WICHITA, Kan. — True Blue Power today announced the company’s TC2000 AC-to-DC Voltage Converters and MAX Power TA360 USB Chargers are Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approved on Bombardier CRJ-550 regional jets to provide in-seat, cabin, galley and cockpit power. The STC was completed by U.S. Technical Consultants, Inc. and includes two True Blue Power TC2000 voltage converters and 53 MAX Power TA360 USB Chargers, installed throughout the aircraft.
“This USB-power solution is currently flying on more than 50 CRJ-550s, operated here in the U.S.,” said Tom Genovese, Director of Commercial Transport and Defense for True Blue Power. “Our certified products are durable, reliable, and provide a 40 to 50 percent weight savings, compared to alternative AC power solutions. Even better, the True Blue Power USB chargers installed on the CRJ-550 provide passengers with 60 watts of ultra-fast charging, USB-C PD convenience power at every seat.”
In addition to reliable in-seat power, the STC-upgrade on the CRJ-550 features True Blue Power USB chargers in the forward galley and cockpit.
MAX Power TA360 Series USB Chargers deliver up to 100 watts per port. They feature the latest USB-PD technology and intelligent, device-driven voltage output. This guarantees passengers receive the maximum power needed for their devices. MAX Power USB chargers are TSO certified, available in multiple configurations, and offer easy in-seat, cabin, cockpit, and galley installation. The TA360 Series is compatible with all USB-C PD, traditional USB-C and USB-A devices.
The TC2000 AC-to-DC Converter is ideal for aircraft with AC electrical systems requiring 28-volt DC power. This voltage converter delivers 2,000 watts of DC power to in-flight entertainment systems, interior and exterior lighting and in-seat, cabin, galley and cockpit USB power. The TSO-certified TC2000 is compact, lightweight and easy to install.
For more information about the USB-power STC for the Bombardier CRJ-550 regional jet, contact Buenaventura Quirino, Vice President and GM of Engineering Services for U.S. Technical Consultants, Inc. at 714-784-5481, or visit ustechnical.com. For additional information about True Blue Power USB chargers and electrical power systems, contact Tom Genovese at 316-630-0101 or visit truebluepowerusa.com.
About True Blue Power
True Blue Power specializes in the design and manufacturing of electrical power systems for the global aerospace industry. This includes USB and wireless chargers, power conversion products, emergency power supplies, and advanced lithium-ion batteries. Select products feature proprietary NanoPhosphate® lithium-ion battery technology, which offers stable chemistry, faster charging, consistent output, excellent cycle life and lower total cost of ownership. This translates into smaller, lighter products that are less than half the size and weight of existing battery solutions. True Blue Power supports business, commercial, defense, special mission, UAV, all-electric, hybrid-electric and eVTOL aircraft. For additional information, please visit truebluepowerusa.com.