Testing Equipment for Ground Power Units

DEKAL LOAD BANKS

Testing Equipment for Ground Power Units

DEKAL LOAD BANKS is the only European manufacturer of load banks and power analyzers for testing and servicing Ground Power Units (GPU) for civil and military aviation. We are specialized in development and production of 400Hz and 28.5V DC load banks, power analyzers and accessories.

Since the launch of the first load bank, our development efforts were concentrated on rethinking the simple load bank into a precise and powerful measuring instrument. By now, our load banks are the only products on the market of its kind to offer a complete power analysis.

Our design features compatibility with both workshop and airside operation, simple handling, rugged construction and durable cases for storage and easy transportation.

Our standard lead times are short, furthermore the company guarantees minimum stock levels for each load bank type in case of emergency supplies.

We are proud to be the preferred load bank supplier approved by major airlines, ground handlers and GPU manufacturers worldwide.

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  • 400Hz Load Banks

    Load banks are used to simulate the aircraft connected to the GPU. For maintenance reasons, they are used to carry out adjustments and to check the properties of the GPU under different electric load conditions.

    All our 400Hz load banks are capable to operate at any load for an unlimited time period. In case of diesel engine driven GPUs, it is possible to run the GPU at full load for an extended time period, thus decarbonizing the engine. Decarbonization at regular time intervals is essential to maintain the engine’s original performances.

    Analog and Digital versions

    Our load banks are available in both, analog and digital versions. Digital models include a precision measuring instrument, which allows up to 16 measurements of different electric quantities to be taken simultaneously. This transforms our load banks into a powerful simulation and analyzing device, that is capable of performing a throughout analysis of the GPU’s output.

    On the instrument, the data can be read out on a high brightness LED display. The additional USB and Wi-Fi links make it possible to monitor the data on a PC, tablet or a smartphone. Additionally, a printout measurement report with graphs can be generated.

    On all 400Hz digital versions we offer external power supply. In case of a sudden shut off of the GPU power supply, the load bank remains powered and thus continues to log measurements. Consequently, measurements of the GPU’s overload protection can be made without interruption.

    400 Hz Load Bank features:

    • Maximum power range from 45kW to 140kW
    • Continuous load increase and fine regulation in the range of 8 kW
    • All subsequent loads in 8kW steps
    • Simultaneous measurements of Volts, Amperes, kW, kVA, Hz and cosφ (digital versions only)
    • Digital versions with USB & Wi-Fi connectivity (PCs, tablets or smartphones)
    • Bundled software offers data logging, graph drawing and printout report generation
    • External power supply (option on digital versions)
    • Rugged design
    • Protective carrying case with wheels and pull-up handle for easy transportation
    • Silent operation

  • 28.5V DC Load Banks

    Our 28.5V DC Load Banks are available in power ranges from 300A to 2500A. The load can be selected in up to six steps. Additionally to the manual mode of operation, the automatic mode offers Aircraft Engine Start Simulation.

    They are capable to deliver a continuous load of up to 600A for a longer time period. This makes it possible to decarbonize the engine in the case of diesel driven GPUs.

    28.5V DC Load Bank features:

    • maximum power range from 300A to 2500A
    • 600A continuous load
    • aircraft engine start simulation (ESS)
    • simultaneous measurements of Volts, Amperes and kW (digital versions only)
    • Digital versions with USB & Wi-Fi connectivity (PCs, tablets or smartphones)
    • Bundled software offers data logging, graph drawing and printout report generation
    • Rugged design
    • Protective carrying case with wheels and pull-up handle for easy transportation
    • Silent operation
  • Power Analyzers

    Our Power Analyzer is a unique product on the market to offer a complete power consumption analysis of aircraft connected to the GPU.

    The Power Analyzer is available in 400Hz or 28.5V DC and as a combined version. It offers simultaneous measurements of Volts, Amperes, kW, kVA, kWh, Hz and cosφ.

    Our software offers measurement data logging, graph drawing and export of the data in the form of a measurement report. The data is accessible on a PC, tablet or a smartphone via a USB or Wi-Fi link.

    Power Analyzer features:

    • Complete power consumption analysis of the aircraft connected to the GPU
    • 400Hz, 28.5V DC and combined versions available
    • Simultaneous measurements of Volts, Amperes, kW, kVA, Hz and cosφ for each phase
    • Possibility to measure kWh and to bill ground power
    • USB and Wi-Fi connection with a PC, tablet or a smartphone
    • Bundled software offers data logging, graph drawing and printout report generation
    • Protective carrying case with wheels and pull-up handle for easy transportation
  • Accessories

    In addition to our standard product range, we offer:

    • Cable Testers
    • Cable Plug Testers
    • Carrying and storage cases

    Carrying and storage cases

    • All our products are bundled with a tailor made protection case
    • Usable for storage and transportation
    • Built in wheels and pull-out handle for easy handling
    • Load banks can remain in the bottom part of the case during operation

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DEKAL LOAD BANKS
Dekal agregati d.o.o. (LLC)
Ulica Ludvika Plambergerja 25
SI - 2204 Miklavz na Dravskem polju
SLOVENIA
  • +386 2 320 325 0