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POWER MANAGEMENT UPDATE

Web Page sponsor Merlin Power Systems Ltd.

For further information please contact: Merlin Power Systems, Unit 4 Cabot Business Village, Holyrood Close, Poole, Dorset BH17 7BA, United Kingdom.

Tel: +44 (0) 1202 697979 Web: www.merlinpowersystems.com

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11 Jun 13. To meet the ever demanding on-board 24/7 power requirements of these vehicles, Hobson Industries has teamed with Merlin Equipment to develop on-board systems for the Hobson range of Land Rovers. Merlin Power Systems are leaders in the design and manufacture of advanced generation, management and monitoring of power systems on vehicles and marine platforms. Being fielded in UOR, Green and SOF fleets combined with 20 years of experience in critical use battery applications make Merlin the perfect partner for your vehicle, mobile or remote power system. Merlin is on Stand No. C3-95at DVD.

11 Jun 13. Bionic Power was exhibiting at this year’s Soldier Technology show at Olympia. To most of us, portable power is a constant worry – remember the last time your phone battery died? But to some, a fully charged battery pack represents much more than just a convenience. It allows a soldier to communicate, navigate and return to base safely. It allows first responders to remain in the field longer to assist victims of natural disasters. It also dramatically improves the quality of life for stroke victims, amputees, and others who rely on power-assisted medical devices to get around. This realization spurred the formation of Bionic Power Inc. – a high tech startup focused on providing cost-effective and reliable energy to people whose lives or quality of life depend on portable power. At the core of the company is the patented bionic energy harvesting technology that TIME Magazine named one of the best inventions of 2008. This wearable technology uses principles similar to regenerative braking in hybrid cars to unobtrusively generate electricity from the natural motion of walking and then use it to charge a wide range of portable battery-powered devices. Bionic Power’s first product – the PowerWalk™ M-Series – was developed in collaboration with the Canadian Forces. It resembles an athletic knee brace and weighs about 750 grams (1.7 lbs) per leg. With a device on each leg, a user walking at a comfortable speed generates an average of 12 watts of electricity. At this rate, a little over one hour of walking generates enough electricity to charge four mobile phones. The PowerWalk™ M-Series intelligently adjusts the amount of energy that it harvests as a function of walking speed and terrain, harvesting more energy when available and dialing back energy harvesting when it might be obtrusive.
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Merlin Power Systems are leaders in the design and manufacture of advanced generation, management and monitoring of power systems on vehicles and marine platforms. Being fielded in UOR, Green and SOF fleets combined with 20 years of experience in critical use battery applications make Merlin the perfect partner for your vehicle, mobile or remote power system.
MOTS products include:
DataCell – The industry’s most accurate battery monitoring system provides volts, amps, amp hours, state of charge, state of health and time remaining. Being highly accurate DataCell information may be used for auto control of battery management, APU starting and load shedding. Data displayed on a variety of panels and/or direct C4i screen integration.
VBMS – Vehicle Battery Management System manages the entire primary power system on board. Remote battery switching, split charging, flat battery protection, control of import/export power, APU start/stop and load shedding. VBMS dramatically improves platform reliability, platform running costs (in replacement batteries and fuel savings by carefully managing engine run times & alternator output) and importantly allows confi

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