True Blue Powers Up Dash 8 and Q400 Emergency Lighting

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    True Blue Power TS60 Series Emergency Battery Power Supply. Image: True Blue Power

    Adding to its line of advanced lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries, True Blue Power has introduced its new TS60 Series Emergency Battery Power Supply.

    Designed as a drop in replacement for legacy nickel-cadmium alternatives, the TS60 has received a Supplemental Type Certificate from Transport Canada for installation in all Bombardier DHC-8s, including the Dash 8 Series 100, 200, 300 and Q400 aircraft.

    The battery has been designed to provide between 30 minutes and more than 40 minutes of power to the twin-turboprop’s emergency lighting system, depending on the selected cell configuration in the TS60.

    In overcoming the challenges in engineering a safe and efficient li-ion battery design, the hermetically-sealed, non-venting TS60 is the first li-ion battery to meet new, rigorous Technical Standard Order (TSO) C179b requirements.

    “The TS60 has demonstrated complete containment of an all-cell thermal runaway and represents the pinnacle of safety for this type of product,” –¬†Brett Williams, True Blue Power

    “The recent TSO authorization for this power supply is particularly important because it is a Class A-3A battery,” said Brett Williams, director of engineering for True Blue Power. “The TS60 has demonstrated complete containment of an all-cell thermal runaway and represents the pinnacle of safety for this type of product.”

    According to True Blue, the TS60 utilizes the company’s proprietary Nanophosphate li-ion cell chemistry, that “provides stable chemistry, faster charging, consistent output, excellent cycle life and superior cost performance.”