Concorde Battery, known for designing “drop in replacements,” has introduced five new products for 2015.
RG-616 is a 6 Ah, 24 volt auxiliary battery designed for replacement of the original equipment nickel-cadmium battery on the EADS CASA 212. Concorde’s CASA 212 STC, ST04178AT, certifies the installation of RG-616 and Concorde’s RG-380E/40B (38 Ah), RG-380E/44 (42 Ah) or RG-380E/46 (46 Ah) in place of the original equipment main nickel-cadmium battery.
Benefits of converting to Concorde’s valve regulated sealed lead acid batteries are lower cost of acquisition, reduced cost per flight hour and zero maintenance in addition to the option of upgrading to a higher capacity battery with the RG-380E/44 or RG-380E/46, according to company officials.
RG-CIS25, Concorde’s AGM sealed lead acid replacement for Russian part number 20нкън-25-уз (20NKBN-25-U3), has received TSO authorization and FAA PMA certification as the original equipment battery on the PZL Mielec M2805 Skytruck. The RG-CIS25 (24V, 26 Ah) has also become a replacement battery for Russian Helicopters’ Mi-8 and Mi-17 platforms.
One of Concorde’s many heated battery models has been approved for installation on the Dassault 7X using Concorde’s RG-390E/KH heated battery assembled with Heater Control Unit HCU-7X with STC ST04185AT. The heated 24V, 28 Ah battery is a drop-in replacement for the original equipment battery.
Although the conversion does not increase battery capacity or change battery chemistry, Concorde’s RG-390ESH/7X is readily available throughout distribution and is a more economical solution than the original equipment sealed lead acid battery, company officials noted.
Also having received TSO authorization in 2015 are Concorde RG-380E/53 battery series (24V, 53 Ah), RG-332 (24V, 44 Ah) and RG-380E/40D (24V, 38 Ah) batteries. Certified installations are in the works to follow in the near future for these new battery offerings.
Concorde sealed lead acid recombinant gas (RG), absorbed glass mat (AGM) batteries are a solution to nickel-cadmium batteries with no maintenance requirements and reduced cost per flight hour. Concorde RG Series do not have a memory and do not require unique charging equipment. Concorde RG Series batteries may be serviced in any battery facility, including nickel-cadmium service facilities, without danger of cross contamination.