Epsilor, a world-renowned manufacturer of mobile energy products for defense and aerospace applications, will showcase its innovative wearable conformal military battery for advanced Digital Soldier programs at the DVD2018 show, set to take place at Millbrook, England from September 19-20.
SOURCE Tactical Gear has integrated Epsilor’s battery into the VIRTUS textile vest, and placed it in the MOLLE hip battle belt, offering soldiers maximum comfort.
“Epsilor’s batteries are packed in flat ergonomic flexible packaging that conveniently integrates into the soldier’s vest,” said Guy Harary, CEO of SOURCE Tactical. “The conformal battery is much more comfortable to carry, does not hinder soldiers’ movements and enables the troops to carry out their mission without disruption.”
Connected soldiers of today depend on tactical radios, rugged computing and navigation systems, night vision systems and gun sights. This means an infantry soldier will carry with him multiple spare batteries of different kind and shapes. Using conformal batteries to operate various devices simplifies the logistics and the usage of batteries before, during and after a mission.
The battery comes in 2 configurations:
- ELI-1614 Conformal Battery – a rechargeable semi-flexible high energy density Li-ion battery pack
- ELP-1614 – a rechargeable semi-flexible lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery offering increased safety
A wide verity of applications, like communications, tactical computers, sensors and other devices, are supported by both types, offering high-power density and SMBus or one-wire communication protocols.
Merav Kolody Shubeli, Director, International Sales and Marketing at Epsilor, said that in a large-scale trial conducted by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), infantry soldiers benefited from a significant increase in available energy for different kinds of portable equipment by using Epsilor’s wearable conformal batteries instead of traditional rigid batteries. “In a 72-hour mission profile, batteries’ weight decreased by 30%,” he said.
During the event, Epsilor will also present its 6T NATO battery which offers the highest energy (four times more energy) density in the world and 1,000 deep charge cycles, at just half the weight of modern lead-acid 6T batteries. These batteries are the optimal energy storage solution for new military vehicle programs as well as for drop-in replacement in existing vehicle fleets.
Based in Israel, Epsilor offers a wide variety of electro-chemistries, smart electronics and sophisticated battery management systems (BMS). Their products have won several awards for their innovation and smart operational approach.