DX15 FAQ

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Please see the DX15 web page for features of the DX15.

Please see the DX15 User Guide (PDF) for questions about operating the DX15.

Please see the Dynon Authorized Dealers page for where to buy a DX15. Update - the DX15 is currently sold out - see below for details.

The FAQs below are for questions not already covered on the DX15 web page or the DX15 User Guide.

Errata:

  • DX15 User Guide, Rev B, Page 6-1
Connectors, External Microphone Connector:
3mm, with PTT interface
(should be)
3.5mm, with PTT interface

What is the availability of the DX15? I can't buy one from your dealers.

The DX15 is currently sold out and is not currently in production. The DX15 is not available directly from Dynon Avionics. Production of the DX15 may be restarted in the future, but there are no estimates available when that may happen..

When was the DX15 first offered for sale?

100 DX15s were offered for sale in a "dutch auction" (detail 1, detail 2, detail 3). The DX15 was available for general sale through dealers concurrent with (and at) EAA AirVenture 2011 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Can the DX15 be used outside the US?

The DX15 is certified with the US FCC for use only in the USA. It has not been certified for use in other countries.

The frequency range (which is standardized worldwide) is not the issue using the DX15 outside the US. Rather, every radio transmitting device must be certified in the country of use, and the DX15 has not been certified for use anywhere other than the US.

Additionally, the DX15's AC Adapter and Desktop Charger are designed for 115 Volts, 60 Hz and does NOT auto-adjust (unlike many AC adapters such as for wireless phones). It is NOT sufficient to merely use a plug adapter with the DX15's AC adapter(s). If the DX15's AC adapter cubes are connected to 220V, not only will the AC adapter be damaged, but the DX15 will also be damaged. Such damage is considered misuse, and is not repairable, nor covered under warranty. The sole remedy for such damage is to buy another DX15.

How are warranty issues handled for the DX15?

For any issues for the DX15, contact Dynon Technical Support.

What accessories are available for the DX15?

(Accessories, like the DX15 itself, are only available through Dynon Avionics dealers, not directly from Dynon Avionics.)

  • BNC Antenna Adapter - P/N 101300-000
  • Desktop Rapid Cradle Charger - P/N 100997-002
  • Headset/Push-To-Talk Adapter Cable - P/N 100844-000
  • Vehicle Power Adapter 12V Aircraft ONLY - P/N 100845-001
  • Replacement AC-to-DC Wall Adapter (Charger) P/N 100846-000
  • Replacement Li-Ion Battery - P/N 100965-000
  • Replacement Flexible Antenna - P/N 100993-000

What aviation headsets are compatible with the DX15?

The DX15 + the Headset/Push-To-Talk Adapter Cable was tested with a wide variety of aviation headsets, but it was not possible to test compatibility with every aviation headset, past and present.

What Push-To-Talk switches are compatible with the DX15?

The DX15 + the Headset/Push-To-Talk Adapter Cable should be compatible with all Push-To-Talk (PTT) buttons.

What are the details of the DX15 connectors for building my own cables?

Speaker Plug:

  • Type/Size: 2.5mm plug - either stereo (3 terminal) or mono (2 terminal) is acceptable
  • Tip contact: Speaker
  • Middle contact: Disconnected (if stereo)
  • Inner contact: Ground
  • Note: Wire the tip (speaker) to BOTH sides of your headset to be able to hear audio in both ears.

Microphone / Push-To-Talk (PTT) Plug:

  • Type/Size: 3.5mm stereo (3 terminal) plug
  • Tip contact: PTT
  • Middle contact: Microphone
  • Inner contact: Ground
  • PTT when pressed goes to ground
  • Microphone is a electret condenser microphone and is 5V biased.

Power Plug:

  • Type/Size: Barrel connector, Outer diameter: 3.5mm, Inner diameter: 1.35mm, Length: Approx. 11mm
  • Inner conductor: Power
  • Outer conductor: Ground

External Speaker Output Power:

  • 500mW at 4 ohms impedance

Headphone Dongle Drawing: Contact Dynon Technical Support to obtain Document Number 100844 Rev F Appendix A.