The 796 is a big step up in capability from its predecessor, the 696, but it is also a bit larger. This meant extra care had to be taken to minimize the footprint that it will occupy in your panel. By sculpting the top and bottom of the Panel Dock, the overall dimensions were kept to 6.25″ wide by 8″ tall. If you already have the 696 Panel Dock installed you will be pleased to know that the new 796 Panel Dock is designed to fit in the same opening. The screw holes are in the same location as well so you should be able to easily upgrade.
An actuator “button” has been included for accessing the on/off switch that is located on top of the device. This allows you to turn the GPS on or off, or set the brightness, without removing the GPS from the Panel.
As with the 696 Panel Dock, a cooling port is included on the back of the 795/796 Panel Dock. This port is compatible with standard avionics cooling fans if you decide you want to use this feature. The 795/796 Panel Dock is designed to work with Airgizmos’ existing Angle Adapter.