Category Archives: Power

Ballard Subsidiary Protonex’ Power Manager Product Receives Go-Ahead For Full Rate Production By U.S. Army

VANCOUVER, CANADA and SOUTHBOROUGH, MA, USA – Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLDP) and the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary – Protonex Technology Corporation (“Protonex”) – today announced that the U.S. Army Program Executive Office Soldier (PEO-Soldier) has received signature … Continue reading

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Revision and Kokam Formalize Strategic Partnership For Continued Lithium-Ion Innovation

Ottawa, Canada (November 28, 2016)- Revision Military, a recognized innovator in power management and electronics solutions and platforms, has formalized a strategic partnership with leading South Korean lithium-ion cell manufacturing company, Kokam. Under this agreement, Revision and Kokam will build … Continue reading

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12 SURVIVORS SOLARFLARES

The 12 Survivors SolarFlare 5 (TS28000) delivers 5.3 watts of power in an ultra-compact 6.4-in. x 11.2-in. tablet. The SolarFlare 5 harnesses sunlight with its advanced monocrystalline cell material. The 1-Amp USB power source lets you charge a variety of … Continue reading

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STREAMLIGHT DEBUTS 18650 LITHIUM ION BATTERY AND CHARGER

    EAGLEVILLE, PA, March 23, 2016–Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting, introduced the Streamlight® 18650 Lithium Ion Battery and Charger, designed to energize the growing line of Streamlight products that accept 18650 rechargeable batteries. The new, dual … Continue reading

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ATN Announces New Smart HD Optics Accessories: A High Powered IR Light and a Long Lasting External Battery Pack

South San Francisco, Calif. (March 2016) –ATN, introduced its new Smart HD accessories line, compatible with ATN Smart HD Devices. The first products to roll out from the Smart HD accessories line are the ATN IR850 Pro and the ATN … Continue reading

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BATTERYCLIP FOR YOUR AA BATTERIES

The  BATTERYCLIP by BATTERYCLIP.com is probably one of the more useful doo dads to come along. Battery storage has always been a pain in the neck; they invariably end up at the bottom of your pack or rolling around somewhere … Continue reading

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TNVC Has A High Utility Accessory For You–The Batteryclip

The BATTERYCLIP provides a highly-functional way to organize, store, and transport commonly-used batteries.  A familiar magazine-style design keeps batteries protected from damage, dirt, and debris, while assuring they do not accidentally discharge.  Because everything runs on batteries, it is very … Continue reading

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Gear Review: Streamlight EPU-5200

  Streamlight’s latest addition to their USB product line, the EPU-5200, is a robust, portable and rechargeable power pack with enough under the hood to recharge any of the company’s USB illumination tools, smart devices like iPhones and tablets. At … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview: Streamlight EPU 5200

For 2015, Streamlight added several USB rechargeable flashlights to their product line, so it makes sense for the company to also introduce a rechargeable power pack. On the surface there’s not much that a scribe can say about a power … Continue reading

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REVISION WINS NEW $20 MILLION CONTRACT TO SUPPLY SILENT WATCH BATTERY PACK SYSTEMS FOR CANADA

Montreal,  Quebec (June 9, 2015)- Revision Military, a world leader in integrated,  purpose-built soldier solutions, has won a $20 million, multi-year contract through General Dynamics Land Systems Canada to provide Energy Storage Systems to retrofit RECCE 6.0 LAV vehicles that … Continue reading

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STREAMLIGHT DEBUTS PORTABLE POWER UNIT (PPU)

  The Streamlight Portable Power Unit (PPU) is destined to be one of the best products of 2015. The EPU-5200TM is an external power pack you can use to charge USB Lights, Phones and Other Devices, and it is both … Continue reading

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Mechanical To Electrical Conversions–Old Concept Rebuilt On New Technology.

  In a net centric battlefield, electronics is as important, if not more so, than soldier protection equipment and the choice of soldier weapon systems. Engagements and battles are won with accurate and timely dissemination of  intelligence, command and control … Continue reading

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Beretta’s Powered Rail System

Beretta’s Powered Rail System is based on PPI’s design but has undergone considerable development. The company plans to implement the system as part of the ARX weapon system. The rail is Picatinny compliant. The electronics consists of two isolated busses … Continue reading

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Revision Military Acquires Panacis Power Management Technology Company.

Panacis is a Canadian based company with its headquarters located in Ottawa. The company designs, manufactures and markets a number of power management solutions  around three broad applications that include personal, mobile and field (or off-grid) power. As part of … Continue reading

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A Couple of Follow-up Pictures of Bushnell’s PowerSync Solar Wrap 400

I can’t say enough about Bushnell’s PowerSync technology, but I am definitely stoked about their Solar Wrap 400. So, I took a couple of pictures to show you how well everything integrates in practical application. For the pictures, I loaded … Continue reading

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Bushnell’s Power Sync Solar Wrap 400 Followup…

I recently published a review of Bushnell’s Power Sync Solar Wrap 400 that you can read here. I mentioned that using an MBITR pouch was a good way to carry the Solar Wrap 400 so I wanted to support that … Continue reading

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Bushell® Outdoors POWERSYNC™ Solar Wrap 400

If you seek an understanding of just how significant your Smartphone, PDA, Note Pad or GPS is, just find yourself in the tulies with a dead battery. Now, with Bushnell® Outdoors, PowerSync™ technology you can spare yourself the agony. Read … Continue reading

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Bushnell Outdoors’ PowerSync–Outstanding Solution For Your Powered Devices.

I’m working diligently on a review of Bushell®’s POWERSYNC™. Over the next two weeks I’ll be taking advantage of  this nasty weather to assess ruggedness and susceptibility to environmental factors like rain. I am thoroughly impressed with its performance thus … Continue reading

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Ceradyne’s MOHAWK Combat Helmet

Ceradyne first debuted its revolutionary MOHAWK combat helmet at the 2011 AUSA Conference in Washington, D.C..  It was in prototype form at the time. At this year’s AUSA, attendees will see the production model. MOHAWK is the product of a collaborative effort between … Continue reading

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STREAMLIGHT® LAUNCHES VEHICLE SOLAR CHARGING PANEL

Streamlight®, Inc., today introduced the Streamlight SolarStream™, a supplemental solar charging panel for emergency responder and fleet vehicles. The Streamlight SolarStream helps to offset battery drain from computer systems and other rechargeable electronics when a vehicle is off, extending battery … Continue reading

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Silver® Cells Set To Power Australian Soldiers

Two years ago, I wrote about what I described as the “electrification” of the soldier / operator. In that article, I spoke about the accelerating need to standardize power sources and distribution systems, so that soldiers can reduce or eliminate the plethora … Continue reading

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