UBC - 8-Bay Charger

mil-spec battery charger

UBC – 8-Bay Charger

This scalable charging system can charge eight AN/PRC-148 or AN/PRC-152 batteries simultaneously, with its innovative modular design allowing for other battery types and devices to be charged too.


  • Simultaneous charging of 8 tactical handheld battery types: AN/PRC-148, and AN/PRC-152 – with fast charging in only 3 hours
  • User configurable battery cups to charge other battery types
  • Man portable and vehicle mount
  • Built-in battery health analyser and battery state of charge indicator
  • Built-in solar mode and active (realtime) max power point tracking
  • 4 USB charging ports


  • Defence
  • Government


The UBC 8-bay Charger provides battery charging technology to the warfighter, through a highly rugged, field-deployable, multi-battery, modular solution designed to withstand tough mission environments.

It delivers a scalable charging system that charges eight AN/PRC-148 or AN/PRC-152 batteries simultaneously, and also provides for the addition of new batteries through software upgradability and an innovative modular design.

Weighing approx. 2.72 kg, it is small enough to be carried in a ruck sack, and is rugged enough to be vehicle mounted. It incorporates a built-in solar charge controller for harvesting power from solar panels and a built-in test/analyser function, allowing the user to display the “health” of batteries in a matter of seconds.


UBC 8-Bay ChargerGRC-GP-15075


Simultaneous Charging8 batteries and 4 USB devices
ModularityUser configurable cups allow custom configurations (no tools required)
Maximum Charge Power (per bay) 30 W
Total INPUT Power270 W Typical
Input DC Voltage Range 10 – 33.6 VDC
Input DC Robustness MIL-STD-1275D
Input AC Voltage Range90 – 265 VAC (requires AC/DC Adapter)
Input AC Robustness MIL-STD-704F
Electrostatic Discharge IEC-61000-4-2
Chemistries Lithium-ion, NiCad, NiMH
Charge Time 8 THHR batteries in under 3 hours
Weight (approx.) 2.72 kg (6 lb)
Height x Length x Width 11.43 x 20.32 x 22.10 cm