Standards Compliance

Q. What standards do the units meet?

A. Currently we are working to standard CE compliance criteria, so it is legal to sell units in EU and most other countries where a bilateral agreement exists (which is virtually everywhere).  This involves EMI and RoHS compliance.  That said read onto the next question…


Q. Will an aviation certified version be available for EASA aircraft?

A. Whilst our supplies do not carry a full TSO approval, under Issue 2 of the CS-STAN regulations installation is permitted into EASA aircraft.  Our power supplies are designed to meet ETSO-C71 and the testing standards RTCA/DO-160G.  Testing of our supplies was carried out by JP Avionics in the Netherlands and their test reports have been accepted by EASA for installation into EASA aircraft.  Following an update to CS-STAN our suppliers may now be easily fitted into EASA aircraft, details available here.


Q. USB Standards supported?

A. There are two main USB charging standards;  USB Battery Charging specification 1.2 (BC 1.2) and the Chinese telecommunications standard YD/T 1591-2009.  The units adhere to both of these standards, and in addition support various manufacturer specific device profiles for where the required current draw exceeds the standard 1.5 Amps available.

Any USB 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 device shares the same charging standards.  USB 3.1 has a totally new power delivery mechanism, but is also backwards compatible.