 8mm magnet (#9061) and the gap between the reed switch sensor 

and the magnet must be a minimum of 3mm and a maximum of 5mm. This sensor requires 

a field connector.  

The AutoAnchor will operate with a reed switch sensor for all-chain rode. If using rope/

chain rode the reed switch sensor provides a reasonably accurate count of rode deployed 

but on retrieval the display may be incorrect because it cannot allow for the stretch in the 

rope.

For an accurate rope and chain count, the reed switch sensor should be replaced with the 

AA grey sensor (#9067).  

2.1.5 PLUG ANd PLAy SENSOR TUNING

When the AutoAnchor is completely installed the sensor must be tuned.  See the 

instructions on page 21.

Magnet Fit

:  Drill a hole 10.3mm (13/32”) diameter and 9.5mm (3/8”) deep to fit the magnet 

in the underside of a spoke in the bottom of the chainwheel.  Cover the magnet with a 

minimum of 1 mm epoxy. The magnet must be aligned with the sensor. See Fig 1.  

2.1.6 INSTALLATION VERTICAL WINdLASS - CHAIN ONLy 

Magnet Size:

  Standard size is 10mm x 8mmm (#9061). This may be replaced with the 

smaller 6mm x 4mm (#9009) magnet if required for your windlass. 

Gap Between the Sensor and Magnet:

 

Sensor

Magnet Size

Gap

AA Grey Sensor #9067

6mm x 4mm

Minimum 3mm - Maximum 30mm

AA Grey Sensor #9067

10mm x 8mm

Minimum 3mm - Maximum 50mm

AA Black Sensor #9008

All Magnets

Minimum 3mm - Maximum 8mm

Reed Switch Sensor

10mm x 8mm  Minimum 3mm - Maximum 5mm

Refer to the Overview Notes on page 3 before starting installation. 

Sensor Connection:

  The AutoAnchor plug and play sensor extension cable must be 

used to connect the sensor to the console unit.  Ensure the connectors are firmly screwed 

together.  See the information on page 4.

 

Loose cable should be tied in place with cable ties and kept clear of chain.

5

6

Part 

#9506

AutoAnchor

AA560

Console

Up

down

AutoAnchor

AA560

Console

Up

down

Chainwheel

Sensor

Part

 

#9505

Sensor Position:

   The AA black sensor and the reed switch sensor must be fitted direclty 

in line with the magnet in the chainwheel. See Fig 1 above.  The AA grey sensor may be 

fitted up to 20mm out of alignment.  The gap between the sensor and magnet must be as 

per the table below.

Fig 1 -  All sensors

Seal with minimum 1mm epoxy.

Magnet

Sensor

Chainwheel

Deckplate

Note:

  If it is not possible to 

align the sensor and magnet 

exactly the AA grey sensor may 

be fitted up to 20mm out of 

alignment.  The AA black sensor 

and the reed switch sensor must 

be directly aligned.

 


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Magnet Fit:  

Some windlasses are predrilled and others need a special fit.  Please check 

with your supplier.  The usual fit is as follows:  Drill a hole 10.3mm (13/32”) diameter and 

9.5mm (3/8”) deep into a spoke in the top of the chainwheel. Cover the magnet with a 

minimum of 1mm epoxy. The magnet and sensor must be aligned so that the anchor rode 

passes between them.(See Figs 2 & 3). 

Senso

r

Magnet

Fig 2

Fig 4

Seal with minimum 1mm epoxy.

Magnet

2.1.7 INSTALLATION VERTICAL WINdLASS - ROPE & CHAIN 

For an accurate rope and chain count, the

 rode must run between the sensor and 

magnet.  If your windlass is prefitted with a magnet in the bottom of the chainwheel you 

need to remove it and fit a new magnet in the top of the chainwheel.  Refer to Figs 2-4. 

Magnet Size:

  10mm X 8mm magnet (#9061). An 8mm x 6mm magnet (#9052) may be 

used on smaller windlasses.  Check with your supplier.

Sensor Position

: The sensor must be fitted into the deckplate within the sensor position 

range at the stern end of the windlass (See Fig 5).  It must also be aligned with the magnet 

so that the rode passes between the sensor and the magnet.  The centre of the magnet 

and the centre of the sensor may be up to 10mm out of direct alignment. (See Fig 3).  The 

gap between the sensor and magnet must be as per the table below.

Chainwheel 

Deckplate

Fig 3

Sensor & Magnet may be up to 

10mm out of direct alignment

10mm

Sensor

Magnet

Sensor

Magnet

Sensor Position 

Range

Fig 5

Sensor Position Rope & Chain Vertical Windlasses

Gap Between the Sensor and Magnet

Sensor

Magnet Size

Gap

AA Grey Sensor #9067

8mm x 6mm

Minimum 30mm - Maximum 44mm

AA Grey Sensor #9067

10mm x 8mm

Minimum 35mm - Maximum 50mm

Refer to the Overview Notes on page 3 before starting installation. 

Sensor Connection:

  The AutoAnchor 

plug and play sensor extension cable 

must be used to connect the sensor 

to the console unit.  Ensure the 

connectors are firmly screwed together. 

See the information on page 4.

 

Loose cable should be tied in place 

with cable ties and kept clear of 

chain.

2.1.8 INSTALLATION HORIZONTAL WINdLASS - CHAIN ONLy 

Fig 6

Magnet in rim of chainwheel and standard 

sensor in sensor holder screwed to the deck

Magnet & Sensor Fitting for Chain Only Horizontal Windlasses

Magnet Size:

  6mm x 4mm magnet (#9009). 

Magnet Fit:  

If your windlass is not predrilled drill a hole 6.5mm (1/4”) diameter and 5mm 

(3/16”) deep in the edge of the chainwheel. Cover the magnet with a minimum of 1mm 

epoxy.

Gap Between the Sensor and Magnet:

 

Sensor

Magnet Size

Gap

AA Grey Sensor #9067

6mm x 4mm

Minimum 3mm - Maximum 30mm

AA Grey Sensor #9067

10mm x 8mm

Minimum 3mm - Maximum 50mm

AA Black Sensor #9008

All Magnets

Minimum 3mm - Maximum 8mm

Reed Switch Sensor

10mm x 8mm  Minimum 3mm - Maximum 5mm

Sensor Connection:

  The AutoAnchor plug and play sensor extension cable must be 

used to connect the sensor to the console unit.  Ensure the connectors are firmly screwed 

together. See the information on page 4.

 

Loose cable should be tied in place with cable ties and kept clear of chain.

Refer to the Overview Notes on page 3

 

before starting installation.  It is not 

possible to set out a single installation method for horizontal windlasses. 

The sensor may be fitted inside the windlass or you

 may need a sensor 

holder (Part #9070).  See Fig 6 below.  Often the sensor and magnet can only 

be fitted by the windlass manufacturer. 

Sensor Holder

Sensor

Magnet

7

8

Sensor Position:

   The AutoAnchor sensor may be fitted using a sensor holder fixed to the 

deck to sit under the chainwheel (See Fig 6).  The AutoAnchor sensor holder (#9070) is not 

included in the standard kit. Check with your supplier if you need this. The AA black sensor 

and the reed switch sensor must be fitted directly in line with the magnet in the chainwheel. 

The AA grey sensor may be fitted up to 20mm out of alignment.  The gap between the 

sensor and magnet must be as per the table below.

 


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Before starting check with the AutoAnchor manufacturer, or supplier, that it is 

possible to fit the sensor and magnet to your horizontal windlass.

 

For an accurate rope count the rode must run between the sensor and m

agnet. On a 

horizontal windlass the magnet and sensor must be fitted by the windlass manufacturer.

  

If it is not possib

le to have the sensor and magnet fitted to achieve this you can use the 

chain only horizontal windlass installation above. 

This provides an accurate count of 

rode deployed but during retrieval the display may be incorrect because it cannot 

allow for the stretch in the rope.

2.1.9 INSTALLATION HORIZONTAL WINdLASS - ROPE & CHAIN

Gap Between the Sensor and Magnet:

Minimum 5mm and maximum 40mm.

 

The magnet and sensor must be fitte

d so that the gap remains consistent as the 

winch turns. 
Magnet Installation:

Size: 10mm x 8mm magnet (#9061).

The magnet can be mounted on the m

ain shaft or on the side of the drum. See Figs 8 and 

9. If mounted on the side of the drum, position it close to the inside to reduce the 

peripheral speed of the magnet. Fix the magnet into position with epoxy ensuring it is 

completely sealed to prevent corrosion

.

Sensor Installation 

The Grey 3 wire AutoAnchor sensor (#9067) is recommended but a proximity sensor may 

be used. Every installation is different so this manual can provide guidelines only.  The AA 

sensor holder #9070, or a customised sensor holder, will be required to ensure the 

sensor remains in position and the gap is consistent between the sensor and magnet 

during operation. 

2.1.10 INSTALLATION dRUM WINCHES 

Sensor Connection:

  The AutoAnchor plug and play sensor extension cable must be 

used to connect the sensor to the console unit.  Ensure the connectors are firmly screwed 

together.  See the information on page 4.

 

Loose cable should be tied in place with cable ties and kept clear of chain.

2.2 CONSOLE INSTALLATION

Choose a position where the operator will be able to see the anchor and windlass when 

using the AA560.  

Mount on a flat surface at least 3ft (1m) away from any equipment or cables carrying 

radio signals eg VHF radios, cables and antennas or radar antenna and at least 6ft (2m) 

away from any SSB equipment. The front of the console is waterproof but the cable boot 

on the back is designed to breathe.  Mount the console so that the back is protected from 

moisture.  Refer to the drilling template to drill the 4 holes to mount the console.  Do not 

use sealer or glue.  The rubber grommets will seal the unit.  Do not use metal studs, nylon 

bolts are supplied.  These should be hand tightened only.  

2.2.1 MULTIPLE CONSOLE INSTALLATION

Up to 3 AA560 consoles can be installed to provide multiple control stations.  The AA560 

can also be installed with other windlass control stations eg foot switches, remote controls 

and other AutoAnchor products. T-adapters and 2m extension cables are available for 

multiple installations. Refer to the wiring diagrams and pages 4 and 5 for details.  If you 

are uncertain how to proceed contact your supplier.

Multiple battery bank negative terminals must be permanently connected together to 

become the common negative return (ground).  

Power supply to the AA560 must be from the windlass control circuit, along with all other 

windlass controls eg. toggle switch, remote switches, deck switches, other AutoAnchor 

devices. 

 Power supply must not be from the motor positive near the windlass. 

12V or 24V dC power supply is required.

Check battery polarity before connecting power.

Refer to the windlass manufacturer’s specifications

 for fuse/breaker, isolator and main 

power cable specifications. Ensure any fuse/breaker on the control circuit has a rating 

applicable to the current loads connected to the outputs.  (AA560 Output maximum is 4 

Amps). An additional isolating switch should be installed for controls if the main breaker or 

isolator is not readily acessible from the helm. 

THE POWER SUPPLy MUST BE dISCONNECTEd WHEN INSTALLING, 

CONNECTING OR CHANGING THE WIRING

2.3 POWER SUPPLy

9

10

For drum winch set up and operation, refer to page 19.

Magnet 

on side of 

drum

Magnet 

on shaft

Sensor

Sensor

Fig 8

Fig 9

Magnet

Sensor

Fig 7

OD

ID

 


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2.4 VOLTAGE LEVELS 

Neither the windlass nor th

e AutoAnchor will operate with insufficient power. (See minimum 

voltages below).  Batteries must be properly maintained and charged and all connections 

and wires must be of good quality and the correct gauge to prevent voltage drop. 

Minimum Voltage Required

12V dC System 24V dC System

Minimum voltage required to start windlass 

operation.

10V DC

20V DC

If the windlass is already operating, this is the 

minimum voltage required to continue operating

.

  6V DC

12V DC

CABLE SPECIFICATIONS

All battery and motor cables must be ring type, insulated to prevent short circuits and 

installed no closer than 1ft (300mm) away from the sensor head. 

Total Length

Cable Size

Cable from AA560 to the Power Supply and Solenoids

Less than 10m (33ft)  

1.5mm

2

 (AWG16)

10m (33ft) - 20m (66ft)

2.0mm

2  

(AWG14)

20m (66ft) - 40m (132ft)

3.0mm

2

 (AWG12)

Cable from Motor Load Wires

Up to 30.5m (100ft) 

1.0mm

2

 (AWG18)

2.5 WIRING

Interlock protection is included in the system.  Do not fit diodes or interlock devices to 

windlass outputs as these will prevent the system from operating correctly.  

All main power conductors and terminations are to be installed according to the windlass 

manufacturer’s specifications.  Seal terminals against moisture by spraying with CRC 

[3013] Soft Seal or CRC [2043] Plasticoat 70. Insulation must be used to protect all

Insulation must be used to protect all 

terminals.

To reduce the potential for interference all cables must be located at least 1.5ft (500mm) 

away from any equipment or cables carrying radio signals eg VHF or SSB radios, cables 

and antennas or radar antennas.  

Do not leave cables hanging loose, they must be 

tied in place with cable ties. 

2.5.1 MOTOR LOAd WIRES (BROWN ANd WHITE) FOR ROPE & CHAIN 

All-chain Counting:

 If the AA560 is fitted to an

 all-chain windlass

 the brown and white 

wires are not required. 

Rope & Chain Counting: 

The brown and white wires must be connected for rope & chain 

counting. These wires are connected direct to the windlass motor terminals to measure 

the load on the motor. 

A 1000 Ohm resistor must be fitted near the motor terminal

 for 

short circuit protection. The motor load terminators supplied in the kit have motor terminal 

connectors with a 1000 Ohm resistor prefitted.

2.5.4 PLUG & PLAy SENSOR CONNECTIONS

Refer to page 4 for plug and play sensor cable information.

2.5.2 MULTIPLE AUTOANCHOR INSTALLATIONS 

It is important when wiring multiple AutoAnchor products that potential differences do not 

occur along the ground connection. This can cause incorrect counting.  Ensure consoles 

are star grounded, and that there are no other high current paths between consoles. 

All 

wiring for multiple installations is run in parallel. 

Refer to wiring diagrams for further 

details. 

2.5.5 WIRING dIAGRAMS FOR AA560

Wiring diagrams are included in the kit. Please refer to them for wiring detail.

These diagrams and installation help are available on 

www.autoanchor.co.nz

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2.5.3 CONNECTION TO LOW CURRENT WINdLASS dRIVES

When connecting to solid state switching or other low current windlass drives eg PLC or 

AC variable frequency drives a dummy resistor load (Part # 9515) may be required to 

provide sufficient loading and to meet EMC and safety considerations. The resistor pack 

should be installed close to the windlass control 

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3.1 USING THE AUTOANCHOR BUTTONS

 

 

   

Scroll: Menu/Numbers/Up/Down.

 

 

 

 

   

Mode/Select/Enter/Save. 

 

   

On/Off/Escape or Back.

 

   

Hold together to access the Set up menu.

 

 

 

   

Hold for 2 seconds to disable the lock. 

 

  

Hold for 2 seconds to return the AutoAnchor to the idle state.

PART 3 SET UP

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3.2 SET UP MENU OVERVIEW

Use           to scroll through the menu.

Hold               together to display the Set up menu.

The AutoAnchor must be turned off to access the Set up menu.

 General

Diagnostics

Sensor

Up Solenoid

down Solenoid

Load Wires

Battery

 Windlass

 diagnostics

About

Windlass Set Up

docking distance

Total rode length

Rode

   Chain only

     

Chain per turn

   Rope and chain

     

Preset

     Chain per turn
     Rope per turn
   

drum Winch

     

Inside diameter

     Outside diameter

Sensor

   Standard

   

Motor driven Reed

     Gearbox ratio

Swap controls

General Set Up

Language

Units

  

Feet

  Meters

  Fathoms

Key Beep

Lock

Factory defaults

2.0

3.3 GENERAL SET UP

To Access General Set Up

 

 

Turn the AutoAnchor Off.     

   

Hold together to display the Set Up menu.

   

Select General.

To Exit General Set Up

   

Exit to the Set up menu or hold for 2 seconds to exit 

   

to the start screen.

Set Units

 

Select units.

 

Scroll to meters, feet or fathoms.

 

Save.

 

Return to General Menu.

 

Set Key Beep

 

Scroll to key beep.

 

Save key beep on or off.

Set Lock - For safety we recommend the lock be left on.

 

Scroll to lock.

 

Save lock on or off.

3.4 FACTORy dEFAULTS

 

Resetting the Factory defaults clears all programmed 

 

settings and logs.

 

To Reset Factory defaults

:

 

Turn the AutoAnchor off.

 

Hold together to access the Set up menu.   

 

Select General.

 

Select Factory defaults.

 

Select No/Yes.

 

yes

 - Apply the factory reset.  The AutoAnchor will turn off. 

 

Re-enter all your Settings.

 

No

 -  Return to the General menu.

 

Hold the On/Off button down for 2 seconds to return the 

 

AutoAnchor to the start screen.

Set Language

 

Select Language.

 

Scroll to the preferred language.

 

Save.

 

Return to General Menu.

 

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3.5.1 To Access Windlass Set up

 

Turn the AutoAnchor Off.

Turn the AutoAnchor Off.

 

 

Hold together to access the Set up menu.

 

Scroll to Windlass.

 

Select Windlass.

Select Windlass.

3.5 WINdLASS SET UP

For accurate counting you must set up the AutoAnchor with information for your windlass.  

Record the settings for future reference.

3.5.2 Set docking distance 

Defaut = 1.5m or 4ft.  Minimum setting = 1m or 3.3ft.

Note:  During retrieval the windlass stops at the docking distance.  

 

Scroll to Docking distance.

 

Select docking distance. 

 

Increase or decrease the docking distance. 

 

Save and return to Windlass Setup.

Setting:

3.5.3 Set Total Rode Length

Add total length of chain plus total length of rope.

Defaut = 60m or 196ft.  Minimum setting = 10m (33ft).

or OFF to operate as a counter only.

 

Scroll to Total rode length.

 

Select Total rode length.

 

Increase or decrease the value in meters or feet.

 

Save and return to Windlass Set up.

Setting:

3.5.4 Set Rode

 

Scroll to Rode.

 

Select Rode. 

 

Select Chain only or Rope and chain and follow the 

 

instructions below to enter the settings for the rode selected.

This is the length of chain that is released during one complete turn of the chainwheel.  

The information for some windlasses is listed in Appendix 1. If your windlass is not listed 

follow the instructions below to calculate the chain per turn.

3.6.1 Chain Per Turn

3.6 CHAIN ONLy ROdE SET UP

3.6.3 Calculating the Chain Per Turn

Step 1

  Use adhesive tape to place a mark on the 

 

chainwheel.

Step 2

  Use adhesive tape to place a mark on the chain 

 

coming out of the chain wheel. 

Step 3

    Use adhesive tape to place a mark on the deck

 

below the mark on the chain. 

Step 4

  Carefully release the chainwheel so that it can be 

 

turned by hand to feed the chain out. 

Step 5

  Using the mark on the chainwheel as a guide, turn the   

 

chainwheel one  turn, causing the chain to be 

 

released on to the deck. 

Step 6 

Measure the length of chain from the mark on the

 

deck to the mark on the chain.  

Step 7

  Enter this measurement (See below).

Chainwheel Mark

Chain Mark

Deck Mark

Distance to Measure

 

Select Chain per turn. 

 

Enter the measurement. In mm or in metric inches

 mm or in metric inches    

 

(depending on units selected). See the table

 

below for metric inch calculations.

 

Save and return to Rode Set up.

 

Exit to Windlass Set up.

3.6.2 To Enter the Chain per Turn for Chain Only Rode

Setting:

3.7 ROPE ANd CHAIN ROdE SET UP

Some rope and chain windlasses have the settings already entered in the AutoAnchor.  

Refer to the Preset Windlass Profile List in  Appendix 1. If your windlass is on the list 

select “Use preset” to enter the Windlass profile.

 

If your windlass is not on the list:

 

You will need to enter information for the chain and rope per turn. 

(See instructions on page 17).

Inches   

Metric Inches 

 

AutoAnchor Setting

 

 

 

 

 

(to 1 decimal point) 

1/8 

 

0.125   

 

0.1

1/4 

 

0.25 

 

 

0.3 

 

3/8 

 

0.375   

 

0.4 

 

1/2 

 

0.5 

 

 

0.5 

 

5/8 

 

0.625   

 

0.6 

 

3/4 

 

0.75 

 

 

0.8 

7/8 

 

0.875   

 

0.9

 

Metric Inches Conversion Table

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3.7.1 Selecting Use Preset

Refer to the Preset Windlass Profile List list in Appendix 1.

 

Select Use Preset.

 

Select Windlass profile.

  

Scroll to the correct Windlass profile for your windlass. 

 

Save and return to Windlass Set up. There are no

 

further settings.

 

Exit to Set up menu or hold for 2 seconds to return 

 

to the start screen.

Setting:

This is the length of chain that is released during one complete turn of the chainwheel.  

The chain per turn for some windlasses is listed in Appendix 1. If your windlass is not 

listed, follow the instructions on page 16 to calculate it. 

3.7.2 Chain per Turn for Rope and Chain Rode

 

Select Chain per turn.

 

Enter the measurement in mm or metric feet

in mm or metric feet 

 

(depending on the units selected). See the 

 

table for metric inch calculations.

 

Save and return to Rode Set up.

3.7.3 To Enter the Chain per Turn

Setting:

3.7.4 Rope per Turn for Rope and Chain Rode

This is the length of rope that is released during one complete turn of the chainwheel.  You 

need to measure the length of rope pulled through for 10 turns and divide the result by 10.  

See instructions below to calculate the rope per turn.

3.7.5 Calculating the Rope Per Turn

Step 1

 

Carefully release the chainwheel so that it can be  

 

turned by hand to feed the rode out until you have  

 

rope.

Step 2

  As you did for the chain, use adhesive tape to mark  

 

the chainwheel, the deck and the rope. (See the  

 

instructions for the chain per turn above).

Step 3

  Using the mark on the chainwheel as a guide, pull the 

 

rope out by hand until the chainwheel has completed  

 

10 turns.

Step 4

   Measure the length of rope pulled, divide it by 10.  

Step 5

  Enter this measurement (See page 18).

Chainwheel Mark

Chain Mark

Deck Mark

Distance to Measure

 

Select Rope per turn.

 

Enter the measurement in mm or metric inches

in mm or metric inches  

 

 

(depending on the units selected).  

 

Save and return to Rode Set up.  There are no further  

 

settings.

 

Exit to Windlass Set up. Press twice to exit to the Set Up  

 

menu or hold for 2 seconds to return to the start screen. 

3.7.6 To Enter the Rope per Turn

Setting:

3.8.1 Motor driven Sensors

To select the motor driven sensor:

 

Scroll to Sensor.

 

Select Sensor. 

 

Scroll to Motor driven reed.

 

Select.

 

Scroll to Gearbox ratio.

 

Select Gearbox ratio. 

 

Increase or decrease the Gearbox ratio.

 

Save and exit to the Sensor set up menu.

 

Exit to the Windlass set up menu or hold for 

 

2 seconds to return to start screen. 

3.8 SENSOR SET UP

Default setting: 

Standard - Applies to all AA sen

sors,

 

reed switch 

baseplate sensors and proximity sensors.

  The default setting 

should only be changed if you are using a motor driven sensor. (See 

below).  

Note:

  The sensor is tuned to the system on first use.  See page 21. 

3.9 SWAP CONTROLS

Default setting:     

 = Up and       = down

Some operators prefer to use the buttons so that 

        = Out and       = In

Access the swap controls feature via the Windlass Set up Menu.

 

Turn the AutoAnchor Off.

 

 

Hold together to access the Set up menu.

 

Scroll to Windlass.

 

Select Windlass

Select Windlass.

 

Scroll to Swap Controls.

 

Select Swap Controls.

 

Exit to the Windlass Set Up or hold for 2 seconds  

 

to return to start screen. 

Note: This feature can not be used to correct wiring errors.

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3.10 dRUM WINCH SET UP

Access via the Windlass Set Up Menu.  3 settings are 

required:

Total Rode Length. 

Inside Diameter.

Outside Diameter with rode retrieved.

 

Select Inside diameter.

 

Enter the measurement in mm or metric inches

in mm or metric inches  

 

(depending on the units selected). 

 

Save and return to Drum winch set up.

 

Repeat for Outside Diameter.

  

Exit to Windlass Set up. Press twice to exit to the Set  

 

Up menu or hold for 2 seconds to return to the start  

 

up screen. 

3.10.3 To Enter the Inside and Outside diameter

3.10.1 To Access Windlass Set up

 

Turn the AutoAnchor Off.

Turn the AutoAnchor Off.

 

 

Hold together to access the Set up menu.

 

Scroll to Windlass.

 

Select Windlass.

Select Windlass.

3.10.2 Set Total Rode Length

Add total length of chain plus total length of rope

Defaut = 60m or 196ft.  Minimum setting = 10m (33ft) 

 

Scroll to Total rode length.

 

Select Total rode length.

 

Increase or decrease the value in meters or feet.

 

Save and return to Windlass Set up.

Setting:

 

Scroll to Rode.

 

Select Rode.

 

Scroll to Drum winch.

 

Select Drum winch.

Outside diameter -

rode fully retrieved

Inside diameter - 

rode fully deployed

Rode

PART 4  OPERATION

AA560 BUTTONS

4.1.1 Lock 

The AutoAnchor is fitted with a lock to help protect against unintentional windlass 

operation. 

 

Hold the Mode button for 2 seconds to unlock.

Unlocked

Locked

The lock automatically resets 5 minutes after the AutoAnchor was last operated or when 

the AutoAnchor is turned off.  You can also reset the lock by holding down the      button 

until 

the key 

is displayed in the top right corner.  

Note: 

 Some operators prefer to swap the Up/Down buttons as follows:

Up = Out and Down = In.  See the instructions on page 18.

In an emergency shut off the 

power to the windlass using 

the isolating/breaker switch.

down

Up

Auto

ON/OFF

Sensor Pulse Indicator 

& Windlass Direction

Standard AA 

Operation 

Functions

Hold 2 sec 

to Turn Off

Hold 2 sec 

to Unlock

Status bar

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Inside Diameter:

Outside Diameter:

4.1 INFORMATION dISPLAyEd dURING OPERATION

The length of rode deployed in feet, metres or fathoms.

The direction the anchor is moving.

The type of rode being deployed (chain or rope).

Windlass speed.

Settings and measurements are saved if the unit is turned off or the battery fails.

Counting continues if the windlass is operated by another control eg foot switches.

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Installation and set up must be complete and the anchor must be 

docked before starting this process.

Clear the AutoAnchor to zero if necessa

ry. (See page 24). 

Deploy the anchor using the AutoAnchor.  Initially the status bar will 

display “

Sensor tuning”.

  Continue deployment until this message 

changes to

 “Tuning done”.  This must be done in one continuous 

operation without taking your finger off the button until the 

“Tuning done” message displays.  This could take up to 10 turns 

of the windlass.   

Retrieve the anchor to the docked position and clear 

to zero if needed. 

 

Note: If you do need to take your finger off

 the button, start the 

process again.  
Rope/Chain Systems: 

The default rode set up is chain only.   If rope 

and chain rode is selected without the correct sensor and magnet set 

up a “Sensor installation not compatible with rope and chain setting” 

message will display.  Check the installation and rode set up and reset 

the sensor to restart the tuning process.  

4.3 SET UP ANd TESTING

 

Before use the AutoAnchor must be correctly set up for the equipment it is to control 

and then tested in a safe environment. The AutoAnchor will not count correctly if the 

windlass selection is wrong or the windlass is not standard (eg it is installed with a different 

chainwheel or motor).  

4.2 USER PRECAUTIONS

It is the owner’s sole responsibility to ensure the AutoAnchor is installed, used and 

maintained in a manner that will not cause accidents, personal injury or property damage.  
When using the AutoAnchor the operator must use safe boating practices and safe 

windlass/winch and anchoring operation

•  use the windlass/winch strictly according to the manufacturer’s instructions;

•  only persons who are fully aware of the correct use of the windlass/winch 

  should be allowed to use the AutoAnchor to control this equipment;

•  the user must personally control and supervise all anchoring operations;

•  the user must know the location of the main breaker or battery switch to 

  disconnect the windlass/winch  from all power sources in the event of an   

 

  emergency;

•  the windlass/winch power supply must be turned off when the equipment is not in  

  use;

•  there must be an alternative method available to operate the windlass/winch.  

When Controlling a Windlass/Winch

•  maintain a clear view of the windlass/winch, rode and/or anchor during operation;

•  always ensure the anchor is fully 

docked and secured

 before moving the boat.

Required for all sensors other than a motor driven reed sensor.  This screen automatically 

displays on first use or if Factory Defaults are

 

loaded, the sensor is reset or there has been 

a loss of sensor signal.

4.3.1 PLUG & PLAy SENSOR TUNING

4.4 AUTOMATIC ANd MANUAL OPERATION

Keep your finger on the button to deploy the anchor manually or use the automatic function 

for hands free anchor deployment and retrieval. See the instructions for both options below.

4..4.1 MANUAL OPERATION

deploy and Retrieve the Anchor Using Manual Operation.

 

Turn the AutoAnchor on.

 

Clear the safety lock.

 

Hold down the up or down button to deploy or retrieve the anchor.  Releasing the   

 

button stops the windlass operation. 

 

Ensure the anchor is fully docked and secured before moving the boat.

dOCKING ALARM:  

During retrieval the windlass will stop and the 

AutoAnchor beeps to warn the operator the anchor is at the preset 

docking distance. Press and hold the button to continue retrieval.

Extra care must be taken at this stage of retrieval.

  

Use the Automatic Function to:

Preset the length of rode for deployment.

Have hands-free operation of the windlass.

Retrieve the anchor automatically to the preset docking distance.

Note: For rope/chain counting, if the sensor or load sensing wires are 

not installed correctly the automatic function 

will not operate

.  An 

Installation warning message will display on the screen.  The windlass 

can still be operated using manual operation but on retrieval the display

but on retrieval the display 

may be incorrect because it cannot allow for the stretch in the rope.

4.4.2 AUTOMATIC OPERATION

            

WARNING

There is an inherent risk when using any automatic function  

 

 

on a boat.  If you choose to use the AutoAnchor automatic functions, you    

 

must still control and supervise all windlass and anchoring operation.

For an accurate reading always ensure the AutoAnchor display reads 0.0 before 

deploying the anchor. 

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Enable Automatic Operation 

  

A “rode to be released” value must be entered to use automatic operation.

Safety Override

Press any button on the AutoAnchor to stop the windlass during automatic release or 

retrieval.  

In an emergency shut off the power to the windlass using the isolating/

breaker switch.

deploy the Anchor Using Automatic Operation

 

Turn the AutoAnchor on.

 

Clear the safety lock.

 

Press the Mode button to select Auto. The screen 

 

displays the current length for Auto release. 

 

If this setting is correct. Press and release the down button to 

 

deploy the anchor.

 

 

To Change the setting:

 

Press the Mode button again to select Set auto.  

 

Enter the value. 

 

Save and return to Auto.

 

The windlass will stop and the AutoAnchor will beep when 

 

the preset length of rode has been released.  The screen

 

will display “Auto target reached”.

To Set  A Rode to be Released Value

 

Turn the AutoAnchor on.

 

Clear the safety lock.

 

Press the Mode button twice to enter Set auto.

 

Scroll up or down to change the value.

 

Save ready to deploy.  Press twice to return to start screen. 

To disable the automatic operation:  Set the rode to be released 

value to Off.

Retrieve the Anchor Using Automatic Operation

 

Turn the AutoAnchor on.

 

Clear the safety lock.

 

Press the Mode button to Select Auto.

 

Press and release the Up button to retrieve the anchor. 

 

The windlass will stop and the AutoAnchor will beep when the 

 

docking distance is reached. The screen will display 

 

Docking distance.

 

Press the Up button to complete retrieval of the anchor.  

 

The AutoAnchor will beep during this process.

 

Ensure the anchor is fully docked and secured before moving the boat.

4.3.2 To Check Logs

  

The AutoAnchor must be turned on.

 

Press to access the Menu.

 

Select Logs.

 

Return to the menu.

 

Exit and return to start screen.

 

Logs are cleared using the Factory Default Settings. See page 14.

 

 

Resetting the Factory defaults clears all logs and calibrations. 

4.3.4 To Adjust Backlight

The AutoAnchor must be turned on. It is best to change this setting in low light.

 

Press to access the Menu.

 

Select Backlight.

 

Change the Backlighting level. 

 

Save and return to the menu.

 

Exit and return to start screen.

4.3 OTHER OPERATION SETTINGS

Press        to access the menu when the AutoAnchor is turned on.

4.3.1 To Clear to Zero

The AutoAnchor must be turned on.

 

Press to access the Menu. 

 

Select clear to zero. 

 

Select No/Yes.

 

yes

  - return to start screen.

 

No 

- return to the menu, then press       again 

 

 to return to the start screen.

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Clear to zero

Logs

Backlight

Reset sensor

Reset sensor

4.3.5 To Reset Sensor

The AutoAnchor must be turned on.

 

Press to access the Menu.

 

Select Reset sensor.

 

Select No/Yes.

 

Save and return to the menu.

 

Exit and return to start screen.

 

Deploy the anchor to tune the sensor.  

 

See page 21. 

Reset sensor

Reset sensor

 


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PART 6 TROUBLESHOOTING

  

Messages are displayed on the AA560 console screen to assist with operation and 

troubleshooting.  These messages are designed to assist the user.  They may be 

information messages

, for example that the console is locked, or the sensor is tuning.  

They may also be 

diagnostic messages

, for example, that the sensor installation is not 

compatible or the power supply is wired incorrectly.

Many of the messages are self explanatory.  Some 

will require further diagnostics.  See 

the Troubleshooting Messages, the Diagnostics Table and the Internal Voltmeter/Test Tool 

information on the following pages. 

Please Note: 

 Th

e messages are designed to help find an installation problem.  They are 

triggered by external wiring, installation or set up issues which need fixing.  

They are not 

caused by a fault with the AutoAnchor. 

TROUBLESHOOTING 

 MESSAGES

POSSIBLE CAUSE/ACTION

1. Auto mode disabled

Note: Unless the fault is 

in the solenoid wiring the 

AA560 will operate the 

windlass in manual mode 

when this message is 

displayed.

Auto mode is disabled when:

1. No sensor pulses are detected. See message 6 below. 

2. The sensor installation is not compatible with rope and chain 

settings. See message 7

 

below.

3.  The load sensing wires are not connected for rope/chain 

counting. See the rope/chain wiring diagram and message 7 below.

4.  A solenoid wire is disconnected.  See message 9 below.

5.  No rode to be released value has been entered. See page 23.

6. Total rode is set to OFF.  See page 15.

2. Battery voltage too low to 

operate windlass.

The voltage displays on the 

status bar.

1. If the battery is fully charged, check the wiring for bad 

connections.  

2.  Check the cable meets the specifications. If the cable is the 

wrong size there may be voltage drop between the battery and the 

AutoAnchor. See cable sizes on page 11.

Go to the Diagnostics in the Set up menu to view the battery 

information. See the table on page 29.

 

TROUBLESHOOTING 

MESSAGES Cont’d

POSSIBLE CAUSE/ACTION

3. Installation warning

Appears when switching on the AutoAnchor.  

Go to Diagnostics for more information.

4. Motor externally 

controlled.

1. Another control is being used for the windlass.

2. Solenoid common ground is not connected or swapped with an 

up or down terminal.

3. Large voltage potential difference between AA560 Ground and 

Solenoid common ground.

5. Power supply wired 

incorrrectly.

The AA560 will beep.

The wiring diagram has not been followed.  Power is backfeeding 

to the AutoAnchor from a supply outside the control circuit.  Refer to 

wiring diagram.  Common example of incorrect wiring is AA560 and 

deck switches powered from separate sources.

6. 

Sensor: 

  No sensor 

pulses detected.

Note: The AA560 will 

continue to operate the 

windlass upand down in 

manual mode when this 

message is displayed. It will 

not count.

1. Use manual operation to check the windlass speed is more than 

the minimum operating speed of 5 metres per minute. Windlass 

speed is displayed on the status bar. 

2. Check the correct windlass set up and sensor has been selected. 

See pages 15-18.

 

3. Check the magnet and sensor installation. 

4. Check the magnet and sensor are not damaged (eg rusted 

magnet).

5. Check the gap between the magnet and sensor is correct for your 

set up.

6. If using a rope/chain system check that the sensor installation is 

compatible with a rope/chain set up.  See message 7 below.

7. Go to Diagnostics in the Set Up Menu to view sensor voltages. 

See the tables on pages 28 -29.

 

7. 

Sensor: 

  Sensor  

installation not compatible 

with rope and chain settings.

Note: The AA560 will 

continue to operate the 

windlass up and down in 

manual mode when this 

message is displayed. 

Counting will not be 

accurate.

APPLIES TO ROPE/CHAIN SySTEMS ONLy 

1. Check the correct windlass set up has been selected. See page 

15.

 

2. Check magnet and sensor installation is correct. The grey AA 

sensor must be installed for rope/chain counting.  The magnet must 

be installed in the top of the chainwheel and the sensor must be 

fitted as per figure 5 on page 7.

3. Check that the load sensing wires are connected.  Refer to the 

rope/chain wiring diagram.

4. Go to Diagnostics in the Set Up Menu to view sensor 

signal readouts. See tables on page 28 -29.

 

8. 

Sensor: 

Sensor tuning 

and tuning done

1. The plug and play sensor detector is operating. Deploy the rode 

through the windlass until the message changes to “Tuning done” 

then dock the anchor. See page 21. 

2.  If the “sensor tuning” message does not change to “tuning 

done” after 10 turns of the windlass, check the sensor installation is 

correct. 

9. Solenoid is disconnected, 

shorted or stuck on.

1. Use another control to check the solenoid is operating the 

windlass. 

2. Go to Diagnostics in the Set up menu to view the solenoid wiring 

readouts. See the table on page 29.

 

3.  Check solenoid wiring for open circuit or short circuit.

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PART 5 MAINTENANCE

The AutoAnchor does not contain any user servicable parts.  

User maintenance is limited to:

•  Checking all cables and connections for signs of wear or damage and replacing them as  

  necessary.

•  Checking the sensor head is not worn and has not moved out of alignment with the 

  magnet and replacing the sensor if necessary. 

After any sensor repairs or changes to  

  sensor installation reset the sensor.  See Page 24.  

•  Checking the magnet is not worn or corroded and replacing the magnet if necessary.

Note:  Do not use chemical or abrasive materials to clean the console unit.  If it is dirty w

ipe 

it with a clean damp cloth.  Avoid wiping the display screen with a dry cloth as this could 

scratch the screen.   

 

 


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AFTER ANy SENSOR REPAIRS OR CHANGES:

dOCK THE ANCHOR  ANd RESET THE SENSOR. SEE PAGE 24.

OTHER TROUBLESHOOTING

POSSIBLE CAUSE/ACTION

1. AutoAnchor beeps when it is turned off or 

locked. 

1. The unit beeps when it receives a sensor 

pulse.  This could be because the windlass 

is being controlled by a means other than the 

AutoAnchor. This is not an error.  

2. If the windlass is not operating then review 

the actions set out in section 2 below. 

2. AutoAnchor counts when the windlass is 

not turning or counts erratically displaying a 

large number.  The screen may display 

Sensor 

unstable 

and the unit may beep when turned off 

or locked.

1. Uncontrolled anchor rode could be running 

through the windlass or there may be some 

external interference. 

2. The sensor may be damaged. The sensor 

cable is not the specified type or the connection 

may be faulty.  

3. Check the sensor wiring.  If the AA sensor 

plug is not used the wires must be soldered.  All 

wires must be connected (including the drain) 

and shielded cable must be used.

3. AutoAnchor counts but does not operate the 

windlass.  Displays message - 

Motor disabled 

because total rode length is set to OFF.

Total length of rode has been set to off.  

AutoAnchor then operates as a counter only. 

See page 15.

4. The count pauses during retrieval.

This applies to rope/chain rode only.

If the sensor indicator (arrow) is still pulsing, this 

is not a fault.  The rode is changing from rope 

to chain.

5. The count  stays on zero when rode is 

deployed and counts out when rode is retrieved.

The unit is not receiving correct direction 

information. Solenoid up and down wires are 

swapped. 

6. Windlass deploys when the Up button is 

pressed and retrieves when the Down button is 

pressed.

1. The motor or solenoid wiring is reversed.  

Change the wiring and check the direction of 

windlass rotation. If the brown and white wires 

are connected, also check that they are correct 

after you have changed the wiring.

2. Buttons are swapped in the windlass menu. 

See page 18.

7. Windlass does not stop exactly at the preset 

point.

Stopping is accurate to +1 chainwheel 

revolution.  The chainwheel will run on slightly 

with momentum.

8. Windlass stops before the length of rode 

specified is deployed.

Using the Automatic function the rode release 

stops 10ft (3m) short of the Total Length of Rode 

on Board setting.

Access the information from the Set up menu or from the installation warning screen. 

Diagnostic messages help find an installation problem. The diagnostic messages are all 

caused by external wiring, set up  or installation issues which need fixing. They are not 

caused by a fault with the AutoAnchor.  

INTERNAL VOLTMETER/TEST TOOL: 

 This tool displays the voltages and status of 

sensor, battery and load wires.  The information is required by the AutoAnchor support 

team for effective technical assistance.

Contact AutoAnchor support on:

www.autoanchor.co.nz/autoanchor-installation-help.php  

Fill in the information form.

or 

Email: support@autoanchor.co.nz or Telephone: +64 9 419 1219. 

Press 

      

 again for extended diagnostic information and test tools.

   

PART 7 TECHNICIAN dIAGNOSTIC INFORMATION

Use           to scroll through the menus and        to  

select Diagnostics.

Hold               together to display the Set up menu.

The AutoAnchor must be turned off to access the Set up menu

.

             

         Correct Parameters

AA Grey Sensor

Chain Only 

Set Up

Bottom Fit Magnet 

Polarity not relevant

Signal A -

 (Red sensor wire from the console) is sensor power supply. Voltage

 

must be between 4.6V and 5.0V.

Signal B - 

Reading depends on gap and magnet polarity.  

Range 0.5V - 4.6V.  Minimum working signal 0.5V.

Signal C -

 If Signal B is less than 0.5V then Signal C will take over and 

operate down to 100

mV

 for an all chain set up.  

AA Grey Sensor 

Rope/Chain Set Up 

Top Fit Magnet

Polarity not relevant

Signal A -

 (Red sensor wire from the console) is sensor power supply.

Signal B - 

Reading

 

is not relevant.

Signal C - 

Minimum value is 100 mV when reading the chain pulses.

AA Black Sensor

Chain Only Set Up

Bottom Fit Magnet

South pole must face 

sensor

Signal A -

 (Red sensor wire from the console) moves between 2.6V and 4.6V.  

Minimum working signal  0.5V.

Signal B -

 Reading is not relevant

Signal C - 

Reading is not relevant.

 

Reed Switch

Chain Only Set Up

Bottom Fit Magnet

Polarity not relevant

Signal A -

 (Red sensor wire from the console) is not used. 

Black sensor wire (from the console) is connected to the reed switch.

Signal B -

 Range is 0.0V to 5V.

Signal C -

 Reading is not relevant. 

NPN Proximity 

Sensor Chain Only 

Set Up

Signal A -

 (Red sensor wire from the console) is the proximity sensor’s power 

supply.

Signal B -

 Range 2.5V - 4.6V.  Minimum working signal 0.5V 

Signal C -

 Reading is not relevant.

Sensor

Source

 Icon

Signal

 

Voltage

 

(V)

Signal (mV)

To update the recorded signal levels rotate the windlass 2 or more turns  

Press             buttons or freewheel the windlass to rotate.  

Check the windlass is safe and clear before using this function.

Sensor Information

Tuning done
    Signal A         4.6      0.0
    Signal B         2.5      0.5
    Signal C       -166     501

Sensor

Tuning done
    Signal A          4.6      1.2
    Signal B          5.0      0.0
    Signal C        -166     501

Sensor

Tuning done
    Signal A         5.0      0.0
    Signal B         0.0      5.0
    Signal C        -166     501

Sensor

Tuning done
    Signal A         4.3      0.0

    Signal C        -166     501

Sensor

Tuning done
    Signal A          4.6      0.0
    Signal B          2.5      0.5
    Signal C        -166     501

Sensor

Tuning done
    Signal A          4.6      0.0
    Signal B          2.5      0.5
    Signal C        -166     501

Sensor

FOR AddITIONAL TROUBLESHOOTING:

Contact AutoAnchor support on:

www.autoanchor.co.nz/autoanchor-installation-help.php  Fill in the information form.

Email: support@autoanchor.co.nz or Telephone: +64 9 419 1219

    Signal B         0.5      3.5

3.5

2.2

 


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INdEX

Anchoring

 

 

 

     Automatic 

 

 

22-23

          Safety Override 

 

23

     Manual 

 

 

22

Back Light 

 

 

24

Buttons

   

 

 

13, 20

     Lock   

 

 

14, 20

     Using the Buttons 

 

13

Cable

 

 

 

 

4, 11

     Cable Specifications 

 

11

     Lengths 

 

 

4

Calculating chain per turn   

16-17

     Chain Only 

 

 

16

     Rope and Chain  

 

17

Calculating rope per turn   

17

Chain Counting   

 

15-19

     Windlass Set Up  

 

15-19

Chain Only Set Up

  

 

16

Check Logs 

 

 

24

Clear to Zero 

 

 

24

Connecting to Low Current drive 

12

Console

     Buttons 

 

 

13, 20

     Installation 

 

 

10

Control Swap 

 

 

18

Counter Only 

 

 

15

deploying the Anchor

 

 

22, 23

diagnostic Information

 

 

28-29

docking distance Set Up

   

15

docking Alarm 

 

 

22

drum Winches 

 

 

9, 19

dual Installation   

 

5

Electromagnatic Compatibility 

2

Factory defaults

   

 

14

Field Connectors

   

 

4

Gender Changer

   

 

4

General Set Up

 

 

 

14

Horizontal Windlass 

 

8-9

     Magnet Installation 

 

8-9

     Sensor Installation 

 

8-9

I

mportant Information 

 

1

Installation

 

 

 

3-12

     Dual Installation   

 

5

     Drum Winches   

 

9

     Horizontal Windlass 

 

8-9 

     Magnet and Sensor 

 

3-9

     Multiple AA Installations   

10, 12

     Vertical Windlass 

 

6-7

Keys 

 

 

 

13, 20

     Lock   

 

 

14, 20

     Using the Keys   

 

13

Language  

 

 

14

Lock

 

 

 

 

14, 20

Low Current drive 

 

 

12

Maintenance

 

 

 

25

Magnet 

 

 

 

3, 6-8

     Fit 

 

 

 

3, 6-8 

     Gap   

 

 

3, 6-8

     Installing Horizontal Windlass 

8-9

     Installing Vertical Windlass  

6-7

     Polarity 

 

 

3

     Seal   

 

 

     Size   

 

 

3, 6-8

Menu Overview   

 

13

Motor Driven Sensors 

 

18

Motor Load Wires   

 

12

Multiple AA Installations 

       

10, 12 

Operation 

 

 

20-24

     Anchoring 

 

 

22-23

          Automatic 

 

 

22-23

          Manual 

 

 

22

     Counter Only 

 

 

15

     Other Settings   

 

24

PLC - low current windlass drive

 

12

Plug and play sensor tuning  

21

Plug & Play Sensor

 

 

4

Power Supply

 

 

 

10

     Voltage Levels   

 

11

Reed Switch Sensor 

 

5

Resetting to Factory defaults 

14

Resetting the sensor 

 

24

Retrieving the Anchor 

 

22, 23

Rode 

 

 

 

15-19

     Chain only 

 

 

15-16

          Calculating chain per turn 

16

          Set Up 

 

 

15

          To Enter Chain per Turn  

16

     Rope and Chain  

 

16-18

          Calculating chain per turn 

17

          Calculating rope per turn 

17

          Set Up 

 

 

16

          To Enter Chain per Turn  

17

          To Enter Rope per Turn  

18

Rope and Chain Set Up

 

 

17

Safety Override

   

 

23

Sensor   

 

 

3-9

     Connection 

 

 

3-9

     Fitting  

 

 

4-9

     Gap   

 

 

6-8

     Information 

 

 

28

     Installation 

 

 

3, 6-9

     Plug & Play 

 

 

4

     Position 

 

 

4-9

     Reed Switch 

 

 

5

     Reset   

 

 

24

     Set Up  

 

 

18

     Tuning  

 

 

5, 21

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Other diagnostic Messages

Possible Causes and Solutions

Check the solenoid wires are properly connected.

Solenoid common ground is not connected or swapped with an up or down 

terminal.

The load connected to the solenoid wires is insufficient.  Check that each sole

-

noid wire has a load of more than 10mA  (12V DC) or 20mA (24V DC).

The idle voltage is greater than 2.0V - this can occur when connecting to a 

solid state or low current drive windlass control eg PLC or AC VFD.   A dummy 

resistor load Part #9515 may be required to fix this. 

These wires are used for combination rope and chain rodes.  They are 

not required for chain only use.

When correctly connected to the motor teminal both wires show nearly zero 

volts at idle.  Under load they show motor ground and supply terminal voltages.

The voltage at the time of failure is recorded on the status bar.

This page records the voltage drop when the motor is started. In this example 

the supply voltage to the AA560 fell below 6V for a short period.

The power supply wiring has high resistance or is too thin for the distance of 

the run or the ground wire is disconnected.

  Battery

  Load wires

Down Solenoid

Up Solenoid

10.7 V

5.6 V

Sensor Installation diagnostic Messages

These messages appear when the AA560 is turned on.  Go to the extended diagnostics for more

information.  After fixing the sensor installation retune the sensor. See page 21.

    

 

Red sensor wire 

grounded

The Red sensor wire is overloaded below 2.5 volts

Disconnect the plugs one at a time to locate the short or 

excessive load.

If no short is found, the sensor may be damaged. Try a new sensor. 

Windlass will operate but not count.

No Sensor pulses

Electrical connections are OK (voltages are correct) but no sensor pulses 

are being received by the console and it is not counting.

Rotate the windlass to check for signal voltage.  If there is still no signal 

either the magnet or the sensor needs replacing. Check the magnet is 

strong and not rusted and check the sensor for physical damage.

Sensor installation 

not compatible with 

rope and chain set-

tings.

A rope/chain rode has been selected but the installation is not compatible 

with this selection. 

The system is tuned to the Signal B sensor

 

input (all chain) instead of 

Signal C sensor input (rope/chain). 

Possible causes: 

Magnet is installed on the bottom of chainwheel instead of the top

The sensor is not the grey AA sensor.

The windlass has been operated with no chain so the tuning is incorrect.

30

Orange wire

disconected

Yellow wire

disconected

 


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Set Up

   

 

 

13

     Backlight 

 

 

24

     Check Logs 

 

 

24

     Docking Distance 

 

15 

     Drum Winch 

 

 

19

     General 

 

 

14

     Key Beep 

 

 

14

     Menu Overview   

 

13

     Rode   

 

 

15

     Sensor 

 

 

18

     Units   

 

 

14

     Use Preset 

 

 

17

     Windlass 

 

 

15-19

Specifications Technical

 

 

Swap Control 

 

 

18

Technical Specifications

 

 

2

Technician Diagnostics 

 

28-29

Testing 

 

      

 

21

Troubleshooting

   

 

25-29

Units Set 

 

 

 

14

Use Preset 

 

 

17

User Precautions

   

 

1, 21

Vertical Windlass

   

 

6-7

     Magnet Installation 

 

6-7

     Sensor Installation 

 

6-7

Voltage

   

 

 

11 

Windlass 

 

     Horizontal 

 

 

8-9

          Magnet Installation 

 

8-9

          Sensor Installation 

 

8-9

     Installation 

 

 

6-9

     Set Up for Chain Counting   

15-19

     Vertical 

 

 

6-7

          Magnet Installation 

 

6-7

          Sensor Installation 

 

6-7

Wiring   

 

 

11

     AC Variable Frequency Drive 

12

     Low Current Windlass Drive 

12

     Motor Load Wires 

 

12

     Multiple AA Installation 

 

12

     PLC   

 

 

12

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