The robust and reliable BCU-611 Battery is suitable for use in the EELS/ VELS lighting system fitted to many UKMOD and USSOCOM vehicles. Manufactured by our sister company Earlsmann Defence Limited, the BCU-611 battery was supplied as the OEM fit of the EELS/VELS system in numerous fighting and support vehicles. The product is also referred to as NSN 6135-99-495-4750.
Battery BCU-611 Specification
NSN: conforms to 6135-99-495-4750
Voltage: 12V dc nominal Capacity: 7Ah nominal; 87Wh
Chemistry: Lithium Sulphur Dioxide (LiSO2)
Connector: Molex ‘Minifit’ 8-pin type
Temp. range: Operating -40°C to +70°C | Storage 0°C to +30°C
Shelf Life: 3 years from date of supply (self-discharge rate 3%/year)
Size: 133mm x 98mm x 52mm
Internal Fuses: 3 Amps
Li Metal Content: 9.6g
Disposal: Contains Lithium – check local regulations
Egret – Emergency Egress Lighting System
The Egret system is referred in the US as EELS (Emergency Egress Lighting System) and in the UK as VELS (Vehicle Escape Lighting System).
EELS/VELS are important aids to crew survivability, designed to guide personnel to vehicle exits in the aftermath of an incident. The Egret system comprises several standard modular elements; various alert lights, impulse detector, rollover sensor, water sensor and batteries that collectively make a tailored vehicle egress lighting system. All components are designed to comply with DEF STAN and MIL-STD requirements for military use.
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