AC input cable plugs for aircraft, also known as aircraft power plugs or power cords, are designed to connect external power sources to an aircraft's electrical system while on the ground.
These specialized connectors allow the aircraft to receive power from ground-based sources such as ground power units (GPUs) or hydraulic power units (HPUs), ensuring that the aircraft's electrical systems can remain operational without relying on onboard power sources like the auxiliary power unit (APU) or the main engines.
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High-quality AC input cable plugs will be built to withstand harsh conditions, provide secure electrical connections, be compatible with various voltages and frequencies, resist weathering and corrosion, and adhere to industry standards.
The voltage rating of an AC input cable plug indicates the maximum voltage the plug can safely handle. The current rating indicates the maximum current the cable plug can carry without overheating.
AC input cable plugs are designed to work with different aircraft voltages and frequencies, ensuring they can be used with a variety of aircraft types as well.
Yes. You can safely use a power cord with a higher current rating than your device requires, as the device will only draw the amount of current it needs. However, using a power cable with a lower current rating than required can lead to overheating and potential damage.
Yes, there are aviation-specific industry standards, such as MIL-DTL-22992, that define the specifications for aircraft power connectors, ensuring interoperability and reliability across various aircraft and ground support equipment (GSE).