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Old 11-30-2021, 03:20 PM
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Default Cigarette type USB port

Iím having radio interference with the USB port
Iím using for my iPad and stratus it a expensive one
Is there a good one that I can use

Thanks Danny carley
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Old 11-30-2021, 03:31 PM
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Default Try Stein

Stein has a couple that seem to work well. I believe they are modified Bluesea units.

https://www.steinair.com/product/dual-usb-panel-jack/
https://www.steinair.com/product/usb...power-charger/
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Old 11-30-2021, 03:43 PM
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Just installed a GARMIN GSBô 15, bought from ACS, on sale 25% off at the moment. Yes, still expensive, but TSOed with short-circuit and over-temperature protection.
Gives me some peace of mind over my previous Amazon cheapie...
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Old 11-30-2021, 06:23 PM
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I just got this to replace one that didn't have the wattage to keep up with my 11" iPad Pro on full bright. No RF interference that I can hear...

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/car-and...?skuId=6401771

The USB-C port is PD rated and delivers up to 30 watts. It will charge my MacBook or iPad Pro with ease.
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Old 11-30-2021, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by dan carley View Post
Iím having radio interference with the USB port
Iím using for my iPad and stratus it a expensive one
Is there a good one that I can use

Thanks Danny carley
Could be the cord itself.
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Old 11-30-2021, 07:29 PM
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Default Anker

I have been using Anker for a few years - no issues.
https://us.anker.com/collections/cha...avimenuFeature
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Old 11-30-2021, 08:51 PM
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I installed this one, no issues. Canít beat the price

YONHAN Quick Charge 3.0 Dual USB Charger Socket, Waterproof Power Outlet Fast Charge with LED Voltmeter & Wire Fuse DIY Kit for 12V/24V Car Boat Marine ATV Bus Truck and More https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FXH5ZZK...ing=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 11-30-2021, 09:02 PM
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It's gonna vary from one airplane to the next. Some folks can get away with something from Amazon. Others not so much.

If you're having problems with a non-aviation type cigarette lighter style USB charger, try this one from Sporty's:

https://www.sportys.com/flight-gear-...k-charger.html

If you want a hardwired solution that doesn't cost a couple of AMU's, try one of the BlueSeas Systems marine grade USB ports. They've tested pretty well using the TinySA spectrum analyzer as an RFI snooper. Just try to locate it a few inches away from your radio stack and/or you're headphone jacks.

https://powerwerx.com/blue-sea-1045-...QaAjB7EALw_wcB
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Old 12-01-2021, 07:02 AM
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I just solved this very same issue, I had significant RF noise in my Dynon radio from my 12 VDC cigarette lighter USB charger. Installed one of these - YONHAN Quick Charge 3.0 Dual USB Charger Socket, Waterproof Power Outlet Fast Charge with LED Voltmeter & Wire Fuse DIY Kit for 12V/24V Car Boat Marine ATV Bus Truck.

It works great and no more RF noise.
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Old 12-01-2021, 07:38 AM
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I have been using Anker for a few years - no issues.
https://us.anker.com/collections/cha...avimenuFeature
Yeah, me too. I have two cigarette lighter ports and leave Ankers in them. One is on the panel and the other is on the aft pedestal. Both of them have a USB-C (with PD and 30 watts) for my iPads and a USB for other stuff. Neither one creates any interference that I can detect, either in my 430W, or the IFD440 that I replaced the 430W with.
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