|Offering a simple, affordable replacement for standard Mode C transponder units in aircraft that don’t fly in ADS-B mandated airspace — or that will be equipped with a separate UAT ADS-B transceiver solution — the GTX 325 transponder is a reliable, TSO-certified problem solver. Its solid-state design works to maximize service life and assure dependable ATC traffic surveillance.
Note: For ADS-B compliance, the GTX 325 requires that the aircraft is equipped with a UAT ADS-B solution, like the GDL 82.
A Smarter Way to Squawk
Featuring an easy-to-read LCD display designed for optimal viewing in all lighting conditions, GTX 325 offers a number of useful timing and display functions. Timers include trip time, flight time, count-up and count-down, while display functions include readouts for density and pressure altitude as well as static (outside) air temperature. In addition, the altitude monitor function displays the current deviation from the chosen altitude, as well as provides a “leaving altitude” alert when the deviation exceeds the preset limit. Dedicated push buttons numbered 0 through 9 make for quick and easy squawk code entry, while a dedicated VFR button pulls up the VFR code with a single keystroke. Compatibility with the GTN 750 and GTN 650 series of integrated GPS/Nav/Comm systems also enables transponder code selection and control from your navigator’s touchscreen display.
Altitude Encoding Made Simple
The GTX 325 transponder can also be paired with an optional Garmin altitude encoder to satisfy Mode C data transmission requirements for IFR. The external Garmin altitude encoder mounts separately on the install rack. So, if the transponder ever requires removal, there’s no need for the static line to be disconnected. In turn, that eliminates the need for a follow-on leak check — and thus helps minimize ongoing service costs.
Keeps Your Stack Intact
No matter how your aircraft is currently equipped, our GTX 325 offers a simple, all-bases-covered transponder upgrade solution. The standard size and form factor of the 1.65” high unit assures a straightforward replacement for most existing stack-mount transponders — preventing extra avionics rework and installation downtime. See your authorized Garmin installation center for more details on the GTX 325 upgrade for you
- Physical dimensions (unit, rack, connectors); depth is measured from face of instrument panel: 1.68” x 6.30” x 10.07” (42 x 160 x 256 mm)
- Display type: Digital
- Weight (unit, rack, connectors) 2.9 lbs (1.32 kg)
- Voltage range: 14/28 VDC (14 W max)
- Transmit power: 200 W minimum
- Temperature: -40° C to +70° C
- Operating altitude: To 55,000 ft (16,800 m)
- Cooling input: Not required
- Environmental compliance (TSO Approved): DO-160G
- Software compliance (TSO Approved): DO-178 Levels B, C, D
- Hardware compliance (TSO Approved): DO-254 Level C; TSO compliance (Approved): TSO-C88b (w/opt. alt. encoder); TSO-C74d
- Mount type: Panel
- Transponder type: Mode A/C
- Squawk code selection: Push-button
- Solid state transmitter (more efficient, longer life): yes
- Aural alerts: yes
- Total air temperature (TAT): yes
- Pressure altitude readout: yes
- Altitude monitor function: yes
- Density altitude readout: yes
- Built-in timers: yes
- Automatic ALT/GND mode: yes
- Pressure altitude encoder module (mounts to connector back-plate)