ZeroBase employs Aspen Systems’ ECU-1800

ZeroBase employs Aspen Systems’ ECU-1800 for active cooling for their EMPAC 9kW Hybrid Power System

Aspen Systems ECU-1800 (pictured enlarged left) mounted on the ZeroBase EMPAC-T mobile Hybrid Power System

The ZeroBase battery storage system provides 9kW of power for operation in high temperature environments.  Battery performance and life are adversely affected when operated in high ambient conditions.  Furthermore, the batteries are thermally stressed during charging.  ZeroBase looked to Aspen Systems for an active thermal management platform to cool the bank of batteries with Aspen’s new ECU-1800, cold air system.

Jim Burnett, Business Development Director – Aspen Systems said, “We have fielded over 3,000 Environmental Control Units (ECU’s over the last 10 years to ensure the operation of vital military C4ISR mobile communications systems.  Our systems have been deployed on the WIN-T, MATV (among others) and recently adopted by the JLTV program.  We are delighted to work with ZeroBase to support their uninterruptible power supplies in mission critical applications.”

According to Mark Lucas, VP of Sales for ZeroBase, “We partnered with Aspen Systems because of their expertise in refrigeration systems and long history in military applications.”

The ZeroBase® EMPAC™ 9kW Hybrid Power System (HPS) is a ruggedized military trailer system capable of providing clean, well-regulated power while increasing the efficiency of power generators, supplying backup power in the event of a loss of generator availability and providing extended silent operations. The 9kW trailered HPS is designed to meet MIL-810 environmental and mechanical specifications to support use in extremely harsh environments across the globe.


■ Weapons and Observation systems

■ Temporary shelters

■ Expeditionary power needs

■ Rapid deployment missions

■ Mobile command centers

■ Support for unreliable power grid

For further information on Aspen Systems, contact Jim Burnett, and for ZeroBase – Mark Lucas,