E-I-C Note: The Aero-TV Team --
Jim, Tom, Nathan, Paul, The
'Other' Jim, Ashley, Birgit, Wes, Klyde,
Anjin, and the rest
of the aero-gnomes -- want to wish you Happy
Holidays while we all pursue our own various and sundry
holiday diversions. Our regular daily webcasting schedule will
resume promptly on Monday, January 3rd, 2011. In the meantime,
please enjoy this 'classic' episode of Aero-TV from the
past year as we all recover from our various and sundry
Christmas/New Year's celebrations...
Concorde Battery's Skip Koss is one of our favorite experts...
and possesses a true treasure trove of aviation
knowledge--especially when it comes to batteries and electrical
systems. Over the course of many years, Skip has seen it all when
it comes to the electrical power that keeps todays's aircraft in
Skip, though, has some concerns... and is seeing more and more
examples of aircraft that apparently consume power even when
everything seems to be turned off.. These "Parasitic Loads" can be
considerable... at best draining the battery and making it
necessary to recharge your systems-- or, at worst, draining
batteries so far as to do permanent damage.
Skip has some thoughts about this problem and what to do about
it-- hence the subject of this particular Aero-TV Safety Tip.
Concorde Battery Corporation is a leading manufacturer of
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include valve regulated (sealed) lead-acid batteries (VRB) for
aircraft, marine, medical, telecommunications, emergency backup,
and photovoltaic applications as well as flooded lead-acid
batteries for commercial and military aircraft.
Since 1979 Concorde Battery Corporation has manufactured
aircraft batteries and batteries for shipboard use by the U.S.
Concorde Battery Corporation has provided the Department of
Defense with over 150,000 military batteries manufactured to rigid
quality requirements. Concorde Batteries have been adopted by
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Italian air forces.