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FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz., Aviation Battery Systems (ABS) has announced a 20 Amp Hour addition to its popular StartStick line of portable ground power units (GPU).   The powerful new StartStick 20 will be displayed at ABS’ Booth 8527 during the upcoming Heli Expo 2022 in Dallas, Tex.

This effort expands StartStick’s industry-leading rugged, lightweight auxiliary power to an even wider group of fixed and rotary wing aircraft. 

Weighing just 20 pounds with a compact form factor, the 20 amp hour StartStick 20 allows ease of field and ramp operations as well as maximum aircraft availability.  Remote starts, avionics updates and compressor washes are accomplished with StartStick.

ABS reports a growing number of air medical, corporate, fire/utility and airborne law enforcement programs utilizing the StartStick. 

“We are committed to helping aircraft owners and operators achieve maximum operational effectiveness,” says ABS’ Todd Petersen.  “Design and features mean our StartStick series of stowable start batteries is the best technology of its kind, in a lightweight, reliable package.”

With nearly two thousand units in operation globally, StartStick portable power is peace of mind, providing multiple starts of single and twin-engine helicopters or fixed wing aircraft before recharge.

Unexpected battery-related challenges are a field reality, whether a battery is left on during a PR event, failure due to age, operating at the fishing lodge or stranding on a hospital rooftop.  StartStick allows vital remote mission continuity.

The standard GPU/NATO power port connector handles a range of aircraft.  And each StartStick comes with an industry-leading comprehensive two-year warranty.

For even greater redundancy, StartStick can be recharged during flight via onboard 28-volt connections, or later plugged into a hangar wall socket.  Its display provides constant on-condition data including state of charge and other key annunciation.

Come visit the ABS team for a full review of your aviation portable power needs March 8-10 at Booth 8527 during Heli Expo 2022 in Dallas, Tex.

For additional information, visit www.Start-Stick.com

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