Why 400 Hz converters are essential Ground Support Equipment
400 Hz converters
What is a 400 Hz converter?
The 400 Hz converter is an external power source, a ground power unit that supplies power to aircraft while those are on the ground.
The aim of such a unit is to convert the 50/60 Hz voltage coming from the utility into a 400 Hz voltage.
Why 400 Hz? To save weight and space onboard the aircraft.
The higher the frequency, the smaller and lighter the cables, transformers etc. can be – the more room to carry passenger or cargo or…