Navy Case Study

United States Navy

To reduce battery replacement costs for two-way radios, GTE Government Services did a study on US Naval Ships by applying three battery service models: Charge-and-use, Exercise and Recondition. Recondition is a deep discharge exclusive to Cadex battery analyzers to restore nickel-cadmium batteries affected by memory. GTE discovered that Recondition provides a nine-fold cost reduction over other methods. Based on these results, GTE endorses the Cadex battery analyzers for all operations.
Maintenance Models Annual % of Batteries Requiring Replacement Annual Cost
Charge-and-use 45% $45,000
Exercise 14% $13,500
Recondition 5% $4,500