A USB Charger That Won’t Become Obsolete

A replaceable module on this inflight device simplifies upgrades when connector types change.

MyGoFlight has introduced a new concept for USB chargers: the InfinityPower series with a permanent panel-mount fixture and a replaceable USB module.

Because technology changes so rapidly, aircraft owners and operators might have to replace an installed USB charger with a new type when the connector design is updated. However,  reopening a panel, removing the previous unit, and installing another is time-consuming and costly, according to MyGoFlight CEO Charles Schneider, who added that this leads to slow adoption of new power solutions.

The InfinityPower USB chargers consist of a Power Base module that is installed in the aircraft and a USB insert module that simply twists into the base module by hand. The USB module can easily be replaced with new modules carrying different connectors, without the removal of the base module. The Power Base module can be installed in instrument panels, galleys, or in-cabin seats and fixtures, and it displays power input and amps used by connected devices.

MyGoFlight expects TSO approval of the InfinityPower USB chargers later this year, with deliveries beginning in the first quarter of 2022. The base module and insert module will each retail for $175, with introductory prices set at $150.