Wireless Kill Switch
- The AUTOTETHER™ is a lanyard-free wireless kill switch that shuts off a boat’s engine in the event that the helmsman falls into the water.
The AUTOTETHER™ replaces the traditional red cord and allows for unrestricted movement throughout the vessel meaning you can leave the helm to adjust a fender or catch a mooring line and not have to remember to re-connect the red cord to yourself.
Installation is simple - no wiring or tools needed.
The receiver is easily mounted by the engines cut-off device using the 3M dual lock strips supplied (this allows it to be removed from the boat for security when not in use). The “trigger clip”, which is on the end of a short coiled wire, clips onto your ignition kill switch in the same way as a traditional kill cord key does. Finally attach the wireless personal sensor to your jacket or belt.
The system is “self-powered” via standard AAA batteries (supplied) that provide over 100 hours of service. An indicator light on the receiver “lights” when it’s time to change the batteries.
Should the person wearing the sensor fall overboard, the signal between the sensor and the receiver is broken (radio waves do not travel through water). The trigger will operate within 1.5 seconds and the engine shuts off and an alarm sounds. This prevents a runaway boat and allows the operator to re-board the vessel.
There is also a red panic button located on the sensor which can be used by the operator to sound an alarm and stop the boat if they spot a danger when they are not at the helm.
Upto 3 additional sensors can be purchased which can be worn by other crewmembers/passengers. Should one of these people fall overboard, whilst wearing a sensor, the system will once again sound an alarm and cut the engine immediately making this a great man overboard safety system.
The system includes: Emergency stop (kill) switch clip, receiver unit with 3M dual lock strips, 1 personal operator sensor, AAA batteries, owner's manual, & carabiner clip.
Available with “trigger clips” to suit a variety of engines:
Code: 630443 – Autotether System for Mercury, Mariner & Yamaha engines
Code: 630444 – Autotether System for Evinrude engines
Code: 630445 – Autotether System for Honda engines
Code: 630446 – Autotether System for Mercury (Side Mount) engines
Code: 630447 – Autotether System for Suzuki engines