The TS420 Series Emergency Power Supply simultaneously provides one primary power output and three lighting power outputs. Pitot/Static ports or optional electrical input provides the ability to work in automatic mode without pilot intervention.


  • Field-replaceable battery modules
  • Utilizes sealed lead-acid cells for reliability and cold-weather performance
  • Quality Mil-Spec connectors included
  • Designed and built in Wichita, Kansas USA
  • Two-year limited warranty
  • Provides 18 volts of rechargeable power for Mid-Continent products, lighting or critical avionics
  • Arms at the beginning of flight, recharges during flight, activates instantly upon power loss and turns off after flight
  • Powers LED or incandescent lighting at 5, 14 or 28 VDC
  • Remote, mini-annunciation switch controls test and manual operations

Technical Specifications

Model Number TS420 TS420-1
Part Number MD420 MD420-1
Capacity 1.0 Ah (0.05C) at 25°C 2.5 Ah (0.1C) at 25°C
Input Power 10 – 32 VDC, 0.25A nominal,
4.0A max (14 VDC) / 2.0A max (28 VDC)
Output Power 18 VDC nominal, 1.6 amps max
Weight 3.2 lbs 5.0 lbs
Dimensions 3.35” H x 6.75” L x 3.38” W 4.00” H x 7.90” L x 3.38” W
Maintenance Annual capacity check
Field-replaceable batteries
Mating Connectors 25-pin female D-Sub (MD25F20JVL0 or equivalent) — battery control unit
9-pin female D-Sub (MD9F20JVL0 or equivalent) — annunciator
Remote Test Switch Remote, mini-annunciation switch controls test and manual operations
Annunciator Lighting LED backlighting, automatic internal dimming
Battery Charging Automatic recharging when main power is present
Compatibility Provides 60 minutes or more of backup power to Mid-Continent’s Electric
Attitude Indicator Model 4200 or 4300 and lighting power for two additional
instruments (5, 14 or 28V)

Battery run time will vary depending on total power load
and battery charge status
Certification FAA TSO-C4c certified
RTCA DO-160E qualified

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