Rugged, intelligent, lightweight power management solutions for military use
On booth #1003 at Modern Day Marine 2017, Protonex Technology Corporation is exhibiting its PTX expeditionary power solutions. The company developed and manufactures the PTX line of rugged, intelligent, lightweight power management solutions for military use. These field-proven products include the SPM-622 Squad Power Manager that dramatically reduces the number and variety of batteries needed by today’s soldier; the ABC-812 Adaptive Battery Charger that allows end-users to charge all their batteries twice as fast, and at a lower price point than other field-ready battery chargers; and the VPM-402 Vest Power Manager that manages both data and power for communications and situational awareness systems.
The SPM-622 Squad Power Manager has recently achieved “Safe-To-Fly Certification” by the United States Air Force for C-130H HERCULES and C-130J Super HERCULES. As the C-130 HERCULES celebrated its 63rd birthday on 23 August, this certification is particularly timely.
The Safe-To-Fly certification means that troops can plug their power managers into the aircraft’s power outlets while in-flight, without any danger of interference with the aircraft’s systems. With this capability in hand, troops can focus on their mission, reduce time spent dealing with batteries and shrink their overall equipment footprint. The award of this certification also enables medical personnel to utilise the SPM-622 Universal Austere Medical Power (UAMP) Kit to continue running lifesaving equipment during the flight phase of a medical evacuation.