In response to growing demand for USB power in General Aviation cockpits as the use of tablets and smartphones becomes more common, Guardian Avionics is pleased to announce a new line of USB power solutions for both panel mounted and remote mounted applications.

The new iFDR Power 250 series provides small, but highly capable power conversion, bringing 9 to 48 VDC systems down to 5 VDC at 2.1 amps to safely power most consumer electronics using a USB-A connection – including most smartphones and tablets like the iPhone and iPad. The iFDR Power 250 models were designed to be used as both stand-alone units and integrated with the popular iFDR Panel Mount line for iPhones and iPads currently offered by Guardian Avionics.

“Pilots and aircraft owners have struggled with makeshift methods of powering their tablets and phones in flight for years” said Ash Vij, President of Guardian Avionics. “The iFDR Power 250 line offers a great solution to cut down on the cable clutter and provide safe and reliable power to keep you charged and connected at altitude.”

iFDR-Power-250-101_USB-Panel-Ports-one-cable copyThe new line includes three power unit models to fit any need in the cockpit. The iFDR Power 250-101 is a panel mounted unit, offering two USB-A power connections while using only a .785” square cutout in your existing panel.

The iFDR Power 250-201 is a remote mounted unit that can be installed behind the panel and provides two hard-wired positions to add USB power directly to a component or to provide a Lightning cable connection for the iFDR Panel Mounts for iPhone 6 and 6+.iFDR-Power-250-201_Remote-USB-Ports-Unit-Right copy

The iFDR Power 250-301 is also a remote mounted dual USB-A unit that is specially designed to mount directly on the iFDR Panel Mounts for iPad Mini and iPad Air / Pro 9.7-in and provides power to the Lightning cable port on the mount plus an additional remote USB power connection if needed.

iFDR-Power-250-101_USB-Ports-Unit-Cable-Right copy“We designed these units to provide safe and reliable power at all times.” Vij continued. “Each unit has been designed with a feedback loop to keep the current stable and adjust automatically from 1 to 2.1 amps and will shut off the power flow once the connected tablet or phone has fully charged – preventing dangerous over charging situations.”

Introductory pricing is as follows: iFDR Power 250-101 and 250-201 are $239.00 each and the iFDR Power 250-301 is $249.00. Orders may be placed at

About Guardian Avionics – Based in Tucson, Arizona and established in 1999, Guardian Avionics / CO Guardian is a leading provider of Carbon Monoxide detectors and connected cockpit solutions for General Aviation ranging from portable units to FAA TSO certified models. Guardian Avionics products are featured as standard safety equipment for new aircraft from OEMs including Cessna Aircraft Company, Cirrus Aircraft, Piper Aircraft, Diamond Aircraft Industries, and Beechcraft Corporation. For more information, please visit or call 520-889-1177.