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Mid-Continent Innovates Its Way Through AEA 2022

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics and True Blue Power 
AEA Convention 2022 Booth #301



Cut the Cords with New True Blue Power ® Wireless Chargers

True Blue Power announced the addition of FAA-certified wireless chargers to the company’s line of electrical power solutions. The TWC15 Series Wireless Chargers are Qi compliant and provide up to 15 watts of power to smartphones, wireless earbuds and personal electronics.
These new wireless chargers are available in three, easy-to-install configurations and are ideal for use in the cabin and cockpit.
“Wireless charging has become more and more prevalent in everyday life. Our customers want to bring convenience power to the aircraft but have found wireless chargers were a hassle to install,” said Van Winter, Director of Aftermarket Sales and Support. “With three unique sizes, our chargers are an easy fix. They deliver power through thicker material, giving you a variety of installation options.”

True Blue Power ® Wireless Charger Benefits

The Easiest Installation
  • Pre-drilled and tapped screw holes
  • Up to 9 millimeters charging gap/depth—Charges through thick material
The Thinnest Charging Module (P/N 6430015-1)
  • Only 0.21 inches in depth
The Largest Charging Area (P/N 6430015-3)
  • 2.9 square inches
The Most Compact Design (P/N 6430015-2)
  • 2.45 inches (length) x 2.28 inches (width)
True Blue Power Wireless Chargers feature a durable, anodized aluminum case. They meet the latest standards for radio frequency (RF) emissions and protect against short circuit, power surge, overload and overtemperature. The intelligent chargers feature Foreign Object Detection (FOD) and will not operate when an electronic device is not present.
The True Blue Power TWC15 Wireless Chargers will be on display in the Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics and True Blue Power booth #301 throughout the AEA International Convention and Trade Show, March 28 – 31 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

New True Blue Power ® Frequency Converter Conquers the Hell Hole, Cuts Replacement Costs, and Quiets the Cabin

True Blue Power introduced a new 4,000-watt AC-to-AC frequency converter built specifically to withstand the harsh operating environment of the “Hell Hole” in large business jets, commercial and special mission aircraft. This increased reliability results in fewer AOG events and a significantly lower cost of operation and ownership.

The TFC4000 is the quietest and most efficient frequency converter on the market, and the lightest in its power class. It provides 15% more power than competing units to outlets throughout the aircraft to support electronics and appliances, such as laptops, computer systems, TVs, vacuums, coffee makers, galley equipment and in-flight entertainment systems.


True Blue Power ® TFC4000 AC-to-AC Frequency Converter Benefits



Weighing in at only 19.8 lbs. (9.0 kg), the TFC4000 is 30% lighter than competing converters.
It is the lightest frequency converter in its power class.


Independent temperature and speed-controlled fans significantly reduce noise. It is the quietest frequency converter on the market.


Silicon carbide technology, custom magnetics and plenum cooling increase efficiency and protect internal components from moisture and contaminants commonly found outside the pressure vessel and in non-temperature-controlled locations, like the “Hell Hole”.
The True Blue Power TFC4000 Frequency Converter will be on display in the Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics and True Blue Power booth #301 throughout the AEA International Convention and Trade Show, March 28 – 31 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, in New Orleans, Louisiana.


Interesting facts about True Blue Power and Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics

  • True Blue Power, a division of Mid-Continent Instrument Co., Inc. (dba Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics), specializes in the design and manufacturing of electrical power solutions for the global aerospace industry, including USB and wireless chargers, power conversion products, emergency power supplies, and advanced lithium-ion batteries.
  • True Blue Power is the first company in the world to engineer and certify lithium-ion batteries for aviation.
  • True Blue Power lithium-ion aircraft batteries are backed by 300,000 flight hours on more than 900 aircraft, 8 airframe certifications, and 10 STCs over the last decade.
  • The Quality Management System of our Wichita, Kansas manufacturing facility is AS9100D and ISO9001:2015 certified.
  • Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics manufactures more than 25,000 new units each year.
  • Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics overhauls, exchanges and repairs more than 15,000 units each year.
  • Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics has the expertise to overhaul more than 6,000 different products.
  • Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics’ SAM ® MD302 Standby Attitude Module is FAA STC approved on 500+ aircraft models.
  • Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics is an Authorized Service Center for: Axnes, BendixKing, Kannad Aviation, Trig Avionics Limited, United Instruments, Inc.
  • Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics is an Authorized Warranty Service Center for: Axnes, BendixKing, Kannad Aviation, Trig Avionics Limited.
  • Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics was a BendixKing Repair Partner of the Year.
  • Online ordering is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, through a user-friendly website at www.mcico.com.
  • View True Blue Power and Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics product and service videos on the Mid-Continent YouTube channel.

About True Blue Power

True Blue Power, a division of Mid-Continent Instrument Co., Inc., specializes in the design and manufacturing of electrical power solutions for the global aerospace industry. This includes USB and wireless chargers, power conversion products, 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 lower total cost of ownership. This translates into smaller, lighter products that are less than half the size and weight of existing battery solutions. True Blue Power supports business, commercial, defense, special mission, UAV, all-electric, hybrid-electric and eVTOL aircraft.
For more information, visit www.truebluepowerusa.com

About Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics provides superior instruments, avionics and power solutions to the global aerospace industry. Our expertise transcends 5 decades, manufacturing safe and certified products through the deployment of innovative technologies and development of sophisticated, clean-sheet designs. The Quality Management System of our Wichita, Kansas manufacturing facility is AS9100D and ISO9001:2015 certified. We operate one of the largest maintenance, overhaul and exchange programs in the world and proudly support customers in general, business and commercial aviation, UAVs, defense and special missions markets.
For more information, visit www.mcico.com


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