True Blue Power Introduces Citation Emergency Battery | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Most Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date



Airborne-Wednesday Airborne-Thursday


Airborne On YouTube



Airborne-Unlimited-06.12.24 Airborne-FltTraining-06.13.24


Thu, Mar 21, 2024

True Blue Power Introduces Citation Emergency Battery

TS28 Replaces Emergency Lighting Batts on 6 Models of Cessna Aircraft

Cessna Citation owners of the 550,m 560, 650, 680/A, and 700 series aircraft have a new replacement option to swap out for the old, heavy emergency lighting battery.

The new TS28 provides 28 volts of DC power for aircraft loads, allowing pilots to keep all the fixin's going in the event of a generator failure. The TS28 is a direct drop-in replacement for the original Radiant Battery Power Supply (CBS28-1), allowing the use of lighting and critical gear should the worst occur. Unusually, the TS28 sticks with Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) this time around, chosen for its "improved performance, battery life, and energy per cell compared to competing battery chemistries". It's a break from the seemingly constant drumbeat of new lithium batteries, if anything. But True Blue Power knows what they're doing, and they say the NiMH system "is more environmentally friendly and provides significantly better dispatch reliability, with no memory effect and increased capacity."

When equipped on a suitable Citation, it offers a 2-year capacity check, no memory effect, higher total power storage, and easy in & out removal. Over its 4 to 6 year life span, it should prove quite a bit less needy for the end user, requiring less attention than vintage lead acid units while offering a suitably modern bump in performance. It sports a familiarly rugged metal chassis and 4-pin milspec circular connector for electrical interfacing with existing gear. The installation requires only 4 threaded fasteners, shortening maintenance timelines with an improved battery without the niggling worry of a fire, as some lithium items nestled deep in the aircraft's guts may give.



More News

ANNouncement: Now Accepting Applications For Oshkosh 2024 Stringers!!!

An Amazing Experience Awaits The Chosen Few... Oshkosh, to us, seems the perfect place to get started on watching aviation recover the past couple of years... and so ANN is putting>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.13.24)

“NBAA has a tremendous responsibility to the business aviation industry, and we are constantly collaborating with them. Our flight departments, professionals and aircraft own>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.13.24): Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning Dead reckoning, as applied to flying, is the navigation of an airplane solely by means of computations based on airspeed, course, heading, wind direction, and speed,>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.13.24)

Aero Linx: Vertical Aviation Safety Team (VAST) We are a public–private initiative to enhance worldwide flight operations safety in all segments of the vertical flight indust>[...]

ANN FAQ: How Do I Become A News Spy?

We're Everywhere... Thanks To You! Even with the vast resources and incredibly far-reaching scope of the Aero-News Network, every now and then a story that should be reported on sl>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus





© 2007 - 2024 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC