On opening day of AirVenture, VDC Electronics introduced two new products designed to simplify wiring experimental and certified aircraft for full-time maintenance charging with the new CEC1-AA BatteryMINDers.
The Model RTA-2415EXP is provided for experimental, amateur-built aircraft. It features 16-gauge wire, polarized SAE connector, a 15A inline fuse, and ring terminals to allow connection to the aircraft’s battery solenoid instead of the battery terminals.
The RTA-2415EXP is priced at $29.95 MSRP, is only eligible and legal for installation on experimental aircraft, and should never be connected directly to the battery terminals.
For FAA Certified aircraft, VDC has partnered with Audio Authority Corporation to offer its Enhanced Flight Model BM-AIK2 Airframe Interface Kit. This collection of aircraft grade parts has everything a licensed mechanic needs to install a quick-connect maintenance-charger harness on any FAA certified aircraft as a minor alteration.
Return to service is by a standard log book entry, so no STC or field approval is required.
The BM-AIK2 kit, priced at $69.95, includes MIL-spec wiring, inline fuse, ring terminals, Anderson SB50 power plug with a protective cover, SAE to SB50 adapter cable, and full instructions including log entry template.
Support with video tutorials and installation examples for popular aircraft is provided online.