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Type III Flange-Mount Recorder Independent Power Supply (RIPS)

Product overview

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

Key Features

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.

Product specifications

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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