Lectrotab Auto-Leveling Trim Tab Control
May 15, 2015
Linear Devices Corporation has introduced a new automatic leveling control for its Lectrotab electric trim tab systems.
The new microprocessor-based control automatically adjusts the tabs to correct pitch and roll, keeping the boat level under changing sea conditions and improving fuel economy. As a key safety feature, the microprocessor control will not allow trim tab corrections while the boat is turning.
Designed for planing and displacement boats 20’ and up, the control has LEDs that provide a visual display of each tab position. The LEDs automatically dim at night and brighten in sunlight. Dual control panels are available, for helm and flybridge stations, with manual takeover available from either panel.
To protect against harsh marine conditions, the control panels are completely sealed, IP68 waterproof and UV-protected.
An additional feature allows the trim tabs to automatically retract whenever the boat is off plane or when using the optional key switch connection. When power is switched off, the tabs are automatically retracted and calibrated.
The Lectrotab automatic leveling control is easy to install and can be retrofitted on existing Lectrotab installations. It uses an internal GPS, so no external antenna or network is required. For single tab/actuator installations, the actuator connects directly to the display panel, eliminating the need for an external power module box. A feedback sensor for tab position is also not required.
The unit comes with a 2-year warranty, while all Lectrotab actuators have a lifetime warranty.
Price: $1,100 (list)