Back Up Surveillance ATV


The world leader in the design, manufacturing, and marketing of border patrol surveillance vehicles needed a battery system that was built rugged enough to handle the abusive conditions and vibration of their application.

The Light Tactical Vehicle (LTV) is a lightweight all terrain reconnaissance and surveillance system that gives operators the ability to go almost anywhere and conduct fully self-contained surveillance missions using advanced radar, electro-optical and thermal imaging systems.

The company’s battery requirements included

  • High vibration tolerance
  • Long run times
  • Light weight to improve fuel efficiency
  • High cycle life for low total cost of ownership

Lithion Battery’ (formerly Valence Technology) U-Charge batteries provide the power of lithium ion and safety performance of phosphate in a rugged, harsh environment.

The U-Charge U27-12XP battery was a perfect fit providing

  • High cycle life (> 4000 cycles to 80% DOD)
  • Low total cost of ownership
  • Safety performance of lithium iron phosphate chemistry
  • No ventilation required
  • Robust mechanical design
  • Flame retardant plastics
  • LED battery status indicator
  • Carrying straps for easy handling


Voltage : 24 V
Capacity : 138 kWh
Batteries: U27-12XP in a 2s1p config
Location: US Southern Border
Function : Back Up Power for Surveillance Vehicle
Operating Since : 2011