Mid-Continent is a New StartStick Distributor

By S.L. Fuller | February 20, 2018
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Image courtesy of Aviation Battery Systems LLC

Image courtesy of Aviation Battery Systems LLC

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics can now distribute StartStick and StartStick Fleet ground power units and accessories. The company has signed an agreement with Aviation Battery Systems LLC the maker of the product.

“This partnership will bring together Aviation Battery System’s innovative StartStick product line with Mid-Continent’s world-class knowledge, distribution and support,” said Todd Petersen, CEO of Aviation Battery Systems. “We are very excited to be a part of such a great team and are looking forward to using it to deliver value to our customers.”


Claimed to be the “world’s first stable in-flight rechargeable ground power units,” StartStick and StartStick Fleet can be used for both fixed- and rotary-wing platforms. The 10-amp-hour and 14-amp-hour power supplies fit most aircraft ground power receptacles, Mid-Continent said.

According to the company, benefits include:

  • Durable and long lasting
  • Lightweight
  • Cable-less, compact design
  • Portable
  • Easy-to-read digital display
  • Stowable
  • 3-4 starts per charge
  • Rechargeable in flight

StartStick ground power units are engineered with technology used in Mid-Continent’s True Blue Power product line: the proprietary Nanophosphate lithium-ion cell chemistry.

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