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• Durable robust IP65 rated enclosure
• Internal buzzer alert
• 37 pre-set start sequences
• Auto Repeat capability for successive starts
• Easy to use, compact & affordable
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Product Description

AutoHoot is an electronic control unit that has been designed to accurately control the sequence of sound signals.

Historically used within the sailing market to simplify the process of starting races and remove unnecessary human error the technology can be applied to any application that requires accurate and sequenced sound signalling.

Starting sailing races can be complex with varied timing options and numerous races being started in succession, AutoHoot  has become an essential aid for race officers with 37 pre-set sequences it’s as simple as switching the unit on and a sequence will begin.

The 37 pre-set starting sequences include:
• Rule 26 (5-4-1-Start)
• Match Racing
• Team Racing
• Countdown

In addition to the 37 pre-set sequences you can also program your own bespoke starting sequence by connecting the AutoHoot to a PC using the USB Configuration Cable. Any starting sequence, pre-set or bespoke can be used as a single start or a succession of repeatable start sequences. During the sequence the operator is made aware of the upcoming sound signal by an internal buzzer.

AutoHoot also has the capability of allowing sound signals to be made outside the starting sequence without interrupting it, for example when recalling boats that are OCS, finishing boats from a previous race or postponing a race start.

AutoHoot Benefits
• Simplified error free starting sequences
• Guaranteed accurate timings
• Reduces workload and stress
• 12V power supply ideal for remote operation or from boat/car battery
• Competitors get a reliable, consistent and error free race start every time
Physical Dimensions Width: 80mm
Depth: 53mm
Height: 106mm (excluding cable gland)
Weight 0.22 kg
Mounting Surface mounted via snap-on flanges
Enclosure material ABS (UL94-HB flame retardant) plastic
Cable entry Compression cable gland. With two part compression ring. Cable diameter 5 to 13 mm
Sequences Pre-programmed sequences Selectable by switch sequence on power up
Custom sequences User programmable via optional USB Configuration Cable
Switches Auto Switch Stainless steel 2 position rotary switch with illuminated arrow. IP67 rated
Hoot Button Stainless steel push-button switch with illuminated ring. IP67 rated
(Horn Connection)
Rated current 20A
Endurance >300,000 operations with resistive load at 20A
Connection Rising clamp style terminals (2.5mm2 cable)
Timing Accuracy ±20 ppm at 25 °C (ageing ±5 ppm max at 25 °C) per year
Communication Protocol Asynchronous 8 bit data (no parity, 1 stop bit, Xon/Xoff). 9600 baud. 3.3V logic level signal
Connection AutoHoot USB Configuration Cable connects to internal pin header
Power Power requirements 6.5 to 15 Vdc
Current at 12 Vdc 30 mA typical (with LEDs on, excluding horn current)
Supply Input protection Polarity reversal protected. Internal replaceable fuse – 20A microblade automobile fuse
Connection Rising clamp style terminals (2.5mm2 cable)
Environmental Temperature Operating range: -40°C to +85°C
Storage range: -40°C to +85°C
Sealing IP65
Guarantee Period 1 year
Data sheet
Download PDF AutoHoot Data Sheet
User Instruction Manual
Download PDF AutoHoot User Manual
Download PDF AutoHoot Quick Start Guide
Download PDF AutoHoot Additional Wiring Instructions
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