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Custom Battery Design For Drones And Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Custom batteries are essential for UAS operations, and no one knows this better than Packet Digital.
We specialize in working closely with our customers to fully understand their requirements, and delivering custom batteries that exceed expectations.

Benefits of Packet Digital’s Custom Lithium-Ion Batteries For Unmanned Aircraft Systems And Drones

  • 30% – 40% higher energy density than the competition
  • Increased energy density allows for greater UAS range
  • 2x – 3x higher cycle life
  • Rugged construction with IP67 capable
  • Battery fleet management software with Packet Digital’s charging system
  • Design, prototyping, and manufacturing capabilities

Packet Digital’s Custom Battery Development Experience

Anduril, the maker of the Ghost VTOL Group 2 sUAS, contracted Packet Digital to manufacture batteries. Packet Digital manufacturing capabilities were essential to tackle this highly challenging build. Additionally, Packet was able to quickly resolve critical supply chain issues through collaboration and experience with top component providers.

Lockheed Martin contracted with Packet Digital to design and manufacture batteries for their Indago 4 UAS platform.

We have been cycling Packet Digital’s battery for 6 months. It is now at 1000 cycles that’s 10X better than anything we have ever seen, and it only shows 11% degradation”. – Lockheed Martin, Chief Engineer

Packet Digital Custom Battery Design, Prototyping, And Manufacturing

  • R&D and production under one roof enabling innovation and best-in-class customer service
  • Quick turn prototyping and drone shop
  • Quality management system – ISO9000 in progress
  • ITAR compliance
  • Design, build, and support from Fargo, ND

Packet Digital’s Experience Designing Custom Lithium-Ion Batteries

  • Experience with lithium-ion chemistries such as LCO, NMC, and NCA
  • Experience in 18650 and LiPo (pouch) cell formats
  • BMS design and development
  • System integration with BMS, chargers, and motor controllers
  • Multiple interface protocols such as CAN, I2C, MAVLink, USB, and others

Custom Battery Request

To begin the custom battery design process, please fill out the below form. The more information you include, the more quickly we can respond with an accurate quote and time estimate.

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What questions should you ask your battery designer or supplier?

What does C-rate mean? What discharge rate do I need for my pack?
What does 6S2P mean?
What power density do I need?
Does the battery connect to an autopilot for real time telemetry data?
What is the real-world cycle life of the pack (not just the cells)?
What voltage should I use?
What energy density do I need?
Is cooling necessary?
Country of origin? Country of manufacture?
Operating environment: