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Lincad Power Management Systems – Caravel Mk2 Charger

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

The Caravel Mk2 Charger from Lincad will charge batteries regardless of electrochemistry or manufacturer. It utilizes a series of pigtail cables to aupport the range of batteries and can even recharge mobile devices.


It detects the type of battery as soon as it is attached to the charger. It offers full diagnostics of that battery and will not only charge it, but also discharge a battery via a heat sink in order to bring it to half charge for storage.

Lincad Power Management Systems – USB Power Adapter

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Lincad Power Management Systems has been around since the early 90s, specializing in batteries and chargers. In recent years there has been a proliferation of devices that charge via USB cable. Lincad created the USB power adapter as a simple means for Soldiers to charge/power their devices from commonly used radio batteries. This also also means that Soldiers can harvest as much power as possible from a better which is only partially charged and can’t be taken on a patrol.


This model is for the UK standard LIPS 10, 11 & 12 series interface. It offers two USB ports and will charge 5v, 1.5A Max per line.

Lincad Brings To Market Battery Chargers Designed With UK MOD

Thursday, September 10th, 2015


See the Caravel Mk2 and Power Scavenger at DSEI 2015 Stand-S4-430

Press Release – 9th September 2015

Following the successful showcasing in 2014 of the prototype Caravel Mk2 and Power Scavenger battery chargers, Lincad is pleased to announce that it has now brought the finished products to market. The company will be demonstrating the capabilities of both chargers, designed in co-operation with the UK MOD, on its stand at DSEI 2015.

Lincad is a leader in the design and manufacture of bespoke batteries, chargers and power management systems for the military and other specialist applications. Operating since 1986, Lincad is a privately owned UK company with nearly 30 years’ experience at the forefront of battery and charger technology and design.

Caravel Mk2 Charger
The Caravel Mk2 Charger is an enhanced, cutting edge replacement for the original Caravel Charger which has seen front line service with British and international armed forces for 15 years. Featuring the very latest developments in battery charging technology and design, it offers multi-chemistry charging of batteries from any original equipment manufacturer, making it possible to bring an entire battery fleet under the management umbrella of a single charging unit. With twin USB ports, it will also charge USB-enabled devices such as smartphones and tablets simultaneously.

Power Scavenger
The Power Scavenger is Lincad’s all-purpose solution to mobile power management in any situation where reliability, light weight and ease of use are critical. Offering the end user true flexibility in charging options, it can charge different battery types of any electrochemistry as well as USB-enabled devices from any DC input such as solar panels, a vehicle or other batteries.

In addition to armed forces across the world, the Caravel Mk2 Charger and the Power Scavenger will also be of interest to any organisation conducting operations in extreme environments.

Brian Soden, Managing Director of Lincad, commented:

“We’re delighted to be exhibiting the Caravel Mk2 Charger and the Power Scavenger at DSEI 2015. Both of these chargers, designed in co-operation with the MOD, demonstrate the strength of our commitment to the continual evolution of our product range and we’re looking forward to the opportunity to demonstrate that to the international delegations who will be attending the show.”

Lincad Releases Caravel Mk2 Battery Charger

Monday, June 16th, 2014

June 16th, 2014 – Lincad, a leading provider of specialist solutions to customers’ power management demands, is delighted to announce the release of its Caravel Mk2 Charger.

Caravel MK2

Designed to meet the battery charging and management requirements of Lincad’s LIPS (Lithium Ion Power System) suite of batteries as well as a wide range of other battery types and technologies, the Caravel Mk2 Charger is an enhanced, cutting edge replacement for the in-service Caravel Charger which has seen front line service with British and international armed forces for over 13 years.

Offering a significant power delivery improvement on its predecessor, the Caravel Mk2 can effectively halve charging times at the same time as delivering improved efficiency and greater flexibility in the battery types that can be recharged. The power delivery of up to 500 W is achieved from a universal AC mains input within its ruggedised 340 X 210 X 170 mm frame.

By using a series of interchangeable BIAs (Battery Interface Adaptors), a wide range of battery types and technologies, from Li-ion to lead acid, with an output running voltage of anywhere from 2 V to 58 V DC, can be recharged on the Caravel Mk2 Charger. It also provides reconditioning and management functions for both intelligent and passive batteries and can be configured to interface with a PC using USB1.1 connectivity for central fleet monitoring and in-service software upgrades.

The Caravel Mk2 Charger can also be configured to charge products not originally intended for use with a third party charger, making it possible to bring an entire battery fleet under the management umbrella of a single charging unit.

Active thermal management is employed to maintain peak function even in the most challenging environments, and by using a convection only process, lower acoustic and electromagnetic profiles are achieved than in similar force-cooled units.

To complement its backlit LCD user interface, the charger has its own LED display, providing functional and battery charge status feedback which is visible from a distance even in full sun. With its all metal construction, the Caravel Mk2 Charger is suitable for use in any sheltered environment, military or commercial, where a flat surface and mains supply are available.

Brian Soden, Lincad’s Managing Director, commented:

“Our original Caravel Charger more than proved itself over 13 years of service with armed forces internationally. With the Caravel Mk2, we have maintained the pedigree of its predecessor and, by building on its proven strengths, produced an enhanced, cutting edge replacement.”