If you like the looks of the new Garmin aera™ 500 series of GPS, we
have a product that make it look even better. Introducing the aera 500
When you snap your aera 500 GPS into the
Panel Dock, you will immediately appreciate the glove-like fit. Our
Panel Dock conforms to every curve of the new aera 500 series. The Panel
Dock also matches the look and feel of the rest of your avionics stack,
giving you a pleasant, professional looking panel.
Your GPS is held securely in place, and as a
result, the touchscreen controls feel comfortable and stable. Once in
flight, you will appreciate the safety of having your portable GPS out
of the way of your controls. The GPS won't be blocking your other
instruments. Your GPS finally has a home in your cockpit.
Although the Panel Dock holds the aera 500
securely, you will appreciate the ability to quickly remove the GPS from
the aircraft. You are free to use the GPS in another vehicle. You will
also enjoy flight planning outside of the aircraft.
Cable management is always a concern with
portable devices. Garmin has reduced the number of connectors on this
device byusing a docking connector. This docking connector nests into
the back of our Panel Dock.
Garmin uses the power button to allow you to
adjust lighting levels as well as other features of the GPS, so we have
molded in an actuator for the power button. This allows easy access of
the power button with the GPS held securely in the panel.
The aera 500 Panel Dock fits a standard radio stack. Dimensions are 6.25" wide by 4.25" high.
If you are upgrading from an older Garmin
GPS, you will be happy to know that we have designed the aera 500 Panel
Dock to fit the same opening as the 196,296,396,496 Panel Dock, and uses
the same hole layout for mounting.
As with all of our Panel Dock™ products, the aera 500 Panel Dock is manufactured with high quality PC/ABS for long life.