More Useful Load Results From R44 Use of REALLY Light Battery

Thu, Apr 01, 2021

True Blue Power TB17 Lithium-ion Battery Now Standard Option on R44 Helicopters

True Blue Power, the first company to receive FAA TSO certification for lithium-ion batteries, has announced the company’s TB17 (17 amp-hour) lithium-ion main ship battery is now a standard option on Robinson Helicopter Company’s R44.

Weighing only 16 pounds, the TB17 gives R44 operators an additional 13 pounds of useful load compared to the helicopter’s standard lead-acid battery.

The TB17 is ideally suited for use in extreme environments and engineered with a built-in automatic heater. It outperforms lead-acid and NiCad batteries in extreme temperatures, from -40°C to 70°C.

“With the TB17, your engine will start in the most demanding operations,” said Erik Ritzman, Vice President of True Blue Power. “This battery delivers higher voltage during engine start, which means improved starter performance, less wear and less maintenance,” continued Ritzman.

“Even better, capacity checks are only required every two years and useful life is four times longer than any other battery.”


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