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Widget Wednesday: Power to Prevail – The History of the Squad Power Manager

Now part of the Revision Military® Nerv Centr® suite of products, following the acquisition of Protonex® in October of 2018, the Squad Power Manager™ (SPM-622) is an impressive piece of equipment with an interesting backstory.

The current (4th) generation of the Squad Power Manager is a rugged and easily-carried “multi-tool” of power constructed around a suite of intelligent power management algorithms. These built-in smarts enable the Squad Power Manager to run electronic equipment and recharge batteries simultaneously – with no user programming or input required. The SPM also has the capability of scavenging power from any source in the 4-34 Volt DC range – with a converter it can also harness AC power anywhere in the world as well.

The ruggedness, ease-of-use, dependability, and flexibility of the Squad Power Manager have made it a “must have” tool for troops on extended operations and/or deployed in austere environments. So much so, that the National Infantry Association honored the Squad Power Manager with a special feature in the Winter Issue of its official publication, “Infantry Bugler”. A PDF of the article can be downloaded or read online at RevisionMilitary.com. The entire Winter Issue of “Infantry Bugler” can also be read online at the National Infantry Association’s website.

For further details about the Squad Power Manager, visit RevisionMilitary.com.

2 Responses to “Widget Wednesday: Power to Prevail – The History of the Squad Power Manager”

  1. Linz says:

    Interesting. I’m a little puzzled at the 4-34V range of input source, though. It doesn’t cost any more in numbers of components or even component pricing to extend that range up to at least 85V (and probably beyond).

  2. Nomad says:

    Extending the voltage range upwards would require a bit of development work – but the main reason is because this is the voltage range specified by the US Army.

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