5-Aug-2013 Source: Concorde Battery
Concorde is pleased to have released several NEW Batteries: RG-380E/46, RG-427, RG-641 and the RG-380E/44 heated series.
RG-380E/46 is a new higher capacity 46 Ah 24 Volt battery in the same envelope size as Concorde’s popular RG-380E/44. RG-380E/46 weighs in at the same weight as the RG-380E/44 making it a higher capacity option without the need for structural modifications or weight and balance adjustments. The battery is TSO approved.
RG-427, delivering 34 Ah, is a higher capacity version of the popular RG-407 battery produced for high cyclic helicopter operators desiring extended battery life. This powerhouse provides 26% more capacity than the RG-407. RG-427 is certified for installation on Agusta models A119 and A119MKII using Concorde STC SR04007AT now available through distribution. RG-427 is TSO approved.
RG-641 is a 17 Ah 24 Volt battery designed as a direct replacement in Schweitzer 269 (Hughes 300) applications. TSO and STC approvals are currently in process with expected completion in Q4 2013.
Concorde is proud to release a new heated battery line in our popular RG-380E/44 size. The RG-380E/44KH, RG-380E/44KSH, RG-380E/44LH and RG-380E/44LSH, provide optimal performance at cold temperatures when assembled with a Concorde Heater Control Unit (HCU). A heated battery will accept a charge more quickly in cold operating conditions, particularly in instances where a GPU start is used skipping the warming cycle a battery undergoes during engine start. In cold soak conditions, a heated battery will charge faster helping to prevent situations of undercharged batteries that lead to sulfation and shortened battery life.
Concorde sealed lead acid recombinant gas (RG®), absorbed glass mat (AGM) batteries are a more economical solution to Ni-Cd batteries with no maintenance requirements and reduced cost per flight hour. Sealed lead acid technology does not have a memory and does not require unique charging equipment. Concorde RG®Series batteries may be serviced in any battery facility, including Ni-Cd service facilities.
Concorde designs and manufactures over 90 models of Original Equipment and direct replacement batteries for fixed-wing and rotary aircraft. Concorde batteries are installed as Original Equipment by the majority of aircraft manufacturers and adopted by military aircraft operators worldwide.