Alto Aviation Introduces Fix For Obsolete Cabin Switches

 - August 17, 2022, 12:04 PM
Alto Aviation has introduced a new retrofit replacement charging port for older aircraft with cabins equipped with the Baker DECU. (Photo: Alto Aviation)

Aircraft cabin controls specialist Alto Aviation has introduced a new passenger control replacement program for Dassault Falcon 900B, Gulfstream GIV, and other older aircraft equipped with non-serviceable Baker DECU switch panels.

Alto’s new Cadence solution replaces and upgrades the DECU with a drop-in unit that requires no modifications to the wood trim. The design covers the screws in the unit, with clear or black anodized bezels available at no additional charge.

The upgrade improves functionality by adding USB-A or USB-C charging ports with 15-watt, 3-amp output and an option for Bluetooth headphones. Existing wiring may be used depending on wire gauge and circuit breaker review. The new unit uses a True Blue Power TA-202 power supply with a limited lifetime warranty.

“Utilizing Alto direct fit-compatible approach, the Cadence replacement fits into the same cutout and may use the same wiring that powered the DECU unit,” said Kevin Hayes, the company’s v-p of sales and marketing. “In addition, the replacement is installation-friendly and increases user value by adding USB charging in the same profile.”

Alto expects the panel replacement to be available in two weeks or less.