SN-10 USB Adapter
PC no longer required at the gliderport!!!
Transferring data from a PC to an SN10 has been awkward in the past. Most new PCs don't have a serial port, so a USB to serial adapter is required, but only specific USB to serial adapters seem to work with the SN10. Also, file transfer software must be downloaded and installed on the PC. And PCs have never been easy to use near a glider, or read in bright sunlight.
The great news is that the new SN10 USB Adapter eliminates all those problems. After you have installed the SN10 USB Adapter in your glider you can use a standard USB Flash Drive to transfer data to and from the SN10. It can be used to upload waypoint and airspace files to the SN10, download flight logs from the SN10, and even update the firmware in the SN10. Therefore there is no longer any need to bring a laptop computer to the gliderport. Just plug the USB Flash Drive into the new panel-mounted SN10 USB Adapter and use the control knobs on the SN10 to transfer the desired data.
The SN10 USB adapter attaches to the panel connector on the SN10 Panel Cable. The SN10 USB Adapter then connects to the instrument panel in the same location that the panel connector from the SN10 Panel Cable had been. The panel connector still includes a DB-9 connector for connection to an SN10 remote or PC, but it also includes a USB connector.
The SN10 USB Adapter is a little wider than the panel connector, so some panel modifications may be necessary.
- USB Flash Drive not included - You can buy a USB Flash drive at Radio Shack, Best Buy, Target, Walgreens, etc. They are not expensive. You don't need to buy one with much memory. A 16 MB USB Flash Drive would be plenty for use with the SN10, but it would be tough to find one with that little memory. Any memory size will do.
The SN10 USB Adapter kit includes the parts necessary to modify the panel connector on the SN10 Panel Cable for connection to the SN10 USB Adapter. The photo below shows the modification. Click on the photo to view a larger version.
Depth of box (not including connectors): 50 mm (1.97 inches)
Depth including connectors: 64 mm (2.52 inches)
Height: 50 mm (1.97 inches)
Width: 25 mm (1 inch)
- Brands ILEC
- Product Code: ILEC-SN10-USB-Adapter
- Availability: In Stock