Lincad’s Caravel Mk2 Charger can Discharge Li-Ion Batteries to Meet New IATA Regulations

CarvalLincad, a provider in the design and manufacture of bespoke batteries, chargers and power management systems, offers a solution to any organization needing to transport lithium-ion batteries under the new regulations introduced by IATA.

From April 1st 2016, certain lithium-ion batteries (UN3480, PI 965) are prohibited as cargo on passenger aircraft and must therefore only be shipped on cargo aircraft. Furthermore, these batteries must be shipped at a state of charge of no more than 30 percent of their rated capacity. Lincad’s Caravel Mk2 Charger, a cutting edge product offering multi-chemistry charging of batteries from any OEM, has in-built functionality that enables it to discharge lithium-ion batteries to meet this 30 percent state of charge transportation limit. It also offers functionality to allow discharge of batteries to a state of charge level most suitable for long-term battery storage.