GSB 15

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Manufacturer: GARMIN

    Garmin GSB 15 USB Charger

    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.

    Add USB Power and Charging to Your Aircraft

    • Choose up to 27 watts of charging power per port with dual USB Type-C or USB Type-A/Type-C models or up to 18 watts of charging power per port with dual USB Type-A model
    • Charge two full-size iPad® tablets1 or similar smart devices while using them
    • 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 power input options available — rear or side wiring connections — to help simplify installation in tight spaces such as armrests or sidewalls

    GSB 15 Options

    • Dual Type-A Port; Rear Power Input

    • Dual Type-A Port; Side Power Input

    • Type-A and Type-C Port; Rear Power Input

    • Type-A and Type-C Port; Side Power Input

    • Dual Type-C Port; Rear Power Input

    • Dual Type-C Port; Side Power Input

    GSB 15 Garmin Features & Information


    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 offers multiple charging options. The dual USB Type-A GSB 15 charging hub features Qualcomm® Quick Charge technology and can deliver up to 18 watts of power to each USB port simultaneously. If you have a newer portable device, including iPad Pro tablets from 2018 or later, the GSB 15 dual USB Type-C version offers up to 27 watts — enough to power two tablets or similar smart devices while also charging their batteries1. It also includes USB Power Delivery technology to provide optimal charging to every connected device. You can even choose a version that offers one of each type connector for maximum flexibility. With any option, 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 — and the dual USB Type-C and USB Type-A/Type-C versions even have dimmable lighting.

    Small and Simple to Install

    All slimline GSB 15 charging hubs measure just over 1.5” square and stand less than an inch deep — making them among the smallest dual-port USB charging hubs ever designed for aviation use. They come 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 side (bottom) of the case. Choose the version that fits best with your application and its related space constraints.

    Data Passthrough

    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 data2 — 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 — and it’s available with an optional 1” decorative cover or mounting plates that allow for easy installation in existing, unused 2.25” or 3.125” instrument holes in the panel. And all GSB 15 models use the same power input connector, so the USB Type-C equipped versions can be an easy upgrade from an existing dual Type-A installation3. GSB 15 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.

    • 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
    • Built-in protection against circuit and temperature overloads 
    • Configurable halo lighting on the plugs makes them easy to locate and access in a darkened cabin or cockpit
    • Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ Technology gives simultaneous fast, 3A (up to18w) 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 easier 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
    • Versions available include Type-A, Type-C, Single or Dual input Rear or Sidepower input (see PN chart below)
    • 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)
    • Dimensions:
      • Side Connector: 1.50" x 1.55" x 0.84"
      • Rear Connector: 1.50" x 1.50" x 0.92"
    • Weight: 0.16 lbs

    • Certifications:
      • TSO-C71
      • Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ Technology (USB Type-A Ports Only)

     

    See below for answers to our most popular questions.

    Have a Question?

    • Does this come with the decorative cover and/or the mounting kit? Do you have either of those products available for the GSB 15?

      These units do not come supplied with the mounting kit or the covers. They are available and our sales staff can help you with that. Call us at (800) 474-9714.

      We are working on getting these parts onto the website over the next few days.

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