The START29/40C was originally developed for the Brazilian air force in 2001 in response to the need to replace their existing portable GPUs. Specification required a hand-portable GPU, able to start mediumsize helicopters and air force PT6 turbine EMB110 Bandeirante aircraft.
The GPU incorporates an internal 40 A continuous 28 VDC output using split 20 A power supplies for redundancy. The modular design allows easy swap out and field servicing. Input voltage is auto-selectable 110 / 230 V; 50 / 60 Hz. Packs can be paralleled to double continuous output and capacity (model START58 / 80 C).
With Brazil operating more than 100 such units, Canadian forces more than 60 units and with multiple units in operation with many armed forces and civil operators, the START29 / 40 C is recognized worldwide for its versatility and performance. Thousands of units power the helicopters of SAR, HEMS, off-shore operators and the airborne law enforcement helicopters.
� 40 A, 28.5 VDC continuous output (with mains input).
� Power supply LED output monitor - for load monitoring and diagnostic aid.
� Solid state DC voltage display - auto mains activated with 'push to view' button with timed auto shut down when disconnected from mains.
� 40 A continuous output with mains power. Split 20 A independent power modules for redundancy backup.
� 10 A accessory socket. GPU can be re-charged via accessory port or any 24 / 28 VDC vehicle / aircraft power source.
� START29/40C can be instantly coupled to a second START29/40C GPU to double capacity and continuous power (model START58/80C).
� Padded protective jacket.
� Mains power cord.
� 2 m double insulated heavy-duty output cable with rubber Nato plug.
� Set of socket keys for disassembly
� Instruction and parts manual