Octopus Type B I/O Autopilot Connection Kit
The Octopus Type B – I/O Autopilot Connection Kit can be fitted to mechanical push-pull cable controlled sterndrive power assisted steering cylinders made by Volvo (models noted below) and Mercruiser (DHB). Installation of this kit allows the addition of a second steering cable which can be used for autopilot control when connected to the Octopus Remote Mechanical Drive or Jog control when connected to the Octopus Intellisteer remote Mechanical Drive.
Volvo steering cylinder models 3860882 – 3862456 – 3862514 are fitted to Diesel Powered SX drives from 1997. Volvo steering cylinder models 3860726 – 3860883 – 3862210 – 3862513 are fitted to Gasoline Powered SX & DP-S drives from 1997 and newer. Mercruiser DHB steering cylinders are fitted to Alpha One Generation II and Bravo Sterndrives from 1994 and newer.
Note: I/O Connection Kit OC15SUK12C ( Type C ) must be used for Mercruiser Saginaw Steering Cylinder fitted to Alpha One Generation II and Bravo Sterndrives from 1983 to 1993 and Volvo model 872215 fitted to Diesel powered DP drives from 1994. Steering Cylinders from other Manufactures are not compatible with this system at this time.