Stratus Power™ Certified USB Charging Port

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The most affordable TSO-certified charging port

Almost everything pilots use these days requires charging, whether it’s an iPad, ADS-B receiver, or video camera. Unfortunately, older airplanes simply aren’t equipped to handle all those electronic devices, and a simple cigarette lighter plug can be quickly overwhelmed. That’s what makes Stratus Power so useful: it provides safe, reliable charging to anything with a USB plug. Install one in your panel, or add one at each passenger se...

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The most affordable TSO-certified charging port

Almost everything pilots use these days requires charging, whether it’s an iPad, ADS-B receiver, or video camera. Unfortunately, older airplanes simply aren’t equipped to handle all those electronic devices, and a simple cigarette lighter plug can be quickly overwhelmed. That’s what makes Stratus Power so useful: it provides safe, reliable charging to anything with a USB plug. Install one in your panel, or add one at each passenger seat to keep those entertainment devices charged up.

Features:

  • Dual 2.5 amp USB-A charging ports
  • Shielded to prevent radio noise
  • FAA certified to TSO-C71
  • Cylindrical shape for easy, drill-in panel installation
  • Designed and built in the USA
  • Two-year product warranty, backed by Appareo
  • Works with 10-32V
  • Measures 1.848" x 1.848" x 1.391"

 

Pilot report

Pilots ask if Stratus Power will charge a full-size iPad during flight. Good news: it actually can charge two iPads simultaneously. There are two reasons why this is possible:

  1. It provides dual 2.5A, not 2.1A. Appareo engineered each port with a max output of 2.5A, knowing that 2.1A just isn’t enough to keep an iPad powered while it’s in use.
  2. Each port delivers 2.5A independently. Other common dual chargers are rated 2.1A for each port, but they actually share 4.2A between the two. With those chargers, if one device draws 2.5A, the other port is left with only 1.7A. We designed Stratus Power so the charging ports are independent — meaning each port provides 2.5A at the same time.

Here’s what one pilot had to say after a long flight experiment…

"I am a heavy user of ForeFlight on my iPad. Previously, I used an adapter (2.1A, 12V) in the cigarette lighter, but the iPad would totally lose its charge after about 6-7 hours.

I installed two Stratus Power units on my Seneca, and then over the weekend I went on a couple of relatively long flights (6 hours). For my test, I intentionally started the trip with only a 75% charge on the iPad. I plugged it into the 2.5A Stratus Power unit, and by the end of 3 hours while running ForeFlight, the iPad was fully charged! There is a world of difference between the 2.1A chargers and your 2.5A charging ports. Needless to say, I was extremely pleased."

- Tim Fino, 1978 Piper Seneca II, Farmington, MI

 

Specs

  • Dimensions: 1.848"w x 1.848"h x 1.391"d (depth includes mating connector)
  • Weight: 2.56 oz.
  • Output voltage range: 5 VDC +/- 0.25V
  • Max current output: 2.5 amps per port
  • Mounting: rear panel mount
  • Certification: FAA TSO-C71 and RTCA DO-160G
  • Charging port type: USB Standard-A
  • Input Voltage Range: 10-32 VDC
  • Input Current: <25ma at 14V and 28V with no USB connections; 0.95 amps at 28V at full output load on both ports; 1.9 amps at 14V at full output load on both ports
  • Use with: 2 amp breaker for 28V systems; 4 amp breaker for 14V systems ; inline fuse for either system
Note: Stratus Power is not compatible with iPad Pro 11 & 12 with USB Type C connectors and fast-charge campability.
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