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Denchi Power logoDenchi – Central to your Future Military Power Requirements

Introduction of Li-ion into military applications

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Conformable Lithium-ion Battery – flexible zip-attached design to ease the burden on the dismounted soldier.
Conformable Lithium-ion Battery
– flexible zip-attached design
to ease the burden on the
dismounted soldier

Denchi Power Ltd is a UK owned company that has been at the forefront of military portable power solutions for over fifteen years. In 2001 (then known as ABSL), Denchi was the first UK company to supply Li-ion technology for military operations through the BOWMAN programme. With centralised power solutions already available within its standard product range, Denchi is also working specifically on development of Centralised Power as part of the Generic Soldier Architecture (GSA) platform, designed to comply with UK MOD’s DEF STAN 23-12 (GSA).

Centralised Power is a core part of the forthcoming Dismounted Situational Awareness (DSA) programme, which sets out to reduce the logistical demand on the dismounted soldier for multiple types of spare batteries of differing form factors, voltages and connections. Denchi Power Ltd has designed a number of products with unique performance characteristics that give the DSA a number of strategic advantages:

Central Energy Source – integrated charger and battery for autonomous operations
Central Energy Source – integrated charger and battery for autonomous operations

Central Power Sources

In 2005, Denchi Power introduced the first battery to be used as a Central Power source for the FIST V2 trials, which led on to the development of the first Man-Worn Conformable Li-ion Battery (CLB). The CLB is now one of Denchi Power’s standard products, offering an alternative to hard cased battery packs. Flexible in its construction for comfort and unrestricted movement, the CLB can incorporate different methods for attaching to the load carriage/vest, e.g. MOLLE, rugged zips, straps, etc.

Soldier Portable Charger and Solar mat – a completely portable solar charging solution
Soldier Portable Charger and Solar mat – a completely portable solar charging solution

GSA Solutions

The latest Man-Worn product for the dismounted soldier is Denchi’s Central Energy Source (CES). The CES was originally developed as part of a multi-company powered vest/load carriage programme, but is now available for use in a wide range of other military applications that demand Central Power. The CES is a SMART Li-ion battery which incorporates two low profile connectors that allows it to be trickle-charged whilst still powering equipment. SMART batteries have SMBus interface which enables communication with host equipment and control of recharge from Level 3 Smart Chargers. The CES converts the SM Bus data to USB for use with standard commercial equipment, PDAs etc. power scavenging capability also enables the CES to take input power from a wide range of sources including 12V vehicle supply, PV solar panels, and other primary batteries etc., whilst still powering the system.

6T Lithium-ion Battery – Battery design optimised for safety, with a balance of power and energy for all round superior performance.
6T Lithium-ion Battery – Battery design optimised for safety, with a
balance of power and energy for all round superior performance

Power scavenging through SPC

Denchi Power’s Soldier Portable Charger (SPC) was the first power scavenging device to be introduced by UK MOD and has led to the requirement being called up by GSA. The SPC was introduced through a UOR in 2010, providing in-service recharge for radio batteries without having to rely on diesel powered generators. Additionally, the SPC also acts as the central control device for solar recharging, especially when used in conjunction with the 75 Watt Denchi solar panel.

Military vehicles - Engine Start and Silent Watch

Denchi Power also offers rechargeable Li-ion solutions for military vehicles. Weighing in at just 25kg, the latest 6T Li-ion battery offers both Engine Start and Silent Watch capability, with significant improvements in cold temperature performance, extended cycle life, reduced logistical burden, and reduced weight. The Denchi Power Li-ion 6T is the answer to the high power demands of current and next-generation military vehicles.

Denchi Power logoFor more information please visit:
www.denchipower.com

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