For piston and light turbine aircraft
This next generation Ground Power Unit (GPU) is designed as a practical alternative to large, expensive carts. Provides stable, noise free, laboratory-grade DC without risk of costly damage to sophisticated avionics, instruments and electrical equipment. 28V DC output. Available in 35 or 70 amp models. Digital display shows both voltage and amps with overload warning.
- Output: 28 VDC, 35 Amps continuous
- Universal Input: 100-240VAC 50-60Hz 9.5A
- Stable, noise-free DC power, safe for today's advanced cockpit systems
- Digital output meters for both voltage and amperes, with overload alarm
- Includes detachable input and output cables with AN2551 3-pin oval plug
- Compact, lightweight design utilizes highly efficient digital switching-mode power modules for greater reliability
- Removeable caddies for cable management and tool storage
Provides 28V DC power for:
- Pre-flight inspection and battery top-off
- Cockpit procedures training and review
- Avionics testing, programming and database updates
- Cabin heating and ventilation
- Entertainment systems
- Systems troubleshooting and maintenance
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I use the GPU to start an aircraft engine?
A: The GPU is adequate for piston engine start ASSIST ONLY. Its capacity is inadequate for turbine engine start assist and should be used for airframe systems power only. Do not attempt turbine engine starts with the GPU connected to aircraft.
See the User Manual for details
Q: Can I leave the GPU connected to keep my battery charged?
A: No, the GPU is not designed for long-term battery charging; however, there is another GPU model has a built-in BatteryMINDer brand charger that not only keeps batteries charged, but actually conditions and restores aircraft batteries to extend their service life. The BatteryMINDer is designed to remain connected for long periods of time, and will never overcharge or damage your battery.
Q: Does my GPU have the overload alarm and auto-shutdown feature?
A: In addition to the output meters, a GPU that has Active Load Monitoring sounds an alarm to indicate overload, and if the condition continues, it initiates an automatic shutdown. Active Load Monitoring was introduced in January, 2015. All GPUs produced since then have the feature, and older GPUs can be upgraded at the factory for a fee.
Q: Does the GPU work outside North America?
A: The GPU itself may be used with almost any voltage, but if you have a GPU with an internal BatteryMINDer, it is only compatible with a 100-127V AC power source. In countries with other voltage standards, a compatible BatteryMINDer must be purchased and used separately.