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Teleflex KE-5a Electronic Controls

Technical Reference Manual

A descendent of the popular and proven KE-4, this control has the superior performance you would expect - plus control of electronic engines!

Use KE-5 if . . .

  • There are more than 2 stations.
  • Throttle and Shift are actuated electronically (KE-5 has no mechanical throttle or shift interface)
  • Trolling valve control required.
  • Engine Sync is needed.
  • Electrical system is 12 or 24 volt.
  • Hand-held remote desired.
  • CANBus interface is not needed. (If needed, see i6000.)

NOTE: When properly installed, these engine controls will connect to inboard engines, utilizing an electronic interface.

(electronic control- each lever controls throttle AND shift)

Built to the High Standards of KE-4
. . . With fully Electronic Throttle and Shift Control for Today's Inboard Engines!
Rugged, reliable and as boater friendly as the KE-4, KE-5 adds electronic throttle and shift for one or two engines from up to 5 stations, optional full engine synchronization and trolling control.


These electronic stand-alone controls are ideal for larger boats with up to two electronically controlled inboard engines and as many as five stations.


  • Works with most inboard engines requiring electronic throttle and shift control.
  • Single or twin engine control; dual function for each lever.
  • Up to 5 control heads.
  • Optional hand-held remote control: great for docking!
  • Built-in Station Select switch.
  • Engine Sync option available.
  • Gear shift delay available.
  • Neutral engine warm-up provision.
  • Built-in overload protection & diagnostics.
  • Visual failure alarm standard (audio alarm optional).
  • Easy to install. Plug-in connectors.
  • 12 and 24 volt capability.
  • Meets/exceeds all applicable industry standards.

KE-5 Engine Controls Basic Ordering Guide:

Basic KE-5 System Overview:

The following schematic shows elements of the KE-5 control system in a typical twin engine/twin station application.
For part numbers associated with the items depicted below, please see the page at right.

KE-5 System Components:

The following chart lists components of the KE-5 control system for each application. For an illustration of each component, please see the above diagram.

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