True Blue Power Announces Frequency Converter for High-Heat Use | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Most Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date



Airborne-Wednesday Airborne-Thursday


Airborne On YouTube



Airborne-Unlimited-05.15.24 Airborne-AffordableFlyers-05.16.24


Wed, Mar 30, 2022

True Blue Power Announces Frequency Converter for High-Heat Use

New 4,000 Watt AC-to-AC Converter Survives & Thrives in Harsh, Unpressurized Environments of Large Aircraft

True Blue Power has announced their new purpose-built frequency converter designed to conquer difficult, harsh operating environments while providing 4,000-watt AC-to-AC frequency conversion. 

The positioning can vary from one aircraft to another, but the theme is the same: Equipment placed deep in the bowels of the machine, unpressurized and non-temperature-controlled, tends to wear over time as it's subjected to difficult, corrosive forces flight after flight. Compounding the problem, access is usually limited, being a cramped, inconvenient affair that precludes frequent maintenance until it is absolutely necessary. True Blue has taken on the challenge, designing the TFC4000 to be a quiet, efficient frequency converter that can endure harsh operating environments for years on end with nary a complaint. 

The TFC4000 is billed as capable of producing 15% more power than the competing units, turning a 3-phase 115 VAC at 360 to 800 Hz into single-phase 115 VAC at 60 Hz. The AC-to-AC frequency converter powers the outlets spread throughout the aircraft in order to supply a range of appliances, electronics, and systems with in-flight power. These days, as passengers increasingly look to personal devices to carry a significant amount of their in-flight entertainment load, charging point provisions are vital to customer satisfaction - and for pilots, the coffee maker has to run somehow.

The TFC4000 manages to come in at a tad under 20 pounds, about 30% lighter than competing systems, making it the "lightest frequency converter in its power class," according to Blue. Equipped with its own independent temperature and speed-controlled fans, the converter boasts significant noise reductions over legacy systems, especially improved in hard-to-access areas subjected to large temp fluctuations. 



More News

Classic Aero-TV: Remembering Bob Hoover

From 2023 (YouTube Version): Legacy of a Titan Robert (Bob) Anderson Hoover was a fighter pilot, test pilot, flight instructor, and air show superstar. More so, Bob Hoover was an i>[...]

ANN FAQ: Follow Us On Instagram!

Get The Latest in Aviation News NOW on Instagram Are you on Instagram yet? It's been around for a few years, quietly picking up traction mostly thanks to everybody's new obsession >[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.15.24)

Aero Linx: B-52H Stratofortress The B-52H Stratofortress is a long-range, heavy bomber that can perform a variety of missions. The bomber is capable of flying at high subsonic spee>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.15.24):Altimeter Setting

Altimeter Setting The barometric pressure reading used to adjust a pressure altimeter for variations in existing atmospheric pressure or to the standard altimeter setting (29.92).>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.16.24)

"Knowing that we play an active part in bettering people's lives is extremely rewarding. My team and I are very thankful for the opportunity to be here and to help in any way we ca>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus





© 2007 - 2024 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC