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Effekta Emergency Lighting provided to Sheffield University’s ‘The Diamond’

Date Posted: September 14, 2015

Powervamp are pleased to announce they have successfully delivered an Effekta Emergency Lighting Central Battery System to ‘The Diamond’ – Sheffield University’s new Engineering facility. The Electrical Contractors for the project, NG Bailey, chose the Effekta ELI 20 system to provide a back up unit for the emergency lighting in the event of a mains […]

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Cessna Fly-in Powered by Powervamp's PS50 - feature

Cessna Fly-in Powered by Powervamp’s PS50

Date Posted: September 7, 2015

Powervamp recently showcased the diversity of their product range when invited by Textron Aviation’s Regional Director, Lisa Ferrari, to a small ‘fly-in’ held in Germany hosted for Cessna owners. The aviation sales team were asked to support Cessna by providing power to their TTx aircraft which was being demonstrated at the fly-in. The TTx (pictured […]

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Successful first year of trading with Chivas Brothers - feature

Successful first year of trading with Chivas Brothers

Date Posted: August 10, 2015

  Powervamp is pleased to announce a successful first year of trading with Chivas Brothers. The parent company, Pernod Ricard, is one of the largest providers of distilled beverages worldwide including brands such as Jameson, Beefeater, Absolute Vodka and Chivas Regal. Chivas has installed a number of units from Powervamp’s EF5 ELI range to back […]

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MBDA Specify Powervamp Frequency Converters

Date Posted: August 3, 2015

MBDA is a missile manufacturer with operations in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK and the USA. Overall the group has 45 product ranges in operation including short range, long range, surface to air and anti-tank missiles. The company works with over 90 armed forces around the world. Powervamp has been manufacturing its range of frequency […]

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Airshow Team Power Royal International Air Tattoo

Date Posted: July 27, 2015

The Paris International Airshow may have been the biggest airshow the team had worked on, but the Powervamp Airshow division were soon back at work supporting aircraft at last week’s Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT). The air tattoo takes place each year at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, although its origins stretch back to an airshow […]

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Powervamp Secures Heathrow Airport Contract

Date Posted: July 20, 2015

    PRESS RELEASE Advanced manufacturer wins £million plus Heathrow contract after showing the door to its competitors. A South West based manufacturer of specialist ground support equipment has won a £million contract to supply cutting edge equipment to London Heathrow airport. Powervamp, which has two main offices, Weston-super-Mare and Luton, will supply a large […]

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Paris Air Show 2015 The Set Up - feature

Paris Air Show 2015: The Set Up

Date Posted: June 15, 2015

Powervamp has once again set up base in France to provide power at the world’s oldest airshow in Paris. The stage is being set as the aviation world turns its attention to the 51st Paris International Airshow when it showcases the latest aircraft and related technologies, in less than 48hrs time. With a dedicated team […]

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Macallan Distillery Re-order EF33 ELI for Phase - feature

Macallan Distillery Re-order EF33 ELI for Phase 3

Date Posted: May 6, 2015

Following on from the successful installation of emergency lighting central battery systems for phases 1 and 2 of the famous Macallan distillery warehouse in Overton, Scotland, a new order was placed to service the 3rd phase of the project. The 6 x EF33 ELI (20kVA) 1 hour units will be fitted with a bespoke interface […]

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Powervamp Pacific supplies Royal New Zealand Airforce - feature

Powervamp Pacific Supplies Royal New Zealand Airforce

Date Posted: April 27, 2015

Powervamp is pleased to announce that its New Zealand operation, Powervamp Pacific, has supplied, installed and commissioned  1 x PV90-3 dual outlet mobile GPU and 2 x PV45 GPUs for the new Seasprite Navy Helicopter fleet based with 6 Squadron, Royal New Zealand Air Force. The Kaman SH-2G Super Seasprite is a ship-based helicopter with […]

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Powervamp Racing to Supply Morgan Motor Company - feature

Powervamp Racing to Supply Morgan Motor Company

Date Posted: April 20, 2015

Powervamp is pleased to announce that it has been chosen to supply its Clubsport 22 battery to the famous Morgan Motor Company for fitment to its race prepared Aero 8 sports car. The ‘wallet friendly’ battery has proven a great success for Powervamp Racing – Powervamp’s automotive retail outlet – and has established itself as […]

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Ground Power Supplied to Paris Airshow 2015

Date Posted: March 30, 2015

Powervamp is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the contract to supply all ground power to the static park at the 51st International Paris Air Show. The Paris Airshow 2015 will take place at the Le Bourget Parc des Expositions from 15 to 21 June, and will once again bring together all the […]

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Effekta Central Battery Emergency Lighting to Power 300th Apple Store - feature

Effekta Central Battery Emergency Lighting to Power 300th Apple Store

Date Posted: March 23, 2015

Powervamp has provided power to the 300th Apple Store in Convent Garden, London. When Apple decided to increase their presence within the UK, they opted for the cosmopolitan Convent Garden location in central London to open their 300th store. Apple required a turn-key solution for their Central Battery Emergency Lighting system and decided the minimalist […]

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Reducing Energy Consumption at Two Temple Place - feature

Reducing Energy Consumption at Two Temple Place

Date Posted: March 17, 2015

Powervamp was commissioned to reduce Two Temple Place‘s energy consumption using low draw LEDs and their Effekta brand emergency lighting central battery systems. Two Temple Place is an extraordinary late Victorian mansion built by William Waldorf Astor on the Embankment, London. The house was designed for use primarily as Astor’s estate office by one of […]

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Emergency Lighting Battery Systems installed at No. 10 Downing Street

Date Posted: March 4, 2015

PRESS RELEASE With the 2015 General Election looming, ensuring the lights and power are kept on at 10 Downing Street will be vital for the long nights the Prime Minister will need to spend planning for the election. To make certain this happens, Powervamp has supplied and installed a large quantity of its innovative EF5 […]

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Rolls Royce re-order EF20 Static Frequency Converter - feature

Rolls Royce re-order EF20 Static Frequency Converter

Date Posted: February 16, 2015

Rolls Royce recently approached Powervamp with a repeat requirement for their Bristol aviation facility. The order for the EF20 single phase 400HZ static frequency converter is to be installed within their aviation engine production line in Filton, Bristol. Although the EF20 product was originally specified, an additional 28VDC, 10A plug and socket assembly was also […]

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Emergency Lighting Central Battery Systems installed at Severndroog Castle

Date Posted: February 9, 2015

Sevendroog Castle recently underwent a major restoration which included a program to update the emergency lighting to modern standards.  As with all historic buildings, period fittings are crucial to preserve the character of the building. For this reason, a Powervamp static inverter system was selected to provide emergency backup to the main chandelier as well […]

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Panasonic UK Repeat Order for EF20 Frequency Converter - feature

Panasonic UK Repeat Order for EF20 Frequency Converter

Date Posted: February 2, 2015

Powervamp is pleased to announce that Panasonic UK have placed a second order for a further 6 x EF20-SFC frequency converters. The converters are to be used for domestic product testing within the export market where a switchable 50hz/60hz phase output was required to simulate the different power provided between the UK and US markets. […]

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Gibraltar Airport Emissions Reduced thanks to PV90-3 Frequency Converter - feature

Gibraltar Airport Emissions Reduced thanks to PV90-3 Frequency Converter

Date Posted: January 14, 2015

Selected against strong competition and based on a combination of price and unique features, Powervamp Ltd was awarded the contract for Gibraltar Airport’s new 90 Kva mobile electric converters. Two specially adapted trailer mounted PV90-3 frequency converters were supplied with additional 28VDC outputs. The units also featured a kWh meter to enable the airport to track […]

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Powervamp’s ‘Anti-pollution’ Custom Ground Power at London City Airport - feature

Powervamp’s ‘Anti-pollution’ Custom Ground Power at London City Airport

Date Posted: December 15, 2014

Directives and legislation changes set by politicians rarely inspire feats of engineering brilliance. However, London’s new anti-pollution directive was the inspiration for a team of Powervamp engineers working with London City Airport management to produce a UK first in mobile ground power. Keen to reduce Co2 emissions and cut pollution – as well as further […]

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Powervamp Portapump Facilitates Amazing Refuelling Operation in Kenya

Date Posted: December 8, 2014

Using Powervamp’s unique 100 lit/min Portapump to rapidly fill the fuel tanks of their BK117 helicopter, Nairobi, Kenya based Everett Aviation was able to complete a monthly transfer operation of 69 crew from a moving survey vessel more than 100 miles off the East African coast. Refuelling from multiple 45 Gallon drums of Jet A1, […]

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Powervamp Support Team Keep Sumburgh Search and Rescue Flying

Powervamp Support Team Keep ‘Sumburgh Search & Rescue’ Flying

Date Posted: December 1, 2014

The Powervamp support team is probably one of the most valued services we offer as an organisation. This was perfectly illustrated recently when long term customer, Bond Offshore Helicopters, contacted us requiring an urgent repair on a competitors electrical 115/200V GPU made by a well known European manufacturer. The engineer was swiftly dispatched to Sumburgh, […]

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Birmingham Airport Orders Additional PV90-3 400Hz Frequency Converters

Birmingham Airport Orders Additional PV90-3 Frequency Converters

Date Posted: November 24, 2014

Powervamp is pleased to announce Birmingham International Airport, the UK’s fourth busiest airport, has placed another order for the PV90-3 fixed electrical ground power units for its airside operation. This new order increases their total to ten units and further underlines the reliability and ease of use of the Powervamp 400hz frequency converters. Chris Daly, […]

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Bond Offshore Helicopters acquire Scammer GPU - feature

Bond Offshore Helicopters acquire Scammer GPU

Date Posted: November 17, 2014

Powervamp is pleased to announce the delivery of its 2nd generation Scammer 300 GPU to Bond Offshore Helicopters, Humberside. The Scammer 300 (Self Contained Air Mobile Modular Emission Restricted) was first developed in 1995 for the UK military in response to the need for a low cost self contained GPU able to produce both continuous […]

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Virgin Atlantic install PV90-3 Frequency Converters at London Heathrow

Date Posted: November 10, 2014

Powervamp is pleased to announce the supply of six PV90-3 90kVA/90kW frequency converters to the Virgin Atlantic maintenance facility at London Heathrow. The first of the airline’s 16 787 Dreamliners are due to enter service in late 2014 and the airline is well prepared to ensure that all aspects of the MRO operation are fully […]

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PV90-3 GPU Provisioned to Inflite Stansted - thumb

PV90-3 GPU Provisioned to Inflite, Stansted

Date Posted: November 3, 2014

Inflite is a well known and highly regarded MRO with bases at Stansted and Southend Airports, UK. The Inflite Stansted team contacted Powervamp in June 2014 with an urgent requirement to hire a 90kVA solid state GPU. They had customer aircraft inbound and their Piller electrical rotary GPU had finally become permanently unserviceable after many […]

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Waterloo Station Specifies Effekta Central Battery Emergency Lighting - feature

Waterloo Station Specifies Effekta Central Battery Emergency Lighting

Date Posted: October 27, 2014

Powervamp is pleased to announce the supply of three of its Effekta Central Battery Emergency Lighting to Platform 20, Waterloo Station, London. The Effekta Range systems were installed as part of the £5m investment to bring the Waterloo International rail platforms back into use. With the station considering various options, Powervamp impressed the consultants with […]

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Coolspool 260 Battery Ramp Cart powering Pilatus Aircraft PC-21 - feature

Coolspool 260 Battery Ramp Cart powering Pilatus Aircraft PC-21

Date Posted: October 9, 2014

Powervamp is pleased to announce the latest sale of twelve of its award winning Coolspool 260 battery ramp carts to Pilatus Aircraft. This latest sale takes the total of units ordered by Pilatus to over 100 units. Pilatus evaluated battery based GPU systems on a customer’s request back in 2010, and since then has chosen […]

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CHC Helicopters Aberdeen

Powervamp Supply PV-45 Frequency Converter to CHC Helicopters

Date Posted: August 18, 2014

In November 2013 CHC Helicopters, Aberdeen contracted Powervamp to supply a PV-45 45kVA frequency converter for their East Hangar maintenance operation at ABZ. “Although CHC had invested in several new diesel GPUs, they were unreliable and the time it was taking to get the diesel units fixed was having an operational impact.” This opportunity lead […]

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Aeromarsters Powervamp to Distribute Magellan Aerospace’s Wire Strike Protection System™

Date Posted: May 23, 2014

Rotor Tech 2014, Queensland, Australia – 22 May 2014 — Aeromarsters Powervamp has signed a 5-year agreement with Magellan Aerospace (“Magellan”) to distribute the Wire Strike Protection System™ (WSPS™) throughout Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Southeast Asia, and the other countries of the Oceania/South Pacific region. The agreement allows Aeromarsters Powervamp to sell and distribute aftermarket […]

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Emergency Lighting Inverter Goes on a Crash Diet

Date Posted: October 8, 2013

Effekta UK’s technical expertise shone through once again with its super compact lighting inverter that can still pack a punch. Effekta UK are familiar with requests for bespoke units. However, one of the latest requests caused quite a stir when Chromatica came to us with the need for a small lighting inverter….a very small lighting […]

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Powervamp To Launch NEW 90kva at Inter Airport Europe, Munich

Date Posted: October 7, 2013

Powervamp’s aviation division is poised to launch its new British designed and manufactured 90kva static frequency converter at this year’s Inter Airport Europe in Munich.  The unit has utilised skills from various divisions within the Powervamp Group, further underlining its commitment to the airport ground support industry as Powervamp rubs shoulders with some of the […]

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Powervamp Power Air India Dreamliner at Birmingham Airport

Date Posted: September 16, 2013

Powervamp have supplied four 400hz Static Frequency Converters to be used for the first Air India Dreamliner service, now operating at Birmingham Airport. The new Dreamliner service is the first regular service to India on the Boeing 787-8 (Dreamliner) aircraft and Birmingham is only the second UK airport to operate dedicated Dreamliner scheduled services. It’s […]

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Powervamp Assist Aviation Legend at AirVenture Oshkosh

Date Posted: August 15, 2013

Powervamp Aviation division recently returned from the high profile AirVenture Oshkosh exhibition, Wisconsin, USA.  The show is billed as “The world’s greatest aviation celebration” and draws in crowds in excess of 500,000 from over 60 countries.  Over 10,000 aircraft land over the duration of the show turning the site into the busiest airport in the […]

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Effekta Hits All The Right Notes!

Date Posted: June 21, 2013

What started out as yet another enquiry for the Sales Team at Effekta UK, turned into something memorable for all those involved. Earlier this month Effekta UK had the privilege to witness one of music’s great gifts to the world; a superb example of the reproducing piano. Reproducing pianos not only play the piano automatically, […]

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Powervamp Teams Up with the Malibu Wine Guy!

Date Posted: March 9, 2013

As any pilot will tell you, “Alcohol and flying don’t mix”, unless that is, you happen to own one of the most exclusive wineries in California and are also a helicopter pilot and operator.  Howard Leight is both pilot and Owner of the exclusive “Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate” vineyard and regularly uses his Agusta 109 on business trips to bring trade […]

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Macallan Distilleries Choose Effekta

Date Posted: March 7, 2013

Central Battery Inverter Systems for Phase 2 of their Overton Warehouse project. Following on from Effekta UK’s previous successful supply and commissioning of 6 x 20kVA 1h systems back in 2008, orders have recently been placed for a further 6 systems to complete the project. Effekta UK Central Battery Inverter Systems are the only option […]

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The Show Must Go On…at the Plaza!

Date Posted: January 21, 2013

This magnificent Art Deco Theatre has just completed an intensive nine months of restoration – back to its original 1932 splendour. A new feature that would not have graced the original theatre is a high tech fail safe lighting system, with Emergency Lighting Inverters (ELI) that were designed, built and supplied by Effekta. These provide […]

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Effekta Saves Airshow!

Date Posted: December 12, 2012

RAF Fairford experienced serious problems in the build-up to the 2012 Air Tattoo! Site contractors and senior personnel on site had been advised by the fire officer that due to the emergency lighting inverter system failing its test and not being up to standard, it was not being signed off and couldn’t be used. This […]

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Emergency Lighting for Point Village, Dublin

Date Posted: October 20, 2012

Effekta won a sizeable contract in early 2009 to supply Point Village, a large commercial development in the middle of Dublin with Emergency Lighting systems. Effekta have worked closely with ELF (Emergency Lighting & Fire) and Buro Happold to ensure that no matter what happens, safe lighting is always available throughout the complex – comprising […]

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ELI for Dublin Airport Terminal 2

Date Posted: September 4, 2012

We are working closely with our Irish agent to complete the supply and commissioning of nine 50KVA Emergency Lighting inverters at Dublin Airport Terminal 2, together with another unit in the Energy Centre nearby. All units are fully tested by ARUP in our factory, with the whole Dublin facility going live in April 2010. Images […]

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Farnborough Air Show once again brings business for Powervamp’s rental division

Date Posted: July 5, 2012

Monday 9th July sees the opening of the World famous Farnborough Air show held alternate years with the Paris air show taking place in the intervening year. Once again, Powervamp has been requested by various Airframe manufacturers to supply its ground power units, support equipment and engineering staff to enable the aircraft on display to […]

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Grateful Team Pescarolo salutes Powervamp Racing!

Date Posted: May 2, 2012

When Team Pescarolo experienced terminal battery difficulties on the morning of the ’12 Hours of Sebring’ race, Florida it looked like the team wouldn’t even get to qualify, let alone race!

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Powervamp Success At 2011 Paris Air Show

Date Posted: December 8, 2011

In spite of heavy showers and continuous periods of rain, Powervamp and its team of technicians – who for the fourth consecutive show were awarded the contract for all ground power at Le Bourget, home of the world’s most famous Air show – worked late into the evenings to complete the huge task of powering […]

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Powervamp measures up to ground support’s toughest challenge

Date Posted: August 31, 2010

  The Farnborough International Airshow 2010 posed one of the toughest challenges yet to face Powervamp Ltd, the company providing ground support to the 150 aircraft on display. Not only was Powervamp the first organisation outside the United States to provide ground support for Boeing’s new 787-8 Dreamliner passenger airliner; it also had to manoeuvre […]

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Aircraft Ground Power solution casts new light on bus building

Date Posted: March 31, 2010

Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL), Britain’s biggest bus and coach manufacturer, has purchased a number of Powervamp PS100 DC power supplies and, quite literally, brought a bright new approach to the production process at the company’s factory in Falkirk, Scotland, where almost 900 people are employed. Good upper and lower deck saloon lighting is essential while […]

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