3-2. Introduction - Continued
AGU Batteries - Continued
The batteries selected for this application have adequate capacity to
power the AGU for two or more successive flights without recharging,
depending on altitudes and loads. However, to ensure successful
completion of an airdrop or a series of airdrops, the batteries should be
recharged overnight prior to the first drop. The batteries should then be
recharged if 30 minutes of flight time has been accumulated.
T/C Battery Pack. The T/C is powered with a 4 ampere-hour NiCd battery
pack. When properly charged, these batteries will provide adequate
power for I hour at -40F and 2 hours of operation at +68F. Although the
operating time of these batteries, before recharging, exceeds that of the
AGU batteries, successful airdrops are best assured if these batteries are
recharged at the same time when the AGU batteries are recharged. The
T/C battery pack is easily detachable so that a fully charged battery pack
can be installed in seconds.