Military Ground Power Units for Aircraft Operations

ENHANCING MISSION SAFETY AND EFFICIENCY
In response to challenges faced by soldiers, StartStick emerges as a revolutionary solution designed to address operational issues with ground power units. Our groundbreaking 28V Portable/Stowable Ground Power Unit, driven by cutting-edge Li-Ion (“Nanophosphate™”) cells, redefines aircraft battery reliability, convenience, and adaptability. Bid farewell to the constraints of conventional ground power units and embrace an era marked by enhanced operational readiness of military aircraft.
Alleviating Military Operational Challenges

Choosing StartStick for military helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft is a strategic decision, addressing crucial challenges faced by aircrews. Traditional ground power units are heavy, non-portable, and restrict flights to fields with available support. StartStick revolutionizes this landscape, offering improved efficiencies and autonomy. Its lightweight and portable design enables helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft to operate in remote locations, expanding operational reach and flexibility. Many operators report extended main battery life due to the discipline of using StartStick for their first start each day.

StartStick contributes to enhanced aircraft battery reliability and reduced. With a fully serviceable battery pack offering 3,000 to 4,000 starts before overhaul, StartStick ensures an extended battery life, providing a reliable and durable solution for military rotary and fixed-wing operations.

Expanded Operation Reach and Autonomy
Extended Main Battery Life
Elimination of Heavy and Outdtated Battery Carts and Start Packs
Battle Tested

Trusted by US military special operations aviation, US Air Force and forces globally, StartStick has powered the M134D weapon system for over a decade and is the preferred GPU in the aerospace and defense industry with 2,500+ units deployed globally.

Smart Design Features for Military Aircraft
The StartStick boasts advanced features designed to enhance mobility and reliability in military aircraft operations:
  • Lightweight and Compact: Weighing only 20lbs, the StartStick is designed for mobility and ease of use.
  • Mil-Spec Charging Port: The Mil-Spec charging port guarantees compatibility and reliability, meeting the stringent standards required for diverse operational conditions.
  • Digital Display: Real-time monitoring provides essential data on battery status and charging, allowing for informed decision-making during critical missions.
  • Standard Global GPU: Streamlined connectivity with a three- pin fitting for fixed and rotary wing alike.
  • Advanced Battery Manager: Incorporating cutting-edge technology, the advanced battery manager offers fault diagnostics and ensures optimal performance for extended reliability.
  • Durable Case: MIL-STD-810H tested, the durable case exhibits resilience in challenging environments, safeguarding the StartStick in demanding military applications.
  • Integrated Heater: The integrated heater enables operation in a full range of conditions, ensuring the StartStick performs reliably even in extreme environments.
Product Details

StartStick is compatible with a variety of military aircraft and weapons systems. Specific kits, such as the M134D turret mount kit, are available to meet unique requirements.

When you purchase a StartStick, you receive:

  • StartStick
  • International 28-volt Power Supply
  • Pelican Hard case
  • Strain Relief Kit
  • Onboard Charging Cable
  • Additional components as per the selected kit
  • 2-year warranty

Military units can acquire StartStick directly from us. Contact us today usinf the form below to purchase a StartStick and experience the future of military aircraft power. Our kits are sold and expertly installed as a service by StartStick, ensuring seamless integration into the aircraft structure.

  • Capacity: 19.4 Ah
  • Nominal Voltage: 26.4 v
  • Max Current (Pulse): 1600 Amps
  • Max Current (Cont.): 400 Amps
  • Weight: 9.21 kg (20.20 lbs)
  • Length: 438 mm (17.25 in)
  • Width: 185 mm (7.31 in)
  • Height: 108 mm (4.27 in)
  • Time to Discharge: 60 min
  • Charge Time (after one start): 30-40 min
  • Charge Time (dead battery): 5.6 hrs (approx)
  • No. of Starts: > 20 starts/chargeCharge Cycles: >1000 cycles
  • AC Charger Input: 110/240 volts (50/60 hz)
  • Operating Temperature: -20-60˚ C (22-140˚ F)
  • Storage Temperature: -40-60˚ C (-40-140˚ F)

StartStick has achieved certification to MIL-STD-810H and UNDOT 38.3 standards, meeting the rigorous requirements set by the military.

High Power Design: The StartStick’s cableless design, combined with highly conductive interconnects and a patent-pending power electronics design, enables it to deliver over 30% more power than other lithium batteries. This innovative approach allows the StartStick’s compact form factor to achieve a higher power output than significantly larger and heavier lithium batteries.

Integrated Auto-Charger: StartStick’s smart battery management system includes redundant temperature sensing and an integrated smart charger that continuously monitors over twenty-five different parameters to determine if it is safe to charge. This also allows the StartStick to charge on-board, automatically sensing when a generator/alternator is running before charging starts.

Auto-Shut Off: The StartStick actively monitors itself and will shut down if it exceeds a specified level of time without being used or charged, ensuring peace of mind.

Smart is Safe: At the heart of the StartStick is an electronic battery management system unlike any other. Running over 12K lines of code, its fully integrated charger, battery monitor, data logger, display, and high-speed controller sense and control all aspects of the battery chemistry and external environment to keep the battery safe in all conditions, contributing to our perfect safety record.

Designed to Last: With internal components, a hardened case, and software designed to deliver 10 years of service or 3k-5k engine starts, StartStick ensures longevity. Its software notifies users if they exceed any design limit, optimizing performance over its lifetime. If an issue arises, all components are fully serviceable and can be overhauled by the factory or one of our certified repair centers.

State of Health = State of Mind: StartStick’s comprehensive design and intelligent monitoring provide users with confidence in their equipment’s reliability and performance, ensuring peace of mind in critical situations.

Pelican Hard Case: Designed to provide unparalleled protection for your device, this case is engineered with custom-molded foam to cradle your equipment securely, guaranteeing a safe journey during transport and storage. Partnering with the renowned toughness of Pelican, this case ensures top-notch protection in any condition, offering peace of mind wherever your operations take you.

Replacement Charger: Do you need another charger for your StartStick?Our Replacement Charger is designed with precision and built for compatibility, ensuring seamless power whenever you need it.

Applications/Platforms

StartStick is compatible with a variety of military aircraft and weapons systems. Specific kits, such as the M134D turret mount kit, are available to meet unique requirements.

What’s Included

When you purchase a StartStick, you receive:

  • StartStick
  • International 28-volt Power Supply
  • Pelican Hard case
  • Strain Relief Kit
  • Onboard Charging Cable
  • Additional components as per the selected kit
  • 2-year warranty
How to Buy/Install

Military units can acquire StartStick directly from us. Contact us today usinf the form below to purchase a StartStick and experience the future of military aircraft power. Our kits are sold and expertly installed as a service by StartStick, ensuring seamless integration into the aircraft structure.

Technical Information
  • Capacity: 19.4 Ah
  • Nominal Voltage: 26.4 v
  • Max Current (Pulse): 1600 Amps
  • Max Current (Cont.): 400 Amps
  • Weight: 9.21 kg (20.20 lbs)
  • Length: 438 mm (17.25 in)
  • Width: 185 mm (7.31 in)
  • Height: 108 mm (4.27 in)
  • Time to Discharge: 60 min
  • Charge Time (after one start): 30-40 min
  • Charge Time (dead battery): 5.6 hrs (approx)
  • No. of Starts: > 20 starts/chargeCharge Cycles: >1000 cycles
  • AC Charger Input: 110/240 volts (50/60 hz)
  • Operating Temperature: -20-60˚ C (22-140˚ F)
  • Storage Temperature: -40-60˚ C (-40-140˚ F)
Certifications

StartStick has achieved certification to MIL-STD-810H and UNDOT 38.3 standards, meeting the rigorous requirements set by the military.

Under the Hood

High Power Design: The StartStick’s cableless design, combined with highly conductive interconnects and a patent-pending power electronics design, enables it to deliver over 30% more power than other lithium batteries. This innovative approach allows the StartStick’s compact form factor to achieve a higher power output than significantly larger and heavier lithium batteries.

Integrated Auto-Charger: StartStick’s smart battery management system includes redundant temperature sensing and an integrated smart charger that continuously monitors over twenty-five different parameters to determine if it is safe to charge. This also allows the StartStick to charge on-board, automatically sensing when a generator/alternator is running before charging starts.

Auto-Shut Off: The StartStick actively monitors itself and will shut down if it exceeds a specified level of time without being used or charged, ensuring peace of mind.

Smart is Safe: At the heart of the StartStick is an electronic battery management system unlike any other. Running over 12K lines of code, its fully integrated charger, battery monitor, data logger, display, and high-speed controller sense and control all aspects of the battery chemistry and external environment to keep the battery safe in all conditions, contributing to our perfect safety record.

Designed to Last: With internal components, a hardened case, and software designed to deliver 10 years of service or 3k-5k engine starts, StartStick ensures longevity. Its software notifies users if they exceed any design limit, optimizing performance over its lifetime. If an issue arises, all components are fully serviceable and can be overhauled by the factory or one of our certified repair centers.

State of Health = State of Mind: StartStick’s comprehensive design and intelligent monitoring provide users with confidence in their equipment’s reliability and performance, ensuring peace of mind in critical situations.

Accessories

Pelican Hard Case: Designed to provide unparalleled protection for your device, this case is engineered with custom-molded foam to cradle your equipment securely, guaranteeing a safe journey during transport and storage. Partnering with the renowned toughness of Pelican, this case ensures top-notch protection in any condition, offering peace of mind wherever your operations take you.

Replacement Charger: Do you need another charger for your StartStick?Our Replacement Charger is designed with precision and built for compatibility, ensuring seamless power whenever you need it.

Enhance Operational Reliability & Elevate your Operations Today

When you choose StartStick for military aircraft applications, you’re making a strategic decision to enhance your aviation operations with a lighter, faster, and safer alternative to conventional battery carts and start packs. Step into the future of military aviation power solutions by contacting us today to acquire your StartStick.

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