With the increase of Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) in the cockpit of light aircraft for flight planning, navigation, and electronic conspicuity, a safe and stable power supply for these devices is essential.
Our USB chargers are smart universal multi-port USB power supplies specifically designed for aviation use, delivering safe and optimal powering/charging to USB devices in the cockpit since 2014. It was a problem experienced in the air that prompted their development. You can find details here.
Available in two port versions, supporting USB Type-A and four port versions with USB Type-A and USB-C ports.
Existing v2 units are upgradable, so two ports can become four. Four port USB Type-A v2 units can also be upgraded to a mixed mode of 2 x Type-A and 2 x USB-C. Details are available here.
The generic plugin USB charger is not designed for aviation use or extended operation as a power supply. They generally generate high quantities of interference, which can cause problems with radio comms (including poor audio quality and constant breaking through the squelch), radio navigation errors or lowered sensitivity, and problems with GPS systems showing poor performance. In addition, poor supply regulation can damage the end-user device.
EASA registered aircraft can have our chargers permanently installed under CS-STAN. Details are available here.
The units have been tested on a wide variety of devices, and the list will only expand as we lay our hands on more devices for testing. All these devices charge at the same rate as if using their own native supplied charger;
Apple iPad (all generations), iPad Mini, iPhones, Garmin GPS, GNS Bluetooth GPS, Samsung Smartphones & tablets, Amazon Kindle, Hudl tablets, Sony Smartphones, HTC Smartphones, Airbox Clarity GPS, Dynon D1 & D2 EFIS, PilotAware, ASUS Nexus 7 tablets (all generations), GoPro Cameras.
SkyEcho from uAvionix is the exception. Owing to the non-standard implementation of its USB-C port. More details are in the FAQ.