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Guardian offers line of USB power portsGuardian offers line of USB power ports

Deliveries to begin July 25Deliveries to begin July 25

Guardian Avionics is offering a new line of USB power conversion ports for both panel- and remote-mounted applications. The new iFDR Power 250 series provides small power conversion, bringing nine to 48 VDC systems down to five VDC at 2.1 amps to safely power consumer electronics (including most smartphones and tablets like the iPhone and iPad) using a USB-A connection.

The iFDR Power 250 models were designed to be used as both stand-alone units and integrated with the popular iFDR Panel Mount line for iPhones and iPads currently offered by Guardian Avionics.

“Pilots and aircraft owners have struggled with makeshift methods of powering their tablets and phones in flight for years,” said Ash Vij, president of Guardian Avionics. “The iFDR Power 250 line offers a great solution to cut down on the cable clutter and provide safe and reliable power to keep you charged and connected at altitude.”

Guardian The new line includes three power unit models. The iFDR Power 250-101 is a panel-mounted unit, offering two USB-A power connections while using only a .785-inch square cutout in your existing panel. The iFDR Power 250-201 is a remote-mounted unit that can be installed behind the panel and provides two hard-wired positions to add USB power directly to a component or to provide a Lightning cable connection for the iFDR Panel Mounts for iPhone 6 and 6+. The iFDR Power 250-301 is also a remote-mounted dual USB-A unit that is specially designed to mount directly on the iFDR Panel Mounts for iPad Mini and iPad Air / Pro 9.7-inch and provides power to the Lightning cable port on the mount plus an additional remote USB power connection if needed.

iFDR Power 250-101 and 250-201 units are $239 each, and the iFDR Power 250-301 is $249.

“Each unit has been designed with a feedback loop to keep the current stable and adjust automatically from 1 to 2.1 amps and will shut off the power flow once the connected tablet or phone has fully charged—preventing dangerous over charging situations,” Vij said.

Guardian Avionics will have the full line on display at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, from July 25 to 31 in Hangar C, Booth 3143 and will be taking pre-orders as well.

Alton Marsh

Alton K. Marsh

Freelance journalist
Alton K. Marsh is a former senior editor of AOPA Pilot and is now a freelance journalist specializing in aviation topics.
Topics: Avionics, EAA AirVenture, Gear

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