In continuous production for more than 20 years, and in military use worldwide, this recently upgraded aircraft start unit uses a tough, corrosion resistant, all stainless steel case designed for use in harsh or saline environments.
Produced in partnership with Powervamp, the GPU 1700 is designed to take the heavy abuse that occurs with frequent transportation by road or air and its flush sides and buttressed full-length handle prevent snagging in confined spaces.
A heavy-duty push/pull isolator switch with replaceable copper contacts ensures maximum power transfer with minimum voltage drop. The lockable ‘R’ clip ensures the aircraft start unit is cleared for air transportation.
This aircraft start unit is designed to be carried on board for emergency power or turbine starting and is fitted with dual 12V DC automatic 3-stage internal chargers for maximum cell longevity. Suitable for starting all APUs and medium size free turbines.
The GPU 1700 is fitted with solid state voltmeter with ‘push to view’ button to monitor battery voltage. Supplied with Nato lead set, charge lead and heavy-duty canvas protective jacket.
High-powered sealed lead acid batteries
Cleared for air transportation
Internal chargers with LED status indicators
All-welded stainless-steel case with removable back panel
Controls protected by full length handle with reinforced side buttresses
Aircraft cable with heavy-duty NATO connector
Heavy-duty output isolator with replaceable contacts
Security “R” clip isolator lock
Auxiliary socket for charging and plug-in accessories
Solid state voltmeter
Heavy-duty canvas protective jacket
Peak amps**: 1700A
Nominal voltage: 24V DC
Standing voltage: 25.6V DC
Amp/hour capacity: 32 Ah @ 10 hr rate (20°C)
Operating temp: -40°C to +50°C (-40°F to +122°F)
Case: Welded, non-magnetic stainless steel
Voltmeter: Solid state LED, IP65
Aircraft cable: 2m (6ft) with heavy-duty rubber NATO connector
Charger: 2 x 12V 2.3A 3-stage internal charger 90 –264V AC / 47–63Hz / single phase
Length: 13" (340mm)
Width: 4" (110mm)
Height: 18" (465mm)
Weight: 55 lbs. (25kg)
** Peak amps is a theoretical calculation of the instantaneous current from a momentary dead short across the battery terminals. It is not representative of the power delivered at the aircraft plug which is significantly less, due to cable losses and other factors. It is a figure of no useful value to the operator and is shown only for comparative purposes.