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7-29-13 Concorde Battery Discontinues CB (Dry Charged) Battery Line

RG CollageWEST COVINA, CA - Concorde’s high standards have resulted in sealed lead acid battery technology that provides more efficiency, more power and more convenience than traditional flooded battery technology. This led to an escalating shift in customer’s preference for a sealed RG® Series battery over the CB flooded battery type. As a result, the decline in flooded battery demand dramatically increased manufacturing costs to produce the CB product line. For years, out of respect to loyal flooded battery customers, Concorde continued to manufacture CB batteries despite decreasing demand and increased costs. As a quality company and after serious consideration, Concorde decided it was in our customer’s best interest to discontinue the CB flooded battery line. This decision was based on the proven superior performance of RG® Series batteries and not wanting to sell an older technology at increased prices.

Concorde understands there are many lead acid battery options for aircraft owners and numerous factors contribute to battery preference. Important factors for all consumers making any purchase are cost and value. The CB series has long been perceived as less expensive when in fact this is not the case. As the demand for flooded batteries has decreased, several CB products are actually more expensive than the more efficient RG® battery counterpart. Additionally, Concorde’s recombinant gas (RG® Series) sealed battery technology produces a superior performing battery with the advantages of being maintenance free and without the risk of corrosive acid spills or gassing. In a RG® Battery more plates are packed tightly into the sealed design which reduces internal resistance and provides greater protection against shock and vibration. The result is longer battery life and significantly more power for faster starts and less stress on the starter.

In 2012, Concorde’s Recombinant Gas (RG®) Sealed Lead Acid Batteries were chosen by The Aviation Consumer as the “Gear of the Year” award winner for Best Aircraft Battery. This endorsement is largely due to the winning results found by The Aviation Consumer when they compared Concorde’s sealed technology batteries to the competition. These comparisons are well documented in, “Aircraft Batteries: Concorde Still Excels” published in September 2011. The Aviation Consumer’s results are an indication of Concorde’s diligence in perfecting the RG® Series Sealed Lead Acid battery product line and recognizing the importance of providing top rate customer service. More general aviation pilots are now flying with Concorde batteries than any other aircraft battery.

Concorde designs and manufactures over 90 models of Original Equipment and direct replacement batteries for fixed wing and rotary aircraft and has a reputation for designing application specific solutions. Concorde batteries are installed as original Equipment by the majority of aircraft manufactures and adopted by military aircraft operators worldwide.

Manufacturing safe, durable and reliable Military and Commercial TSO, FAA-PMA and OEM certified aircraft batteries for over 30 years.

Crafted for quality in the U.S.A.

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8-29-12 Concorde Battery named Product of the Year: Best Aircraft Battery By The Aviation Consumer

RG24 15AWEST COVINA, CA – The Aviation Consumer has named Concorde Product of the Year for Best Aircraft Battery. As an independent publisher, The Aviation Consumer is free to report their unbiased opinions of aircraft products and accessories based on independent test results and end user surveys. The monthly magazine’s surveys of aircraft battery users are published annually and Concorde Battery Corporation has continued to outperform like technologies and increase market share for many years.

“And by a margin wide enough to taxi a Piper Mirage through” is the metaphor used to describe how Concorde outperforms the competition in The Aviation Consumer’s opening line of the Gear of the Year article (July 2012). The magazine goes on to say that year after year Concorde Battery users surveyed enthusiastically report satisfaction, saying the batteries perform above published ratings, and that very little evidence of premature failures is found. We are proud that this margin is in part thanks to excellent customer service, also commented on in the article.

Concorde greatly appreciates our users and distributors for helping us achieve this rating with The Aviation Consumer. Thank you for choosing Concorde!

Concorde designs and manufactures over 90 models of Original Equipment and direct replacement batteries for fixed wing and rotary aircraft and has a reputation for designing application specific solutions. Concorde batteries are installed as Original Equipment by aircraft manufacturers and adopted by military aircraft operators worldwide.

Manufacturing Military and Commercial TSO, FAA-PMA and OEM certified aircraft batteries for over 30 years.

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7-24-12 Concorde Battery Announces NEW RG-325 The Original Equipment Battery on Robinson`s R66

RG 325Concorde Battery has developed a new lighter weight aircraft battery for turbine applications. The new RG-325 is 25 AH and FAA-TSO authorized. RG-325 was specifically constructed for turbine starting applications with the goal of a lighter weight, durably constructed battery that could sustain multiple turbine engine starts. With this in mind, rather than designing the battery with the typical heavy MS3509 receptacle that also requires a heavy Quick Disconnect connector, it was designed with brass M8 terminals for lighter weight ring terminal connections. This weight reduction also results in cost savings due to the high cost of the MS3509 receptacle.

RG-325 is constructed with Concorde’s same proven technology of robust plates, larger intercell connections for less internal resistance and proprietary PolyGuard® separators (an additional layer of protection against shorts that is unique to Concorde). As with all of Concorde’s RG® Series batteries, RG-325 is maintenance free (doesn’t require the addition of electrolyte or water), aerobatic and factory tested to assure airworthiness and installation readiness. RG-325 has also passed the rigorous requirements of TSO testing to obtain FAA-TSO authorization.

Concorde Battery is pleased to announce Robinson® Helicopter Co. has selected the RG-325 for the R66 Turbine helicopter.

Concorde designs and manufactures over 90 models of Original Equipment and direct replacement batteries for fixed wing and rotary aircraft and has a reputation for designing application specific solutions. Concorde batteries are installed as Original Equipment by the majority of aircraft manufacturers and adopted by military aircraft operators worldwide.

Manufacturing safe, durable and reliable military and commercial TSO, FAA-PMA and OEM certified aircraft batteries for over 30 years.

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7-20-12 Concorde Battery STC Receives Approval for ATR 42 / 72 Series Aircraft

RG 380E 44BWEST COVINA, CA – Concorde’s STC ST03930AT, replaces the nickel cadmium main battery with Concorde’s RG-380E/44 and the nickel-cadmium emergency battery with Concorde’s RG-42. EASA approval (ESTC 10038867) and Transport Canada Approval (5010-0-11-0676) have also been received.

RG-380E/44 and RG-42 for ATR 42 & ATR 72 Series aircraft are plug in replacements for the OE nickel-cadmium batteries. No modification to the aircraft is required.

Concorde’s RG-380E/44 (Original Equipment on many corporate aircraft) and RG-42 are both TSO approved and as such have passed rigorous TSO C-173 testing for duty cycle, electrical performance, temperature extremes, shock/vibration and environmental requirements.

Utilizing valve regulated sealed lead acid recombinant gas (RG®) technology, Concorde’s superior performance can be attributed to unique design features such as proprietary PolyGuard® separators (an additional layer of protection against shorting, exclusive to Concorde) robust plate construction, over the cell wall intercell connections for reduced internal resistance and a commitment to quality standards. Concorde batteries have been proven reliable, durable and safe for over 30 years.

The advantages of converting from nickel-cadmium to Concorde include lower cost of acquisition, zero maintenance and reduced battery costs per flight hour. Concorde batteries do not require deep cycling to remove the “memory effects” seen in nickel-cadmium batteries, do not require water or electrolyte replenishment and have no risk of thermal runaway. With the benefit of RG® Series batteries shipping Hazmat Exempt, transportation is less costly regardless of whether shipping by land, sea or air.

Concorde designs and manufactures over 90 models of Original Equipment and direct replacement batteries for fixed wing and rotary aircraft and has a reputation for designing application specific solutions. Concorde batteries are installed as original Equipment by the majority of aircraft manufactures and adopted by military aircraft operators worldwide.

Manufacturing Military and Commercial TSO, FAA-PMA and OEM certified aircraft batteries for over 30 years.


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7-19-12 Boeing has Approved Concorde RG-150-1 & RG-150-2 Battery Packs for Boeing 717 & MD-90

RG 150 1Concorde Battery is pleased to announce that Boeing has approved Concorde’s RG-150-1 & RG-150-2 battery packs as alternative IRS standby power supplies for Boeing models 717 and MD-90 Series.

RG-150-1 & RG-150-2 (heated version) are 3.5 Ah batteries constructed with Concorde’s valve regulated lead acid (VRLA) recombinant gas (RG®) technology that has been proven as reliable, durable and safe for over 30 years. Both batteries have passed rigorous TSO-C173 testing for duty cycle, electrical performance, temperature extremes, shock/vibration and environmental requirements and are FAA-TSO authorized.

RG-150-1 & RG-150-2 are 24 volt with no internal boosting circuitry. The straightforward design should eliminate the ADIRU power-up test nuisance faults caused by the original 12 volt ACME P/N 264BS101-1 & Marathon P/N BP-95 power supplies that are boosted to 24 volts. RG-150 Series batteries dimensionally conform to ARINC 404A, ¼ ATR Short and have field replaceable battery packs.

Boeing has issued MD 90 Service Letter MD-90-34-104-A & Boeing 717 Service Letter 717-SL-34-111-A to replace with Concorde.

The advantages of converting from nickel-cadmium to Concorde include lower cost of acquisition, zero maintenance and reduced battery costs per flight hour. Concorde batteries do not require deep cycling to remove the “memory effects” seen in nickel-cadmium batteries, do not require water or electrolyte replenishment and have no risk of thermal runaway. With the benefit of RG® Series batteries shipping Hazmat Exempt, transportation is less costly regardless of whether shipping by land, sea or air.

Concorde designs and manufactures over 90 models of Original Equipment and direct replacement batteries for fixed wing and rotary aircraft and has a reputation for designing application specific solutions. Concorde batteries are installed as Original Equipment by aircraft manufacturers and adopted by military aircraft operators worldwide.

Manufacturing Military and Commercial TSO, FAA-PMA and OEM certified aircraft batteries for over 30 years.

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7-18-12 DHC-6 Twin Otter STC SA03971AT Approved to Install Concorde Batteries

RG 380E 60LBWest Covina, CA -- Concorde is pleased to have the RG-380E/60L selected as the Original Equipment battery for Viking Air Limited new production DHC-6-400 aircraft. Concorde is also pleased to announce FAA approval of STC SA03971AT to replace nickel-cadmium main and auxiliary batteries on DHC-6-1, DHC-6-100, DHC-6-200, and DHC-6-300 vintage aircraft.

The STC provides for the replacement of the heavy duty main 40Ah nickel-cadmium or AN-3150 lead-acid battery and/or the nickel-cadmium auxiliary battery. The main battery can be replaced with either of Concorde’s popular RG-380E/44 (42Ah) or higher capacity RG-380E/60L (48Ah) battery for cold weather operations. If the aircraft has not been modified for removal of the auxiliary battery, the original nickel-cadmium auxiliary battery can be replaced with the new RG-300 (3.3Ah).

RG 380E 44BRG-380E/44, RG-380E/60L and RG-300 are all TSO authorized and as such, have passed rigorous TSO C-173 testing for duty cycle, electrical performance, temperature extremes, shock/vibration and environmental requirements. Concorde’s valve regulated lead acid (VRLA) recombinant gas (RG®) absorbed glass mat (AGM) technology has been proven as reliable, durable and safe for over 30 years. Superior performance can be attributed to unique design features such as proprietary PolyGuard® separators (an additional layer of protection against shorting, unique to Concorde) robust plate construction, over the cell wall intercell connections for reduced internal resistance and a commitment to quality standards.

The advantages of converting from nickel-cadmium to Concorde’s RG® Series batteries include lower cost of acquisition, zero maintenance and reduced battery costs per flight hour. Concorde batteries do not require deep cycling to remove the “memory effects” seen in nickel-cadmium batteries, do not require water or electrolyte replenishment and have no risk of thermal runaway. With the benefit of RG® Series batteries shipping Hazmat Exempt, transportation is more cost effective regardless of whether shipping by land, sea or air.


Concorde designs and manufactures over 90 models of Original Equipment and direct replacement batteries for fixed wing and rotary aircraft and has a reputation for designing application specific solutions. Concorde batteries are installed as original Equipment by the majority of aircraft manufactures and adopted by military aircraft operators worldwide.

Manufacturing safe, durable and reliable Military and Commercial TSO, FAA-PMA and OEM certified aircraft batteries for over 30 years.

Crafted for quality in the U.S.A.

ISO9001 + AS9100

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7-27-12 Concorde Battery Chosen as Original Equipment for New Production Piper Aircraft –Mirage, Matrix, & Seneca

WEST COVINA, CA – Concorde Battery is proud to announce that Piper Aircraft, Inc. has selected Concorde batteries for new production Mirage, Matrix, and Seneca aircraft.

RG24 17The RG24-17 (Piper P/N 601-919) is now Original Equipment on the PA-46-350P Mirage and the PA-46R-350T Matrix aircraft. The RG24-17 is a Sealed Lead Acid RG® (recombinant gas) maintenance free battery; no water replenishment is ever required. Piper has also released Piper Service Letter 1128 approving upgrades to the increased capacity battery on Piper models PA-46-350P and PA-46-350T with Piper Kit 88495. This kit provides the necessities to transition from all previously certified battery types to Concorde’s sealed Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) maintenance free battery. Converting to Concorde’s sealed battery ensures no acid spray and no battery box cleanup.


The RG24-20 (Piper P/N 601-923) and RG-132 (Piper P/N 601-924) have been selected as the Original Equipment main and emergency batteries on new production PA-34-220T Seneca aircraft. The RG24-20 is a 19 AH Sealed Lead Acid starting battery and the RG-132 is a 6 AH Sealed Lead Acid auxiliary battery.

RG24 20AConcorde designs and manufactures over 90 models of Original Equipment and direct replacement batteries for fixed wing and rotary aircraft and has a reputation for designing application specific solutions. Concorde batteries are installed as Original Equipment by the majority of aircraft manufacturers and adopted by military aircraft operators worldwide.

Manufacturing military and commercial TSO, FAA-PMA, and OEM certified aircraft batteries for over 30 years.

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7-26-12 Bombardier Challenger 600 Series Aircraft STC Approved to Install Concorde’s RG-380E/44L and NEW RG-223 Batteries

RG 380E 44LBConcorde is pleased to announce FAA approval of STC ST01646WI for the Bombardier CL-600-2B16, CL-600-2B19, CL-600-2C10, & CL-600-2D24 to convert from nickel-cadmium or existing lead acid to Concorde’s valve regulated sealed lead acid recombinant gas (RG®) batteries.

ST01646WI permits the replacement of the main battery alone, the APU battery alone or both batteries. The main battery is replaced with Concorde’s NEW design RG-223 (17Ah) battery and the APU battery is replaced with the popular RG-380E/44L (42Ah) battery. Both batteries have passed rigorous TSO C-173 testing for duty cycle, electrical performance, temperature extremes, shock/vibration and environmental requirements and are FAA-TSO authorized.

CL-600 Series aircraft are equipped with a variety of dedicated chargers for each battery. Concorde batteries require the Securaplane Model BC-1306 (P/N 100-1084-01) charger. BC-1306 is FAA-PMA approved and is included in the Illustrated Parts Catalog (IPC) of each aircraft model covered by this STC. Installation of the BC-1306 battery charger is not included in this STC since they are already covered by the aircraft IPC. With the BC-1306 installed, RG-380E/44L and RG-223 are drop in replacements for the original equipment nickel-cadmium batteries and no modification to the aircraft is required other than replacing temp sensors with those included in the STC kit.

RG 223Concorde’s valve regulated lead acid (VRLA) recombinant gas (RG®) absorbed glass mat (AGM) technology has been proven as reliable, durable and safe for over 30 years. Superior performance can be attributed to unique design features such as proprietary PolyGuard® separators (an additional layer of protection against shorting, unique to Concorde) robust plate construction, over the cell wall intercell connections for reduced internal resistance and a commitment to quality standards.


The advantages of converting from nickel-cadmium to Concorde include lower cost of acquisition, zero maintenance and reduced battery costs per flight hour. Concorde batteries do not require deep cycling to remove the “memory effects” seen in nickel-cadmium batteries, do not require water or electrolyte replenishment and have no risk of thermal runaway. With the benefit of RG® Series batteries shipping Hazmat Exempt, transportation is less costly regardless of whether shipping by land, sea or air.

Concorde designs and manufactures over 90 models of Original Equipment and direct replacement batteries for fixed wing and rotary aircraft and has a reputation for designing application specific solutions. Concorde batteries are installed as original Equipment by the majority of aircraft manufactures and adopted by military aircraft operators worldwide.

Manufacturing Military and Commercial TSO, FAA-PMA and OEM certified aircraft batteries for over 30 years.


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7-25-12 Concorde Battery Approves New Battery Maintainers, Battery Capacity Tester/Charger and Battery Charger for Use with RG® Series Batteries

bc 8000WEST COVINA, CA – Concorde Battery has approved the BC-8000 (Battery Charger and Capacity Tester), BC-9000 (25 Amp Battery Charger) and BatteryMINDer 12V and 24V versions for use on all RG® Series Batteries.

The NEW BC-8000 (Concorde P/N 4168) was designed to provide a cost effective battery charger and capacity tester for 12 & 24 Volt batteries in one light weight unit. The step by step digital display is easy to program for “Set It and Forget It” use. The BC-8000 provides an adjustable constant current load in 0.1A increments from 0.5A to 15A and 1.0A increments from 15A to 55A for discharge purposes. Additionally, the unit is a 25A charger capable of constant voltage and constant current charging for use on lead acid and nickel-cadmium batteries. The unit includes over temperature protection, an audio warning when capacity test is complete and an option for printable reports.

The New BC-9000 (Concorde P/N 4169) is a portable lightweight 25A charger designed to provide operators with an economical and accurate means of charging lead acid and nickel-cadmium aircraft batteries. Complete with a universal AC power input and LCD display this easy to use charger has been tested and approved as a safe charging option for Concorde batteries.

bc9000Concorde Battery Corporation worked closely with VDC the makers of the BatteryMINDer® to develop the new 12248-AA-S5 (12 Volt) and 24041-AA-S5 (24 Volt) BatteryMINDer® maintainers with optimal charge voltage for RG® Series batteries. Concorde conducted extensive testing to determine the optimal voltage requirements for maintaining RG® batteries in order to provide customers with extended life and optimal performance.

Concorde designs and manufactures over 90 models of Original Equipment and direct replacement batteries for fixed wing and rotary aircraft and has a reputation for designing application specific solutions. Concorde batteries are installed as Original Equipment by the majority of aircraft manufacturers and adopted by military aircraft operators worldwide. Manufacturing safe, durable and reliable military and commercial TSO, FAA-PMA, and OEM certified aircraft batteries for over 30 years.


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7-23-12 Concorde Battery Receives QPL Approval for F-16 Aircraft Batteries

M8565 19 1BConcorde Battery Corporation’s F-16 Pre-Block 40 and Block 40/50 aircraft batteries have been approved for the Qualified Product Listing.

Concorde’s D8565/19-1 pre-block 40 and D8565/20-1 Block 40/50 aircraft batteries are drop in replacements for existing lead acid batteries in the wheel-well installation.


The D8565/19-1 (NSN 6140-01-458-4863) is a heated battery rated at 15Ah and D8565/20-1 (NSN 6140-01-492-0227) is a non-heated battery rated at 17Ah. Both are valve regulated sealed lead acid (VRLA) batteries. Air Forces around the world have depended on the reliability of Concorde’s VRLA technology for over 30 years. Concorde batteries were installed on the F-117 when it was unveiled to the public and continue to be installed on multiple military aircraft including the CH-53, F/A-18, C-130, S-3 Viking, CH-47, C-5, KC-135, F- 4, F-5, T-38 and B-1B.

M8565 20 1BConcorde’s superior performance can be attributed to unique design features such as proprietary PolyGuard® separators (an additional layer of protection against shorting, exclusive to Concorde) robust plate construction, over the cell wall intercell connections for reduced internal resistance and a commitment to quality standards. Concorde’s VRLA batteries are maintenance free, do not require deep cycling to remove the “memory effects”, do not require water or electrolyte replenishment and have no risk of thermal runaway. Additional benefits of Concorde batteries are that they do not require unique charging equipment, can be serviced in any battery shop, including nickel-cadmium shops, and they ship Hazmat Exempt making transportation less costly, regardless of whether shipping by land, sea or air.

Concorde designs and manufactures over 90 models of Original Equipment and direct replacement batteries for fixed wing and rotary aircraft and has a reputation for designing application specific solutions. Concorde batteries are installed as original Equipment by the majority of aircraft manufactures and adopted by military aircraft operators worldwide. Manufacturing Military and Commercial TSO, FAA-PMA and OEM certified aircraft batteries for over 30 years.


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5-11-12 Concorde Battery Announces Agusta AW139 STC with US, Canadian and Brazilian Validations to replace Nickel Cadmium with Sealed Lead Acid Batteries

AW 139WEST COVINA, CA – Concorde Battery is pleased to announce AW139 FAA approved STC SR03072NY, Transport Canada approved STC SH11-47 and Brazil ANAC STC 2012S04-04* replacing the standard nickel cadmium batteries with Concorde’s Sealed Lead Acid Recombinant Gas (RG®), Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) batteries. SR03072NY, SH11-47 and 2012S04-04 replace the 27AH Nickel Cadmium auxiliary battery with a RG-407, 27AH sealed lead acid battery, and the option to convert the 44AH Nickel Cadmium starting battery with Concorde’s RG-380E/44L or the higher capacity RG-380E/60L. Some AW139 operators who requested a lead acid option conveyed a concern with slow engine starts using the standard Nickel Cadmium battery. The higher capacity RG-380E/60L is constructed with additional plates and was designed for increased cranking power, faster starts and less engine wear.

Concorde sealed lead acid RG® AGM batteries are a more economical solution to Ni-Cd batteries with no maintenance requirements and reduced cost per flight hour. Sealed lead acid technology does not have a memory and does not require unique charging equipment. Concorde’s sealed lead acid batteries are HAZMAT exempt; they are proven safe and reliable with no risk of thermal runaway. Concorde RG® Series batteries may be serviced in any battery facility, including nickel cadmium service facilities.

RG-407, RG-380E/44L and RG-380E/60L are FAA TSO C-173 approved and have passed the rigorous requirements of TSO testing.

Concorde designs and manufactures over 90 models of Original Equipment and direct replacement batteries for fixed wing and rotary aircraft and has a reputation for designing application specific solutions. Concorde batteries are installed as Original Equipment by the majority of aircraft manufacturers and adopted by military aircraft operators worldwide.

Manufacturing military and commercial TSO, FAA-PMA, and OEM certified aircraft batteries for over 30 years.

* EASA approval is currently pending.

 

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5-17-12 Concorde Battery’s Phenom 100 STC Receives Brazilian Validation

RG 390EWest Covina, CA -- Concorde is pleased to announce that the popular Embraer 500 (Phenom 100) FAA approved STC SA01633WI has received ANAC validation in Brazil.

SA01633WI replaces the existing lead acid batteries with two of Concorde’s popular RG-390E, 28 AH sealed lead acid, Recombinant Gas (RG®), Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) batteries. The RG-390E is original equipment on many corporate aircraft with excellent cranking power and proven reliability. Concorde’s superior performance is the result of unique design features such as proprietary PolyGuard® separators that prevent shorting, robust over the top intercell connections that minimize internal resistance, handcrafted manufacturing, and meticulous quality control. Concorde batteries have been proven reliable, durable and safe for over 30 years.

RG-390E is a plug in replacement for the OE lead acid. No modification to the aircraft is required.

Concorde designs and manufactures over 90 models of Original Equipment and direct replacement batteries for fixed wing and rotary aircraft and has a reputation for designing application specific solutions. Concorde batteries are installed as original Equipment by the majority of aircraft manufactures and adopted by military aircraft operators worldwide.

Manufacturing Military and Commercial TSO, FAA-PMA and OEM certified aircraft batteries for over 30 years.

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2-9-12 RG-224 Higher Capacity Option for the Bell LongRanger

WEST COVINA, CA –
RG 224Concorde Battery is pleased to announce certification of the higher capacity RG-224 for the Bell LongRanger. Concorde’s sealed lead acid recombinant gas (RG®), absorbed glass mat (AGM) RG-224 is a 24Ah battery designed for improved performance and longer life in demanding applications. Many users are getting superior performance with the current 17Ah RG-222 however, the RG-224 was developed for customers with higher cyclic applications in mind.

RG-224 is FAA TSO C-173 approved and has passed the rigorous requirements of TSO testing. The RG-224 can be installed in Bell LongRanger models using Falcon Crest STC No. SR09069RC.

RG-224 is a plug in replacement for the OE Ni-Cd or previously installed RG-222. No modification to the aircraft is required. This is the most powerful battery available as a plug in replacement.

Concorde sealed lead acid recombinant gas (RG®), absorbed glass mat (AGM) batteries are a more economical solution to Ni-Cd batteries with no maintenance requirements and reduced cost per flight hour. Sealed lead acid technology does not have a memory and does not require unique charging equipment. Concorde RG® Series batteries may be serviced in any battery facility, including nickel cadmium service facilities.

Concorde designs and manufactures over 90 models of Original Equipment and direct replacement batteries for fixed wing and rotary aircraft and has a reputation for designing application specific solutions. Concorde batteries are installed as Original Equipment by the majority of aircraft manufacturers and adopted by military aircraft operators worldwide.

Manufacturing Military, TSO, FAA-PMA and OEM certified aircraft batteries for over 30 years.

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10/7/11 - Concorde Battery Announces Six New STC`s

WEST COVINA, CA -- Concorde is pleased to offer a “Premium Option” of batteries that have passed rigorous TSO C-173 testing for duty cycle, electrical performance, temperature extremes, shock/vibration and environmental requirements with the benefit of maintenance free, recombinant gas (RG), sealed lead acid, absorbent glass mat (AGM) technology.

ATR 42 Series & ATR 72 Series, STC No. ST03930AT has been FAA approved to replace the nickel-cadmium main battery with Concorde’s TSO approved RG-380E/44 (OE on many corporate aircraft) and the nickel-cadmium emergency battery with Concorde’s TSO approved RG-42. FAA-PMA Approved Supplement No. 97.

Boeing 737-600, -700, -800, -900 Series, STC No. ST03932AT is FAA approved to replace the nickel-cadmium emergency power and APU batteries with Concorde’s TSO approved RG-380E/60B & TSO approved RG-42. FAA-PMA Approved Supplement No. 96.

Bombardier DHC-8-100, 200, 300, 400 Series, STC No. ST01643WI is FAA approved to replace original equipment nickel-cadmium batteries with Concorde’s TSO approved RG-380E/44 and RG-380E/60L. The STC allows for the replacement of the main battery, auxiliary battery or standby battery, a mixture of the batteries or all of the batteries. FAA-PMA Approved Supplement No. 95.

Embraer EMB: 500 (Phenom 100), STC No. SA01633WI is FAA approved for Concorde’s TSO approved RG-390E (OE on many corporate aircraft) to replace original equipment lead acid batteries #1 and #2. FAA-PMA Approved Supplement No. 94.

Learjet 40/45: Global Aviation Technologies’ STC No. ST01639WI is FAA approved to replace the emergency battery with Concorde’s TSO approved RG-145-2. RG-145-2 was developed at the request of Global Aviation Technologies as a higher capacity heated battery option. FAA-PMA Approved Supplement No. 93.

MD Helicopters: MD-900 STC No. SR03895AT is FAA approved to replace the nickel-cadmium main battery with Concorde’s TSO battery RG-407.

Concorde’s staff has over 150 years of battery manufacturing, engineering and aircraft system experience and has played key roles in developing International, FAA and Mil Spec aircraft battery standards. Concorde’s proven technology has been adopted for use on military and installed as OE or direct replacements on civil aircraft worldwide since 1987.

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09/11 Concorde Battery Excels in Aviation Consumer Comparison Study

aviation consumerConcorde batteries were put to the test by Aviation Consumer, an independent publication that reports unbiased results on product performance. This year`s evaluation included head to head tests comparing Concorde`s sealed lead acid recombinant gas (RG) technology to traditional flooded lead acid batteries. The article includes results from a “General Aviation Community” survey with user opinions of sealed and flooded lead acid battery performance in the field.

Concorde once again outperformed the competition and survey results showed that Concorde batteries are now in the majority of General Aviation aircraft. A representation of Concorde`s proven reliability.


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3/28/11- New Parasitic Load Test Adaptor from Concorde

parasitic load test adaptorNew Aircraft Battery Parasitic Load Tester from Concorde Concorde Battery Corporation has released a new Parasitic Load Tester Adaptor (PLTA) to measure the parasitic load / drain on aircraft batteries when the master switch is off and the aircraft is inactive. The adaptor is designed to mate with a MS3509 style quick disconnect receptacle. This innovative PLTA was conceived and engineered in response to concerns in the aviation community about the effect of parasitic loads / drains on battery capacity, state of charge, airworthiness and battery life.

A parasitic load is a small, continuous flow of DC current that takes power from the battery when the master switch is off. Parasitic loads are present in most modern aircraft to some degree. Examples of parasitic loads are relays, clocks, radios and on-board computers. Depending on the magnitude of the parasitic load, the battery in an inactive aircraft may be depleted within weeks or even days. A battery discharged in this manner can cause an AOG event. Another inherent danger is that a battery without enough emergency power reserve can often still start the engine(s) leaving you vulnerable in the case of a generator failure. The FAA requires aircraft batteries to be certified with a minimum of 80% capacity for emergency power reserve in the event of an electrical generating system failure.

Repetitive deep discharges from parasitic drain will shorten the battery life and batteries deeply discharged in this manner may not be recoverable. If authorized by the aircraft manufacturer, disconnecting the battery from the battery plug when the aircraft is stored will eliminate the parasitic load.

Measuring parasitic load is easy to do by connecting the PLTA between the battery receptacle and the aircraft mating plug. The PLTA is a molded polypropylene body equipped with separate test leads for connection to a digital multimeter (DMM). Concorde PLTA, part number 4102, is rated for loads up to 10 amperes and is equipped with a 10 amp fuse.

Instructions on how to measure parasitic load and calculate time to battery depletion are provided in Instruction Manual, Aircraft Battery Parasitic Load Test Adapter, Document No. 5-0409. The manual is packaged with the PLTA and is also available online at www.concordebattery.com.

Concorde Battery Corporation manufacturers over 90 aircraft battery models designed for Original Equipment or direct replacements. Certifications and approvals include Type Certified, TSO-C173 & FAA-PMA. Concorde’s recombinant gas and adsorbed glass mat technology has been proven and adopted for use on military and commercial aircraft worldwide since 1987. Concorde manufactures to ISO 9001+ AS9100 quality standards.

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12/3/10- RG-12LSA Light Sport Aircraft Battery Shipping Now

RG 12LSAConcorde is now shipping the new Light Sport Aircraft 12 Volt Battery to its distributors. RG-12LSA is a small, lightweight sealed valve regulated lead acid battery for experimental and new Type Certified aircraft. This RG® Series battery incorporates Concorde’s recombinant gas technology installed on various types of commercial, military and private aircraft for engine cranking.

Concorde’s Vice President of Marketing, Skip Koss, explains, “This is a real aircraft battery, a first for commercial airframe manufacturers, home builders and aircraft kit manufacturers. It’s a combination of small size, high performance, and advanced sealed battery technology built with the design features and reliability of our other products.” According to Mr. Koss, “RG-12LSA fills a need in the light sport aircraft industry for an airworthy product. This battery has the higher cranking power required for an airplane engine and capacity reserve for essential power requirements.”

RG-12LSA is an 11 AH battery, weighs less than 13 pounds, measuring 7.71” long by 5.18” wide by 4.56” tall. The most notable, unique features of Concorde’s Light Sport Aircraft battery include aircraft grade copper alloy M8 threaded terminals, corrosion free bolts and conical washers allowing maximum conductivity, robust internal construction that includes the protection of PolyGuard™ separators wrapped around the plates and AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) for shock and vibration resistance. Large welded intercell connections allow for maximum current outflow and excellent charge acceptance. All these elements are housed in high impact containers and covers for reliable starting and long life for light sport airplanes. Concorde manufactures the LSA battery under the ISO 9001:2000 + AS9100B quality management system.

This is a recombinant gas, RG® Series, design: sealed, maintenance free, non-spillable, and never needs electrolyte or water replenishment. The battery will not leak; trays, holders and airframes will not be subject to electrolyte corrosion.

Unlike the varieties of battery types used in light sport aircraft, the RG-12LSA is available through Concorde’s worldwide distributor network. RG-12LSA ships Hazmat Exempt, the least expensive method, via land, sea or air.

Concorde’s talented team has developed an extensive selection of aircraft batteries including over 90 models of Original Equipment and direct replacements for all types of aircraft. Certifications and approvals include Type Certified, TSO-C173 & FAA-PMA parts. Concorde’s recombinant gas RG® Series has been proven and adopted for use on the worlds’ military, commercial, and civilian aircraft since 1987.

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7/28/10 - Concorde Battery Receives Technical Standard Order C173 Authorization for Additional Turbine Engine Starting Batteries

Concorde Battery Corporation has received Technical Standard Order C173 (TSO-C173) authorization for eight additional aircraft batteries. Part numbers include:

RG-47
RG-49
RG-206
RG-350
RG-355
RG-500
RG-600-1
RG-600-2


TSO Authorization means the battery is qualified as an airworthy component. It can be installed in any aircraft by showing that the requirements (certification basis) of the particular aircraft model are met by the TSO battery. This is an advantage to end users who can install an airworthy part without the need of a PMA specifying their aircraft model number. Airframe manufacturers seeking Type Certification and STC applicants will save time and certification costs by selecting a battery that has already met FAA TSO-C173, which incorporates RTCA/DO-293 requirements.

These newly authorized RG batteries are recombinant gas (RG® Series) VRLA-AGM high rate turbine starting batteries and can also be used for emergency / standby applications.

Concorde Battery designs and manufactures over 90 models for Original Equipment and direct replacement batteries for fixed wing and rotary aircraft. Certifications and approvals include Type Certified, TSO-C173, & FAA-PMA parts. Concorde’s recombinant gas RG® Series has been proven and adopted for use on military and commercial aircraft worldwide since 1987. Concorde manufactures to ISO 9001:2000 + AS9100B strict quality standards.

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7/23/10 - Concorde Tips to Help Preserve the Life of your Battery

Concorde recently issued Technical Bulletin No. 10 “Parasitic Drain” in response to questions throughout the aviation community about the effect of parasitic drain on battery state of charge. A parasitic drain is an electrical load that takes power from the battery even when the Master Switch or Battery Switch is Off. Examples of loads that cause parasitic drain include clocks, lights, relays, current sensors and power monitoring circuits. If an aircraft is inactive for a length of time, depending on the magnitude of the load, the battery may be depleted within weeks or even days.

Skip Koss, Vice President of Marketing says, “When an aircraft is not in service, a parasitic drain will deplete the battery’s state of charge unless the drain is disconnected.” Mr. Koss explains, “I am concerned about the increasing number of aircraft affected by parasitic drain which can diminish emergency capacity reserves and compromise the safety of pilots and passengers.”

Parasitic loads are present in most modern day aircraft. They are generally low in amperage but because they are continuously present, if an aircraft is inactive for an extended period of time, they can deplete the battery’s capacity and cause the plates to sulfate. Sulfated plates make the battery harder to recharge and over time can lead to a battery that is no longer airworthy and ultimately, premature failure. One of the inherent dangers is that a battery without enough emergency power reserve can often still start the engine(s). A battery that is no longer airworthy can also cause an AOG event with unexpected expenditures for obtaining an urgent replacement, freight, installation and possibly costs for transportation back and forth to a hotel for overnight accommodations.

To preserve the life of your battery, Concorde recommends measuring the parasitic drain which can be easily accomplished using a standard digital multimeter (DMM) equipped with both 10 Amp and milliampere jacks for test leads. Details for this procedure and a formula to calculate the depletion rate can be found in Technical Bulletin No. 10 “Parasitic Drain” on the Literature, Manuals and Technical page of our website: www.concordebattery.com . In some aircraft, modifications can be made to reduce or eliminate the parasitic drain however, the airframe manufacturer should be contacted for information on this subject.

The best practice to protect an inactive aircraft battery from parasitic drain is to disconnect it, if possible!

Concorde Battery manufactures and has designed over 90 models for Original Equipment and direct replacement batteries for all types of aircraft. Certifications and approvals include Type Certified, TSO-C173 & FAA-PMA parts. Concorde’s recombinant gas RG® Series has been proven and adopted for use on military and commercial aircraft worldwide since 1987. Concorde manufactures to ISO 9001:2000 + AS9100B strict quality standards.

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08/24/09 - Concorde Battery Announces New AC 23-27 for Aircraft Battery Installation

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WEST COVINA, CA – August 24, 2009 - The FAA has just made changing a battery a little simpler for many aircraft owners. FAA Advisory Circular (AC) 23-27, issued in May 2009, allows owners with aircraft Type-Certified before 1980, and meeting certain criteria, to simply replace the current battery on the TC or STC, with an FAA-PMA Concorde battery similar in form, fit and function.

Why is this important? It’s significant because it means, even in the absence of an STC or PMA, there need only be a log book entry to install on many aircraft, whether out of production or still being manufactured today. “These guidelines will help owners avoid having to obtain field approval for like substitutions on subsequent aircraft.”

Applicability:

  • Small aircraft type certified before January 1, 1980
  • Maximum certificated weight of 12,500 pounds or less
  • Fixed wing, un-pressurized, reciprocating engine or sailplane
  • “Follow-on Type Certificate (TC) Models of the same aircraft, or a derivative thereof, which may be assigned a later TC date, also meet this criteria.”

    Advisory Circular 23-27 is a living document and sections may be added to the Appendices as additional data is gathered. The following information is contained in AC23-27:

    Batteries (Excerpt – Appendix 1 “Parts Substitutions”):
    “If one type of series 35 battery (e.g. a Gill 35) is approved as original equipment or a PMA part, and another type of series 35 battery (e.g. a CONCORDE 35) is PMA approved for some aircraft models but not your model aircraft, you may install the alternate type of series 35 battery and document the installation with only a logbook entry.”

    “As long as the batteries are the same weight, within plus or minus one pound, and have such similar physical characteristics as to enable the use of the same securing or attaching devices, mechanisms, or containers.”

    AC 23-27 is directly accessed on the FAA website via this address:

    http://www.faa.gov

    Search for Advisory Circular AC23-27

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