New Evolution R4 Performance Tuned Software
A New Level of Autopilot Control
Race, cruise or fish – Evolution will take command
No fuss, easy to install and robust – the Evolution autopilot combines Raymarine’s autopilot expertise, FLIR Systems’ R&D, and advanced aerospace guidance technology to create Evolution Ai control algorithms that deliver a new level of accurate autopilot control.
- Automagic™ – No lengthy calibration procedures to perform. No compass calibration required. Plug and play connections.
- Easy to install – Freedom from the restrictions of conventional heading sensors. EV sensor core can be installed above or below deck. Install upside-down or off the vessel’s centre line.
- Aerospace technology – 9-axis precision monitoring of pitch, roll, yaw and heading.
- Fuel efficient – Evolution autopilots steer so accurately they will save fuel and get you to your destination faster.
The EV Sensor Core
At the centre of every Evolution system is the intelligent EV sensor core, a 9-axis sensor that monitors vessel motion in all three dimensions. The innovative EV sensor core combines advanced solid-state sensors with the Evolution autopilot processor into a single easy-to-install housing.
Mount the EV sensor core above or below decks, the rugged enclosure is fully sealed and built to IPX6 and IPX7 waterproofing and submersion standards.
EV Sensor Core Benefits
- Precision monitoring of heading, pitch, roll, and yaw allowing the autopilot to evolve instantly as sea conditions and vessel dynamics change.
- Flexible installation options. Mount above or below deck.
- Simple SeaTalkng connectivity to the control head and ACU.
- Solid state sensor technology delivers dynamic accuracy to within 2 degrees in all conditions.
- Auto-compensation for on board magnetic fields and reliable heading accuracy in the northern and southern extremes.
- Fast and reliable heading data for MARPA, radar overlay, and heading modes on Raymarine multifunction displays.
Autopilot Control Unit (ACU)
The rugged ACU (Actuator Control Unit) delivers reliable autopilot drive power and also provides power to the SeaTalkng bus. Choose the ACU that fits your steering type :
|ACU-100||Wheel, tiller and 0.5 ltr Hydraulic|
|NEW: ACU-150||Type-1 Hydraulic Drive Unit|
|ACU-200||Type 1 Raymarine hydraulic, linear and rotary mechanical drives|
|ACU-300||For solenoid controlled steering systems and Raymarine constant running hydraulic pumps|
|ACU-400||Type 2 and 3 Raymarine hydraulic, linear, and rotary mechanical drives|
NEW ACU 150
The Raymarine ACU-150 is a component of the Evolution™ Autopilot system and is designed to provide power and control to a Raymarine Type-1 Hydraulic Drive Unit (M81120.)
The ACU-150 connects to the SeaTalkng network for communication with its other peripherals. It also has connections for an optional Rudder Reference Unit (sold separately.) The ACU-150 works on 12-volt DC systems only.
To make a complete ACU-150 autopilot system you must also add the Type-1 Hydraulic Drive Unit (M81120), Evolution EV1 Sensor Core (E70096), Evolution Cable Kit (R70160) and either the p70s (E70328) or p70Rs (E70329) autopilot control head.
Your Evolution autopilot system
EV-1 Cockpit and Inboard Autopilots
EV-1 autopilots consist of a Control Head, EV-1 Sensor, Autopilot Control Unit (ACU) and drive unit. The drive unit (inboard mechanical/ hydraulic or cockpit mounted) and correct ACU for your vessel is dependent on the steering system and displacement of the vessel itself.
EV-2 for Drive-by-Wire Propulsion
EV-2 has been designed for the latest drive-by-wire steering systems and connects directly to Raymarine’s SeaTalkng bus. EV-2 also has a dedicated CAN Bus port for direct connection to steer-by-wire steering systems – such as ZF Pod Drives, Yamaha Helm Master, Volvo IPS and SeaStar Solutions Optimus systems. A single CAN Bus connection to the EV-2 eliminates the need for an Autopilot Control Unit (ACU) further simplifying installation.
Find out more in the ordering information section or contact your local Raymarine dealer for further assistance.
p70 / p70R and the new p70s / p70Rs autopilot control heads
Complete your Evolution autopilot system with an autopilot control. The new p70s and p70Rs control heads feature vibrant colour displays and are powered by Raymarine’s intuitive LightHouse user interface.
LightHouse organises all options into simple menu structures and with Evolution’s quick setup process you will be up and running in minutes.
Designed for sailing yachts, the p70s offers simple 1 and 10 degree direct course change push buttons.
The p70Rs features a rotary dial control for power boaters. Use the rotary dial for menu and course changes or activate power steer mode and steer manually right from the p70Rs.
Autopilot control from Raymarine MFDs
Control your Evolution Autopilot directly from your Raymarine aSeries, cSeries, eSeries or gS Series multifunction display. Note that your multifunction display must be running Raymarine’s LightHouse II software and that some autopilot functionality may not be available if your system does not include a dedicated autopilot control head.
Evolution Autopilot Specifications
EV1 and EV2 Sensor Core
|EV-1 & EV-2 SPECIFICATIONS|
|Dimensions||Diameter: 140 mm (5.5 in)|
Depth (including mounting enclosure): 35 mm (1.4 in)
Depth (including wall bracket): 95 mm (3.8 in)
|Nominal supply voltage||12 V (powered by SeaTalkng system)|
|Operating voltage range||10.8 V to 15.6 V dc|
(taken from SeaTalkng system)
(Load Equivalency Number)
|Sensors||3-axis digital accelerometer | 3-axis digital compass | 3-axis gyro digital angular rate sensor|
|Data connections||SeaTalkng | NMEA 2000 DeviceNet (EV-2 only)|
|Installation environmental||Operating temperature: -20ºC to +55ºC (-4ºF to +131ºF)|
Storage temperature: -30ºC to +70ºC (-22ºF to +158ºF)
Relative humidity: max 93%
Waterproof rating: IPX 6
|Weight||0.29 kg (0.64 lbs)|
|EMC compliance||Europe: 2004/108/EC | Australia and New Zealand|
|Nominal power supply||12 V||12 V or 24 V|
|Operating voltage range||10.8 V to 15.6 V dc||10.8 V to 31.2 V dc|
|Drive current output||Maximum continuous 7 A at supply voltage||Maximum continuous 12 A at supply voltage||Maximum continuous 15 A at supply voltage||Maximum continuous 5 A at supply voltage||Maximum continuous 30 A at supply voltage|
|Drive clutch output||No clutch connection||No clutch connection||Up to 2.0 A continuous, selectable between 12/24 V||No clutch connection||Up to 4 A continuous at – 12 V on 12 V systems, 24 V on 24 V systems, 12 V on 24 V systems|
|Connections||Rudder reference sensor, Power, Drive motor, Ground||Rudder reference sensor, Power, Drive motor, Ground||Rudder reference sensor, Sleep switch, Power, Drive motor, Drive clutch, Ground||Rudder reference sensor, Sleep switch, Power, Solenoid drive out/ return, Ground||Rudder reference sensor, Sleep switch, Power, Drive motor, Drive clutch, Ground, Digital Input/Output|
|Power consumption (standby) main power supply||300 mA (12 V)||300 mA (12/24 V)|
|Power consumption (standby) SeaTalkng power supply||No power supply to SeaTalkng||20 mA (12 V)|
|SeaTalkng LEN (Load Equivalency Number)||1|
|SeaTalkng power out||No power supply to SeaTalkng||3 A at 12 V (fuse protected at 3 A)|
|Installation environment||Operating temperature: -20ºC to +55ºC (-4ºF to +131ºF) | Storage temperature: -30ºC to +70ºC (-22ºF to +158ºF) | Relative humidity: max 93%|
|Waterproof rating||Connector panel – IPX2, Drive electronics – IPX6||Drip resistant|
|Weight||0.6 kg (1.32 lbs)||2.2kg (4.84 lbs)|
|Conformance||Europe: 2004/108/EC | Australia and New Zealand: C-Tick, Compliance Level 2|
Evolution Autopilot Ordering Information
Evolution Autopilots can be purchased as a system pack with a drive unit, a system pack without a drive unit or as individual components. If you are unsure what you require, speak with your local dealer who will be able to offer advice and suggest the best package for your vessel.
|Evolution Sensor Core|
|E70096||Evolution EV1 Sensor Core|
|E70097||Evolution EV2 Sensor Core|
|Actuator Control Units (ACU)|
|E70098||ACU-100 Actuator Control Unit|
|E70430||ACU-150 Actuator Control Unit|
|E70099||ACU-200 Actuator Control Unit|
|E70139||ACU-300 Actuator Control Unit|
|E70100||ACU-400 Actuator Control Unit|
|Autopilot Control Units (see related products for more information)|
|E22166||p70 Autopilot Control Head (Sail)|
|E22167||p70R Autopilot Control Head (Power)|
Software for your Evolution Autopilot
For best performance we recommend that all components of your Evolution Autopilot system are running the latest software. To ensure you have all the latest features you should also ensure that your connected Multifunction Display is updated to the latest software.