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April 20, 2021

True Blue Power Unleashes its Most Powerful Lithium-ion Battery Yet

New 60 amp-hour main ship battery is ideal for Part 25 aircraft and Part 29 rotorcraft

WICHITA, Kan. — True Blue Power, the first company to receive FAA TSO certification for lithium-ion batteries, announced it has added a 60 amp-hour lithium-ion battery to its Gen5 product line. The TB60 saves up to 50 pounds per battery, significantly reducing aircraft empty weight and increasing useful load.


Gen5 Battery Weight Savings Chart

“This battery is a beast. It’s our most powerful battery designed for the most powerful aircraft,” explained Van Winter, Market Development Manager for True Blue Power. “It’s ideal for larger Part 25 aircraft, Part 29 rotorcraft, military and UAS platforms needing higher amp-hours for longer-running emergency and back-up power,” Winter explained.

The TB60 is certified to TSO-C179b, RTCA DO-311A, RTCA DO-160G and RTCA DO-178C Design Assurance Level A. The battery delivers superior reliability and performance and offers on-condition maintenance. The result is zero capacity checks and reduced maintenance costs by up to 90 percent. It is ideal for use in rugged environments and outperforms all other aircraft batteries in extreme temperatures, from -40°C to 70°C.

TB60 lithium-ion battery benefits:

  • Ultra-lightweight and powerful
    Weighs 55% less and delivers more amp hours per pound than any other aircraft battery
  • Real-time monitoring
    Communicates real-time state-of-charge (SOC) and state-of-health (SOH) data
  • Built-in Test (BIT) indicator
    Provides SOC data without the need for external test equipment, load banks or auxiliary power
  • Battery configurations programmed for each specific aircraft
    Charge current limit, end-of-life capacity, minimum dispatch capacity and engine-start readiness
  • 8 years useful battery life
    Up to 4x longer than lead-acid and 3 years longer than NiCad batteries
  • Environmentally friendly
    Eliminates toxic metals and acid spills, significantly reduces carbon emissions and can be recycled or disposed of in area landfills

For more information about the new TB60 Advanced Lithium-ion Battery, contact Erik Ritzman, Vice President of True Blue Power, at 316-630-0101 or visit truebluepowerusa.com.

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About True Blue Power
True Blue Power specializes in the design and manufacture of power solutions for the global aerospace industry. This includes USB charging ports, inverters, voltage converters, emergency power supplies and advanced lithium-ion batteries. Select products feature proprietary NanoPhosphate® lithium-ion battery technology, which offers stable chemistry, faster charging, consistent output, excellent cycle life and superior cost performance — this translates into smaller, lighter products that are less than half the size and weight of existing solutions. For additional information, please visit truebluepowerusa.com.

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