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Two powerful ground power units, connected in parallel and fitted with dual internal chargers and solid state voltmeters, designed for turbine starting as well as supplying continuous DC power for avionics use.
Size and weight are important considerations for hand-portable aircraft start units. Situations exist where additional battery capacity and performance is required while retaining the essential benefits of mobility or ‘hand-portability’.
The solution, pioneered by Powervamp more than 20 years ago and now adopted throughout the industry, is to connect two units in parallel to create the GPU 1500/40 Twin. The GPU 1500/40 Twin will deliver 80A continuous output when connected to mains power making this unit ideal for maintenance and lengthy pre-flight checks.
The GPU 1500/40 Twin can be split into separate modules for ease of transport and is designed to be carried on board for emergency power or turbine starting. This aircraft start unit is suitable for starting larger helicopters and business jets where larger turbines or turboprop aircraft require higher instant amperage and longer start cycles.
Each GPU is supplied with a power supply LED output monitor for load monitoring and diagnostics, and can be re-charged via its accessory port by any 24–28V DC aircraft power source, including the aircraft 28V DC bus connector.
Each GPU 1500/40 is fitted with solid state voltmeter with ‘push to view’ button to monitor battery voltage. A spring-loaded output cover ensures the aircraft start unit is cleared for air transportation. Supplied with Nato lead set, input leads and heavy-duty canvas protective jackets.
2m Nato Lead
Padded Protective Jacker x2
110/240V Country Specific Input Lead
Parallel Joining Connector
4m Nato Lead
Rechargeable Inspection Light
Typical power plant*
TPE 331, PT6-67, Makila, TFE 731, LF 507, CF 34, PW 120, PW 308, or power plants of a similar specification
|Nominal voltage||Batteries 24V DC / power supply 28V DC|
|Standing voltage||25.6V DC|
|Amp/hour capacity||52 Ah @ 10hr rate (20°C)|
|Operating temp||-40°C to +45°C (-40°F to 113°F)|
|Case||Aluminium with shock absorbing feet|
|Voltmeter||Solid state LED, IP65|
|Aircraft cable||2m (6ft) with heavy duty rubber Nato connector|
|Output current||80A (with internal power supply)|
|Input voltage||100-132V AC or 200-264V AC / 45-400Hz single phase|
|Charging||80A 28V power supply / charger|
|Dimensions||H 1100mm (43in) , L 500mm (19in), W 560mm (22in)|
The following video has been created to showcase a small selection of aviation products from our DC range of GPU's. See the video below for a look at the aviation showcase.
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