Can this device be used with area 500 and iPad simultaneously?
Yes you can hard wire one device (aera 500, 510, 550, 560, GPSMAP 696, 695, aera 796 or 795) and also output to an iPad or Android device at the same time.
Can this device output to multiple iPads at once or is it one iPad per GDL-39 receiver? Regarding part # 11-10728
The signal sent out by the GDL-39 receiver can be received by up to two iPads simulataneously.
Can P/N 11-10729 GDL 39 for the AERA 796 Bluetooth to the GDL 39 or is this the wired version to the GDL 39?
Part number 11-10729 is the wired version which connects the 796 directly to the GDL 39 with a single cig charging plug for both units. For the Bluethooth version you will want to order 11-10728.
Does the Garmin GDL 39 come with hardware/cable to connect to Aera 560?
If you order the GDL 39 to Aera 560 which is our part number 11-10727 it will come with a power and data cable to connect and power both units.
Can the GDL 39 be hard wired to a Garmin 496 and connected via Bluetooth to an iPad at the same time and will it operate both ForeFlight and FLYQ on the iPad?
The Garmin GDL 39 will not work with ForeFlight and is only designed for use with the Garmin Pilot App. You can connect to the 496 (traffic only no ADS-B weather on the 496) via the 496/GDL 39 cable and you can still connect one additional iPad/Android device via Bluetooth (again only with the Garmin app).
I have an Aera 500 (which I love) that mounts in a cradle that is plugged into a 12V cigarette lighter socket. I want to get traffic shown on my Aera. How does the GLD-39 connect to Aera 500 series?
The Aera 500 series GDL 39 cable is a single plug with three ends. One with a GDL 39 plug, one we an Aera 500 series bracket (like the one on the yoke mount) and lastly a cigarette plug to charge both.
Does the Bluetooth version of the GDL 39 for the iPad/Android/796/795 come with a cigarette lighter plug for power in the box?
Yes, the Bluetooth version comes with GDL 39, cigarette lighter plug and mount. This version can connect to two Bluetooth devices.
I am interested in a Garmin GDL 39. I already have an AERA 560 bare wire connector, which I have going to power and connected to an ELT. I have both the AERA 560 and an IPAD that I could use with the GDL 39. If I'm already using the Garmin bare wire connector, what remaining options do I have?
The GDL 39 will Bluetooth to the iPad. You can however do this as the ELT would get the aera 560 data through the 39 bare wire cable 11-10730 using the serial pass through option that is discussed in the GDL 39 users manual.
The GDL 39 receives ADS-B traffic and weather. However, The Aera 500 was never intended to display weather (only the 510 and 560 for XM). Does this mean that if I connect the GDL 39 to my Aera 500 I only get traffic or will I also see weather?
The Aera 500 and 550 cannot do XM weather but can do ADS-B weather and traffic via the GDL 39.
I have a Garmin 696. Does the GDL 39 have a separate part number for mating to 696? I note a power cable to interconnect & power both units is required - it this included with the GDL 39?
The part number for the GDL 39 (with plug for GDL 39 & 696 to a cigarette plug) is 11-10725. If you want to hard wire both units you will need to order 11-10730 (GDL 39 with bare wire cable) and part number 11-07056 (power data cable for the 696). This will give data for the 696 and also Blutooth data to one other device.
I have an Aera 560, if I add a GDL 39 receiver it must be hard wired? Can I also connect the Garmin Pilot Android app via Bluetooth to receive data at the same time?
Yes you will have to hard wire the Aera 560 as it does not have a Bluetooth feature (use 11-10727). As the GDL 39 has two inputs you can Bluetooth to another Bluetooth device using the Garmin pilot app.
What is battery life for the GDL 39?
Per the Garmin manual, the average battery life is 4 hours.
Do all GDL 39 units come with an internal battery or is that only available via the optional base mount add on?
No, the GDL 39 back up battery add-on is an additional accessory. An internal battery for the GDL 39 does not exist.
Can the GDL 39 ADS-B and GPS Receiver display weather information internationally, such as in my country Mexico?
No, this unit is intended to be used with the Garmin Pilot App in the USA only.
What traffic services will I receive from the GDL 39?
The GDL 39 has the ability to receive two types of traffic; air-to-air and ground-to-air. The GDL 39 can detect and display other aircraft in the vicinity of your aircraft, that are equipped with an ADS-B Out transponder with ES (Extended Squitter) or a Universal Access Transceiver (UAT). The GDL 39 also has the ability to receive Traffic Information Service (TIS-B) from FAA ground stations transmitted over the 1090 MHz datalink. TIS-B traffic includes targets being tracked through ADS-B technology and paints a comprehensive picture of traffic within +/- 15NM and +/- 3,500 feet of your position. This traffic service will only be available to aircraft that are equipped with an approved ADS-B Out solution and a certified WAAS GPS position source.
How can I update the firmware on the GDL 39?
The process for updating the firmware will vary depending on what device you are using with the GDL 39. If you are using the GDL 39 along with a Garmin aviation portable device the software will be received through the portable device. The software for your portable can be obtained by either visiting myGarmin.com or using our WebUpdater program. If you are using the GDL 39 along with an iOS or Android moible device you can use the GDL 39 Utility Application available on the iTunes App Store and the Google Play Store. This is a free download and requires a Bluetooth connection between the GDL 39 and the mobile device. In either case, the unit will only update when connected to an external power source.
How many devices can I connect to the GDL 39?
The GDL 39 can be connected to as many as three devices at one time. A connection to the GDL 39 can be made two different ways; either by using a power/data cable or a Bluetooth connection. The GDL 39 can be connected to several Garmin aviation portables via a power/data cable (included with the GDL 39) as well as two bluetooth enabled devices (i.e. aera 796, iPad, or Android tablet). Compatible Garmin Aviation products include the aera 795/796, aera 5XX Series, GPSMAP 695/696, GPSMAP 495/496, GPSMAP 396, G3X Garmin Pilot Application for iOS and Android tablets and phones.
What weather services will I receive from the GDL 39?
The GDL 39 has the ability to receive subscription free Flight Information Service (FIS-B) that is broadcast from FAA ground stations around the United States and the Gulf of Mexico. FIS-B weather products include NEXRAD in the Continental U.S., NEXRAD Regional, TFR, TAF, PIREP, NOTAM, SIGMET/AIRMET, METAR, and Winds Aloft information. One key difference between FIS-B and satellite based weather services is that FIS-B is broadcast from the ground upward. Therefore your proximity to the ground station may present some line-of-sight disturbances and services may not be received until airborne.
Can the GDL 39 display traffic and weather on my certified panel mounted avionics?
No, the GDL 39 will only interface with Garmin Aviation portables and experimental products, as well as iOS and Android tablets and phones. These products include the aera 796/795, GPSMAP 696/695, aera 5XX Series, GPSMAP 496/495, GPSMAP 396, and the G3X.
I currently have a Garmin GPSMAP 696 mounted in a panel dock, hard-wired, with a Zaon XRX for traffic, and Sirius XM for weather. If I install a 330ES transponder and a GDL-39, will this satisfy the FAA 2020 mandate?
The GDL 39 is an ADS-B in device. In order to comply with FAA 2020 mandate, you would need an ADS-B (out) compliant. ADS-B out equipment is always installed in the aircraft and certified (never portable).
Will the GDL 39 ADS-B receiver work with Foreflight?
Per Foreflight: The GPS portion of the GDL39 does work with ForeFlight, so the pilot would be able to see the position in ForeFlight Mobile, but the ADS-B portion of the GDL39 (and the attitude portion of a GDL39-3D) only work with the Garmin Pilot App, and does not work with ForeFlight Mobile or any other app.
Will the GDL 39 display all traffic with a non garmin ADS-B out such as aspen ADS-B out solution?
We do not recommend interfacing the GDL-39 with any non Garmin products. There is no cross-reference data available as of 5/7/2015.