Concorde Battery Corporation has received TSO approval of the RG-380E/46 battery series.
The RG‐380E/46 series batteries have more power at the same weight and in the same dimensions as the RG Series RG‐380E/44 batteries, according to company officials.
This direct replacement supplies 10% more power at 46 Ah than the 42 Ah RG‐380E/44, company officials said. When used in the same application, the RG‐380E/46 will last longer (due to a lower depth of discharge on engine start), cause less engine wear (due to more cranking power), and provide more essential power in the event of an alternator failure allowing more time to safely land the aircraft, officials add.
Obtaining TSO approval was the first step toward updating STCs that incorporate the RG‐380E/44 to include this higher power solution. Revised STCs for the superior RG‐380E/46 battery should be available in the near future, according to company officials.
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