TX16

Lithium-ion Battery

TB17

A lithium-ion battery exclusively offered for experimental aircraft. The TX16 is designed with the same architecture as certified True Blue Power® battery products and offers the experimental market a safe and reliable lithium-ion battery.

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Features

  • Environmentally friendly with no special disposal requirements
  • Overcharge, over-discharge, over-current, short circuit, over-temperature, under-temperature protection with automatic built-in heater and overtemperature protection monitor circuit
  • 2-year maintenance interval —
    50 – 90% savings on maintenance costs
  • 8 years (average) useful life
  • 18-month limited warranty
  • 16 amp-hour battery nominal at 23°C/73.4°F
  • Weighs 15.6 lbs. — 45% lighter than lead-acid or nickel-cadmium alternatives
  • Advanced Nanophosphate® lithium-ion cell chemistry from A123 Systems, LLC — 3x the energy per kilogram when compared to lead-acid and nickel-cadmium cells
  • Rapid recharge and multiple levels of redundancy
  • Superior performance at extreme temperatures (-40°C/-40°F to 70°C/158°F)

The Nanophosphate® Lithium-ion Advantage

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Power

Superior power by weight or volume in a cost effective solution

Safety

Nanophosphate® is stable chemically, providing the foundation for safe systems

Life

Excellent calendar and
cycle life with consistent performance over
extended use

Energy

Higher useable energy means greater battery utilization and lower cost

Product Comparison

Model Number Battery Technology Voltage Output Capacity (1C rate) Weight Maintenance Useful Life
TX16 Lithium-ion 26.4 VDC 16 amp-hour 15.6 lbs. 2 years 8 years (average)
Lead-acid 24 VDC 13.6 amp-hour 29.5 lbs. Annual 2 – 4 years
Nickel-cadmium 24 VDC 17 amp-hour 38.5 lbs. 200 – 400 hours 5 – 10 years

Technical Specifications

Capacity 16 amp-hour nominal at 23°C/73.4°F
Weight 15.6 lbs (45% lighter than lead-acid or nickel-cadmium alternatives)
Technology Advanced Nanophosphate® lithium-ion cell chemistry from A123 Systems, LLC
Charge Voltage 28 VDC nominal
Output Voltage 26.4 VDC nominal
Output Current 240A continuous, 840A max
Energy Density A123 battery cells deliver 3x the energy per kilogram when compared to lead-acid and nickel-cadmium cells
Operating Temperature -40°C to 50°C (-40°F to 122°F)
Altitude 55,000 ft
Dimensions 7.22” L x 7.37” W x 6.01” H
Maintenance 2-year maintenance interval; offers 50 – 90% savings on maintenance costs
Safety Rapid recharge and multiple levels of redundancy
Protection Overcharge, over-discharge, over-current, short circuit, over-temperature,
under-temperature protection with automatic built-in heater and overtemperature protection monitor circuit
Environmentally Friendly No special disposal requirements
Warranty 18-month limited