Dometic now brings you EPS for single engine applications
Optimus EPS truly raises the bar when it comes to comfort, control and manoeuvrability, especially for the new breed of high performance powerboats, saltwater fishing vessels, catamarans, RIBS and it’s unlike anything you’ve ever experienced when it comes to steering.
Available for both retrofit and new engine installations
As a captain of your vessel you know how important it is to have command of your boat, Optimus EPS gives you the steering control, performance and comfort you expect. With Optimus EPS, you can take command of your boat without having to arm-wrestle for control.
Lock-to-lock turns and wheel effort are programmed to change with engine RPM. At slow speeds, Optimus EPS can be set to reduce the number of turns lock-to-lock, for example 4 and make it easier to steer. When you’re negotiating through traffic or in a tight spot, those smaller moves of the wheel give you precise control. When you’re running at speed in open water, Optimus EPS can be set to increase lock-to-lock turns, for example, 6 or 7 and increase steering effort giving the driver more stability to comfortably keep on course. And through it all, Optimus EPS does the work, so you can relax and take it easy.
Applications for Optimus EPS
Most single outboard engine boats – electronic and mechanical controlled
Single and dual helm station boats
Performance powerboats, bay boats, center console, saltwater fishing vessels, RIBS, catamarans, houseboats and pontoon boats
Optimus EPS has multiple levels of redundancy using a Fault tolerant CAN network and each component has at least 2 sensors that are continually monitored.
The Optimus EPS electronic control system interfaces directly with the latest generation of autopilots from Garmin®, Raymarine® and Simrad®, without the need for a second pump and the lengthy installation and purging procedure.
Intelligent programming allows the Optimus EPS system to separately control the steering angle of inner and outer outboards. This eliminates under-steer caused by the outside outboard “pushing” against the curve of the turn. Ackerman steering is especially important in power catamarans where the engines are located farther apart.
Options for Optimus EPS
Multi-station electronic helm.
Heavy-duty tournament cylinders.
Triple with tie-bar.
Quad with tie-bars.
Specifications and Installation Information
Optimus EPS is designed to be Optimus 360 ready.
ABYC, CE, ISO and SAE compliant – adheres to established safety standards.
Compatible with select autopilot models from SIimrad®,Garmin® and Raymarine®.
When adding 2nd of 3rd station helm, no oil, just electrical connection.