GPU 1500/40
28V DC Power Supply and Aircraft Start Unit

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Portable ground power unit, fitted with dual internal chargers and solid state voltmeter, designed for turbine starting as well as supplying continuous DC power for avionics use.

  • 2400 peak amps
  • Sealed lead acid AGM batteries
  • Cleared for air transportation
  • Dual internal chargers with LED status
  • 40A continuous power supply
  • Aluminium case with carry handle
  • Solid state voltmeter
  • Auxiliary/accessory socket

Product Information

Product Information

The GPU1500/40 was originally developed in 2001 to provide continuous power for avionics use and starting medium sized helicopters and Air-Force PT6 turbine EMB110 Bandeirante aircraft.

This hand portable GPU only weighs 26kg (57lbs), yet incorporates an internal 40A continuous 28V DC output using split 20A power supplies. The modular design allows easy swap out and field servicing and also allows two GPUs to be paralleled to double the continuous output and battery capacity (GPU1500/40 Twin).

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.

The 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 lead and heavy- duty canvas protective jacket.

Supplied with:

2m Nato Lead

2m Nato Lead

Padded Protective Jacket

Padded Protective Jacket

110/240V Country Specific Input Lead

110/240V Country Specific Input Lead

Optional Extras:

4m Nato Lead

4m Nato Lead

Rechargeable Inspection light

Rechargeable Inspection Light

Universal Single Trolley

Universal Single Trolley

Typical power plant*

PT6-27, Arriel, Williams FJ33, GE H80, or power plants of a similar specification

GA Pack GA Pack

All Features

All features

  • High powered sealed lead acid AGM batteries
  • Cleared for air transportation
  • 40A 28V DC internal power supply / charger
  • Power supply LED status indicator
  • Corrosion resistant aluminium case with carry handle
  • Controls protected by twin front protection bars
  • Spring loaded output connector cover
  • Auxiliary socket for plug-in accessories
  • Fitted with rubber anti-slip shock absorbent feet
  • Heavy duty canvas protective jacket

Technical Specs

Technical Specifications

Peak amps
2400A
Nominal voltage Batteries 24V DC / power supply 28V DC
Standing voltage 25.6V DC
Amp/hour capacity 26 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
Charger 2 x 20A internal power supplies
Output current 40A (with internal power supply)
Input voltage 100-132V AC or 200-264V AC / 45-400Hz single phase
Cooling Forced ventilation
Dimensions H 340mm (13in) , L 400mm (15in), W 140mm (5in)
Weight 26kg (57lb)
NSN 2990-99-6117404
NGAGE KD628

Video

Powervamp DC Ground Power Aviation Showcase

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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