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Unitron’s “Safety GPU” meets the 18-inch requirement of the NEC fire and safety standards

Many companies are unknowingly in violation of the NFPA's National Electrical Code® regulations for 28 VDC mobile ground power units (GPUs) used in hangar operations.
Article 513-10 of the National Electrical Code (NEC®) states that it is hazardous and in violation of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) regulations to operate electrical power sources to energize aircraft inside a hangar, unless all electric equipment and fixed wiring are mounted at least 18 inches from the ground.
Unitron’s “Safety GPU” meets the 18-inch requirement of the NEC fire and safety standards.
Using a GPU that meets the NEC standards:
bulletEliminates potential fire and personnel safety issues in your hangar operation.
bulletEliminates the risk of unpaid insurance claims due to non-conformance to standards code.
Additional safety features of Unitron's 28 VDC PwrKart™ include:
bulletAdvanced Safety Interlock System - eliminates arching and removes voltage from plug head when unintentionally detached from aircraft.  Prevents the danger of a live plug on the hangar floor.
bulletEmergency Mushroom "OFF" Switch

National Electrical Code® and NEC® are registered trademarks of the National Fire Protection Association, Quincy , MA   02269

Reference:
GPUs: The Hangar Safety Pitfall [Whitepaper by Ray Beutel]

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Last modified 5 Oct 2011