Lithium-ion Aircraft Battery

Part Number
6430017-1
Model Number
TB17
Manufacturer
Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics
Technical Description
26.4 VDC, 17 Ah, Lithium-ion, TSO
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Product Description

Cut your aircraft battery weight by up to 45% with the True Blue Power TB17 Advanced Lithium-ion Aircraft Battery. You’ll protect your engine with cooler, faster starts. An automatic, built-in heater ensures your aircraft outperforms all others in extreme cold temperatures, from -40°C to +70°C. The TB17 is TSO certified and has a 2-year maintenance interval, saving you time and money.

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Start Lighter

True Blue Power batteries are the lightest and most compact, saving you up to 85 pounds per battery. Our efficient design gives you more power per pound than any other aircraft battery. Less weight means more passengers, more cargo, more fuel, and more design flexibility.

Start Faster

True Blue Power batteries give you cooler and faster engine starts, capable of 7 starts in 7 minutes. Turboprop engines, like the Pratt & Whitney PT6A, start in half the time and, typically, 100° cooler. Our sophisticated design allows your battery to fully recharge within 30 minutes and constant voltage helps eliminate hot starts. An automatic, built-in heater ensures your aircraft outperforms all others in extreme temperatures, from -40°C to +70°C.

Start Smarter

True Blue Power batteries feature charge current limiting, overcharge, over-discharge, over-current, short circuit, over-temperature and under-temperature protection. Even smarter, you’ll save time and money with the longest-lasting aircraft batteries on the market. True Blue Power batteries last 8 years. That’s up to 4x longer than lead acid and NiCad.

Benefits and Specifications
Benefits
  • 17 amp-hour battery nominal at 23°C/73.4°F
  • Weighs 16 lbs. — 45% lighter than lead-acid or nickel-cadmium alternatives
  • Advanced NanoPhosphate® lithium-ion cell chemistry — 3x the energy per kilogram when compared to lead-acid and nickel-cadmium cells
  • 7 engine starts in 7 minutes
  • 30 minutes (at 34 amps) for complete recharge when the battery is fully discharged
  • Superior performance at extreme temperatures (-40°C/-40°F to +70°C/+158°F)
  • Overcharge, over-discharge, over-current, short circuit, over-temperature, under-temperature and charge current limiting protection
  • Communicates battery status to the cockpit
  • Higher voltage during engine start — Less wear, less maintenance and increased useful life
  • 2-year maintenance interval — 50 – 90% savings on maintenance costs
  • 8 years (average) useful life
  • Designed and built in Wichita, Kansas, USA
  • FAA TSO Certified
  • Two-year limited warranty
Specifications

Capacity
17 amp-hour nominal at 23°C/73.4°F

Charge Voltage
28 VDC nominal

Output Voltage
26.4 VDC nominal

Output Current
500 A continuous, 840 A max

Technology
Advanced NanoPhosphate® lithium-ion cell chemistry

Protection
Overcharge, over-discharge, over-current, short circuit, over-temperature, under-temperature and charge current limiting

Energy Density
64.4 Wh/kg
87.1 Wh/liter

Operating Temperature
-40°C to +70°C (-40°F to +158°F)

Weight
16.0 lbs. (7.2 kg)

Dimensions
7.2” L x 7.4” W x 6.1” H

Configuration
7P8S; 7 parallel cells x 8 series modules

Maintenance
2-year maintenance interval; offers 50 – 90% savings on maintenance costs

Battery Life Expectancy
8 years (average)

Case
Anodized aluminum, blue

Certification
FAA TSO-C179b (Class A-4B)
RTCA DO-311A
RTCA DO-160G
UNDOT/IATA

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