Type R Wireless Steering System - for Kicker Motors
Type R System

Type R Wireless Steering System - for Kicker Motors

Use with Auxiliary Kicker/Trolling Motors - Mercury Mariner, Suzuki, Yamaha, Etc.

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Typically installed on boats with outboard engines, but applicable to other installations, IntelliSteer Wireless Controllers free you from the need to hand steer your boat from the helm.
IntelliSteer provides wireless jog steering via a handheld pendant from anywhere on the boat - even below decks.

Extremely popular with fishermen, this Type R IntelliSteer System adds push-button wireless steering control to your auxiliary kicker motor — allowing you to concentrate on fishing without having to constantly run to the helm to make course adjustments.

Although overwhelmingly used for trolling motors, the Type R Wireless Steerer can also be used on smaller outboard engines up to 30 horsepower, which would otherwise be steered manually (tiller steered).
Note - Since most larger outboards are hydraulically steered these days, IntelliSteer does not offer a wireless system designed for large tiller or cable steered outboards.

How it works...
The IntelliSteer Type R System is an add-on mechanical steering drive designed to work with the included "black box" Wireless Receiver/Controller on powerboats fitted with an auxiliary kicker motor. The Wireless Controller, in turn gets steering instructions from a handheld Wireless Pendant.
The Type R Wireless Steerer is recommeded for use at trolling speeds only.

The Type R drive unit is combination electric motor and rotary cable drive with a solenoid clutch. Its compact design provides flexibility in selecting a suitable mounting location.
The system includes a steering cable which is fitted directly to the kicker motor via a connection kit. This allows the system to be easily installed on most types of auxiliary kicker motors that include a tilt tube.
Connecting the supplied steering cable to your kicker motor will require separate purchase of an Outboard Link Arm Assembly. IntelliSteer Link Arms for Mercury Mariner, Suzuki, and Yamaha engines are available from Fisheries. Link Arm Connectors for other manufacturers are available from your kicker motor dealer.

The IntelliSteer R's electronic clutch mechanism disengages when the wireless system is not in use - allowing for normal manual steering.

If desired, a second Wireless Pendant Control can be added to the system. It can be "paired" to your existing receiver in the field.

If you do not have a kicker motor on your boat, but are looking for a wireless steering system, there are other IntelliSteer systems which bundle an IntelliSteer Wireless Controller with a specially designed steering drive unit.
These include:
IntelliSteer Type H - provides remote steering for hydraulically steered boats
IntelliSteer Type S - provides a helm replacement for remote steering of boats with traditional wheel steering via a cable to the outboard
IntelliSteer Type T - provides a helm replacement for remote steering of cable steered boats that have a tilt steering helm
IntelliSteer Type A - provides remote steering for boats equipped with an autopilot by creating a wireless interface with the autopilot drive mechanism
See Related Products, below for links to these other IntelliSteer systems
Click here for an informative overview of IntelliSteer wireless steering controls.

Watch an informative 2 minute video demonstrating the types of IntelliSteer systems and how they can work for you.

Type R System features...
• Steer, fish and cruise - from anywhere on the boat
• Convenient wireless steering in the palm of your hand without any wires or cables
• Allows normal manual steering when system is not being used
• Safety override - allows for taking immediate manual steering control in emergencies
• For use with 12 volt systems
• Motor drive capability up to 5A while steering; but 1.25 amp draw is typical
• Power saver auto-shutoff of all components in 30 minutes if no usage
• Pendant is water resistant; receiver/controller is waterproof
• Easy DIY installation - no need to hire a professional installer
• Compact design fits below decks
• Overload protected
• Reverse polarity protected
• Meets FCC, CE, and BS EN 60945:2002 EMC standards
• 2-year limited warranty

The "black box" IntelliSteer Wireless Controller is designed to be used with any reversing steering drive unit requiring less than 25A peak operating current, whether mechanical or hydraulic.
IntelliSteer systems are not suitable for use on boats with a positive ground system.
NOTE — Do not install this unit on vessels whose top speed exceeds 40 mph, or whose engine exceeds the size recommended by the hull manufacturer.

What's in the box —
• Remote Control Wireless Pendant with (2) AAA batteries
• IntelliSteer Wireless Receiver & Motor Controller
• Rotary Drive unit with Electronic Solenoid Clutch and Mounting Plate
• 6 ft Steering Cable (other lengths available; see Accessory Products, below
• Lanyard for Pendant
NOTE - Separate purchase of Outboard Link Arm Assembly for your particular engine is required

Click here to read the Type R User Manual with additional information and technical data about this product.

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