Ultralife BB-2590/U Battery
Ultralife BB-2590/U Battery

Ultralife Corporation‘s new BB-2590/U is a multi-purpose battery designed to meet the latest Army specification: MIL-PRF-32383/3. As a result, this battery has a higher rate capability, immersion capability and a slightly smaller case compared to previous variants of the 2590. The BB-2590/U has an average voltage of 28.8V in 30V mode and 14.4V in 15V mode. It also has a 5-segment LCD display stage-of-charge display, uses SMBus v1.1 smart battery technology and is housed in a tough hard plastic, desert tan case.

The BB-2590/U is designed for use in a variety of different applications, including robotics, EOD devices, AN/PRC-117G and AN/PRC-117 radios. The company has conducted a number of different certification tests to confirm the capabilities of this battery, including temperature storage and immersion testing. Simply put, the BB-2590/U is built to get the job done. See below for more information.


  • Designed to meet U.S. Army MIL-PRF-32383/3
  • Rugged, military tough case construction
  • SmartCircuit Technology – Implements SMBus v1.1 smart battery technology
  • Flexible output voltage
  • State-of-Charge display
  • High energy density


  • Part No: UBBL10-01
  • NSN: Equivalent to 6140-01-490-4316
  • Voltage Range: 30V Mode – 24.0 to 33.6V / 15V Mode – 12.0 to 16.8V
  • Average Voltage: 30V Mode – 28.8V / 15V Mode – 14.4V
  • Capacity: 30V Mode – 7.8Ah @ 0.5A @ 23°C / 15V Mode – 15.6Ah @ 1.0A @ 23°C
  • Max. Discharge: 30V Mode – 10.0A continuous / 15V Mode – 20.0A continuous
  • Max. Pulse Discharge Current: 30V Mode – 18.0A for 5 seconds / 15V Mode – 36.0A for 5 seconds
  • Energy: 230Wh
  • Energy Density: 171Wh/kg, 256Wh/l
  • Weight: 1340g
  • Cycle Life: > 300 cycles @ C/5 to 80% of initial capacity @ 100% depth of discharge
  • Memory Effect: No Memory Effect
  • Operating & Storage Temperature: -32°C to 60°C
  • Self-Discharge: < 5% per month
  • Exterior/Housing: Hard plastic, desert tan (Noryl N190X-701)
  • Terminals/Connector: Connector SC-C-179495
  • Communication: SMBus v1.1 communication protocol / SBD v1.0 data set support
  • State of Charge Indicator: 5-segment LCD display

For more information about the BB-2590/U battery, and the full range of products currently offered by Ultralife Corporation, please visit http://www.ultralifecorporation.com

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