TI200-PFC

TI200-PFC
TI200-PFC
Power Anytime, Anywhere
NOTE: Unit is not rated for engine starting.
It is to be used for ground maintenance only.
Benefits
• Perfect for testing and troubleshooting (avionics, TMDE, and electronics)
• Will charge and maintain batteries when unit is left connected to vehicle or aircraft (ac power required)
• Safe, easy, maintenance-free operation
Safe and Easy Operation
• One person can maneuver and operate the unit
• Thermal/Overload protection
• Built-in Power Output Indicator
Pure Power
• Operates from Single Phase 200-260 Vac power, 40 Hz - 450 Hz
• 200 amps continuous @ 28.5 Vdc (when plugged into ac power)
• 99.95% efficient active power factor correction
• 1% THD (Total Harmonic Distortion)
Tesla™ Industries, Inc.
www.teslaind.com
Email: [email protected]
Headquarters: (302) 324-8910
101 Centerpoint Blvd. New Castle, DE 19720 USA
Western Regional Office: (775) 622-8801
9475 Double R Blvd. Suite 2, Reno, NV 89521 USA
MADE IN USA
Dimensions and Technical Specifications
27.61 [701.3]
10.40 [264.2]
10.56 [268.2]
10.20 [259.1]
23.75 [603.3]
Side View
Front View
* All dimensions are in inches [millimeters]
Technical Specifications:
DC Output
200 amps continuous @ 28.5 Vdc (plugged into ac power)
AC Input Power
• Operates from Single Phase 200-260 Vac / 40 Hz - 450 Hz
• 33.5 Amps @ 208 Vac 60 Hz
• 50 Amp Twist-Lock Plug (50 Amp service required)
• Additional plug options available. Contact Tesla™ for receptacle information
AC Line Cord Length
25 ft.
Vibration
Exceeds MIL-STD-810F
Storage Temperature
-65°C to 105°C (-85°F to 221°F)
Operating Temperature w/ AC Power
-40°C to 55°C (-40°F to 131°F)
Weight
58 lbs (26.40 kg)
Includes an Option of one of the following DC Cable Assemblies:
* Please contact Tesla™ Customer Service at (302) 324-8910 for more dc cable options.
8ft. DC Aviation Cable
TI2007-208
15ft. DC Mechanized Cable
TI2007-315
15ft. DC Cable with Alligator
Clips - TI2007-515
Tesla™ Industries, Inc. • 101 Centerpoint Blvd. New Castle, DE 19720 • 9475 Double R Blvd. Suite 2, Reno, NV 89521 USA • www.teslaind.com
02-04-15
Power Anytime, Anywhere
Tesla™ TI200-PFC
Ground Power Unit
User Manual
Built Smart...Proven Tough
Tesla™ Industries, Inc.
101 Centerpoint Blvd.
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 324-8910 Phone
(302) 324-8912 Fax
www.teslaind.com
NOTE: All users must read this entire manual prior
to operating the TI200-PFC.
The TI200-PFC is a limited maintenance-free and sealed unit. No repairs are authorized. Warranty will be
voided if unit is tampered with in any way, or if unauthorized repairs are made. For technical support please
contact:
TESLA™ INDUSTRIES INCORPORATED
101 CENTERPOINT BLVD.
CENTERPOINT INDUSTRIAL PARK
NEW CASTLE, DELAWARE 19720
PHONE: (302) 324-8910
FAX: (302) 324-8912
WEBSITE: www.teslaind.com
EMAIL: [email protected]
CAUTION
Shock Hazard Potential
Improper use or failure to follow instructions in this user manual can result in unit damage and/or injury or
death by electrical shock.
Any attempts to open or examine the inside of the TI200-PFC via a tool or device (borescope, probe, etc.)
can result in unit failure and/or injury by electrical shock. This GPU is mainte­nance free and should not be
opened or disassembled for any reason.
Always protect the unit from short circuit.
Shipping Hazards: The TI200-PFC does not pose a shipping hazard.
No part of this manual may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or
mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system, without prior
written permission from Tesla™ Industries, Inc.
!
NOTE
Unit is not rated for engine starting. It is to be used for ground
maintenance only.
Copyright © 2014 by Tesla™ Industries, Incorporated. All rights reserved.
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Table of Contents
Section 1 – Safety Review
1.1 – Safety Notices
1.2 – Symbols
1.3 – Hazards
1.4 – Important Safety Precautions
1.5 – Extreme Environments
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Section 2 – Product Overview
2.1 – Introduction
2.2 – Indication of Terms: Shall, Should, May
2.3 - Front Panel Overview
2.4 – General Specifications
2.5 – Physical Dimensions
2.6 – Airflow Ports
2.7 – Operating Positions
2.8 – Active Power Factor Correction
2.9 – AC Input Circuit Breaker 2.10 – AC Line Cord
2.11 – 24 Vdc Output Connector
2.12 – Interface Connector
2.13 – Output Power Status LED Indicator
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Section 3 – Operating Procedures
3.1 – Operating Procedures
3.2 – General
3.3 – Operating Limits and Restrictions
3.4 – Environmental
3.5 – Pre-Operation
3.6 – Regulated AC Power
3.7 – Regulated 28.5 Vdc Output Ground Power
3.8– Turning On AC Input Circuit Breaker
3.9– Removing DC Power Supply from Vehicle or Aircraft
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Section 4 – Post-Operation
4.1 – General
4.2 – After Use
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Section 5 – Unit Care and Maintenance
5.1 – Unit Care
5.2 – Normal Functional Test Procedures
5.3 – Unit Servicing
5.4 – Transporting Unit 5.5 – Packaging and Shipping
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Section 6 – Troubleshooting and FAQ21
6.1 - Frequently Asked Questions
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6.2 - Basic Unit Troubleshooting
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Section 7 – Optional Accessories
7.1 - Transport Dolly 7.2 – Cobra™ DC Replacement Contacts and Tools
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Repair Request Form
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Abbreviations and Symbols
Abbreviations that may be used within the text, headings and titles of this manual.
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
Abbreviation
ac
AFT
AWG
amp or A
cont
°C
°F
dc
EFF
ft
FWD
GPU
Hr
Hz
kg
kHz
kW
LED
max
MΩ
min
MPU
NEMA
Ω
PF
PFC
rms
THD
TMDE
UAV
Vac
Vdc
W
Definition
Alternating Current
Airflow Technology
American Wire Gauge
Ampere
Continuous
Degree Celsius
Degree Fahrenheit
Direct Current
Efficiency
Feet
Forward
Ground Power Unit
Hour
Hertz
Kilograms
Kilohertz
Kilowatts
Light Emitting Diode
Maximum
megaohm
Minimum
Micro Power Unit
National Electrical Manufacturers Association
ohm
power factor
power factor correction
root-mean-square
Total Harmonic Distortion
Test, Measurement, & Diagnostic Equipment
Unmanned aerial vehicle
Volts, Alternating Current
Volts, Direct Current
watts
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Section 1 – Safety Review
1.1 - Safety Notices
Safety notices appear throughout this manual to alert the user to important information regarding proper
installation, operation, maintenance and storage of the unit. These notices, as illustrated below, contain a
key word that indicates the level of hazard and a triangular icon that indicates the specific type of hazard.
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WARNING
Indicates a condition, operating procedure or practice, which if not
adhered to could result in serious injury or death.
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CAUTION
Indicates a condition or operating procedure, which if not strictly
adhered to could result in damage or destruction of equipment.
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NOTE
Indicates a condition, operating procedure or practice, which is
essential to highlight.
1.2 - Symbols
The following symbols will appear within the warning triangles to alert the user to the specific type of danger
or hazard.
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General Warning
Electrical Hazard
Battery Warning
Explosion Hazard
Fire Hazard
Guard from Moisture
Figure 1.2.1 – Different types of hazard and caution symbols
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1.3 – Hazards
WARNING
Shock Hazard Potential
Severe injury or death from electrical shock will occur if either the user or the
TI200-PFC is wet while operating the unit with the 200-260 Vac power source
attached. Be sure to discon­nect ac power from the ac source if the TI200-PFC
has come into contact with water. If the AC Input Circuit Breaker has tripped
due to water infiltration, DO NOT try to reset circuit breaker until GPU has dried
completely.
WARNING
Shock Hazard Potential
Severe injury or death from electrical shock can occur when damp electrical plugs are connected to the
TI200-PFC. Make sure the electrical outlet is switched off before making any connections. Failure to use
proper grounding can cause potential shock hazard!
CAUTION
Unit Damage Potential
The unit will be damaged if unapproved ac power is applied. This Unit operates from Single Phase 200260 Vac, 40 Hz-450 Hz. This must match ac power source (hangar wall, flight line ac power) prior to
connecting the TI200-PFC.
1.4 – Important Safety Precautions
WARNING
Fire/Explosion Hazard Potential
Severe injury or death from fire or explosion can occur if electrical sparks are produced near fuel vapors.
Power output is 28.5 Vdc. DO NOT CONNECT ac power to GPU while operating or handling any aircraft
fuel.
1.5 – Extreme Environments
CAUTION
Unit Damage Potential
The TI200-PFC is equipped with a charger temperature switch that automatically disables ac and charging
functions when the internal temperature reaches above 150°F (65°C). This protects the unit from
overheating and damage. If the unit shuts down, move the unit into a cooler climate such as shade or
air conditioning when possible. Perform a full function test prior to use after the unit has been allowed
to cool.
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Section 2 – Product Overview
2.1 – Introduction
Thank you and congratulations on the purchase of your new TI200-PFC Ground Power Unit.
This GPU is one of Tesla™ Industries latest advancements in power technology development. This GPU
features a 6.5kW active Power Factor Correction (PFC) that is capable of pulling a current waveform identical
to the applied voltage waveform. This is the only PFC on the market that is capable of operating at 40 Hz to
450 Hz with 1% THD (Total Harmonic Distortion).
What this means for the end user is that this GPU is capable of producing the same output power of one of
our three phase GPU’s while operating off of single phase power. It offers a wide versatility of power options
while effectively lowering energy consumption.
The TI200-PFC was designed to provide 100 amps @ 28.5 Volts of pure regulated flat line dc power for
vehicle ground support, avionics, battery charging, power for training facility operations, and for all 24 Volt
systems.
This manual contains the complete operating instructions and procedures for the TI200-PFC that the end
user will need to safely and efficiently operate this GPU.
Figure 2.1.1 – TI200-PFC
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NOTE
Unit is not rated for engine starting. It is to be used for
ground maintenance only.
2.2 – Indication of Terms: Shall, Should and May
Within this technical manual the word “shall” is used to indicate a mandatory requirement for proper operation
and warranty purposes. The word “should” is used to indicate a non-mandatory but preferred method of
accomplishment. The word “may” is used to indicate an acceptable method of accomplishment.
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2.3 – Front Panel Overview
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1. Output Power Status Indicator –
Displays the amount of available power
the GPU can supply.
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5. Carrying Handle – Allows for easy
transport of unit.
2. 24 Vdc Output Connector – Provides
200 amps of continuous power at 28.5
Vdc (when plugged into ac power).
6. External AC Circuit Breaker – Protects
the internal electrical circuit from
damage caused by overload or short
circuit.
3. Output Connector Protective Cover Protects Output Connector from dust and
foreign materials.
7. 50 Amp Twist-Lock AC Power Cord –
Provides 33.5 amps @ 208 Vac 60Hz (50
amp service required).
4. Interface Connector - Used for factory
calibrations.
8. Air Intake Ports – Provide airflow for
cooling internal electronics.
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2.4 – General Specifications
Electrical
AC Input:
• 6.5 kW active Power Factor Correction
• Operates from Single Phase 200-260 Vac, 40 Hz-450 Hz
• 33.5 amps @ 208 Vac 60 Hz - 6968 Watts
• 50 amp Service Required
• Contact Tesla™ Industries for Plug Configuration
PFC:
• 99.95% EFF (efficiency)
• 1% THD (Total Harmonic Distortion)
DC Output Power:
• 200 amps continuous @ 28.5 Vdc (when plugged into ac power)
Size:
• 27.61” long x 10.4” wide x 10.56” high
• 701.3 mm x 264.2 mm x 268.25 mm
Weight
• 58 lbs (26.4 kg)
Operating Temperature:
• -40°C to +55°C (-40°F to 131°F)
Storage Temperature:
• -65°C to +105°C (-85°F to 221°F)
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2.5 – Physical Dimensions
27.61 [701.3]
10.40 [264.2]
10.56 [268.2]
10.20 [259.1]
23.75 [603.3]
Figure 2.5.1 – TI200-PFC physical dimensions
2.6 – Airflow Ports
CAUTION
Damage may occur if the TI200-PFC’s air intake or outlet ports are
obstructed. Ensure that ports are clear at all times.
When the TI200-PFC is plugged into ac power, the internal cooling system will efficiently regulate unit
temperature regardless of load. At room temperature (+77°F) the exhaust air will not exceed the ambient
temperature by more than 5°F. In more extreme temperatures (greater than 90°F) the exhaust air will not
exceed the ambient temperature by more than 10°F.
Figure 2.6.1 – Air intake, exhaust ports and internal air circulation
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2.7– Operating Positions
The TI200-PFC can be operated in both the horizontal and vertical positions as shown. Make sure that the
airflow is not obstructed from air intake and outlet.
Front Inlet
Rear Outlet
Horizontal Position
Vertical Position
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2.8 – Active Power Factor Correction
In electric power systems, a power supply with a low Power Factor will draw more current than the same
power supply with a high Power Factor while doing the same work.
Power Factor (PF) in ac systems is defined as the ratio of the real power W (watts) flowing to the load over
the apparent power VA (volts-amps) in the circuit. This is represented by a number between 0 and 1. For
example: this is a percentage .75PF=75%PF.
A power supply is considered to be a non-linear load in which the ac power is rectified and then filtered. It is
these non-linear loads that reshape the current waveform into something different introducing harmonics
and distortion known as THD (Total Harmonic Distortion).
THD is defined as the ratio of the sums of all the powers of the harmonics to the power of the fundamental
frequency (i.e. the fundamental frequency would be the line frequency 60 Hz and the 2nd order harmonic=120
Hz, the 3rd order=240 Hz, etc.).
THD =
I 2n
n=1
PF =
1
1 + THD 2
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When the mains instantaneous voltage exceeds the voltage of the Input Capacitors the Rectifiers conduct
which causes a current spike (see Figure 2.8.1). These spikes induce harmonics and distortion. These
additional harmonics over the fundamental frequency are what contribute to a poor Power Factor. The higher
order harmonics in the ac current cause the skin effect of the conductors carrying the ac currents to the load
to increase.
Skin effect in ac circuits is where the higher frequency currents do not penetrate the entire conductor due to
the opposing eddy currents causing them to ride along the surface of the conductor. It is these magnetic fields,
generated by the eddy currents, which cause the resistivity of the conductor to increase with frequency.
This means the conductor needs to carry additional currents plus the load current to compensate for the
higher order harmonics. These extra currents generate magnetic fields and are stored in the power lines, the
switch gear and the power supply. They then return back to the power grid during the off periods of the cycle
resulting in wasted energy in the form of heat.
Tesla™ Industries was able to develop a wide bandwidth active Power Factor Correction that runs from
40 Hz to 450 Hz which pulls unity power only at the fundamental frequency. This was achieved by forcing
the current to follow the voltage waveform (see Figure 2.8.2) so that current is pulled through the entire
sinusoidal waveform on a cycle-by-cycle basis. This eliminates the current spikes and strips out the additional
harmonics causing a massive increase in efficiency.
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Figure 2.8.1 - Non-PFC Power Supply
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Figure 2.8.2 - Tesla’s PFC Power Supply
2.9 – AC Input Circuit Breaker
This unit is equipped with a 35 Amp AC Input Circuit Breaker located above the AC Input Connector. The AC
Input Circuit Breaker acts as an “On/Off” switch for the unit.
Figure 2.9.1 - AC Input Circuit Breaker (outlined in blue)
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2.10 – AC Line Cord
The ac line cord is a 25’ long SOOW 600 Volt 8/3 Cable with a 50 Amp Twist Lock. (TI25000-058 (CS8265)
25ft. Hardwired Single Phase Plug AC Line Cord ) 50 Amp service is required to use the TI200-PFC. Contact
Tesla™ Industries for additional plug configurations.
Figure 2.10.1 Connecting TI200-PFC to AC
Power Supply
Figure 2.10.2 50 Amp Twist Lock AC
Line Cord
2.11 – 24 Vdc Output Connector
The 24 Vdc Output Connector will provide 100 Amps of continuous power @ 28.5 Vdc (when plugged into ac
power). When the Output Connector is not in use, cover the receptacle with the protective cover (see Figure
2.11.1). This will protect the Output Connector from dust and foreign matter.
Open
Closed
Figure 2.11.1 24 Vdc Output Connector Protective Cover
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2.12 – Interface Connector
The Interface Connector is used by a Tesla™ factory technician to calibrate the TI200-PFC.
Figure 2.12.1 - Interface Connector location (outlined in blue)
2.13 – Output Power Status LED Indicator
The Output Power Status LED Indicator provides a way for the user to visually see the amount of available
power that the TI200-PFC can supply. This lets the operator know if there is enough power to perform ground
maintenance.
For example 1 green bar means 100% of power (100 amps) is available. 3 green bars means 80% ( 80 amps)
of power is left. 3 green bars and 3 yellow bars means that only 50% (50 amps) is available and so on.
Figure 2.13.1 - Output Power Status Indicator location (outlined in blue)
100% Output
Power Remaining
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50% Output
Power Remaining
Less Than 20%
Output Power Remaining
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Section 3 – Operating Procedures
3.1 – Operating Procedures
This section deals with normal procedures, and includes all steps necessary to ensure safe and efficient
operation of the TI200-PFC.
!
NOTE
Unit is not rated for engine starting. It is to be used for ground maintenance
only.
!
NOTE
If current demand exceeds 200 amps, converter output voltage will drop
below 28.5 Vdc and two or more LED status indicator bars will illuminate. If all
LED status indicator bars illuminate, the converter is supplying 24 Vdc power
output.
3.2 – General
Correct operation of the TI200-PFC includes both pre-use and operational checks of the unit. Knowledge
of the operating limits, restrictions, performance, unit capabilities and functions is fundamental to correct
and safe operation. The operator shall ensure compliance with the instructions in this manual that affect
operational safety and the warranty of the unit.
3.3 – Operating Limits and Restrictions
The minimum, maximum and normal operating ranges result from careful engineering and evaluation of
test data. These limitations must be adhered to during all phases of operation.
3.4 ––Environmental
Environmental
3.7
WARNING
Operating any electrical equipment in the presence of moisture creates
possible safety hazards and/or potential for equipment damage. Every
effort has been made, within the scope of existing technology to prevent
foreseeable safety hazards and make the unit moisture resistant to prevent
damage or failure.
If the unit is
exposed
to moisture,
measures
and precautions
shall be safety
taken to:
Operating
any
electrical
equipmentpreventive
in the presence
of moisture
creates possible
hazards and/
or potential
for equipment
damage.
Every effort
has
been
made, within the scope of existing technology
A. Prevent
accumulation
of moisture
on ac
and
dc connectors/receptacles
to prevent foreseeable safety hazards and make the TI200-PFC moisture resistant to prevent damage or
Minimize
moisture
entering
inlet
and aft outlet
cooling
vent portsshall be taken to:
failure. B.If the
TI200-PFC
is exposed
to forward
moisture,
preventive
measures
andfan
precautions
outletaccumulation
vent ports shall
coveredon
from
Unit shall be kept horizontal. It is recommended
Unit inlet
A.and
Prevent
ofbe
moisture
ac exposure.
and dc connectors/receptacles
that the Tesla™ Protective Rain Cover be fitted onto the unit to guard it from moisture (see Section 8). The limits
and operational
B. Minimize
moisturelisted
entering
forward
cooling
fan vent ports
constraints
below
shallinlet
applyand
foraft
theoutlet
following
environmental
(weather) conditions:
Unit inlet and outlet vent ports shall be covered from exposure. Unit shall be kept horizontal.
With
Conditions
Without Raincover
Raincover
Heavy or steady rain:
OK
OPERATION NOT RECOMMENDED
Precipitation falling with an intensity in excess of 0.30 inch
(0.76 cm) or continuously between 0.30 and 0.10 inch per hour.
Light rain, drizzle or sleet:
Precipitation falling on a continuous basis between 0.10 inch
and less than 1/50 inch (0.5 mm) per hour
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Heavy or steady snow:
Generally meaning an accumulation between 4 inches and less
OK
OK
DC OPERATIONS ONLY
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OPERATION NOT RECOMMENDED
Operating Procedures
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3.5 – Pre-Operation
1. Be sure to check that all input and output cables are not damaged. (See Section 5.1)
2. Check unit carefully for any evidence of damage. (See Section 5.2)
3. Make sure that airflow is not obstructed from air intake and outlet. (See Section 2.6)
4. Check that all connections are secure and free from water.
Figure 3.5.1 - TI200-PFC
3.6– Regulated AC Power
Plugging in with AC Power
When attaching the ac line cord, the user must make sure the plug is firmly seated all the way into the
receptacle.
Figure 3.6.1 Connecting TI200-PFC to AC Power Supply
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3.7 – Regulated 28.5 Vdc Ground Power
Connecting DC Power Cable To Unit
Attaching a dc plug is quick and easy. Line up the plug with the receptacle. Push forward while rotating the
T-handle one full turn clockwise. Ensure dc power cable plug is fully seated into the GPU’s dc receptacle. The
unit is now ready to safely transfer power.
Figure 3.7.1 Attaching DC Power Cable to TI200-PFC
Connecting DC Power Cable To Vehicle or Aircraft
Line up the NATO plug or aviation dc plug pins and push it in. DC bus power should come on and aircraft
voltmeter should indicate 24 Vdc to 23.5 Vdc (23 Vdc minimum). Ensure dc power cable plug is fully seated
into the vehicle or aircraft’s dc receptacle
Figure 3.7.2 Attaching DC Power Cable to ground vehicle
Figure 3.7.3 Attaching DC Power Cable to aircraft
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NOTE
Unit is not rated for engine starting. It is to be used for ground
maintenance only.
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3.8 – Turning on AC Input Circuit Breaker
With the ac line cord plugged in and the dc cable
connected to the TI200-PFC, push the ac rocker switch
to the “On” position. After approximately 5-8 seconds,
the unit’s LED status indicator will illuminate indicating
output power status, and cooling fans will operate. When
the TI200-PFC is operational the system will recondition
and recharge vehicle batteries, power avionics, and any
additional ground support.
Low Power Demand
Figure 3.9.1 - Turning On AC Input Circuit Breaker
Low power demand is defined by a requirement of 200 amps or less. If the load demand is less than 200
amps, converter output will remain at 28.5 Vdc (only one GREEN LED status indicator bar will illuminate).
If load demand exceeds 200 amps converter voltage output will decrease and two or more LED status
indicator bars will illuminate.
High Power Demand
High power demand is defined by a requirement of greater than 200 amps. Connect to aircraft ground power
receptacle. DC bus power should come on and aircraft voltmeter should indicate 28.5 Vdc to 23.5 Vdc (23
Vdc minimum). If current demand is greater than 200 amps, converter output voltage will drop below 28.0
Vdc and LED status indicator lights will illuminate indicating current is being drawn from the power cells.
The greater the current draw, the quicker the LED status indicator will approach red. Note the LED status
indicator shows the status of the power cells.
3.9 – Removing DC Power Supply From Vehicle or Aircraft
1. Turn Off AC Input Circuit Breaker.
2. Remove dc power cable GPU connector from vehicle or aircraft. Follow the Installation Instructions in
reverse.
3. Remove dc power cable connector from TI200-PFC (if necessary). Follow the Installation Instructions in
reverse.
4. Reinstall dc receptacle’s protective cover.
5. Unplug ac line cord from the wall by twisting the plug a quarter turn counter-clockwise then pull out of
the receptacle.
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Section 4 – Post Operation
4.1 – General
Although the TI200-PFC has been ruggedized and made weather resistant within the scope of unit’s intended
use, it is essential that good general care be taken to maintain unit in good operating condition and to
maximize unit’s operational life.
4.2 – After Use
Unit should be protected from environmental elements and man made hazards. Ideally unit should be
secured in a building or shed.
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Section 5 – Unit Care and Maintenance
WARNING
Severe injury or death from electrical shock may occur if either the
user or the unit is wet while operating the unit with an ac power source
attached.
CAUTION
Damage may occur if an unapproved or modified ac line cable or input
plug is attached to the unit. Do not use any type of ac voltage converter.
5.1 - Unit Care
Avoid Prolonged Exposure to Extremely Damp Environments
Be sure to disconnect ac power from the ac source if the unit has come into contact with water. If the AC
Input Circuit Breaker has tripped due to water infiltration, allow the unit to dry out before attempting to
reset circuit breaker. Cover the unit to prevent water seepage. If the unit is operated in extremely damp
conditions, it should be stored in an environmentally controlled building when not in use. Wipe unit clean
periodically with a soft cloth to remove dust, dirt, etc.
Protect Cables from Damage
Do not cut, crush, or drag the input or output power cables when handling the unit. Always inspect cables
prior to use. If no damage is evident, proceed to the next step. If damage is evident, contact Tesla™
Customer Service. Do not attempt to use any other type of power cables other than the Tesla™ cables
included with the unit.
Figure 5.1.1 – Damaged cable
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5.2 – Normal Function Test Procedures
This section deals with “normal function” test proce­dures, and includes
all steps necessary to ensure that the TI200-PFC is operating within
specified para­meters prior to use. A digital multimeter (an example is
shown in Figure 5.2.1) capable of measuring dc and ac voltage and
resistance will be required to perform some of the tests. These functional
test procedures should become routine.
Figure 5.2.1 – Digital
Multimeter
Check Unit for Evidence of Damage
Check for dents, punctures, case distortion or misalignment, and cracked or loose connec­tors. If no damage
is evident, proceed to the next step. If damage is evident, contact Tesla™ Industries, Inc.
Check Unit Internal Resistance (Test for Shorts)
1. Set multimeter to Ohms.
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2. Without ac power, place the negative probe on a screw of the DC Receptacle. Move the positive probe
to the dc positive post. Multimeter
should read “OL” (Open Line).
3. Without ac power, place the negative probe on a screw of the DC Receptacle. Move the positive probe
to the dc negative post. Multimeter
should read “OL” (Open Line).
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Check DC Voltage Reading at DC Receptacle Terminals
1.Plug unit into ac power and turn on AC Input
Breaker (see Section 3.7 and 3.9). One green
LED should illuminate. Set multimeter to Vdc.
2. Testing dc receptacle, reading should be approximately 28.5.
3. Move the positive probe to the dc positive post.
Reading should be 0.
4. Move the positive probe to the dc negative
post. Reading should be 0.
5.3 – Unit Servicing
The TI200-PFC is a maintenance-free, sealed unit. No repairs outside of Tesla™ are authorized. Warranty will
be voided if unit is tampered with in any way including any damage to the WARRANTY VOID stickers located
on the case (see Figure 5.3.1 below). If the unit requires maintenance, please contact Tesla™ Customer
Service at (302) 324-8910. A Repair Request Form can be found in the back of this manual.
Figure 5.3.1 – Warranty Void stickers Front and Back on the TI200-PFC
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5.4 – Transporting Unit
The TI200-PFC can be carried for short distances by hand. If the area of operation is further then 45 meters
(150 feet) the TI200-PFC should be transported on a vehicle or in the TI7000-116 Transport Dolly (see
Section 8 - Optional Accessories).
Figure 5.4.1 TI7000-116 Transport Dolly
5.5 – Packaging and Shipping
When returning the GPU, please ensure that it is properly packaged. The only method for transport is in a
sturdy shipping crate (be sure to enclose the Repair Request Form). Seal the crate on all sides and return
it to Tesla™ at the address listed below. Please contact Tesla™ Customer Service at (302) 324-8910 with
any questions or concerns.
TESLA™ INDUSTRIES, INCORPORATED
101 CENTERPOINT BLVD.
CENTERPOINT INDUSTRIAL PARK
NEW CASTLE, DELAWARE 19720
PHONE: (302) 324-8910 FAX: (302) 324-8912
Website: www.teslaind.com Email: [email protected]
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Section 6 – Troubleshooting and FAQ
6.1 – Frequently Asked Questions
1. Why should I buy a Tesla™ Power Supply?
Tesla™ Power Supply are multi-functional systems that are ideal for support of 24 Vdc vehicles and aircraft and their
electronics/avionics on the bench. Tesla™ manufactures various systems, of different sizes and capacities, that are
man-portable, maintenance free and provide pure, flat-line dc power in a completely safe package. Designed for Military
applications, these systems are equally valuable in maintenance support at the main facility or in remote locations. They
are easily transported and air-portable. They will also provide 28.5 Vdc when the system is connected to the appropriate ac
source.
2. How are Tesla™ Power Supply used in Aviation Support?
There are many ways a Tesla™ Power Supply will benefit your operation. By using it for pre-flight testing, you will avoid
depleting the aircraft’s battery. In the hangar, when connected to ac power, the Tesla™ Power Supply will provide 28.5 Vdc
for avionics testing.
3. How much power will my Tesla™ Power Supply provide?
The TI200-PFC will provide up to 200 amps of continuous, regulated dc power at 28.5 Vdc.
4. Is it waterproof?
Water-resistant but not waterproof.
5. Are Tesla™ Power Supply’s used in shop maintenance and testing?
Tesla™ systems are gaining popularity throughout maintenance facilities, instructional facilities, laboratories, manufacturing
plants, aircraft hangars and many other locations. The reason is due to the precise flat line dc power, the small, portable
and quiet nature of our systems and the maintenance free aspect of our GPU’s. We can custom tailor ground power
systems to fit your individual requirements.
6. Can one person transport it?
The TI200-PFC is designed to be handled by one person. The TI200-PFC weighs 29.5 lbs and can be carried or wheeled on
a dolly (TI7000-184).
7. How do I get my Tesla™ Power Supply serviced?
Contact Tesla™ Customer Service at (302) 324-8910. You can also email us at [email protected] Once we receive
the unit at our facility, we will examine it. Systems that are protected under warranty will be repaired at no charge. If the
warranty has expired, you will receive a quote for necessary repairs prior to work being done. Our turnaround time is 48
hours once repairs are authorized.
8. Can I make my own repairs to unit?
During the warranty period, the unit can only be repaired by Tesla™ Industries for the warranty to remain in effect.
Regardless, we strongly recommend allowing Tesla™ to repair any unit as we will analyze the complete system and recalibrate it.
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9. What type of maintenance does the Tesla™ Power Supply require?
The systems is maintenance free. Keep the vent areas clean and free of debris. Keep the unit in a protected environment
when not in use (maintenance facility, shed).
10. What is included with my Tesla™ Power Supply?
Aviation customers will receive an eight (8’) foot DC cable with an aviation plug. Ground vehicle customers will receive a
fifteen (15’) foot dc cable with terminal ends. This cable requires a NATO plug, alligator clips or another connector prior
to its use. Tesla™ can provide these connectors at an additional charge. Both customers receive an ac line cord for their
home country and a full two year warranty.
11. Are there any HAZMAT issues or disposability problems?
There are none. Contact Tesla™ if you have questions.
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6.2 - Basic Unit Troubleshooting
Fault
1. Output Capacity LED does not
come on.
Possible Cause
A. Circuit Breaker has tripped.
B. No outlet power.
Remedy
A. Plug the unit in to the appropriate ac
power outlet.
B. If LEDs still do not illuminate,
C. Please contact Tesla™ Customer
Service at (302) 324-8910
2. Unit will not power from ac Outlet.
A. AC line cord is damaged or
bad.
A. Do a continuity test on the ac line cord
B. Is ac line cord fully plugged
into unit and wall outlet.
C. Check to make sure ac circuit breaker is
placed in the “ON” position.
B. Check if line cord is properly secured.
C. AC circuit breaker has been
tripped.
D. No ac power at outlet.
3. Unit failed function test.
A. Internal failure.
A. Please contact Tesla™ Customer
Service at (302) 324-8910
4. Unit emits sparks when plugged
into power source.
A. Water or moisture has seeped
in unit
A. Move unit to dry warm air and allow to
dry for over 48 hours.
B. Internal failure.
B. Do Not Use Unit. Please contact Tesla™
Customer Service at (302) 324-8910
A. Unit is overheating.
A. Move the unit to an area 10°-20° less
ambient temperature.
5. Unit works then shuts down.
B. Cooling fans and vents are
obstructed or inoperable.
6. Circuit breaker continuously trips
A. Unit is overheating.
B. Internal Short
B. Clean and clear cooling vents, turn on
unit and inspect if air is flowing through
unit. If no airflow please contact
Tesla™.
A. Disconnect unit from ac input and dc
output.
B. Switch breaker to ON position.
C. Reconnect unit to cables and run.
D. If LEDs still do not illuminate, Please
contact Tesla™ Customer Service at
(302) 324-8910
7. Unit does not put out 28.5 volts
dc power.
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A. Unit is not plugged in.
A. Plug unit into ac power source to
maintain 28.5.
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Section 7 – Optional Accessories
7.1 – Transport Dolly
The Tesla™ TI7000-116 is a custom stainless steel dolly designed especially
to transport the TI200-PFC. The TI7000-116 is the safest and easiest way to
support and transport the TI200-PFC out in the field and through hangars and
flight lines. The Transport Dolly comes with a 2-year warranty.
8.3
ContactsContacts
and Toolsand Tools
7.2 –– Cobra™
Cobra™Replacement
DC Replacement
Cobra™ DC Plugs are designed to provide reliable high-power connections up to 3000 amps — even in the
harshest conditions. Each plug is constructed from a rugged combination of advanced composite materials
and corrosion-resistant alloys to maximize durability and connectivity. To extend the life of the Cobra™
Connector included with your unit, replacement contacts, posts, noses and tools can be ordered through the
Tesla™ Customer Service.
TI2005-238
TI2005-078
Cobra™ Aviation Plug
Cobra™ NATO Connector
NSN: 6130-01-523-1270 (CL IX)
TI2005-251
TI2005-654
DC Aviation Plug
Positive/Negative
Contact
DC 400Hz Aviation Plug
Positive/Negative
Contact
TI2005-250
TI2005-239
DC Aviation Plug
3-slotted Connector
Aviation Insertion/
Extraction Tool
TI2004-341
TI2004-340
Replacement Nose for
Aviation Plug
Replacement Nose for
400Hz Aviation Plug
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TI2004-444
NATO Replacement Post
For newer NATO plugs with new style post, indicated by the black
tip. Replacement plug uses standard 3/4” deep well socket for
installation.
TI2005-121
TI2005-117
NATO Negative Contact
NATO Positive Post
TI2005-126
TI27000-082
NATO Negative Contact
Insertion/Extraction Tool
NATO Positive Contact
Insertion/Extraction Tool
NSN: 5999-01-525-0582 (CL IX)
NSN: 5120-01-523-8761 (CL II)
NSN: 5935-01-523-8914 (CL IX)
NSN: 5120-01-527-7729 (CL II)
TI200-PFC
Repair Request Form
Please complete the information below to ensure prompt and accurate service. Include this form with the unit you are returning.
Thank you.
Date of return: ________________________
Company name &
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
Billing address:
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________
Contact person:
________________________________________________________________________________
Phone #:
_____________________________________
Email:
_______________________________________________________________________________________
Purchase Order #:
Fax #:
______________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
Model #: ____________________________________
Serial #:
________________________________________
Model #: ____________________________________
Serial #:
________________________________________
Shipping method to Tesla™:
______________________________________________________________________
Description of shipping package:
Description of problem:
________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________________
Return to Tesla™ Industries, Inc.
101 Centerpoint Boulevard, New Castle, DE 19720 Attention: Repair Department
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Tesla™ Industries, Inc.
101 Centerpoint Blvd.
New Castle, DE 19720 USA
Tel: 302-324-8910
Fax: 302-324-8912
9475 Double R Blvd., Suite 2
Reno, NV 89521
Tel: 775-622-8801
Fax: 775-622-8810
www.teslaind.com
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