4.2 / 5.05 ReviewsDurability4.2 / 5Reliability4.2 / 5Performance4.2 / 5Ease Of Use4.2 / 5Value4.0 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (5)Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat device.Great device. Tested it on the bench with iPad and iPhone on charge. Won't be installed in the plane until sprung.January 6, 2020Purchased
4 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesStratus power portSo far so good. Next flight should tell wether it will keep my Stratus and iPad charged on long flightOctober 7, 2019Purchased
4 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesWhat else do you need to know, I have already rated 5 stars in everything
Keeps the IPad full chargeAugust 1, 2019Purchased
over 2 years agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreatest charger of all time!As we all know in GA today, we are reliant own many devices that must be charged to be effective and useful. I installed this in my Bonanza and the only question is why I didn't do it sooner. Took my iPad mini with 12% and my iPhone with 4% and charged them fully while in use airborne in just over 1.5 hours. Easy to install and worth every penny! Putting one in the King Air 350 and Baron next!February 8, 2018Durability1 / 5Reliability1 / 5Performance1 / 5Ease Of Use1 / 5Value1 / 5Would You Recommend?YesRead installations book first before buyingUnless you have avonics tools , to crimp make your own connector, then it might be worth it, you have to make your own harness with the two very small pins and receptacle , they send you . Or pay someone with the special crimped.December 11, 2017Purchased
over 2 years ago
- Question and Answer
Browse 25 questions Browse 25 questions and 40 answersAre the USB charging ports recognized by iPads as approved Apple devices, so they provide full charging speed, or do they only charge at the slower speed?BEST ANSWER: Yes, your iPad will charge at the full charging speed.Will this unit fit in the same space the traditional cigarette was located?BEST ANSWER: The dimensions are 1.848 in wide x 1.848 in high x 1.391 in deep.How does this tie in to the planes electrical system?BEST ANSWER: It is tied into the electrical bus.I don't know what I'm missing here, but isn't this a $350 lighter plug?BEST ANSWER: It also provides dual 2.1 amp outlets. The lighter plug in many aircraft (including my Cirrus SR22) cannot support 4.2 amps of current draw.What is the size of the hole required to install it in the panel?BEST ANSWER: The size listed in the answer above is the size of the box that sits behind the panel. The actual hole in the panel is nominally 1-1/4" (1.23" on my sample). There is also an anti-rotation tab about 0.1" tall for which a slot needs to be cut.What is the difference in capacity, utility and performance of this TSO'd device compared to a dual 2.1a USB adapter plug-in for a cig lighter socket?BEST ANSWER: Both provide a 2.1a usb Plug in.I just received one, but not yet installed. I see there is a recent change to the amperage. How can I tell if it is the newer 2.5 amp version?BEST ANSWER: The output of this unit has always been 2.5, which is what the unit was TSO'ed for.Your video states dual 2.1 amps yet your features say dual 2.5 What is it in fact? Thank you.BEST ANSWER: The power output was change late in the design to accommodate the latest ipad's which require 2.4 amps to charge.does it generate any significant heat in the avionics panel?BEST ANSWER: NO. I run both ports continuously when I fly and have noticed no unusual heat build up. I have used this product for about 2 years in my Bonanza. It also does not generate any interference hum etc., in my com. panel or radios.
FloydHi, this is isolated charger?BEST ANSWER: Yes, on its own breakerIs this charger equipped with noise filter? I bought the lower priced USB plug several years ago from Sportys which caused considerable noise through the comm radio. Many pilots have had this problem with Sportys USB charger plugs.
I finally had my avionics guy build one. Dual USB 2.5 amp each plug, noise filtered, and completely portable from plane to plane. About the size of an iPhone and cost of $100. It works perfect. Sportys should retail his unit.BEST ANSWER: It is built into the unit and works flawlessly! I actually have THREE mounted in my airplane - one on the left side for the pilot, one on the right side for the copilot, and one mounted in the nose baggage area which powers the GoPro cameras mounted on the outside of the airplane. My avionics includes Garmin 750/650, Insight G4 and TAS1000, with Sandia 340 and lots of other stuff. No problems or complaints - just praise (and that is after 3 months and 95 hours of use)Stratus Power wiring. I believe such a device can be installed by the owner/repairman in an experimental airplane. But does the product come with wiring for ease of installation?BEST ANSWER: It does come with the special connector and pins that mate to the back of the unit. You supply your own wire and breaker / fuse to connect to the aircraft electrical system. It only takes a power and a ground wire to hookup. You do need a crimp tool for the pins to attach them to the wires.Can this be installed in an R-44?BEST ANSWER: Yes we did and works fantastic, it keeps my IPad with full chargeWill this charge an iPad WHILE it's being used?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it provides 2.4 amps and will charge while the iPad is in use.will this work on a 28 volt system or is there another one that will I have a 310q ?BEST ANSWER: Yes, this will work with a 28-volt system.What size día hole does this take to instal ? l AND don't tell me 1.8 w by 1.8 h. That's a square hole. I need to know the Diameter!!BEST ANSWER: 1.25' diameter, more info in StratusPower InfoSheet in Appareo and there is an available youtube videoWhat is the required circuit breaker/fuse rating for this unit?BEST ANSWER: This uses a 5 amp fuse.will it fit on a 1967 cessna 172H without cuting the exisiting panel? MJBEST ANSWER: This unit will fit into a blank instrument space or you can mount it in the existing panel.How expensive are these to install?BEST ANSWER: Our avionics shop estimates one hour.how long to receive the stratus charger?
Are they in stock now?BEST ANSWER: 3-5 Business days with ground shipping. Yes they are in stock.What is the outside diameter of the face that has the Stratus label and the 2 charging ports?BEST ANSWER: The units DIMENSIONS:
1.848″ w x 1.848″ h x 1.391″ d
(Depth includes the mating connector)Can the unit be owner installed?BEST ANSWER: The unit can not be owner installed.Is this compatible with 24 Volt Systems ??BEST ANSWER: It is compatible with both 12 and 24 volt systems.To connect a GoPro camera that is connected to a headphone jack they stipulate that you can't use aircraft power. As I understand it the issue is ground loops, between the audio system and the power system. Does this device provide isolation?when starting my ipad will charge for less than five min after removing plug for a while than plugging in later will only charge for less than one min what in the problem?
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