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NEWS | Jan. 24, 2023

AN/PRQ-7 CSEL: Order Non-rechargeable Batteries

BLUF: Order non-rechargeable CSEL batteries rather than rechargeable batteries until the latter is replenished.
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Graphic by David Perry

Effective immediately, subject to mission requirements, unit supply officers should order BA-5301A/U, Combat Survivor/Evader Locator (CSEL) non-rechargeable batteries, NSN 6135-01-568-3234, instead of BB-2001 A/U CSEL rechargeable batteries, NSN 6140-01-534-3856.

If a current requisition exists for the rechargeable battery, NSN 6140-01-534-3856, cancel the order and submit a new requisition for the non-rechargeable battery, NSN 6135-01-568-3234.

These two CSEL batteries have the same form, fit and function. The reason for the substitution is that the Army has a greater supply of the non-rechargeable batteries. They are immediately available until the rechargeable batteries stock is replenished.                      

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