Anton/Bauer has updated their Performance Quad Charger to satisfy new regulations set by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The new function allows the Performance Quad Charger to discharge a battery to any level, including the level specified in the new IATA regulations.
To help customers comply with IATA’s new regulations, Anton/Bauer developed a new feature for their Performance Quad Charger that allows the battery to be assessed and discharged to the users desired preset level, including the 30 percent State of Charge (SoC) level required for safe air transportation. As a result, this free firmware update allows current owners of the Performance Quad Charger to travel hassle-free when transporting their Li-Ion batteries, and comes included in all new Performance Quad Chargers.
An alternative to a workflow involving discharge before shipping, customers could also choose Anton/Bauer’s HyTRON products which use Nickel Metal Hydride cells and do not face travel restrictions. Anton/Bauer’s popular HyTRON mobile power product range uses Nickel Metal Hydride cells which can be shipped conventionally and carried onto aircraft. The HyTRON range has long been a favorite for global production crews for the last decade due to its durability and because it does not face travel restrictions.
All current generation Anton/Bauer Li-Ion batteries have a highly accurate power gauge so users can tell right away if their battery is cleared for travel. For the CINE and Digital series batteries, the display provides the battery charge percentage while the Dionic HC series will show a single bar of charge to represent less than 30 percent SoC.