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Army engineers develop chargers for phones, laptops in combat | by U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command
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Army engineers develop chargers for phones, laptops in combat

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Soldiers deployed to remote locations around the world need a lightweight charger for electronic devices that are critical to successful missions in the 21st century.

 

A team of U.S. Army engineers are developing new battery chargers for smartphones, tablet computers and laptops to use with military batteries for Soldiers without access to a traditional electrical grid. They have engineered and built prototypes for 8-port, 4-port, and 2-port USB chargers, as well as an AC/USB adaptor -- all of which use a military standard battery such as the BB-2590 as the main power source.

 

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Taken on October 11, 2012