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  Topic: Lithium BMS and 'load-dump' worries
eschlanser

Replies: 6
Views: 225

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:00 pm   Subject: Re: Lithium BMS and 'load-dump' worries
Bob,
You wrote, “If it were my airplane and I was flying
an internally regulated alternator of unknown
pedigree, I'd install Z-24 and refrain from
operating the alternator ON/OFF sw ...
  Topic: Pmag diode
eschlanser

Replies: 6
Views: 650

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:22 am   Subject: Pmag and GRT EIS connections was Re: Pmag diode
The GRT EIS has only one tach input but two magnetos can be connected to it.

Correction to above: The GRT EIS does have two tachometer connections.

Where do you hook up a second Pmag to a ...
  Topic: Pmag diode
eschlanser

Replies: 6
Views: 650

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:45 am   Subject: Pmag and GRT EIS connections was Re: Pmag diode
Bob and all,

After reading the manual on the GRT EIS I conclude that the tach signal should be 12 volts as you surmised. Should have read that first, but then I wouldn’t have seen the clever way ...
  Topic: Pmag diode
eschlanser

Replies: 6
Views: 650

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:17 pm   Subject: Pmag diode
What’s a good way to attach a diode to the Pmag connector? The diode has small solid wires that go to screw down sockets #1 and 6 that also get one 18-20 ga stranded wire in each socket .
  Topic: Roller tappets and NiC3 cylinders
eschlanser

Replies: 1
Views: 1085

PostForum: LycomingEngines-List   Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:37 am   Subject: Re: Roller tappets and NiC3 cylinders
FWIW, I added the roller tappets and the NiC3 cylinders to my engine order.

I went out to the hangar yesterday and everything was wet due to 100% relative humidity. The wing, the floor, everything ...
  Topic: Roller tappets and NiC3 cylinders
eschlanser

Replies: 1
Views: 1085

PostForum: LycomingEngines-List   Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:18 am   Subject: Roller tappets and NiC3 cylinders
I would like to get a survey from this savvy group on the merits or not of roller tappets for a Titan Lyclone 160hp O-320. This is a new engine which I’m ordering for my experimental W-10 Tailwind. ...
  Topic: Battery Minder connector
eschlanser

Replies: 5
Views: 2123

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:53 am   Subject: Re: Battery Minder connector
I have a Schauer CM6A charger feeding an Odessey PC680 through an aux power (cigarette lighter) socket through an adapter plug such as this:

https://www.atbatt.com/battery-tender-081-0069-5-cigaret ...
  Topic: elt antenna
eschlanser

Replies: 36
Views: 7346

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:59 am   Subject: Re: ELT antenna
Also, as a former principle RAAF SAR Officer (USCG and USAF trained), I should add a few comments

I have a non-GPS Kannad Compact ELT connected to this antenna, which has frangible switches to acti ...
  Topic: IR Alternator Voltage
eschlanser

Replies: 3
Views: 1814

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:34 am   Subject: Re: IR Alternator Voltage
Sorry, I don't have the model specifics with me (can get later) but off
the top are there ways to adjust the output of IR type alternators or is
that a factory setting that cannot be changed? Is thi ...
  Topic: Is a battery contactor really needed?
eschlanser

Replies: 5
Views: 2406

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:39 am   Subject: Re: Is a battery contactor really needed?
It's been a couple of years since I designed my plane's electrical system with no battery contactor.

What brand or style battery contactor is preferred/acceptable for a OBAM airplane with a Z - (x) ...
  Topic: ADSB annunciator and AC 20-165B
eschlanser

Replies: 1
Views: 900

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 1:15 pm   Subject: ADSB annunciator and AC 20-165B
I'm finishing the installation of a Navworx ADS600B in my already flying ABAM plane.

The installation is finished except for an ADSB annunciator. Per AC 20-165B para 3.7.2.1, "For legacy mod ...
  Topic: Active VOR antenna
eschlanser

Replies: 2
Views: 896

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:08 am   Subject: Re: Active VOR antenna
Is the BNC connector connected directly to the Garmin 650?
A picture of the antenna would be a big help, if possible.

Eric
  Topic: Slick magneto switch shield ground
eschlanser

Replies: 1
Views: 1285

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 5:13 pm   Subject: Slick magneto switch shield ground
I am about to connect the magneto switch wires for Slick mags on a Lycoming O320 engine. I have the Z-34 set-up of two (2-3) magneto switches and a push button for the starter. Note 3 for Z34 advises ...
  Topic: Wiring schematic question
eschlanser

Replies: 6
Views: 1905

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:47 pm   Subject: Re: Wiring schematic question
If you have no master relay or starter relay then the thick wire from the battery to the starter will be hot at all times - there are a few accident scenarios where you could wish you hadn't d ...
  Topic: LiFePo Battery
eschlanser

Replies: 4
Views: 1591

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:38 pm   Subject: Re: LiFePo Battery
Guido,
Did you ever receive a reply to your battery question?
Sometimes questions get lost if Bob and others are busy sorting out other issues.
Ask again. I am also curious about the new batter ...
  Topic: LED Ghosting
eschlanser

Replies: 85
Views: 23729

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:27 am   Subject: Re: LED Ghosting


"The engine analyzer people said it was designed for incandescent... "

Here's a simple solution. Use an incandescent bulb such as this: http://tinyurl.com/kw8usxc
  Topic: How do I prevent starter engaged LED from failing?
eschlanser

Replies: 8
Views: 3892

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 2:41 pm   Subject: Re: How do I prevent starter engaged LED from failing?
Bob(s) and Joe,

It's not about poor "service" from this list. Quite the contrary. And the great body of knowledge herein is why I came to this list to find out the answer to my questions ...
  Topic: How do I prevent starter engaged LED from failing?
eschlanser

Replies: 2
Views: 867

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Mon May 05, 2014 2:48 pm   Subject: Re: How do I prevent starter engaged LED from failing?
Joe and Bob,

I thought that an LED was a type of diode. It seems like one should not have to stick a second diode on the circuit when using an LED.

For your review, here is an attachment of m ...
  Topic: How do I prevent starter engaged LED from failing?
eschlanser

Replies: 4
Views: 2343

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Sat May 03, 2014 11:44 am   Subject: Re: How do I prevent starter engaged LED from failing?
Joe,

You correctly understood my question.

Now I must decide whether or not to use your circuit or another fix I came up with after a good night's rest. Since I already have the inline fuse, ...
  Topic: How do I prevent starter engaged LED from failing?
eschlanser

Replies: 4
Views: 2343

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Fri May 02, 2014 3:40 pm   Subject: Re: How do I prevent starter engaged LED from failing?
Bob et group,

In wiring a starter engaged annunciator, I am using an off-the-shelf LED fixture with an appropriate resistor already integrated into it. The resistor is actually soldered directly ...
 
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