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7-24-12 Concorde Battery Announces NEW RG-325 The Original Equipment Battery on Robinson`s R66
Concorde Battery has developed a new lighter weight
aircraft battery for turbine applications. The new RG-325 is 25 AH and FAA-TSO
authorized. RG-325 was specifically constructed for turbine starting
applications with the goal of a lighter weight, durably constructed battery that
could sustain multiple turbine engine starts. With this in mind, rather than
designing the battery with the typical heavy MS3509 receptacle that also
requires a heavy Quick Disconnect connector, it was designed with brass M8
terminals for lighter weight ring terminal connections. This weight reduction also results in cost
savings due to the high cost of the MS3509 receptacle.
RG-325 is constructed with Concorde’s same proven technology of robust plates, larger
intercell connections for less internal resistance and proprietary PolyGuard® separators (an
additional layer of protection against shorts that is unique to Concorde). As with all of
Concorde’s RG® Series batteries, RG-325 is maintenance free (doesn’t require the addition of
electrolyte or water), aerobatic and factory tested to assure airworthiness and installation
readiness. RG-325 has also passed the rigorous requirements of TSO testing to obtain FAA-TSO
Concorde Battery is pleased to announce Robinson® Helicopter Co. has selected the
RG-325 for the R66 Turbine helicopter.
Concorde designs and manufactures over 90 models of Original Equipment and direct
replacement batteries for fixed wing and rotary aircraft and has a reputation for designing
application specific solutions. Concorde batteries are installed as Original Equipment by the
majority of aircraft manufacturers and adopted by military aircraft operators worldwide.
Manufacturing safe, durable and reliable military and commercial TSO, FAA-PMA and OEM
certified aircraft batteries for over 30 years.
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