Vertical Power Makes Wiring Easier
Vertical Power’s ECB and wiring harness.
The screen shows what’s hook up to the new VP-X system.
April 22, 2010 —Vertical Power introduced its VP-X system at Sun ’n Fun 2010. The VP-X uses electronic circuit breakers (ECBs) to simplify wiring and provide advanced electrical system capabilities. The VP-X integrates with Advanced Flight Systems, GRT Avionics, and MGL Avionics EFIS products, allowing pilots to monitor the status of individual devices and the entire electrical system right from the electronic flight information system (EFIS). Avionics, lights, trim, and flaps can all be controlled using standard switches and the EFIS. The VP-X is for use with experimental and light sport aircraft.
The VP-X replaces 80-year-old thermal breaker technology with modern solid-state electronic circuit breakers that can detect short circuits, over-current conditions, and open-circuit faults.
More than 30 power circuits provide enough capacity to wire a typical RV (including the RV-10), GlaStar, Lancair, Legacy, Velocity, Cozy, or other two- or four-place experimental aircraft. Aircraft wiring is greatly simplified using the VP-X. The builder simply runs wires from the VP-X to each electrical device such as a radio, transponder, landing light, flap motor, and trim motor. Then the setup menus in the EFIS are used to configure each circuit.
The VP-X integrates with:
- Advanced Flight Systems AF-3400s, AF-3500s, and AF-4500s EFIS
- Grand Rapids Technologies HX EFIS
- MGL Avionics Odyssey Mk II and Voyager Mk II EFIS
The VP-X retails for $1,800, and will begin shipping in April 2010. A complete wiring harness, including more than 600 feet of wire and connectors, is also available.
For more information and a summary of features, visit www.VerticalPower.com