Supplied with 5" GHC50 control unit, electronic control unit (ECU), control circuit unit (CCU), buzzer/alarm, hydraulic pump (1 litre) and innovative Shadow Drive Technology.
Responsive, flexible and reliable
The solid-state 9-axis AHRS (Attitude Heading Reference System) responds reliably to sea conditions to maintain course. In addition, the autopilot system offers particularly helpful features, including heading hold, wind hold, tack/jibe, step turns and more. It also greatly minimises heading error, course deviation, rudder movement and power consumption, giving you enough time to operate sails, lines, winches or radios. The system mounts nearly anywhere, in any orientation.
Combined with a compatible chartplotter, the Reactor 40 can be controlled and steered anywhere on the boat. In addition to holding its course in virtually all weather and wind conditions, the system can smoothly perform a variety of preprogrammed trolling and search procedures. Plus, with a compatible Garmin networked chartplotter and optional BlueChart g3 Vision charts (sold separately), you gain additional functions, such as Auto Guidance with automatic route suggestions.
Stay in control with Shadow Drive technology
Shadow Drive gives you the option to take the wheel at any time with Autopilot activated. The autopilot is automatically disengaged if the helm is turned and re-engages when you hold a steady course.
Further features at a glance
- Minimal commissioning and calibration
- Control the autopilot with an optional quatix smartwatch
- NMEA2000 connectivity
- Delivery includes 5" control unit GHC50, Reactor 40 (CCU), electronic control unit (ECU), buzzer/alarm, hydraulic pump (1 litre) and Shadow Drive.
Garmin Info Center
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Technical data - control course sensor (CCU) / electronic control unit (ECU)
|Power supply||10 - 30 V|
|Operating temperature||-15 to +60 °C|
|Dimensions (CCU)||170 x 90 x 50 mm|
|Dimensions (ECU)||168 x 117 x 53 mm|
|Dimensions (buzzer/alarm)||23 x 25 mm (LxØ)|
Technical data - Control panel GHC50
|Resolution||800 x 480 px|
|Power supply||9 - 32 V|
|Power consumption||200 mA (typical)
400 mA (maximal)
|NMEA2000||Yes, (1x port)|
|Garmin Marine Network||Yes, (1x port)|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||105 x 140 x 51 mm|
- GHC 50 control unit
- Shadow Drive
- Reactor 40 CCU
- Hydraulic pump (1 litre)
- Electronic control unit (ECU)
- ECU power/connection cable
- Connection cable
- NMEA 2000 drop cables (2 meters)
- NMEA 2000 power supply cable
- NMEA 2000 T-connectors
- Terminator plugs and sockets
- Quick start guide
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