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True Blue Power Shows off TB50 Main Battery

44 Pounds of Lithium Performance Comes to the Fore

True Blue Power unveiled its newest member of the product family, the Gen5 TB50 Lithium-Ion Aircraft Battery.

It's a main ship battery that fits a 50 amp-hour engine start battery into the dimensions of a standard lead-acid 44 amp-hour piece. The TB50 gives owners and operators all the usual benefits of joining the modern era with a lithium-ion battery: less weight, more power, and darn near zero maintenance. The TB50 weighs half as much and delivers twice as many amp-hours pound-for-pound over the old school kit. That means better engine starts, extra back-up power during an emergency, and quicker recharge. Also a boon for operators is the overall lifecycle - It doesn't require capacity checks, and communicates real-time charge state and health to the cockpit. Over the long run, lithium wins too, lasting about four times longer than an old school lead battery, and 3 years longer than a NiCad (remember when those things were new and exciting? How far we've come!)

The TB50 sports a whole host of certifications, too, with TSO-C179b, RTCA DO-311A, RTCA DO-160G and RTCA DO-178C Design Assurance Level A. It can run just fine in temps from -40º to +70º celsius, too. Total weight runs at just a hair under 44 pounds, in a 10.9" by 11.8” by 10.1” box. Total amperage sits at 460 amps continuous, or 1,500A max. 

True Blue Power says that the TB50 also lets you enjoy a little less environmental guilt, for those sensitive to the eco-cost of aircraft batteries. It "addresses the negative environmental impact of heavy, lead-acid and NiCad batteries, eliminating toxic metals and acid spills, and significantly reducing carbon emissions." True Blue Power says that their full range of lithium-ion batteries can be recycled or disposed of in area landfills, too. 



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