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
This dual-port 3A USB charger delivers plenty of electrical current to power two iPad tablets or similar smart devices at full brightness — while simultaneously 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.
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.
Add USB Power and Charging to Your Aircraft
Dual USB configuration gives simultaneous fast 3A charging from each port
Charge two full-size iPad® tablets or similar smart devices while using them at full brightness
Halo lighting around each USB port makes connections easy in dark conditions
Offers easy installation in an existing instrument cutout with optional adapter plate
Two charger formats — for straight or 90-degree power wiring connection — help simplify installation in tight spaces such as armrests or sidewalls
- Charging port types:
- Dual USB Type-A
- USB Type-A/USB Type-C
- Dual USB Type-C
- Input Voltage: 14V, 28V
- Output voltage:
- Dual USB Type-A: 5-12V
- USB Type-A/USB Type-C: 3.6V-12V / 5V-12V
- Dual USB Type-C: 5V-12V
- Power consumption:
- Max (while charging): 40W (Dual USB Type-A Only), 68W
- Min (not charging): 500mW
- Maximum power output per port:
- Dual USB Type-A: 18W
- USB Type-A/USB Type-C: 27W
- Dual USB Type-C: 27W
- Required circuit breaker size:
- 28V Input: 5A
- 14V Input: 5A (Dual USB Type-A Unit), 7.5A (USB Type-A/USB Type-C and Dual USB Type-C Units)
- Side Connector: 1.50" x 1.55" x 0.84"
- Rear Connector: 1.50" x 1.50" x 0.92"
- Weight: 0.16 lbs
- Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ Technology (USB Type-A Ports Only)