I have a Redbox 25 Amp GPU and I think that’s a great (but not cheap) product. I once bought it at the AERO show and it was sent to me not long after. But you can also check the German pilot stores, all of them have small GPUs!
Thanks all. Also came across the Red Box product. Just failed to find a distributor in Germany whom I didn’t have to explain the product. Got the @mrh hint, I don’t think that’s viable, in Europe you can’t operate something without a CE certificate, insurances here look for reasons like that not to pay even in unrelated claims. His work looks great though.
Import from our dear Czech neighbors it is going to be most likely. I briefly considered a lab power supply for 1-30 V / 30 A, 900W and Aircraft cable but lean towards Start Pac, although that’s double the price. Dwarfed by the rest of the cost of the plane
You know how it is, you order online for overseas shipping, the stuff never arrives, arrives incomplete or damaged, is stuck in customs. Any issue is a month long pain because you don’t have anyone local responsible. I still wait for cowling plugs ordered a loooong while ago. My experience with buying stuff that way is really bad. AERO is a good idea to initially get it but doesn’t help with any customer service issues later.
So far no suggestions where to buy something like that locally. I wait for a few distributor responses and next week will default to ordering a Start Pac from CZ, they had the most competent personnel, quickest responses and so on.
There is a distributor in Germany I found but they still struggle to get at least the specs for a AC power cord and never sold a unit as per the CEO. However, I like the White Lightning GPU with the Voltage and Amp meters.
I was hoping for a “fly to this Airport and they sell the stuff or even have it in stock”. Come on, we need to have dreams
Thanks again all, got the unit from Siebert meanwhile, issue closed. Now need the Jeppesen guru to return from Holidays and AERO prep. to actually have some data to update the units with. There is always something