Product Design and Materials
In compliance with environmental standards, we have placed the following checks in our production and material supply to reduce hazardous materials used in our products:
- Analysis of each stage of our operation to identify materials that could have a potentially harmful effect on people and the environment.
- Adoption of appropriate controls and safeguards, including the elimination of hazardous materials from our products.
- Documentation of all actions taken.
- Initiatives to improve current environmental practices, including the use of innovative and recycled materials.
Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS)
We ensure compliance with the RoHS directive, which bans new electrical and electronic equipment from containing more than permissible levels of hazardous substances, including lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants, DEHP, BBP, DBP and DIBP on the European Union market.
Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)
We support the objective of the REACH regulation, which improves the protection of human health and the environment through the early and improved identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substances.
As a manufacturer of “articles” external to the European Union, we do not use or purchase substances for use within the European Union in quantities large enough to be subject to the obligations under Article 6 — general obligations to register substances of their own or in preparations — of the REACH regulation. We do not manufacture any articles in which a substance is intended to be released under normal or reasonably foreseeable conditions of use. Some products and accessories contain substances of very high concern (SVHCs) at concentrations above 0.1 percent weight/weight. A listing of the products and accessories with the specific SVHCs is provided below. We are working with our suppliers to identify alternatives to DEHP.
We continue to gather information to ensure our continued compliance with the REACH regulation. As such, we reserve the right to make changes to our products and this information as additional information becomes available.
|Product Category||Substance of Concern||CAS Number||Comments|
|PVC cables||Bis (2-ethyl(hexyl)phthalate) (DEHP)||117-81-7||This substance may be present in PVC cables, cords and wiring insulation manufactured prior to 2011.|
|Carry cases||Bis (2-ethyl(hexyl)phthalate) (DEHP)||117-81-7||This substance may be present in some carry cases.|
|Suction cup window mounts||Bis (2-ethyl(hexyl)phthalate) (DEHP)||117-81-7||This substance may be present in some suction cup window mounts.|
|Marine transducers||Bis (2-ethyl(hexyl)phthalate) (DEHP)||117-81-7||This substance may be present in some marine transducers.|
|Aviation connectors||Bis (2-ethyl(hexyl)phthalate) (DEHP)||117-81-7||This substance may be present in some aviation connectors.|
|Aviation capacitors||Bis (2-ethyl(hexyl)phthalate) (DEHP)||117-81-7||This substance may be present in some aviation capacitors.|
|Marine transducers||Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP)||85-68-7||This substance may be present in some marine transducers.|
|Lithium batteries||1,2-dimethoxyethane; ethylene glycol dimethyl ether (EGDME)||110-71-4||This substance may be present in lithium batteries and products that contain lithium batteries.|
|Lithium-ion batteries||1,3-Propanesultone||1120-71-4||This substance may be present in lithium-ion batteries and products that contain lithium-ion batteries.|
|Lanyard, accessories||Disodium tetraborate, anhydrous||1303-96-4; 1330-43-4; 12179-04-3||This substance may be present in straps and lanyard accessories.|
|Aviation installation parts (i.e. brackets, supports, etc.)||Strontium chromate||7789-06-2||This substance may be present in aviation mounting brackets.|
|Aviation connectors||Cadmium||7440-43-9||This substance may be present in some aviation connectors.|
|ICs, crystals, piezoelectric components and transistors||Lead oxide||1317-36-8||This substance may be present in electronic components (ICs, crystals, piezoelectric components and transistors) in most electronic products.|
|ICs||Bisphenol A||80-05-7||This substance may be present in electronic components (ICs).|
|Transistors||Hexahydromethylphthalic anhydride||25550-51-0||This substance may be present in electronic components (transistors) in most electronic products.|
|Crystals||Diboron trioxide||1303-86-2||This substance may be present in electronic components (crystals).|
|Resistors||1-methyl-2-pyrrolidone||872-50-4||This substance may be present in electronic components (resistors).|
|Aviation PC Boards||Lead||7439-02-1||This substance may be present in solder in PC Boards used in Aviation products|
|Silicone wrist bands||D4 (Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane)||556-67-2||This substance may be present in wrist bands in watches and activity bands|
|Silicone wrist bands||D6 (Dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane)||540-97-6||This substance may be present in wrist bands in watches and activity bands|
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) Requests
MSDS are used to catalogue information on chemicals used to produce our products and accessories. To request a MSDS for your product or accessory, please include the part number or the kit part number.
To identify the battery included with your product, please review the owner’s manual or product specification information on this website. Click on the type of battery listed below for the Battery Information Sheet.
|Lithium-Ion||Lithium-Metal||Nickel-Metal-Hydride (NiMH)||Nickel-Cadmium (NiCd)||Alkaline||Lead-Acid||Lithium-Iron-Phosphate||Silver Oxide|
Garmin AC Adapter Information
|Part Number (Model)||Phihong Model||Manufacturer||Input Voltage (V)||Input AC Frequency (Hz)||Output Voltage (V)||Output Current (A)||Output Power (W)||Avg. Active Efficiency (%)||Efficiency at Low Load (10%)||No-load Power Consumption (W)|