The reversible pump on Smartini is starting to make noises I don't like, and it's 18 years old. I would like to simply replace it. It's a Cetrek unit, with these markings (and nothing else): "Power Pack - PV 4.6 12V". I believe it's this unit: https://maxmarineelectronics.com/pro...rad-raymarine/
and I think it's a discontinued product, as I can't find it for sale anywhere.
See the picture.
So now I need a replacement, but I'm finding it difficult. The AP is Raymarine, with their ACU-400 "black box", which works with their two Type 3 pumps, neither of which is big enough to handle the 32.4 cubic inch capacity of the steering ram.
The Octopus OCTAF2012 is advertised to handle up to 30 cubic inches.
The Simrad RPU300 can handle up to 36 cu. in., but their materials say it requires on of the Simrad AP "black boxes". Am I correct in assuming that any brand of "black box" that knows how to control a reversible pump can control this one? (Such as my Raymarine MCU-400?)
Several TF members have said great things about their Octopus pumps. But because their biggest rated one is 6% "smaller" than my ram, should I definitely stay away?
As always, input appreciated, especially anyone who has used the Simrad RPU300 with a non-Simrad "black box".