OP12 Autopilot Controller

Part # 000-13287-001

The OP12 wired remote seamlessly integrates with Simrad autopilot systems to provide intuitive mode control, course adjustments, and power steering. Designed to complement the low-profile design of Simrad glass bridge instruments and displays, this remote can be combined with the IS42 Colour Instrument Display to create a standalone autopilot controller, or used as a dedicated autopilot keypad for NSS and NSO evo2 multifunction displays.

Key Features

  • Intuitive operation with waterproof silicon keys
  • Easy installation with just one cable
  • Combine with an IS42 display for full autopilot control
  • Compatible with Simrad AC12, AC42, NAC-2 and NAC-3 autopilot computers
  • Low-profile glass helm design
  • Low power consumption
  • Certified NMEA 2000® connectivity
Where To Buy

    Intuitive operation

    A simple pushbutton interface makes the OP12 easy to use in rough conditions, and reliably responsive to wet or gloved hands. Dedicated auto and standby buttons enable or disable the autopilot with a single press, so it’s easy to free your hands from the wheel or instantly take control whenever you need to. The ‘mode’ button engages NoDrift steering or navigates to the current waypoint on your Simrad chartplotter, while dual port and starboard buttons allow course adjustments in one-degree or ten-degree increments. Smartly shaped buttons let you distinguish between increments at a touch, for safe operation in low visibility.

    Easy installation

    The OP12 is simple to mount, and offers single-cable NMEA 2000® connectivity for both power and data. Multiple keypads can be installed to offer autopilot control from anywhere on board, perfect for dual-helm vessels.

    Autopilot control with IS42 display

    Pair the Simrad OP12 keypad with an IS42 Colour Instrument Display to create a fully functional control head for your compatible Simrad autopilot system. Leverage Simrad Continuum autopilot technology to steer to a set course, maintain your heading against wind and tide with No Drift steering, and fish or cruise easier with automated turn patterns and depth contour tracking.

    Low-profile glass helm design

    Designed to complement Simrad glass helm displays and instruments, the OP12 features modern styling with a low surface-mount profile of just eight millimetres. A compact footprint enables mounting almost anywhere, while still offering large buttons for easy operation by gloved hands or in heavy seas.

    Networking Connectors

    NMEA 2000 Certified Yes


    Operating Temperature -25°C to 65°C / -13°F to 149°F
    Operating Temperature Stored -40°C to 85°C / -40°F to 185°F
    Waterproof Standard/rating IPX7
    Product Width 60 mm / 2.36 in
    Product Depth 35 mm / 1.37 in
    Product Height 115 mm / 4.52 in
    Product Weight 0.12 kg / 0.3 lb


    Power Consumption 1.4 W
    NMEA 2000 Load Equivalency Number 3 network loads


    Other Features Power Supply: NMEA 2000®

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