17-Jul-2010 Source: Mid-Continent Instruments
Mid-Continent Instrumentsâ€™ MD50 500 VA Static Inverter, one in the companyâ€™s new line of True Blue Powerâ„¢ products, has received TSO-C73 certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
â€œThe MD50 static inverter is ideal for passengers requiring outlet electricity during flight,â€ said Tom Genovese, director of sales for Mid-Continent Instruments. â€œWe are seeing a growing demand for access to cabin power so that passengers can charge cell phones, entertainment systems or laptop computers and stay productive during flight.â€
The DC-to-AC static inverter produces 115 volts at 60 Hz for 500 watts of â€œwall outletâ€ power from an aircraftâ€™s 28 VDC input. Smaller and lighter than traditional inverters, the MD50 has the same connector and footprint of legacy designs, plus overload and short-circuit protection up to 150 percent of the rated load. The inverter was designed to be a drop-in replacement for other similar legacy inverters, utilizing the same connector and mounting option. It can also be used in forward-fit applications for customers wanting to add 115 VAC outlets in new installations.
True Blue Powerâ„¢ is a new line of power products designed and manufactured by Mid-Continent Instruments. Current production includes aircraft inverters, to be followed by batteries and emergency batteries. True Blue Powerâ„¢ products combine proven technology with the superior quality, ingenuity and decades of experience that customers have come to expect from Mid-Continent Instruments.
For more information about the MD50 or Mid-Continent Instruments, contact Tom Genovese, director of sales for Mid-Continent Instruments, at 316-630-0101 or visit www.mcico.com.
About Mid-Continent Instruments
Mid-Continent Instruments manufactures aircraft instruments for the general aviation industry. Services at the Wichita, Kan., facility include developing and manufacturing new instruments and avionics products, overhaul and repair. Mid-Continent Instruments â€“ West in Van Nuys, Calif., provides new instrument sales and is the top-rated instrument overhaul shop on the West Coast. Specialties include gyro, altimeter, HSI and autopilot system overhauls. Mid-Continent Instruments products are found in every Cessna-built aircraft and Hawker Beechcraftâ€™s line of Bonanzas, Barons, King Airs and 1900 Airliners. Other key customers include Garmin International, Cirrus, Diamond, Piper, Robinson Helicopter Co., Vulcanair, Eurocopter and Bell Helicopter. For more information, visit www.mcico.com.