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AERO JetGo 300 28V DC Diesel Hybrid Ground Power Unit

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Powered by a 3-cylinder, water-cooled Kubota diesel engine (fully Tier IV compliant, No DEF required), the JetGo 300 is designed to provide continuous power for avionics and to start the engines on all DC turbine and turboprop aircraft. JetGo 300 users benefit from a compact unit, user friendly controls and very low operating costs, with the further advantage of low dBA signature and reduced CO2 emissions. Normally, a diesel GPU four times the size of the JetGo 300 is necessary to deliver the peak amperage for starting large turbines.

The JetGo 300 achieves the same starting performance using a 900cc (55 cu In) Kubota diesel engine coupled to a powerful generator powering 3 x 100amp 28V DC power supplies. These operate in parallel with a bank of high discharge batteries that provide instant ripple free power for turbine starting and aircraft loads exceeding 300 amps.

The JetGo 300 is suitable for all types of operation, including offshore helicopter operations, FBO and maintenance organisations and daily regional airline use. Where multiple departures of large regional aircraft – such as the Q400 or ATR – are scheduled, you can use the JetGo 300’s ‘PBS’ (Power Boost System). The PBS sustains voltage during the critical initial start sequence on large turboprop aircraft with shaft or free turbine engines, thereby ensuring a fast, cool start while maximising battery life.

No other GPU delivers the versatility and convenience of the JetGo 300. This compact and efficient diesel GPU also provides single phase AC output to enable ground staff to operate vacuum cleaners or other equipment during night servicing.

In a hangar or confined space, the JetGo 300 engine can be shut down. A selector switch isolates the generator and allows external 3-phase AC power to be connected from a suitable utility supply. The full output from the JetGo 300 is then available with the external power source constantly maintaining the batteries in a full state of charge.

Available in various configurations, the JetGo 300 is designed for operators requiring versatile, standalone, high output DC power at a fraction of the cost of a conventional diesel GPU.

  • Industrial Kubota diesel engine
    • 3-cylinder water-cooled
    • Tier 4 Final emissions compliant for use worldwide
      • No DEF required
    • Worldwide support network
    • Low fuel consumption
    • Quiet operation
    • Diesel or Jet A1/JP8**
  • Large fuel tank: 14 hours run time at 50% load
  • Fuel consumption of only 2.5 litres/hour (0.66 gallons/hour) at 50% load
  • Super-smooth, low ripple 28V DC output for sensitive avionics
  • 300 amp continuous output from 3 x 100 amp paralleled modules provided redundant performance and guarantees full battery output for turbine starts
  • Single phase 16 amp 115 VAC or 230 VAC output for plug-in accessories++
  • Designed for hangar use. Connects to suitable 3-phase utility supply with diesel shutdown
  • Comprehensive, easy-to-use, intelligent digital control panel
  • Digital control system delivers maximum aircraft protection
  • Maintenance free ultra high power sealed lead acid batteries deliver multi turbine starts
  • Output lead 4, 6 or 8 metres. Section 120mm2 fitted with heavy duty rubber nato plug
  • Anti-collision beacon
  • HEAVY DUTY CHASSIS with quick detachable panels includes the following features:
    • Hot dipped galvanised chassis with fork pockets and tie-down points
    • Powder-coated alloy body panels with top mounted cable compartment
    • Compact design, side protection bars, rear bumper, tow bar with handle and eye
    • Rear wheel maintenance free torsion suspension for uneven ground operations
    • Tubeless pneumatic tires as standard
    • Tow bar activated front brake with foot operated release
  • Civil or military use
  • Complies with ISO 6858
  • Cleared for air transportation when drained of fluids
  • The optional PBS (Power Boost System) is a regenerative power source that maintains the voltage during the initial start sequence. It delivers faster, cooler starts. It has extremely low internal impedance. It is maintenance free throughout its life and has a design life of over 1,000,000 cycles. This system helps extend battery life.
** Note: If using Jet A1, JP8 or similar, some loss of power will occur compared to diesel due to jet fuel’s lower calorific value. ++ Lead required

  • Dimensions: L 1900mm (75in) W 970mm (38in) H 1130mm (45in)
  • Weight: 568kg (1252lbs) for a dry unit with 4m output lead; 583kg (1285lbs) with PBS

STATIC-BALANCER (2020328): Small transformer to generate a Neutral on electrical installations that do not have a Neutral. This will allow the customer to connect their JetGo to a hangar with 400V input voltage but without neutral. Complete with 5 Metre input lead and plug and panel mount socket.

  • Power configuration: 4 x Batteries (PBS optional)
  • Peak amps:*** 2,000
  • Nominal voltage: Batteries 24V DC/Power supplies 28V DC
  • Standing voltage: 25.6V DC
  • Amp/hour capacity: 228 Ah @ 10 hr rate (20°C)
  • Standing voltage: 25.6V DC
  • Operating temp: -30°C to +50°C (-22°F to 122°F)
  • Case: Hot dip galvanised steel frame with alloy panels, powdercoat paint
  • Control panel: LCD screen provides detailed information. Large rubber ON/OFF buttons for easy operation
  • Aircraft Cable Options: 4m (13ft), 6m (20ft) or 8m (26ft) with heavy-duty rubber Nato connector
  • Output current: 300A continuous (with internal power supplies)
  • Input voltage: Option 1 (EC1): 312–457 VAC / 47-63Hz 3-phase neutral + earth (for hangar operation); Option 2 (EC2): 180–264 VAC / 47-63Hz 3-phase + earth; Option 3 (EC3): 180–264 VAC / 47-63Hz 1-phase + neutral + earth (only in mains mode with the engine turned off)
  • Input current: Option 1 (EC1): 18A @ 400V AC / 3-phase (typical) (for hangar operation); Option 2 (EC2): 35A @ 200V AC / 3-phase (typical); Option 3 (EC3): 64A @ 200V AC / 1-phase (typical) (only in mains mode with the engine turned off)
  • Forklift points: 2 x forklifting points on both sides
  • Engine: Kubota 3-cylinder
  • Emission regulation: EPA Tier 4 Final
  • Fuel type: Diesel / Jet A1 / JP8†
  • Fuel tank capacity: 33 litres (7 gallons)
  • Noise level: 74 dB(A) @ 7 metre
  • Aux output: 230 VAC or 115 VAC depending on configuration
  • Input Lead Options: 5m (16ft), 10m (33ft) or 15m (49ft) (for hangar operations)
  • Maintenance Free
Standards:
  • ISO 6858: Aircraft ground support electrical supplies - general requirements
  • MIL-STD-704F: Aircraft electrical power characteristics
  • BS 2G 219: General requirements for ground support equipment
  • BS EN 12312-20: Aircraft ground support equipment. Specific requirements
  • ISO 461/1: Aircraft connectors for ground electrical supplies
  • ISO 461/2: Design, performance and test requirements, dimensions
  • NGAGE KD628
***The quoted figures are the theoretical instant short circuit current across the battery terminals. The maximum amperage that will be delivered by the GPU to the aircraft’s external power connection is significantly reduced due to cable length, cable size and duration of power. These figures are quoted for comparison purposes only. † If using Jet A1, JP8 or similar, some loss of power will occur compared to diesel due to jet fuel’s lower calorific value.

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JetGo 300 28V DC GPU w/PBS + EC1 EU Model (400VAC input, 3 phase + Neutral + E), JetGo 300 28V DC GPU w/PBS + EC2 US Model (200VAC input, 3 phase + E), JetGo 300 28V DC GPU w/PBS + EC3 US Model (220VAC input, 1 phase + Neutral + E)

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