Case Study: Backup Power for Surveillance Vehicles

Light Tactical VehicleMarket: Backup

Power Solution: Backup power for surveillance systems

Product: U27-12XP Valence U-Charge Lithium Iron Magnesium Phosphate intelligent battery modules assembled into a system

This Light Tactical Vehicle (LTV) is a lightweight all terrain reconnaissance and surveillance system that gives operators the ability to go almost anywhere and conduct fully self-contained surveillance missions using advanced radar, electro-optical and thermal imaging systems.

Features & Benefits:


    • High cycle life (4500 cycles to 80% DOD)
    • Low total cost of ownership
    • No ventilation required
    • Safest Lithium Ion Chemistry
    • Robust mechanical design
    • Flame retardant plastics
    • LED battery status indicator
    • Carrying straps for easy handling

Battery Pack:

  • Scalable in series from 12V to 700V
  • Scalable in parallel for thousands of Ah
  • U-Charge Modules report to Battery Management System (BMS) module
  • Inter-modular balancing by BMS
  • Compatible with standard chargers
  • Communication of monitored data via CAN through BMS
  • Reliable Electronics and Firmware

Module Technical Specifications:

LTV battery systemU27-12XP Voltage: 12.8 V
Capacity (C/5, 23°C): 138 Ah, 1.77 kWh
Weight (approx.): 19.5 kg / 42.9 lbs
Dimension including Terminals L x W x H: 306 mm x 172 mm x 225 mm

The world leader in the design, manufacturing, and marketing of border patrol surveillance vehicles needed a battery system that was built rugged enough to handle the abusive conditions and vibration of their application. The Valence U27-12XP battery was a perfect fit.

The company’s battery requirements included:

  • High vibration tolerance
  • Long run times
  • Light weight to improve fuel efficiency
  • High cycle life for low total cost of ownership

Valence keeps standard modules in stock making it easy for the customer to quickly assemble a full pack into a 25.6 VDC, 552 AH battery system for both evaluation and production.

Power for Surveillance Vehicles


Download U27-12XP Data Sheet