Flight operations rely heavily on back-up power, especially when it comes to protecting flight data for routine or emergency evaluations. The L3Harris Flange-mounted Recorder Independent Power Supply (RIPS) is designed to provide essential back-up battery power for Cockpit Voice Recorders (CVRs). In accordance with FAA requirements, RIPS provide 10 minutes of independent back-up power with when standard aircraft power is interrupted or lost, ensuring continuity of critical CVR operation.
- Uses nickel cadmium (NiCad) battery technology and batteries do not require recharge time to repeat a back-up operation
- Offers a NiCad battery heater option for unpressurized aircraft installations
- Features Built-in Test Equipment (BITE), and BITE reporting for maintenance and fault is available on dedicated discrete outputs
Keep costs down
The Type III Flange-Mount 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 Type III Flange-Mount configuration and the patented Type II Tray configuration. Both configurations meet the performance requirements of ARINC 777 and are compliant with TSO-C155.
|PHYSICAL||Height: 4.0 in. (102 mm)
Width: 5.4 in. (137 mm)
Length: 4.5 in. (102 mm)
Weight: < 4 lb.
|CONNECTORS||Type III configuration connector: D38999/20JC35PN (MIL-C-38999)|
|POWER||Type I: 115 VAC, 400 Hz, single phase or 28 VDC
Type III: 28 VDC
|RECHARGING TIME||Compliant with ARINC 777|
|ENVIRONMENTAL||Designed to the requirement of RTCA DO-160/EUROCAE ED-14 “Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment”|
|OUTPUT||28 VDC, ±10 min.; also available for military applications in a 20-min. configuration|
|BUILT-IN TEST EQUIPMENT||BITE determines the state of readiness of the RIPS to perform its function and also provides valid indication within five seconds of power being applied|
|COMPANY CERTIFICATION||ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100:2009 Rev. C Certified|
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