Modular Universal Battery Charger (MUBC)
The Modular Universal Battery Charger (MUBC) solution is a scalable charging system that charges a wide
range of military and commercial batteries and also provides for the addition of new batteries through
software upgradability and an innovative modular design. The base unit weighs approximately 6 pounds,
is small enough to be carried in a ruck sack, and is rugged enough to be vehicle mounted. Multiple MUBC
charging systems can be cascaded without requiring any tools. This system is based on technology from
field-proven trials and allows charging in heavy rain without cover and in other harsh environmental
conditions. It is optimized to provide the warfighter with the ability to harvest power from solar
panels and scavenge power from batteries and a variety of other power sources.
The MUBC combines the functions and capabilities of multiple battery chargers into one small, scalable package. It provides battery charging technology to the warfighter through a highly rugged, field-deployable, multi-battery modular solution for austere mission environments. The MUBC has a built-in battery test/analyzer function that allows the user to display the "health" of batteries in a matter of seconds.
The potential of Universal Battery Charger technology was presented at the March 8, 2012, U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee hearing. Click here for more.
In the April 22, 2012, edition of the TV show "This Week in Defense News with Vago Muradian," Vago interviewed U.S. Army Maj. Mark Owens, the ground soldier assistant project manager for power with PEO Soldier.
Click Here to see the video segment. Major Owens' comments about the MUBC start at 2:35.
Thales MUBCPDF Document [2.54 MB]