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IVA Tool Battery Charger

IVA Tool Battery Charger

Intravehicular (IVA) Tool Battery Charger

The IVA Tool Battery Charger was designed to charge a Makita Cordless Drill Battery. The cordless drill is a general purpose tool used on the ISS, primarily as a screw gun. A later variant of the IVA Charger, the PRC / Tool Charger added a 12VDC output connecter. The Power Reducing Cable (PRC) bucks the 28VDC Shuttle Bus to provide power for 12VDC equipment.

 Summit Products provided the charger and battery cup (shown below).

IVA Charger in Flight Bag

IVA Charger with Battery

 

STS 88 - The first flight to the International Space Station

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