The Integrated Back-up Battery System, IBBS, is an electronic system that combines a Lithium-Iron-Phosphate (Li-Fe-PO4) battery pack, a charger and switching logic in one convenient package. The IBBS provides an engineered solution to enable an endurance bus for critical loads found in aircraft. It simplifies the wiring and installation of a source of back-up power by integrating all of the key elements into a single enclosure. The IBBS system provides back-up power to critical electronic loads such as EFIS, GPS, Autopilots and engine monitor systems.
Integral to the IBBS is a lithium-iron-phosphate battery pack and a matched charging system to ensure the battery is properly charged and maintained. The system also includes switching circuitry to provide a stable source of output power during normal and emergency operations. The IBBS system also provides signals to other equipment such as EFIS systems to communicate the operating state of the back-up bus as well as the state of the battery.
The IBBS system connects to the standard aircraft power bus and provides an output to critical equipment that requires back-up power. Additionally, the IBBS system provides surge and sag protection for connected equipment, allowing operation of critical equipment during engine starting.
The IBBS system is suitable for use with equipment such as Garmin GNS and GTN series navigators, G3X series of avionics, Grand Rapids Technologies EFIS systems, Advanced Flight Systems EFIS, Dynon EFIS, and MGL EFIS, TruTrak Autopilots and EFIS, Trio Autopilots.
IBBS products are protected by US Patent 8,189,305
IBBS-12v-3ah 3amp-hour Li-fe-PO4 back-up battery system $230
IBBS-12v-6ah 6amp-hour Li-fe-PO4 back-up battery system $395
IBBS-dsub-connector: connector kit $17
IBBS-dsub-harness: 10 ft pre-made harness $85
Input Voltage: 12-15 volts DC
Transition Voltage * 10.5-11.5 volts
Input Current: 2.2 amps max continuous on main input for charging
Pass-thru Current: 5 amps continuous, 10 amps peak
Output Voltage: 10-14 volts DC during back-up operation
Output Current: 5 amps continuous
10 amps peak for radio transmissions and transient loads
Battery: Internal sealed Li-Fe-PO4
Charger: Integral high performance fast charger
Surge Protection: 34 volt active clamp, 1500w 10/1000uS waveform
Wiring: 15 pin male D-sub on product.
Enclosure: Aluminum 7.7” x 2.3” x 1.6”
Weight: 18 oz.
Temperature range: Operating -10 C° to 60 C°
Charging 0 C° to 40 C°
Connector: Standard density 15 pin male D-sub on product
instruction manual here:
3 amp- hr IBBS-12v-3ah
6 amp- hr IBBS-12v-6ah
General Wiring Diagram: