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Overview: The Dual XGPS170 GPS+ADS-B Weather & Traffic Receiver provides ADS-B weather and traffic broadcasts to a variety of
compatible EFB (Electronic Flight Bag) apps on your Apple iPod touch/iPhone/iPad,
Android smartphone/tablet, Blackberry, or other Bluetooth-enabled device with
SPP (Serial Port Profile). The Dual XGPS170 is not only for aircraft; you can
even take this small and portable receiver with you to the car, on a boat, or
hiking. The XGPS170 works with pretty much any app that requires location
information; including apps for car and marine navigation, golfing, geocaching, hiking, and many others.
ADS-B Weather & Traffic Information: The ADS-B network provides weather data as well
as a growing amount of air traffic information for the United States. Click
here for coverage
map. The included ADS-B antenna will need to be attached to the XGPS170
before use. The XGPS170 provides the
following ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast) services.
- Weather: The ADS-B ground system broadcasts regional NEXRAD
weather information every 2.5 minutes and continental NEXRAD information
every 15 minutes. Both weather broadcasts are received by the XGPS170.
- Traffic: The XGPS170 will also receive ADS-B traffic information
from both ADS-B ground system and from other aircraft operating 978 MHz
ADS-B Out transponders. Traffic information includes position, heading,
speed, and altitude for each aircraft. It is important to know that traffic
information offered through the ADS-B ground system is only broadcast in
response to a signal from an ADS-B Out transponder. Since not all aircraft
are equipped with ADS-B transponders at this point, please be aware that the
traffic information provided by the ADS-B network is only a partial picture
of aircraft traffic. The XGPS170 is
not an ADS-B Out transmitter.
Note: The signal from an ADS-B ground transmitter usually cannot
be picked up on the ground. In Some areas, you may need to be above 2,000
feet AGL in order to reliably receive broadcasts from an ADS-B ground
transmitter. Terrain and proximity to the nearest ground transmitter will
Highly Accurate GPS: The XGPS170 includes a WAAS GPS receiver
and built-in GPS antenna that provide fast location acquisition (under 30 seconds), with position updates up to 10x
per seconds. The GPS location information is wirelessly transmitted via
Bluetooth to your Apple iPad or Android tablet.
- Accuracy: +/-2.5m (CEP)
- Maximum Speed: 1,000 kts / 1150 mph
- Maximum Altitude: 18,000 m / 59,000 ft
Compatible Apps: The Dual XGPS170 does not restrict you to just
one EFB (Electronic Flight Bag) app. The XGPS170 will work with a number of EFB apps; including WingX
Pro7 from Hilton Software, EFB from Global NavSource, i1000,FitPlan, and Digital
Sectional. In addition to EFB apps, the XGPS170 works with most apps that require GPS, including apps for
car navigation, marine chart plotting, golfing range finders, geochaching, hiking,
and many others.
Note: Not all EFB apps currently display traffic information even
if is available from an ADS-B source and received by the XGPS170.
Wireless Bluetooth Connectivity: The XGPS170 wirelessly
sends GPS and ADS-B data to up to two Bluetooth-enabled devices simultaneously. It only
takes less than a minute to pair your compatible Bluetooth-enabled device with the XGPS170, and the receiver will remember your
device the next time you want to use it. Because the XGPS170
uses Bluetooth, the WiFi connection on your device is left free for other uses;
such as connecting to the Internet (for weather services, flight plan updates,
etc.) or to another accessory like an AHRS. There are no hassles with switching
between networks and no service interruptions. The XGPS170 is compatible with iPod touch,
iPhone, and iPad devices; as well as other Bluetooth-enabled (SPP required)
smartphones, tablets, and laptops (such as Android Blackberry, Windows, and OS X
devices). Supported devices include:
- Apple iPod touch (2nd/3rd/4th/5th gen), iPhone (3G/3GS/4/4S/5), iPad
- Android smartphones, tablets
- Blackberry smartphones
- Windows laptops or Mac OS X notebooks
- Plus other Bluetooth-enabled (SPP) devices
Note: Airplane mode must be turned off to activate
Bluetooth. There is a mode switch on the XGPS170 which must be set based on
what type of device you are using. The range of Bluetooth connection will
drop as the battery level drops.
LED Indicators: The Dual XGPS170 features 4 LED indicators.
- Low Battery: This light will flash red when the batter
level is low and the device requires charging. During charging, the light
will glow red and it will change to green when charging is complete. This
light is normally off while the XGPS170 is running.
- Bluetooth Status: This blue light will indicate whether
the XGPS170 is searching fro a device to connect to, or has successfully
paired to a device. A slow blue flash (approx 1x per second) indicates the
XGPS170 is not connected to any device, but is ready to connect. A solid
blue glow indicates the XGPS170 has successfully paired with at least one
- GPS Status: The GPS indicator will flash green while
the XGPS170 is searching for satellite signals. The light will change to a
steady green when your location is successfully determined. When paired with
an iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad; the GPS status light will not illuminate
until an app is actively requesting GPS information.
- ADS-B Status: This light glows solid white when the ADS-B
receiver is active. The indicator will quickly pulse brighter when it is
receiving ADS-B data.
Built-in Rechargeable Battery: The Dual XGPS170 has a built-in
rechargeable battery that lasts up to 5 hours of continuous use. The included
12-30V cigarette lighter/power adapter charges the receiver in a car or in an
aircraft. The XGPS170 can also be charged using the AC wall-charger that comes
with your iPad, or simply plug it into the a free USB (type-A) port on your
Note: Computer USB ports and most USB wall chargers do not supply
enough power to simultaneously charge and run the XGPS170. You will need to
turn of the XGPS170 in order to effectively charge the battery from a
computer USB or USB wall charger. The included 12-30V DC adapter does
provide enough power to charge and run the XGPS170 simultaneously.
Non-Slip Pad: The included non-slip pad holds the receiver securely in
place on an aircraft's glare-shield, car's dashboard, or boat's console.
Note: The XGPS170 has been designed to work at high temperatures,
and it is normal for the unit to become noticeably warm to the touch when
operating. It will also absorb additional heat from the direct sun or when
sitting on a hot glare shield.