Octopus Type C I/O Autopilot Connection Kit
The Octopus Type C – I/O Autopilot Connection Kit can be fitted to mechanical push-pull cable controlled sterndrive power assisted steering cylinders made by Volvo (model 872215) and Mercruiser (Saginaw). Installation of the 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.
The model 872215 steering cylinder is fitted to Diesel Powered DP drives from 1994 onwards. The Saginaw steering cylinder is fitted to Alpha One Generation II and Bravo Sterndrives from 1983 to 1993.
Note: I/O Connection Kit OC15SUK12B ( Type B ) must be used for Mercruiser DHB Steering Cylinder fitted to all drives from 1994 and newer and Volvo models 3860726 – 3860883 – 3862210 - 3862513 Steering Cylinders fitted to Gasoline Powered SX & DP-S drives from 1997. Steering Cylinders from other Manufactures are not compatible with this system at this time.