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Valo Charging System – automated UAV charging

September 6, 2020

Valo Universal Charging System (UCS) was designed with contactless charging for the UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) in mind. This system consists of a charging platform and an UAV adapter. Charging is via magnetic coupling between transmitting coil located inside the charging platform and receiving coil within the UAV battery charging adapter.

– Our universal charging system enables using drones remotely. This means that a drone battery can be recharged automatically without engaging the drone operator to this process. As a result, any BVLOS-licensed pilot can simultaneously operate multiple drones remotely, staying in the office. – says Karen Oganisian, CEO of Valo Industries.

Depending on the application requirements, Valo provides various UCS solutions. Mobile UCS is intended for the small drone types, like DJI Mavic 2 or DJI Mavic Air 2, dedicated to low cost and scalable solutions. This system is characterized by its small size and low cost.

For industrial use, Valo provides sophisticated solution compatible with professional drones. Such UCS can serve not only small drones but also larger ones, up to 26 kg in weight and over one meter in size. Industrial UCS can be equipped by RTK/GPS and 4G/5G communication modules, which enables applications requiring a network of charging stations, such as parcel delivery or infrastructure monitoring.

All the systems provide reliable operation even in adverse weather conditions including rain and snow. Optional cooling system enables stable operation of UCS in hot climates. The modular design of UCS includes a platform and a case with electronic components. This enables installation of the platform at hard-to-reach places, such as roofs, while assuring easy access to electronics case.

The lightweight adapter can be easily installed on the dedicated UAV. VALO provides the adapters that are suitable for 3S and 4S LiPo batteries. To use them you don’t need to buy or modify new drone. This is a plug-and-play device designed to be easily mounted and unmounted, depending on your needs. Currently, Valo provides the adapters for Mavic 2 and Mavic Air 2 drone family. The company can  also supply individual adapters for other drone types, including PX platform-based ones.