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Protonex Squad Power Manager

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

When I was in the service, I used to dream about something like the Protonex Squad Power Manager (SPM). I hated seeing all of those half expended batteries in a stack against the wall doing nothing. This thing does exactly what the name says and with 6 universal outlets, you can manage power to multiple devices and well as recharge and harvest power to and from your batteries.

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Capabilities include:
Manages and prioritizes battery usage
Powers man-packable gear
Recharges military and commercial batteries
Optimizes solar/alternative power sources
Monitors power sources and loads, alerting warfighter to problems
Dynamically adjusts to changing mission needs
Smart Cable ID configures ports automatically
Provides graphical display to show power trends and permits advanced configuration

These diagrams give an idea of how the SPM can be configured to power multiple devices or to recharge batteries.

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Here is a short video from Warrior West on the SPM featuring Jeff Williams from Protonex.

The Protonex Squad Power Manager is available through ADS Inc for unit and agency orders.

Soldier-Worn Power Manager

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

The unsung hero of last week’s PEO Soldier media roundtable is the SPM-611 Soldier-Worn Power Manager which allows a Soldier to harvest power from a variety of sources. Combined with the new End User Device’s decreased power requirements, the SWPM goes a long way to lighten the load.

Over at KitUp!, Matt Cox put together a piece on this new technology currently undergoing testing.