First and foremost, kudos to @Rich for investigating the powered dual female plugs in Diamonds and the ability to create an adapter cable to use powered-LEMO headsets (and avoid having to frequently replace the ANR headset batteries).
Following Rich’s thread, my good pilot friend Steve prepared a prototype Powered LEMO Adapter for my DA40… and it works great to power both ANR and Bluetooth in the headset (photo below).
- An aviation ANR headset with 6-pin LEMO plug (e.g. Bose A20/LEMO, Lightspeed Zulu/LEMO; ~US$1,000)
- Powered LEMO Adapter for Diamonds (price TBD)
Question 1: It appears that all DA40/DA40NG aircraft have power to the female dual plugs and therefore would be candidates for this powered LEMO solution. Does anyone know if DA42 and DA62 aircraft also have power to female dual plugs??
Questions 2 & 3: If you have an interest is a commercial-quality Powered LEMO Adapter for Diamonds:
- Which Diamond aircraft do you fly?
- Assuming the Powered LEMO Adapter for Diamonds works in your aircraft, would you expect to be interested in one (pilot), two (pilot and copilot), or four (all seats) adapters for your aircraft?
Many thanks to this awesome DAN forum!