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AVIATION HEADSET©2006 Bose Corporation, The Mountain,Framingham, MA 01701-9168 USAAM270261 Rev.01Owner’s Guide


10GETTING YOUR HEADSET READY FOR USELocate the serial number for your product registration cardThe Bose® Aviation Headset includes a product registr

Page 3 - Operational advisory

11GETTING YOUR HEADSET READY FOR USEnote the important markings for left (L) and right (R) above each ear-cup. These markings indicate which ear each

Page 4 - Other cautions

12GETTING YOUR HEADSET READY FOR USEFigure 7Positioning the mic cable assembly on the preferred earcupConnector pinsAccess coverCable assemblyConnect

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13GETTING YOUR HEADSET READY FOR USEPreparing to use battery powerThe battery compartment on your headset control model serves two purposes. In additi


14GETTING YOUR HEADSET READY FOR USEInserting batteriesInsert the two supplied alkaline AA batteries (IEC LR6) into the control module (Figure 10).Fi

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15GETTING YOUR HEADSET READY FOR USECAUTION: Do not attempt to pull the connector out without first pull-ing back on the sleeve. Forcing the connector

Page 8 - We appreciate your choice

16GETTING YOUR HEADSET READY FOR USEDetails on making the connectionsThe pinout for the optional installed connector is:1 Red Headset power (10-32 VDC

Page 9 - Figure 4

17GETTING YOUR HEADSET READY FOR USENotesFor use with a stereo intercom, connect the left and right channels to their respective positions. For monaur

Page 10 - Date of manufacture

18GETTING YOUR HEADSET READY FOR USEMono, stereo, and helicopter connection diagramsFigure 13Diagram of connections for a mono signalRingand wiringTi

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19USING YOUR HEADSET Wearing it properly Proper fit on your head is important both for comfort and good noise reduction performance. Here are a few gu

Page 12 - Clothing clip

DECLARATION OF CONFORMITYWe, the offerer:Bose Corporation,The Mountain, Framingham, MA 01701-9168 USAAcknowledge our sole responsibility, that the pro

Page 13 - Optional operation switches

20USING YOUR HEADSETMicrophone placementProper microphone placement is important for clear communica-tions. With the headset on your head, make these

Page 14 - Inserting batteries

21USING YOUR HEADSET Power buttonUse the power button to turn the headset on or off, or to change the LED brightness (Figure 18).• Press the power but

Page 15 - Mounting the connector

22USING YOUR HEADSETHolding the control module upright and facing you:• Use the left knob to adjust volume in the left earcup. • Use the right knob to

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23USING YOUR HEADSET An LED, located on the control module, changes color to indicate the power status, as follows: LED Color Type of light Indic

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24USING YOUR HEADSETCAUTION: Avoid setting the volume levels too high. Exposure to loud sounds may cause hearing damage.Notice the individual earcup c

Page 18 - (phone audio)

25HEADSET CARE AND MAINTENANCEInstructions for continued airworthinessBose recommends following the general care and maintenance instructions in this

Page 19 - Wearing it properly

26HEADSET CARE AND MAINTENANCEEar cushionsAs a general rule, ear cushions should be replaced after 500 hours of use, depending on how often you fly. Y

Page 20 - Microphone placement

27HEADSET CARE AND MAINTENANCEHeadband cushion1. Remove the cushion as described in “Headband cushion replacement” on page 29.2. Place the cushion in

Page 21 - Volume control

28HEADSET CARE AND MAINTENANCE3. Properly position the replacement ear cushion against the earcup. 4. Tuck an edge of the ear cushion skirt into the s

Page 22 - Battery power indicator

29HEADSET CARE AND MAINTENANCEBattery door replacement1. Slide the battery door down using the finger indent and lift open.2. Gently rotate the cover

Page 23 - Power switch

3CAUTIONS AND ADVISORIESOperational advisory The Bose® Aviation Headset is an active noise reducing (ANR) headset. As with any complex electronic de


30TROUBLESHOOTINGIn case of difficultyLook for the problem in the left column of the table, then follow the instructions on “What to do” in the right

Page 25 - Cleaning the headset

31TROUBLESHOOTINGStereo missing or communi-cations in one ear only• If your aircraft has a mono audio system, verify that the stereo/mono configuratio

Page 26 - Earcup inner screen

32TECHNICAL INFORMATIONSound pressure levels (SPL) are relative to 20 micropascals.Headphone Damage could occur to avionics equipment that is intende

Page 27 - Replacing parts

33TECHNICAL INFORMATIONFAA Technical Standards OrderThe Bose® Aviation Headset , including its interface, cables, and electret boom microphone, is FA

Page 28 - Battery replacement

34SERVICE & WARRANTY INFORMATIONWarranty periodLimited 5-year warranty: Bose Corporation warrants this headset to be free from defects in material

Page 29 - Boom microphone cable

35SERVICE & WARRANTY INFORMATIONEuropean Headquarters:Noise Reduction Technology GroupNijverheidstraat 8 NL-1135 GE Edam TEL:+31(0)299-390150 FAX:

Page 30 - In case of difficulty

AVIATION HEADSET©2006 Bose Corporation, The Mountain,Framingham, MA 01701-9168 USAAM270261 Rev.01Owner’s Guide


4CAUTIONS AND ADVISORIESHow use of the headset affects hearing safetyThe headset is intended for use with ANR turned on. Noise reduction and communica


5CAUTIONS AND ADVISORIESFigure 2TriPort® headset openingsTriPort headset openingsEarcup inner screenThe protective inner screen is critical to the hea

Page 33 - FAA Technical Standards Order

6CONTENTSCautions and Advisories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3Operational advisory . . . . . . .

Page 34 - Contact information

7CONTENTSOperating the aircraft powered headset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23Power switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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8INTRODUCTIONWe appreciate your choiceCongratulations on your purchase of a Bose® Aviation Headset .This headset combines Bose Acoustic Noise Cancell

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9INTRODUCTIONFigure 4The (a) battery poweredand (b) aircraft powered versions of the headset(a)(b)

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