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Type II Tray Recorder Independent Power Supply (RIPS)

Product overview

Back-up power is essential for all flight operations, but none more critical than protecting flight data for routine or emergency evaluations. And like its flange-mounted relative, the L3Harris Type II Tray Recorder Independent Power Supply (RIPS) is designed to provide critical back-up battery power for Cockpit Voice Recorders (CVRs). RIPS provides 10 minutes of independent back-up power in accordance with FAA requirements when standard aircraft power is interrupted or lost.

  • Fits in the original ½-ATR envelop when used with the FA2100 CVR
  • Uses nickel cadmium (NiCad) battery technology and batteries do not require recharge time to repeat a back-up operation
  • Features Built-in Test Equipment (BITE) and requires no aircraft wiring changes

Key Features

Keep costs down

The Type II Tray RIPS is a cost-effective solution for operators who need back-up power without breaking the budget. Installation requires no wiring changes to the aircraft, advanced battery management ensures long battery life, and with a 20 W minimum output capability, it has the power to keep the FA2100 CVR operating in the event of a problem.


All RIPS meet back-up power requirements

RIPS is available in the L3Harris-patented Type II Tray configuration and Type III Flange-Mount configuration. Both configurations meet the performance requirements of ARINC 777 and are compliant with TSO-C155.

Product specifications

PHYSICAL Height: 4.9 in. (12.45 cm)
Width: 3.9 in. (9.9 cm)
Depth: 8.0 in. (20.3 cm)
Weight: < 5 lb. (2.27 kg)
Reliability: 10,000 hours
POWER Requirements: 28 VDC
Consumption: < 5 W (without external microphone and camera)
RECORDING Data: 25 hrs. of GPS data 5 hrs. of ARINC 717 data
Audio: 2 hrs. of 2-channel audio (48 kbps uncompressed)
Video: 2 hrs. of analog video (5 fps)

Coaxial BNC: NTSC analog video
Coaxial TNC: GPS RF antenna (only on LDR 1000-1100-00 model)
D-Sub 50-Pin:

  • Analog audio
  • Control inputs
  • Status outputs
  • ARINC 717 serial data

RJ-45: 100 Base-T Ethernet



  • Operating -55 degrees C to +70 degrees C
  • Non-operating -55 degrees C to +85 degrees C

Altitude: 0 to 55,000 ft. (operating)
Vibration: DO-160F Cat. S, curve M
Penetration: 250 lbs. @ 10 ft. ¼-in. probe
Static Crush: 5,000 lb.
Fire Protection: 1100 °C for 15 min. and 260 °C for 5 hrs.
Impact Shock: 1,000 G over 6-axis

COMPANY CERTIFICATION ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100:2009 Rev. C Certified


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