Ground Power Unit (GPU) is the term given to equipment that powers, or starts, aircraft, whilst on the ground. A GPU can refer to a dedicated electric power supply, battery power supply or a combination of both. There's also a kind known as an aircraft ground power unit. Ground power units usually provide either
28V DC or 115V 400Hz AC, although certain aircraft will require a more specialised power derivative.
Powervamp is the only UK designer and manufacturer of ground power units ranging from the smallest 12V DC general aviation start unit to the hugely powerful PV90-4 400Hz frequency converter – already installed at a number of major international airports.
Powervamp is the only UK designer and manufacturer of 400Hz frequency converters, and as such can offer an unparalleled product support for this kind of ground power unit.
The award winning ‘Coolspool’ range of 28V DC battery carts are a cost saving, environmentally-friendly, alternative to the traditional diesel GPU.
Powervamp’s range of combination GPU’s have been developed to provide continuous power for avionics/air-conditioning and for starting most DC turbine / turboprop aircraft.
The JetGo 300 was developed to offer continuous ground power to regional DC operators and FBO’s requiring ripple-free power in the hanger.
Powervamp's range of aircraft start units and aircraft GPU are relied upon around the world due to their performance, quality and ease of servicing.
The portable 28V DC range of power supplies provide outputs from 30A-300A, making them ideal for powering small helicopters up to large corporate jets.
The IP55 rated, all-weather TRU, delivers 28V DC at 600A continuous power & also provides 2400A starting current. Available as 50/60Hz or 400Hz input.
Sidewinder cable carrier has been engineered to give airports the ultimate in power transfer from converter to aircraft.