Lincad launches Four Channel Caravel Mk2
Lincad, a leading provider of batteries and charging systems to the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD), has launched the Four Channel Caravel Mk2 an enhanced capability version of its world leading Caravel Mk2 charger.
Representing the very latest in battery charger technology and design, Lincad’s new Four Channel Caravel Mk2 charger is set to join a line of Caravel charger products which have seen front-line service with British and international armed forces for over 18 years. Lincad has already received significant orders for the new four channel version from the UK MOD.
The multi-chemistry charger is designed to meet the battery charging and management requirements of Lincad’s LIPS (Lithium Ion Power System) suite of batteries, in addition to other batteries of any electrochemistry, from any original equipment manufacturer.
It can charge batteries ranging from 2V to 58V through a series of interchangeable BIAs (battery interface adaptors), including products not originally intended for use with a third-party charger. With the ability to work with up to four batteries at once, an entire fleet of batteries can be simply managed from a single type of charger. With USB ports, the Four Channel Caravel Mk2 also charge smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, and can be configured for wireless or Ethernet communication.
Both Caravel charger models provide significant power delivery improvement on their predecessors. They effectively halve charging times while delivering improved efficiency and greater flexibility in the battery types that can be recharged.
The upgraded models also feature a transport mode to allow the discharge of any lithium-ion battery to less than 30% state of charge. The required SoC is inline with current International Air Transport Association (IATA) regulations, making it the default charger for organisations in the lithium-ion battery supply chain.
Designed for simplicity of operation with largely automated functionality, the chargers offer flexible, all-purpose solutions for battery charging in barracks environments. With in-service configurable software, end-users are provided with the reassurance that all their current and future battery charging requirements are being met.
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