Modular Universal Battery Charger (MUBC)

Modular Universal Battery Charger (MUBC)

  • Simultaneous charging of multiple battery types
  • Man portable and vehicle mount
  • A single charging solution that drastically reduces overall weight, size, cost, complexity, repair, maintenance, and logistics support


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.

  • Simultaneous charging of multiple warfighter battery types: AN/PRC-148, AN/PRC-152, AN/PRC-154 HMS Rifleman Radio, BB-2590, Land Warrior and Nett Warrior LI-80 and LI-145, conformal batteries BB-2525 and BB-2521
  • Comprehensive battery management software to aid in managing use/deployment of batteries
  • Simple, intuitive user interface
  • Built-in battery tester and analyzer
  • Rugged and sealed - Tier 1 capable
  • Charges in heavy rain without cover
  • Charges from solar panels and generators
  • Units can be cascaded and powered from a single power source
  • Man portable and vehicle mount

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.

Product Literature

Thales MUBC Datasheet

Thales MUBC