Galvion, a world leader in power and data management solutions, has announced the release of an upgraded version of their successful Mission Adaptive Charging Station, known as the MAX-8. The MAX-8 is a portable charging solution that reduces operational battery burden, allowing teams to do more with less. MAX-8 is currently used and trusted by troops around the world, including segments of the US Air Force, US Army, US Marine Corps, NATO Forces, first responder teams, and commercial users. The recent enhancements to the MAX-8 were developed following extensive user engagement and deliver a suite of capability upgrades to meet the constantly evolving power needs of tactical and commercial partners.
Kristen Lomastro, President of Active Systems at Galvion, said: “The upgrades to the MAX-8 are a direct result of feedback from Galvion customers operating in austere and challenging conditions around the world. They wanted more charging power and performance, without sacrificing the ease-of-use and ruggedness of the original design. We responded with a solution that charges batteries more quickly and efficiently than before.” She added: “Our priority at Galvion is to deliver operational efficiencies and effectiveness for our users. Faster charging means less burden while out in the field, allowing operators to concentrate on the mission, and that is what drives everything that we do here.”
Notably, the MAX-8 delivers an AC/DC power supply increase from 280W to 480W, power output increase from 400W to 1000W, battery charger output increase from 5.0 Amps to 8.0 Amps, and a relocated USB-B port that enables firmware upgrades in less than one minute. Certified to meet or exceed a range of standards, including the standards for the CE Mark, CISPR 11 Class A and FCC part 15 Class A, Radiated and Conducted Emissions standard, MIL-STD-810H, HERO, HERP, HERF Compliance and MIL-STD-1275 with a NATO slave cable. Built to withstand the harsh conditions of expeditionary operations, the MAX-8 can draw power from multiple sources, including solar and vehicle, to charge different types of batteries simultaneously – with no setting changes needed.
The intelligent plug-and-play Mission Adaptive Charging Station™ (MAX-8) system automatically evaluates connected power sources and adjusts charge rates to maximize power and minimize charge time. This lightweight, rugged system reduces weight and bulk, simplifies logistics, and enhances operational capability—so troops can focus on their mission, instead of their batteries. The smart battery charging function prioritises and tops off the fullest battery first, allowing users to get back to their mission as fast as possible with a fully charged battery. Galvion’s Nerv Centr® family of power management solutions offer distinct, measurable, and immediate benefits for modern warfighters.