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In-Seat Power/EmPower


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Astronics pioneered passenger In-Seat Power technology installing the first EmPower® systems in 1996.  Since then, Astronics has continually refined the EmPower® system to provide innovative power solutions for airlines and their passengers. Today, the EmPower® system is the industry standard with over 91% market share providing in-seat power to over 230 customers and over 1 million seats.


Product Info

EmPower® In-Seat Power Systems are the premier choice for line-fit and retrofit in-seat power solutions for Airlines.  Providing the most AC power in the industry, up to 200VA for a passenger, combined with our universal AC outlet compatible with plugs from over 170 countries, EmPower® systems deliver the highest level of passenger satisfaction. 

USB charging ports are also available, either integrated with our 110VAC system or as a standalone option.  The new EmPower® High Power USB Outlet Units deliver over 10W of power per outlet, sufficient to simultaneously operate and charge all the latest USB powered devices.

EmPower® products are line-fit offerable at Boeing, Airbus, Embraer, and Bombardier.  Astronics is the only supplier of in-seat power products approved for line-fit on the B787 and A350 aircraft.  EmPower® installations are an average of 16% lighter than the competitor’s systems and are backed by Astronics’ unmatched commitment to customer support and satisfaction. 

EmPower® In-Seat Power Systems are available with 110VAC Outlets with or without integrated USB Charging Ports, or as a standalone USB Charging System.  Each configuration has several standard and customizable options to ensure compatibility with all aircraft types and to meet the unique needs and desires of airlines and their passengers.  Click on the images below to learn more about each system.

     110VAC + USB     USB Only

Business Aircraft / Rotorcraft

For over 20 years, the Astronics EmPower® system has been the premier solution for in-seat power with over 1,000,000 seat location installations for more than 230 OEM and airline customers.

Whether to support electronic flight bags in the cockpit or electronic devices for passengers in the cabin, the EmPower system is the ideal solution for any aircraft.


In-Seat Power Systems

EmPower In-Seat Power Systems are the premier choice for line-fit and retrofit in-seat power solutions for business aircraft and rotorcraft.

Providing up to 175VA for a passenger, and combined with our universal AC outlet, EmPower systems deliver the highest level of passenger satisfaction and options.

Add USB charging ports as standalone or integrated with our 110VAC system and you have a uniquely configurable system to meet customer requirements.

Installed on aircraft around the world by Astronics Authorized Installing Dealer Network, EmPower systems are line-fit offerable on OEM aircraft. EmPower installations are lighter than competing systems, less intrusive with fewer components (making installation easier and faster), and come backed by Astronics' commitment to customer support and satisfaction.

The suite of EmPower products consists of the in-seat power supply and the outlet units where passengers charge their devices. Customize a system to meet your specific needs.

pdf For aftermarket installation contact an Authorized Installing Dealer today.

In-Seat Power Supply

The EmPower in-seat power supply is the world leader in charging portable electronic devices for passengers and crew. With solutions for both AC and DC aircraft, the EmPower ISPS is a safe and efficient source of AC and high power USB for the cabin and cockpit.

28VDC to 110 Volt AC & 5VDC USB In-Seat Power Supply

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AC, USB, and Dual AC/USB Outlet Units

EmPower outlet units are available in three configurations: 110VAC only, 110VAC and high power USB, and high power USB only. Each configuration includes customizable options to ensure compatibility with all aircraft types and to meet the unique needs and desires of OEM's and aftermarket customers.

EmPower Outlets Line

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Dual Frequency Converter Unit (DFCU)

The dual frequency converter unit (DFCU) can produce 4kw of either 110/60Hz or 230/50Hz AC thereby providing passenger and utility power anywhere in the world the aircraft operates. You can use this unit as a distributed power system – all in one box – with the inclusion of 10 AC programmable electronic circuit breakers.

DFCU

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For more information or to request a quote, call +1.425.881.1700 or contact sales.

Contact & Support

Astronics AES, Airlines

12950 Willows Road NE
Kirkland, WA 98034 USA


E: AESsales@astronics.com

P: +1.425.881.1700 US Office

Contact Sales

Astronics AES, Business Aircraft, Rotorcraft and Military

12950 Willows Road NE
Kirkland, WA 98034 USA


E: AESsales@astronics.com

P: +1.425.881.1700

Contact Sales

Testimonials

  • "Equip each seat with a charger. If you’re going to offer customers the chance to consume lots of battery life while watching video for long flights, you should give us the ability to charge up our batteries all the while."

    - Scott Framer, Contributor to Forbes Magazine

  • "Power outlets are one of the reasons they fly with us.”

    - Abby Lunardini, VP Corp. Comm., Virgin America