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Garmin GDL 50 Portable ADS-B GPS Receiver

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Garmin GDL 50 Portable ADS-B GPS Receiver
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Garmin GDL 50 Portable ADS-B GPS Receiver

Product Description

Providing an easy-to-use and completely portable aviation datalink, the compact GDL 50 ADS-B receiver lets you access the subscription-free ADS-B weather and traffic services available in the U.S. — all while providing GPS position, speed and altitude information as well as backup attitude reference. Better still, you can use Garmin's Connext® wireless connectivity to stream this information onto multiple Garmin aviation portables (including aera® 660, aera 796 or aera 795 series) as well as iPad® tablets and mobile devices with the Garmin Pilot™ app.

Key Features:

  • Receive subscription-free animated U.S. datalink weather via ADS-B “In”
  • ADS-B dual-band traffic with TargetTrend™ and TerminalTraffic™ technology
  • Wireless connectivity for display on select mobile device apps and Garmin portables
  • Compact device with rechargeable battery; designed to sit on aircraft glareshield
  • Provides GPS position data, backup attitude (AHRS / Synthetic Vision) and more

Track Aviation Weather
Featuring ADS-B “In” datalink technology, the GDL 50 receiver allows reception of subscription-free Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) weather information. With this, your compatible devices can display animated graphical weather plus METARs, TAFs, winds and temperatures aloft, PIREPs, NOTAMs and other features linked from ADS-B. And to help you maintain the most current weather picture, your GDL 50 receiver can queue the ADS-B weather data display while your display device is sleeping or turned off, so it automatically updates when you turn the screen back on.

Spot Potential Traffic Threats
To aid in situational awareness, GDL 50 can also receive ADS-B position reports directly from other aircraft in your vicinity. In the U.S., 2 frequencies (978 UAT and 1090 ES) are approved by the FAA for ADS-B broadcasts, so the GDL 50 series offers access to both frequencies. This allows you to see the most comprehensive view of all ADS-B “Out” equipped targets in your vicinity. Your compatible display³ will alert you by announcing traffic targets both audibly and visually. Spoken audio alerts announce “Traffic, Traffic” to get you looking right away.

View Enhanced Traffic Features
To further extend your display’s traffic monitoring capability (on compatible displays), the GDL 50 receiver also allows access to Garmin's TargetTrend relative motion tracking technology. This feature gives you a faster, more intuitive way to judge the direction and closure rate of intruding targets relative to your aircraft’s position. So, rather than a fixed “snapshot” of the traffic situation, TargetTrend provides a more dynamic “velocity-based” display that shows which aircraft trajectories are most likely to converge with your own. For example, if traffic is ahead of you and traveling along the same track but at a slower rate, the motion vector would point opposite of its indicated direction of flight to show you are overtaking the traffic. The result — you’re able to make faster, better target avoidance decisions.

For airport operations, TerminalTraffic technology (a part of the comprehensive Garmin suite of Terminal Safety Solutions) enables ADS-B equipped surface targets to be displayed on your device’s SafeTaxi® diagram, so you can see what’s happening with traffic on busy runways and taxiways. ADS-B equipped aircraft in flight are easily distinguished from ground vehicles and taxiing aircraft, which are displayed using distinct colors and symbols. Thus, TerminalTraffic provides a clear, real-time overview of on-surface activity in the airport environment.

Built-in GPS and Attitude Sensors for SVX™ Display
In addition to its weather and traffic capabilities, your GDL 50 feature set includes a built-in WAAS GPS receiver. This enables GDL 50 to deliver highly accurate aircraft position, speed and altitude information to your compatible mobile device app. Also, built-in attitude sensors enable select Garmin aviation portables and apps with our SVX synthetic vision technology to serve as a backup attitude reference4 during your flights. With virtual terrain, obstacles, runways, horizon cues, HSI, GPS speed, altitude and more, this brings a whole new perspective to your portable navigation.

Battery Power for Hours
GDL 50 is a true go-anywhere device. A rechargeable built-in lithium-ion battery allows GDL 50 to operate for up to 8 hours on a single charge. And for operation connected to power, you can plug it into your aircraft’s 12 V power outlet with the included adapter cable, or use the microUSB port positioned on the side of the receiver.

Link up with the Benefits of ADS-B
For pilots who want subscription-free U.S. datalink weather and traffic, the compact GDL 50 portable ADS-B receiver offers a versatile solution with an array of additional capabilities. And by going with Garmin, your receiver will be backed by a comprehensive 1-year warranty — and by the industry’s No. 1-ranked product support team.

What’s In the Box:

  • GDL 50 portable receiver
  • Suction cup for cable placement
  • Mounting bracket
  • Trial subscription to Garmin Pilot™ app
  • Vehicle power cable
  • Documentation

Different GDL 50 Series Units:

  • GDL 50: ADS-B GPS
  • GDL 51: Sirius XM GPS
  • GDL 52: Sirius XM and ADS-B GPS

Compatible Devices:

Note: The GDL 50 ADS-B features are currently compatible with the Garmin Pilot App and the below Garmin devices only.

GDL 50 can simultaneously support up to: 2 wireless display devices and 2 wired display devices.

DISPLAY

ADS-B Traffic & Weather
(GDL 50/52 only)

SiriusXM® Weather & Audio Control
(GDL 51/52 only)

Connection

TargetTrend™ Capable

(GDL 50/52 only)

GPS & Attitude Information

Garmin Pilot app

Yes

Yes

Bluetooth®

Yes

Yes

G3X Touch flight displays

Yes

Yes

Bluetooth® or Cable

Yes

N/A

aera 796/795

Yes

Yes

Bluetooth® or Cable

Yes

Yes

aera 660

Yes

Yes

Bluetooth® or Cable

Yes

Yes

FltPlan Go

Yes

No

Bluetooth®

No

Yes

Specs

Specifications:

Physical

  • Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 4.9" x 1.3" x 3.4" (12.44 x 3.30 x 8.64 cm)
  • Weight: 0.75 lbs (0.34 kg)
  • Anti-slip mat (bottom of unit only)

Performance

  • Operating temperature: -20°C to +60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
  • Operating altitude: To 55,000 ft
  • Nominal operating velocity range: 0 – 800 kts (411 m/s)
  • Power input: 10 to 32 VDC, 3.5 W max.
  • Battery type: Lithium-ion rechargeable (built-in)
  • Charge temperature: Unit may not charge at extreme temperatures below 0° C (32° F) or above 32° C (90° F)
  • Typical battery operating time: 8 hours

Connections

  • 18-pin power and data connector
  • microUSB
  • ADS-B MCX antenna port
  • GPS MCX antenna port
  • Wireless Connext™ (Bluetooth®)

Other Information

SKU GAR1125
Part # 010-01561-00
UPC 753759169039
Manufacturer GARMIN
Warranty 1 Year
iPad Type Original iPad, iPad 2-4, iPad Air 1-2, iPad Pro 9.7 Inch, iPad Pro 10.5 Inch, iPad Pro 11 Inch, iPad Mini 1-3, iPad Mini 4, Other

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  • I purchased the new GDL50 (ADS-b only) receiver to replace the GDL39D. I was not interested in the GDL52 with has both ADS-b and XM Weather/music. The GDL39D is hardwired in the aircraft to ships power and to a Garmin Aera796. The plug and wire is identical for both units...a very simple unplug and replace unit. While the set up is explained in the operating handbook (online and downloadable) for the iPad connection, there is no instruction about the interface of the Aera796 to the GDL50 series. Be aware that the protocol for connection is different from the GDL39 series. It is a simple process to connect the GDL50 and your iPad via the settings on the Bluetooth section of the iPad...it is another to connect the Aera to the GDL50 series. Nowhere in the instruction manual is it explained. The protocol for the transfer of date is in the Tools section of the Aera unit or the Garmin 660 (if you have that one hardwired). You must change it from Garmin Data Transfer to Connect 57600 Baud--I found this out the hard way when it did not connect and had to go to the message boards to understand the problem. The unit works perfectly and has a much better connection via Bluetooth to your iPad than the GDL39--technology has progressed in the last six years since the introduction of the GDL portables. Also, be aware when looking at the included articles with the unit: the non slip mat is really the bottom of the unit. I would suggest purchasing the real non skid mat from Garmin ($25 retail) which allows you to use the plastic mounting plate (supplied with the unit) for a more robust footprint. No need to secure it with screws or any other means...the rubber non skid mat secures to the plastic mount plate and really increases the integrity of the unit to not move during any flight conditions. I have been successful in receiving both weather and traffic on the ground with this unit whereas I was not with the GDL39. With the increase of weather features coming to ADS-b I will be discontinuing my subscription to XM weather. You will not be disappointed with this box. And...as always...Marv Golden was spectacular in sending the unit in super fast time.
  • Pros: Better reception than GDL 39--better footprint
  • Cons: No instruction booklet/download from the Garmin Site

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