These portable power supplies are an excellent way to power your avionics on the ground while you train or practice in the cockpit. Especially helpful in learning how to operate glass cockpit avionics and panel mount GPS units.
To use the Portable Power Supply plug the cord into an AC wall outlet, and then connect the Piper style plug into the external power receptacle on your aircraft. Furnished with Piper style plug. Manufactured in U.S.A.
This unit can also be used as a battery charger, by using the battery clip adapter which is provided with the unit.
Have so far plugged it into the APU socket of a Cherokee and it not only powers the avionics but also charges the Cherokees battery, despite indications to the contrary in the marketing literature and instructions. But according to the electrical system diagram for the Cherokee, the unit should indeed charge the battery, which is in fact the case. The unit seems well-made, etc. There is, however, no indication on the unit or in the instructions or other documentation of where the unit is made.
This unit has plenty of power to run the avionics in my Turbo Arrow. Seems well built. You have to follow the instructions exactly No negatives. Id recommend this power supply.
Works as advertised.
Works as advertised and then some. Ad says power supply, but this is also a capable battery charger. Needs some minimum load in order to provide power, meaning one may need to turn on more than intended in order for unit to provide power. No adverse noise in my experience.
I sat in front of the hangar today learning some new things about the avionics in my arrow today. Computer simulator is just not the same and hard to read manual and twist knobs while flying. This unit works great. It will be needed when I upgrade my avionics in the Spring. I did notice a lot of static on one comm radio but not the other while listening to the tower. The gyros made an annoying sound which will be gone when the vacuum pumps are removed. Overall I am very pleased.
Exactly what I needed with fast delivery, thank you!
I just purchased the Piper Saratoga and it has a lot of new avionics that I need to practice on before flying. This power supply works perfectly without draining the aircraft battery thus allowing me to spend as much time as I want to work on the avionics without worry. It powers the entire aircraft electrical system just like the alternator would without the fuel consumption.
Use on my PA32 Tubo Lance, works great. Good value, fast service.
The dimensions for the portable power supply (11-05085) are 7 1/2" wide, 10" long, 3" tall
25 amps @ 12vdc 90-260VAC
The power supply itself weighs approximately 6.2 lbs and the cables with the plug weigh roughly 1.5 lbs.
Yes, this unit accepts 90-260VAC.
This product is manufactured by Schauer and is model # JAC2512-PC.
Yes if you are using the included clips.
This product is used for a power supply and the charging of batteries, it does not provide a high enough amperage for starting.
It will only charge the battery if it is plugged directly to the battery with the alligator clips. The Piper aux plug will power the instrument panel.