IC-A210/IC-A210E INSTALLATION GUIDE

INSTALLATION GUIDE
VHF AIR BAND TRANSCEIVER
iA210
iA210E
Thank you for choosing the IC-A210/IC-A210E vhf
air band transceiver with Icom’s state of the art
technology.
lease read this installation guide and the
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transceiver’s instruction manual carefully before
installing and operating.
The following accessories are supplied with the
IC-A210/IC-A210E. Inspect the quantity of each part
carefully.
Make sure you have received all accessories and that there
is no shipping damage.
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v PRECAUTIONS
c INSTALLATION PROCEDURES
z IC-A210/IC-A210E SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES
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qC heck the quantity of parts. Refer to z IC-A210/ICA210E SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES.
Select a location that can support the weight of the transceiver.
NEVER place the transceiver where normal navigation of the
aircraft may be hindered, or where it could cause bodily injury.
wP repare miscellaneous items required for installation.
Refer to Miscellaneous items in z IC-A210/IC-A210E
SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES.
NEVER bend the cables sharply or place the cables too near
the aircraft control cables.
eP repare the required wir ing. Refer to n CABLE
CONNECTIONS, m CONNECTOR INFORMATION and
, CARD EDGE CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY.
DO NOT place the transceiver where hot or cold air blows directly on it.
AVOID placing the transceiver in areas with temperatures
below –20˚C or above +55˚C (–4˚F to +131˚F).
rAssemble the supplied mounting bracket and other parts.
Refer to ⁄1 MOUNTING BRACKET ASSEMBLY.
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!7
NEVER connect the transceiver to a power source using reverse polarity. Reverse polarity will damage the transceiver.
tCut the mounting hole. Refer to ⁄2 MARKING MOUNTING HOLES.
!8
To prevent voltage drops, solder or crimp the cable lug when
connecting the DC power cable to the power supply.
NEVER install an antenna near any aircraft projection, engine or propeller.
yMount the IC-A210/IC-A210E into the mounting bracket.
Refer to ⁄3 MOUNTING TO THE BRACKET.
qMounting bracket…………………………………………… 1
wCard edge connector (CR7E-30DB-3.96E)……………… 1
eScrews Bind UNC (No. 4 × 12.7) ………………………… 2
r BNC­-LP …………………………………………………… 1
tWasher (Icom washer V) ………………………………… 1
yC-shaped ring ……………………………………………… 1
uAntenna cable clip ………………………………………… 1
iSelf crimping nut (No. 6) ………………………………… 1
oNut (No. 6)………………………………………………… 1
!0Screw (No. 6 × 12.7)……………………………………… 1
!1Crimp nuts (No. 6)………………………………………… 6
!2Screws (No. 6 × 12.7)……………………………………… 6
!3COMM1 sticker…………………………………………… 1
!4COMM2 sticker…………………………………………… 1
!5Polarizing key……………………………………………… 1
!6Speed nut UNC (No. 6)…………………………………… 4
!7MB-113*…………………………………………………… 1
!8Voltage sticker (IC-A210E only)…………………………… 1
* Not supplied with some transceiver versions.
The following items are required for installation but are NOT
D COMM1 and COMM2 stickers
supplied with the IC-A210/IC-A210E.
When 2 transceivers are installed, to distinguish them from one
another, attach the supplied COMM1 and COMM2 stickers.
qVHF air band antenna for the communication band.
wVarious cables.
eAntenna cable with BNC connector (50 Ω).
rSwitches to be mounted on the aircraft yoke.
tHeadphones (500 Ω).
yLow-impedance carbon or dynamic microphone.
uPreamplifier for a dynamic microphone.
COMM1 or COMM2 sticker
COMM
uC heck the IC-A210/IC-A210E operation. Refer to
. OPERATION CHECK.
Use a 50 Ω, vertically-polarized, VHF air band antenna.
VSWR should be less than 2.5:1.
Mount the antenna on a flat metal surface or install a ground
plane of at least 120 cm2 (18 in2).
b USING THE MB-113
When installing the IC-A210/IC-A210E in your aircraft, with
another connection system using a D-sub 15-pin connector,
use the supplied MB-113 as described below.
rConnect the I/O cable connectors and coaxial onto the
MB-113 as illustrated below.
IC-A210/IC-A210E
D Attachment
qUnscrew the 10 bottom screws, then remove the bottom
cover from the transceiver.
wUnscrew the 5 rear plate screws.
eDisconnect the I/O cable connectors and coaxial, J3, J4
and J6, then remove the rear plate from the transceiver.
MB-113
J6
tAttach the MB-113 to the transceiver with the 5 rear plate
screws.
yReplace the removed bottom cover and 10 screws.
J4
IC-A210/IC-A210E
x IMPORTANT
READ THIS, INSTALLATION GUIDE CAREFULLY
before attempting to install the IC- A210/IC-A210E in
an aircraft. This sheet contains important safety instructions.
NEVER install the transceiver where normal navigation of
the aircraft may be hindered.
NEVER install an antenna near any aircraft projection, en-
gine, or propeller.
INSTALL a circuit breaker between the aircraft battery and
the IC-A210/IC-A210E.
Check operation after installation.
Install the IC-A210/IC-A210E according to the procedures to
the right.
D Audio line connections
Use 2 pairs of #18 AWG wires for power and power grounding connections.
For the Card edge connector (Front view)
Use #24 AWG wires for connections.
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M
P R
J3
m CONNECTOR INFORMATION
D Power cable wiring
F
D Card edge connector
Front view
For the Card edge connector (Front view)
• Two places with intercom
Microphone
Jack 1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Microphone
Jack 2
Power ground
S
4 Ω Speaker
6
11
13 14
A
15
Jumpers
For the D-sub 15-pin (Front view)
1
8
Circuit
breaker
(10 A)
+
13.8 V DC
or 27.5 V DC
1
To the Intercom switch
C DE
3
H
45
JK
P R
7 8 9 10
S
15
Headphone jack 1
(to 500 Ω Headphones)
Headphone jack 2
To auxiliary audio 1
9
To auxiliary audio 3
15
Circuit
breaker
(10 A)
_
+
13.8 V DC
or 27.5 V DC
Power ground
To auxiliary audio 2
D Yoke-mounted channel and frequency exchange
switches
NOTE: Channel and frequency selections are available with
the Card edge connector only.
• One place
4 Ω Speaker
A
L
1
S
12
To the PTT switch
C DE
H
J
P R
S
1
45
7 8 9
To auxiliary audio 3
To auxiliary audio 2
1
S
12
When 2 transceivers are installed, connect pin N to
the other transceiver's pin 9 to prevent simultaneous
transmission of both transceivers.
However, when 2 transceivers are installed through a dual
audio panel, the connections are not necessary.
Pin
I/O
1
Out
Description
RS-232 Serial data + (TXD)
B
–
No connection
2
In
RS-232 Serial data + (RXD)
C
In
Auxiliary audio 2 +
3
In
Auxiliary audio 3 +
D
In
Auxiliary audio 1 +
4
In
Auxiliary audio 1, 2, 3 _
E
Out
External speaker + (4 Ω/5 W)
5
In
External speaker _
Aircraft power _
6
In
Aircraft power _
Headphones audio + (500 Ω/60 mW)
7
Out
F
In
H
Out
Headphones audio _
J
In
Microphone 1+ (600 Ω)
8
In
Mic, Intercom, and PTT _
K
In
Microphone 2+ (600 Ω)
9
In
PTT +*
L
In
Memory channel switch*
10
In
Intercom switch*
M
In
+13.8 V power +
11
In
+13.8 V power +
N
–
Transmit/receive interlock
12
In
Frequency exchange switch*
P
–
No connection
13
–
No connection
R
In
Aircraft power + (13.8/27.5 V)
14
In
Aircraft power + (13.8/27.5 V)
S
In
Aircraft power _
15
In
Aircraft power _
D D-sub 15-pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Front view
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
For the D-sub 15-pin (Front view)
Pin
• Two places with intercom
Pin I/O
To the PTT switch
1
4
9
6
12 13
7
8
14 15
4Ω
Speaker
2
4
6
7
13
14
Description
Pin
Description
Pin I/O V)
In
Aircraft power + (13.8/27.5
I/O
Description
Description
Pin_I/O
9
In Aircraft power
Description
power
+ connection
(13.8/27.5 V)(reserved)
Ω/5 W) Serial
speakerIn+ (4RS-232
In Aircraft
6 Out External 10
11 data
I/O+RS-232
2
–
No
(RXD) Serial data _
(reserved)
– No
In Microphone
12 data
In _Intercom select switch*
+ (TXD)
3 connection
Out RS-232
Serial data 7
11 _ I/O RS-232 Serial
3
4
In PTT
5 +* In
5
Microphone
data
(RXD)
audio
+
In Auxiliary
In W)RS-232 Serial
15
+ (500
6
Out
External
speaker +10
(4 Ω/5
14
Out +Headphones
audioIn
Ω/60 mW)2 + (600 Ω)
Headphone jack 1
(to 500 Ω Headphones)
8
Microphone
Jack
9
4Ω
Speaker
I/O
Microphone
Jack 2
To the PTT switch
1
1
1
Microphone
Jack 1
Headphone jack 2
15
D Transmit/receive interlock connections
Description
No connection
Audio control panel
• One place
L
–
To auxiliary audio 1
To the Intercom switch
A
I/O
A
15
Headphone jack
(to 500 Ω Headphones)
15
OR
Pin
*Ground to activate.
For the yoke-mounted channel switch and frequency exchange switch, use a 2-position spring loaded rocker switch
or 2 separate momentary push switches.
A
Audio control panel
Microphone
Jack
• Circuit breaker
To prevent electrical damage, a 10 A circuit breaker MUST
be installed in the DC power line in the aircraft. Install the
circuit breaker in the aircraft breaker panel or instrument
panel to ensure easy access during flight.
• Ground
Connect the transceiver power ground to the airframe
ground.
• Jumpers
Pins 11, M, P and 13 MUST be jumped together with AWG
#20 wires or thicker.
Supplied polarizing key
A B C D E F H J K L M N P R S
To the PTT switch
1
About MB-113 :
Not supplied with some transceiver's versions.
The antenna should also be spaced at least 1m (3.3 feet)
from any position occupied by any person on board of the
aircraft.
n CABLE CONNECTIONS
A
Plate
Headphone jack
(to 500 Ω Headphones)
Either an intercom or a yoke-mounted channel/frequency
exchange switch can be installed. Both switches cannot be
installed at the same time.
8
Ω)
In Microphone
13 switch*
Out External speaker and headphones _
12 1 +In(600Intercom
select
Auxiliary audio + 9
Headphones audio
In Aircraft power
14 Out
_ + (500 Ω/60 mW)
13 _
Out External speaker
and headphones
SerialPTT
data+*
+ (TXD)
Out RS-232
4
In
7
In
Microphone _
8
In
Microphone 1 + (600 Ω)
15
In
Microphone 2 + (600 Ω)
*Ground to activate.
*Ground to activate.
⁄1 MOUNTING BRACKET ASSEMBLY
, CARD EDGE CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY
D Polarizing key
The IC-A210/IC-A210E mates with a Card edge connector
in the rack mount. Assemble the Card edge connector as
follows.
Before installing the Connector into the mounting bracket,
check the polarizing key position between contacts 8 and
9. Refer to Connector front view in m CONNECTOR INFORMATION.
D Card edge connector assembly
qS trip 4 mm (0.16″) from each wire for the card edge
connector.
wTin the leads of the wires.
ePass the wires through a short length of 13 mm (0.5″)
heat shrink tubing.
rSolder the leads to the contact terminals.
tCover the soldered terminals with the heat shrink tubing,
and heat until it is fixed in place.
yCover the unused terminals with the 10 mm (0.4″) heat
shrink tubing, then heat it to prevent shorting.
When using the MB-53
Coaxial
connector
!8 Voltage sticker
(IC-A210E only)
q Mounting
bracket
MB-53
L-type BNC
connector
(user supplied)
r BNC-LP
i Self-crimping nut
u Antenna cable clip
. OPERATION CHECK
t Washer
r BNC-LP
o Nut
y C-shaped ring
Check the following points after transceiver installation.
- VSWR is less than 2.5:1.
- Communication capability on both the highest and lowest
communication frequencies, if possible.
- Polarity of the power supply.
- NO interference caused to other equipment.
- NO noise or interference from other equipment.
!2 Screws
q Mounting
bracket
⁄0 INFORMATION FOR GPS RECEIVER CONNECTION
Connect the GPS receiver’s input/output terminals as described in the table.
PS receiver’s terminal
G
Input terminal
Output terminal
Connector
pin 1
pin 2
D-sub connector
pin 3
pin 10
!0 Screw
!1 Crimp nuts
e Screws Bind UNC
w Card edge connector
!5 Polarizing key
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⁄3 MOUNTING TO THE BRACKET
⁄2 MARKING MOUNTING HOLES
D Notes for making the mounting hole
The IC-A210/IC-A210E can be mounted securely in the
supplied mounting bracket.
Remember to allow adequate space for installation of cables
and connectors.
The mounting bracket has 0.6 mm (0.024″) dimples in the
top, bottom, and both sides for proper spacing.
Mark and cut the mounting holes.
D Transceiver installation
qRemove the front panel from the main unit, using a 3⁄32″
allen wrench, then carefully disconnect the flat cable from
the front panel. (Fig. 1)
To support the mounting bracket, the rear mounting bosses
should be attached to the airframe.
CAUTION:Tr e a t t h e f l a t c a b l e w i t h c a r e w h e n
disconnecting it to avoid possible damage.
I mproper care disconnecting the cable can cause
damage and result in severe non-warranty repair.
When installing 2 or more transceivers in a stack, the mounting trays should be 1.3 mm (0.05″) apart.
wInsert a 3⁄32″ allen wrench into the hole of the main unit
and unscrew the inside lock screw until the inside metal
catch touches the chassis hole. (Fig. 2)
D Mounting bracket dimensions
33 mm; 1 5⁄16″
260 mm; 10 1⁄4″
Using this hole when
installing with the MB-113.
160 mm; 6 5⁄16″
eRotate the lock screw clockwise 4 revolutions (Fig. 3), and
then rotate counterclockwise a quarter revolution. (Fig. 4)
rInsert the main unit (transceiver) into the mounting
bracket. (Fig. 5)
34 mm; 1
11⁄ 32″
D Front panel dimensions
DUAL
EC
VOL
RCL
DUAL MEMO GRP
• Use the metal catch located on bottom side of the transceiver
when installing into the existing mounting bracket with the
MB-113 .
Main unit front view
Use when installing with
the original mounting bracket.
CAUTION:Make sure that the flat cable between the
transceiver and front panel is securely connected. The
transceiver may not function properly when loose or
when a wrong connection is made.
Improper care installing the cable can cause damage
and result in severe non-warranty repair.
D Transceiver removal
The IC-A210/IC-A210E is easily removed from the mounting
bracket, if required.
qRemove the front panel from the main unit, using a 3⁄32″
allen wrench, then disconnect the flat cable from the front
panel.
wInsert a 3⁄32″ allen wrench into the hole of the main unit
and unscrew the inside lock screw.
eSlowly pull the transceiver out from the mounting bracket.
rConnect the flat cable to the front panel.
tAttach the front panel and tighten the allen screws.
COMM
Fig. 1
Good!
Fig. 2
Bad
MEM
Fig. 3
Fig. 4
• Metal catch position
Surface
Flat cable
OFF
PUSH
TEST
iA210
Screw 4 revolutions
160 mm; 6 5⁄16″
tScrew the lock screw to fix the main unit (transceiver) to
the bracket. (Fig. 6)
yConnect the flat cable. (Fig. 7)
uAttach the front panel and re-screw the allen bolts (Fig. 7).
Unscrew a quarter
revolution
Metal catch
Allow space for the front panel as shown above (illustration: IC-A210).
CAUTION:
Treat the flat cable with care
when disconnecting it.
D Template
Good!
Cut out dimensions for the mounting bracket as follows.
Fig. 5
Fig. 7
Fig. 6
33 mm; 1 5⁄16″
Bad
Flat cable
Flat cable
Clockwise: For installation.
Counterclockwise: For removal.
160 mm; 6 5⁄16″
1-1-32 Kamiminami, Hirano-ku, Osaka 547-0003, Japan
Printed on recycled paper with soy ink.
CAUTION:
Treat the flat cable with care
when connecting it.
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