Radio Power Adapter
RADIO POWER AND BATTERY CHARGING WITH EXPORT POWER CAPABILITY FOR PERIPHERALS.
The Merlin-Handheld CSEL Radio Power Adapter is a solar power adapter slice for the Boeing Combat Survivor Evader Locator Radio (CSEL). The Merlin-Handheld CSEL interfaces between the radio and battery and accepts solar power to maximize runtime during extended CSAR missions.
The adapter’s primary functions are to power the attached radio, charge the attached battery, and supply auxiliary output power. The unit configures automatically to inputs and outputs. This means it requires no controls. Maximum Peak Power Tracking algorithms efficiently convert power from solar panels to support the load and/or charge batteries for power storage.
The unit’s small form factor allows it to fit into a pilot’s survival vest (RPA and solar panel). The Merlin-Handheld CSEL radio power adapter is also the only product in its form factor that can also provide export power capability to power peripheral devices. Ejection seat kit options are also available.