Sidewinder 2 cable carrier has been engineered to give airports a simple, reliable power transfer product. Installed at a number of major UK airports, this proven system offers the ultimate in power transfer from converter to aircraft.
The second generation of this unique ground power transfer system, incorporates improvements learnt from more than 150 installations at some of the worlds busiest airports.
The costs to airports and airlines in replacing GPU cables and plugs caused through abrasion damage and bad handling has increased significantly over recent years as aircraft sensitivity demands the use of very expensive balanced multicore twisted cables.
Sidewinder 2 eliminates cable damage while deploying power to the aircraft incredibly fast – in LESS than 15 seconds. Saving minutes in APU fuel burn, and with equal reductions in CO2 emissions, the savings, when multiplied annually, are huge.
The SAS Sidewinder 2 system gives airports a fast, simple and reliable power transfer system that protects plugs and cables, is easily serviced from the ground and is backed by SAS’s unique five-year warranty*.
Compared with other types of ground power transfer systems, Sidewinder extends cable life and has a very low through life cost. It is easy to maintain, easy to install and makes a significant contribution to reducing CO2 emissions.
Airlines and airports are now installing Sidewinder as part of their comprehensive strategy to reduce their CO2 emissions.
*subject to terms and conditions.
Airbus A380, A350, A340, A330, A320, A319, A220. Boeing B787, B777, B747, B737, B767. Any 400Hz aircraft known.
Major airlines, airports, MROs and airshows
|Deployment length||12 metre, 18m, 24m (39ft, 59ft, 79ft) – other lengths available|
|Overall stowed footprint
12m (3 beam)
18m (5 beam)
24m (7 beam)
W: 3.47m x D: 2.32m (11.4ft x 7.6ft)
W: 3.47m x D: 2.93m (11.4ft x 9.6ft)
W: 3.47m x D: 3.45m (11.4ft x 11.3ft)
|Installation bias||Left or right hand extension|
|Brake system||Foot operated brake actions 4 wheels at the mobile end|
|Mobile control box interface||Output On/Off buttons, LEDs for 400Hz Ready and Output On|
|Cabling||7 cores x 35sqmm back twisted (per output)|
|Output cable||6.5m (21ft) –4 cores x 70sqmm + signal cables|
|Max working radius||143 degrees|
|Basket dimensions||W: 650mm x D: 890mm x H: 685mm (25.6in x 35in x 27in)|
|Electrical boxes||Stainless steel, IP65 rated|
|Beam dimensions||L: 2400mm x W: 107mm x H: 92mm (94.4in x 4.2in x 3.6in)|
|Wheel diameter||160mm (6.3in)|
|Drag link chain||Tensile steel links and pins with alloy vertical post modules|
|Weight||800kg –1763lbs (dual output, 24m version)|
|EN 12312-20||Aircraft ground support equipment. Specific requirements. Electrical ground power units|
|EN 1915 –1, 2, 3||Aircraft ground support equipment. General requirements.|
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