Armada battery conditioner aimed at transportation issues

Lincad’s Armada is a six-channel battery conditioner designed for charge management of Lithium Ion (Li-ion) and other battery types. The system features a transport mode to prepare Li-ion batteries to less than 30 percent state of charge for air transport in line with current IATA regulations, and a storage mode to prepare Li-ion batteries to 50 percent state of charge for long-term storage. The charger may be bench- or 19-inch-rack mounted and is designed to be rugged enough to operate in military environments. Each conditioner has six independent channels for automatic charging and discharging to get batteries into a suitable state of charge for immediate use, storage, or air transport.

The conditioner is compatible with IrDA and SMBus smart batteries as well as those with no communications interface. The multichannel battery conditioner is able to accept field software upgrades via a laptop computer or Android app, both to improve operational flexibility and to provide a high degree of future-proofing. Charge and discharge functions are controlled by the system software and – once initiated – are largely automatic. User control is via an uncomplicated push-button interface with LED displays providing detailed status indication during operation.