6501 illuminated control head


Kobelts 6501 control head is a compact, stylish control head. It is typically used in scenarios where space and visibility are limited. It can be used in both Mighty Mariner and 6525 systems.

This control comes with illuminated position indicators, as well as multiple types of handles and coatings. The housing and handles are manufactured of bronze and stainless steel. Finish options include chrome, black or white epoxy paint and polished bronze.

This control can be installed at a DCS foil panel in the wheelhouse when there is an all electronic system with back-up panel.


The 6501 unit uses a water resistant keypad but is not waterproof. This keypad offers switches for the standard features: Station Select, Station Lock, Throttle Override and Synchronization. The buttons will enable the following functions:

STATION SELECT: Permits the transfer of engine control to another station. On power-up, station
control automatically is assigned to station 1 (main station).

STATION LOCK: Allows the operator to lock out the other control stations.

THROTTLE OVERRIDE: Disables the clutch function so that the engine can be operated to full throttle
without turning the propellors. This feature is useful for engine warm-up or testing.
To return to the normal operating mode, return the handle positions back to neutral (TDC) and press the button again.

SYNCHRONIZER: Pressing this button enables the propellor speed synchronization feature, which uses external speed sensors to measure the speed and permit the controller to match the engine speeds. The operator only needs to move one or the other throttle handle to control both engine speeds.
When pressing the button, the light will flash until the engine speeds are synchronized. As long as the engine speeds are within the controller dead-band, the light remains solid on. The synchronizer function is not available when the propulsion controls are in trolling mode

Features & Options

Available for Single or Twin Engines
Illuminated and Solid Pots Available
Available in Black, Chrome, White, Bronze
Multiple Handle Types
Not Water Tight