This system uses Deuterion technology to allow remote recharging of an active mobile suit in moments, exponentially extending a mobile suit's effective operating time. In order to allow remote recharging both the ship and the mobile suits have to have the proper equipment. When used, a ship sends a deuterion beam to a receptor unit on a mobile suit (positioned usually on the head), which completely recharges the battery of a suit in a few seconds. While not explicitly mentioned, the newer Ultracompact Energy Batteries are by themselves much more powerful than the batteries used by first generation suits.
The Deuterion Beam Energy Transfer System is a system developed by ZAFT before the Second Alliance-PLANT War. It was developed as a result of the terms specified in the Treaty of Junius, which prevents the use of nuclear technology on mobile weapons and was first tested on ZGMF-X101S ZAKU Splendor. The system's transmitter was eventually installed on ZAFT's newest ship, the Minerva (which to date is the only ship installed with this technology), while the system's receiver was installed on ZAFT's newest Second Generation Gundam mobile suits, the ZGMF-X56S Impulse Gundam, the ZGMF-X23S Saviour Gundam, the ZGMF-X24S Chaos Gundam, the ZGMF-X31S Abyss Gundam, and the ZGMF-X88S Gaia Gundam, all of which have also been equipped with a more powerful ultracompact energy batteries.
The system was first used on the Impulse when the Minerva was ambushed outside of Orb Union. In its fight with the YMAF-X6BD Zamza-Zah the Impulse was damaged and was running critically low on power, with even its Variable Phase Shift armor deactivating. It managed to break away long enough to get close enough to the Minerva, which then fires a deuterion beam into the receptor unit in the Impulse's head, recharging the damaged mobile suit within seconds.
The system was never used with the stolen Chaos, Abyss, and Gaia units because the Earth Alliance did not have any ships outfitted with the transmitter system.
Notes & Trivia
- MG Force Impulse's manual speculates that the Deuterion Beam Energy Transfer System is inspired by ZGMF-X11A Regenerate Gundam's ability to receive energy wirelessly from an external source.
- This is a similar concept to that of the Satellite System from After War Gundam X, where a beam shoots down to the mobile suit in order to charge its Satellite Cannon.
|Cosmic Era technology|
Deuterion Beam Energy Transfer System | Lightwave Barrier | Mirage Colloid | Phase Shift armor | Positron Blaster Cannon | Positron Reflector
|Mobile Suit technology|
DRAGOON system | G Project | METEOR | Second Stage Series | Striker Packs | Voiture Lumiere
Cyclops System | GENESIS | Hyper-Deuterion Engine | Neutron Jammer | Neutron Jammer Canceller | Neutron Stampeder | Nibelung | Requiem
Carbon Human | Coordinators | Extended humans | Newtypes | SEED factor