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Benefits

  • Significant weight savings
  • 8 year (average) useful life
  • Reduced direct operating costs
    less fuel
    less maintenance
    less ground personnel
    less infrastructure
  • Reduced turn times
  • Improved flight performance
  • Increased dispatch reliability
  • Increased engine & component life
  • Lower internal turbine start temperatures
  • Faster engine starts
  • Increased useful load
    more cargo
    more passengers
    more baggage
    more fuel
  • Increased customer satisfaction
  • No specialized test equipment required
  • Rapid recharge and high duty cycle
  • Built-in, automatic heater
  • Intelligent ARINC communication
  • Increased aircraft appreciation value
  • Higher turbo shaft rotation (N1) percentage
TB44
Certified Lithium-ion
Aircraft Battery

Operational Value

  • Reduces empty weight and increases useful load
  • 29 - 32 pounds less when compared to lead-acid and NiCad


  • Superior high temperature and cold weather performance
  • -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)


  • Reduces Caravan® fuel and maintenance costs
  • Up to $2,000 per year per aircraft when compared to lead-acid batteries


  • Significantly reduced maintenance
  • Capacity check every two years


  • Increased net present worth over 10 years
  • More than $11,000 per aircraft when compared to lead-acid batteries


  • Environmentally friendly
  • No heavy metals and easy disposal
    Reduced carbon emissions

The NanoPhosphate® Lithium-ion Advantage


Power

Superior power by weight or volume in a cost effective solution


Safety

NanoPhosphate® is stable chemically, providing the foundation for safe systems


Life

Excellent calendar and cycle life with consistent performance over extended use


Energy

Higher useable energy means greater battery utilization and lower cost

Product Comparison

  Battery Technology Voltage Output Capacity (1C rate) Weight Maintenance Useful Life
TB44 Lithium-ion 26.4 VDC 46 amp-hour 51.7 lbs. 2 years 8 years (average)
Concorde RG-380E/40 Lead-acid 24 VDC 38 amp-hour 81 lbs. 1 year (annual), 3 – 6 months (subsequent) 2 – 4 years
Saft 4078-19 Nickel-cadmium 24 VDC 43 amp-hour 84 lbs. 200 – 400 hours 5 – 10 years