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Old 11-11-2020, 08:17 PM
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Default Does your Zulu 2 turn itself on?

I know the manual clearly says the Zulu 2 will turn off about five minutes after taking off the headset. Mine actually turns back on when I next use them. Is this an undocumented feature, or am I just lucky?
The batteries don't seem to suffer at all with this"feature".
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Old 11-11-2020, 09:24 PM
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All 4 of my Zulu 2s turn themselves on.
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Old 11-12-2020, 12:03 AM
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Turn on automatically when? As you pick them up and before placed on head? I never experienced this with my Zulu2 and Zulu3. They shut off, which is a nice feature, but never saw them turning themselves back on.
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Old 11-12-2020, 04:12 AM
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I haven't ever had any of mine turn themselves on.
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Old 11-12-2020, 05:10 AM
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Mine turn on as soon as my intercom is turned on. Headsets plugged in of course.
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Old 11-12-2020, 05:36 AM
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Mine turn on as soon as my intercom is turned on. Headsets plugged in of course.
So do mine which, IMHO, is a great feature.

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Old 11-12-2020, 07:44 AM
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Could be the LEMO. My zulu 2 turns on, but it is a Lemo. I figured it turns itself on when it see's ship power, which is logical. I would not expect the unit to be smart enough to turn itself on if working on batteries. The unit would have to be consuming battery power constantly in order to be able to sense something on the headset jacks.
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Old 11-12-2020, 08:14 AM
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FWIW my ZULU's are regular GA plugs not a LEMO plug version and, without Bluetooth on, I easily get 20+ hours on a set of batteries.
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Old 11-12-2020, 08:55 AM
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Mine turns on when I turn on the avionics master. My batteries don't seem to last as long as I would expect, but they last a while.
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Old 11-12-2020, 09:22 AM
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So, others have seen this. I kind of like it. But, as mentioned, it is not a feature they claim. Mine seem to come on when ship power comes on (intercom).
They are battery powered as I said. BTW a bit of a drift here...
I have not flown as much during Covid, as I would like... so the batteries sit.
I have used ENELOOP from Sanyo for a few years. Little self discharge, unlike other brands.
About two bucks a cell. Still have some in flashlights that are 8 years old. Since they get less charge and discharge cycles, I suppose that extends their longevity.
Anyway, back to Zulu. They have always been known for outstanding customer support. This "auto turn on" is just a bonus I figure. Thanks for the replies forum readers!
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