Concorde batteries are now original equipment on all new 24-volt production Piper aircraft.
According to Concorde Battery officials, in 2012 Piper Aircraft began the evolution, upgrading Mirage, Matrix and Seneca models to Concorde batteries. The transition is now complete, officials report, with Concorde batteries original equipment on all new production aircraft.
RG24-20 (Piper P/N 601-923) is Concorde’s 19 Ah Sealed Lead Acid RG (recombinant gas) battery and the new Original Equipment starting battery on the Piper Seneca. The Seneca has also been upgraded with emergency battery RG-132 (Piper P/N 601-924).
The Piper Seminole’s new Original Equipment batteries are the RG24-15M (Piper P/N 601-926) 13.6 Ah main starting battery and the 6 Ah RG-132 emergency battery.
Piper’s Archer is now running with Concorde’s RG24-11M 11 Ah RG Series main battery and the RG-132 emergency battery.
Concorde’s 16 Ah RG24-17 (Piper P/N 601-919) is Original Equipment on the Mirage and the Matrix aircraft.
Piper also released Piper Service Letter 1128 approving upgrades to the increased capacity battery on Piper models PA-46-350P and PA-46-350T with Piper Kit 88495. This kit provides the necessities to transition from all previously certified battery types to Concorde’s sealed Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) maintenance free battery, officials explain.
Piper’s Meridian was certified with Concorde’s RG-41 (Piper P/N 601-910) high performance RG Battery.
The RG (recombinant gas) Series of sealed lead acid batteries are maintenance free; no water replenishment is ever required, according to Concorde officials. Concorde’s sealed batteries ensure no acid spray and no battery box cleanup, officials add.