In just a few short years, battery-powered mobile devices have become essential in-flight tools for pilots and their passengers alike. Pilots use their tablets or smartphones to access flight plans, moving maps, charts, weather data, manuals and more — while passengers access entertainment, messaging and all types of productivity apps on their devices. But, invariably, all these portable electronics need an external power source to keep them charged and ready to use over a long flight. That’s where our GSB 15 USB charging hub makes all the difference.
Power up on the Fly
The dual-port GSB 15 USB charging hub features Quick Charge™ Technology and can deliver 3A (up to 18w) of power to each USB port simultaneously. This is typically enough electrical current to power two iPad tablets or similar smart devices — while also charging their batteries. There’s built-in protection against circuit and temperature overloads. Plus, configurable halo lighting on the plugs makes them easy to locate and access in a darkened cabin or cockpit.
Small and Simple to Install
The slimline GSB 15 charging hub measures just over 1.5” square and stands less than an inch deep — making it one of the smallest dual-port USB charging hubs ever designed for aviation use. It comes in two formats: one designed to be wired into aircraft power from the back of the unit — and one that connects to aircraft power through the bottom of the case. Choose the version that fits best with your application and its related space constraints.
If your aircraft is equipped with a GI 275 Flight Instrument you will also appreciate GSB 15 for its data transfer capabilities. Using a USB flash drive and the GSB 15, you can transfer databases to a GI 275 flight instrument. Databases will then also be synced among multiple GI 275 flight instruments in a single cockpit. In addition to database updating, GSB 15 can also be used to save flight logs — including engine data1 — from the GI 275 to a USB flash drive.
Fits Tight Spaces and Budgets
You can mount GSB 15 virtually anywhere. It’s small enough to fit a 1” cutout — or it’s available with two optional mounting plates that allow for easy installation in existing, unused 2.25” or 3.125” instrument holes in the panel. It has FAA TSO and consequently European approval. The device will fit in a variety of constricted spaces — such as aircraft sidewalls, armrests or aft console positions — where most aviation USB chargers are simply too large or unwieldy to install.
1 - Requires GI 275 Engine Indication System
GSB 15 - Right-angle Connector, Standard
- Charging port type: USB Type-A
- Input voltage: 14V, 28V
- Output voltage: 5-12V
- Power consumption:
- Max (while charging): 40W
- Min (not charging): 300mW
- Maximum current output per port:
- 5V 3A
- 9V 2A
- 12V 1.5A
- 18W Max
- Required circuit breaker size: 5A
- Right-angle Connector: 1.50” x 1.55” x 0.84”
- Vertical Connector: 1.50” x 1.50” x 0.92”
- Weight: 0.16 lbs
- Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ Technology
- GSB 15, Right-angle Connector, Standard