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Whats the difference between the XLR 5 pin and XLR 7 pin

Whats the difference between the bose XLR 7 pin and XLR 5 pin headset connector

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Re: Whats the difference between the XLR 5 pin and XLR 7 pin

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Hello Srekhraj, 

 

Thank you for reaching out and welcome to the Bose Aviation boards. 

 

With our Aviation Headsets, customers can configure their Bose ProFlight Aviation Headsets in many different ways, enabling a choice of connector configurations with each module. Designed for use in both civilian and military aircraft, the ProFlight offers all of the most common plug configurations:

 

  • XLR 5 Pin: Often called the Airbus plug, this configuration is a mono connection to the aircraft and, depending on the installation, may be powered by the aircraft. When disconnected, the flexible power feature lets the headset switch seamlessly from aircraft power to battery power so users experience no interruption when the headset is plugged into or unplugged from a source of power.
  • XLR 7 Pin: The latest Aeronautical Radio, Incorporated (ARINC) defined standard pin connection, which provides for binaural audio, aircraft power as well as separate grounded audio, microphone and EMI/EMF shields. 
  • Dual G/A plug (PJ 068 and ¼ inch Stereo): With this option, the headset is connected to the aircraft’s intercom via a dual plug and is not powered by the aircraft. Two AA alkaline batteries provide a minimum of 45 hours of operation while flying. This configuration is the most common version purchased by pilots.
  • 6-pin connector wired to the aircraft (LEMO): With this option, the headset is connected to the aircraft via a six-pin connector and is powered directly from the aircraft. Two AA alkaline batteries can also provide pilots with a new level of flexibility. When disconnected, the flexible power feature switches the headset seamlessly from aircraft power to battery power so users experience no interruption when the headset is plugged into or unplugged from the aircraft. Adapters are available from Bose to convert a 6-pin connector to either a dual G/A plug or a U174 for additional connection flexibility.
     

I hope this answers your question, but please do let me know if you need any further information.

 

Kindest,

Andy B - Community Support

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Re: Whats the difference between the XLR 5 pin and XLR 7 pin

Author Accepted Answer selected by Tony_A

Hello Srekhraj, 

 

Thank you for reaching out and welcome to the Bose Aviation boards. 

 

With our Aviation Headsets, customers can configure their Bose ProFlight Aviation Headsets in many different ways, enabling a choice of connector configurations with each module. Designed for use in both civilian and military aircraft, the ProFlight offers all of the most common plug configurations:

 

  • XLR 5 Pin: Often called the Airbus plug, this configuration is a mono connection to the aircraft and, depending on the installation, may be powered by the aircraft. When disconnected, the flexible power feature lets the headset switch seamlessly from aircraft power to battery power so users experience no interruption when the headset is plugged into or unplugged from a source of power.
  • XLR 7 Pin: The latest Aeronautical Radio, Incorporated (ARINC) defined standard pin connection, which provides for binaural audio, aircraft power as well as separate grounded audio, microphone and EMI/EMF shields. 
  • Dual G/A plug (PJ 068 and ¼ inch Stereo): With this option, the headset is connected to the aircraft’s intercom via a dual plug and is not powered by the aircraft. Two AA alkaline batteries provide a minimum of 45 hours of operation while flying. This configuration is the most common version purchased by pilots.
  • 6-pin connector wired to the aircraft (LEMO): With this option, the headset is connected to the aircraft via a six-pin connector and is powered directly from the aircraft. Two AA alkaline batteries can also provide pilots with a new level of flexibility. When disconnected, the flexible power feature switches the headset seamlessly from aircraft power to battery power so users experience no interruption when the headset is plugged into or unplugged from the aircraft. Adapters are available from Bose to convert a 6-pin connector to either a dual G/A plug or a U174 for additional connection flexibility.
     

I hope this answers your question, but please do let me know if you need any further information.

 

Kindest,

Andy B - Community Support

Feel more. Do more. Be more.
New to the community? Check out our Community Guidelines and How to use the Bose Community for helpful hints on getting started. And don't forget to check out our new and improved Community Ranks and Rewards!

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