Re: Odyssey 680 pickle
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What is the basis for your statement "the connection between the cells are designed to fail"?
I have two Odyssey PC 680's in my Defiant. I replaced both of them last year. Both had 5 years (250 hours Hobbs time) of "flying" time on them. One was seven years old, the other was six years old. Both were working perfectly! The Lycoming O-360 engines usually started in 2 blades of rotation (with Slick mags.). On one occasion the plane sat in the hanger (60 F) for 6 months without an engine start and no "trickle" charging of the batteries. After that 6 month period, both engines started in 2 or 3 blades of rotation.
The batteries in the Defiant are charged at 14.5 volts during flight. Whenever the avionics are ON (for 2 year pitot/static/transponder check) the battery supplying the load is charged with the Odyssey "smart charger" designs specifically to charge the Odessey battery.
On May 13, 2016, at 4:40 PM, Steve Hall stevehall@... [canard-aviators] <canard-aviators-noreply@...> wrote: