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26/05/2016

Anton/Bauer Offers New Solutions To IATA Travel Restrictions

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Anton/Bauer has announced an update to their Performance Quad Charger to meet new regulations outlined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The new function makes the Performance Quad Charger the only charger on the market which allows the user to discharge a battery to any level, including the level specified in the new IATA regulations.

The new feature enables the battery to be assessed and discharged to the users desired preset level including the 30% SoC level required for safe air transportation. As a result, this free firmware update allows current owners of the Performance Quad Charger to travel hassle-free when transporting their Li-Ion batteries and comes included in all new Performance Quad Chargers.

Andrew Butler, Product Manager at Anton/Bauer, said: "Anton/Bauer continues to be at the forefront of the mobile power solutions industry. I am extremely pleased we have been able to react so quickly and create this feature to allow our customers to stay within IATA regulations. Of course, as an alternative to a workflow involving discharge before shipping, customers could switch to Anton/Bauer's HyTRON products which use Nickel Metal Hydride cells and do not face travel restrictions."

Anton/Bauer's HyTRON mobile power product range uses Nickel Metal Hydride cells which can be shipped conventionally and carried onto aircraft. The HyTRON range has been a favourite for global production crews due to its durability and because it does not face travel restrictions.

For additional convenience, all current generation Anton/Bauer Li-Ion batteries have an accurate power gauge so users can tell immediately if their battery is cleared for travel. For the CINE and Digital Series batteries, the display provides the battery charge percentage while the Dionic HC Series will show a single bar of charge to represent less than 30% SoC.

New and current users can obtain the firmware and installation instructions by going to http://vitec.ftpstream.com/?lid=2cot2ask# and opening the Anton/Bauer Performance Quad Update folder.

Information or actions outlined above are only relevant for Anton/Bauer's current generation of Lithium batteries and does not apply to discontinued models or non-Lithium batteries.

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