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  Topic: About Battery Maintainers. . . .
skywagon

Replies: 1
Views: 694

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:33 pm   Subject: About Battery Maintainers. . . .
Subject: Re: About Battery Maintainers. . . .

The question about changing the charging clamps/jacks. . . .
That style of maintainer delivers very low current to do the ...
  Topic: elt antenna - Question for Bob
skywagon

Replies: 1
Views: 1007

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:15 am   Subject: elt antenna - Question for Bob
Bob,
About "portable" 121.5/406 antennas....
I would like to construct a portable antenna that in the event of surviving a mishap, one could remove the ELT, take outside to a favorable loc ...
  Topic: Small Lithium Battery Precautions
skywagon

Replies: 8
Views: 1903

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 7:36 am   Subject: Small Lithium Battery Precautions
Every battery has a certain "internal resistance -IR" build in due to its chemistry, connectivity inside, age, temperature, etc., etc. This resistance is variable and very low; in millioh ...
  Topic: Degaussing
skywagon

Replies: 10
Views: 2407

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:51 am   Subject: Degaussing
. . . any chance there is other electronics "back" there that are operational, such as tail strobe and power supply causing interference with flux..??


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  Topic: Z-12 contactor failure
skywagon

Replies: 24
Views: 7369

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:35 am   Subject: Z-12 contactor failure
Hi Bob,

Yes, you picked up on exactly the switches I was referring with my comments.
If you come across replacements, please put a P in your memory bank to let me know where to obtain.
Mu ...
  Topic: Z-12 contactor failure
skywagon

Replies: 24
Views: 7369

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:20 am   Subject: Z-12 contactor failure
. . . . Not wanting to venture into the dark side of some of these "conversations", I just want to relay what I have personally viewed on this subject of old switches and WD40.....

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  Topic: Battery charger / power supply
skywagon

Replies: 10
Views: 2543

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:45 pm   Subject: Battery charger / power supply
Hi Art,
I think you are asking 2 questions about battery and panel test.

If you are just trying to keep a good battery charged/maintained, there are several low cost "maintainers" ...
  Topic: Author: Blueberry
skywagon

Replies: 21
Views: 5788

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:05 am   Subject: Author: Blueberry
. . . Same here..! There were about 20 "blueberry" emails in my emails this
morning that had the authenticated "aeroelectric-list" address.
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  Topic: Garmin GNC250XL wiring
skywagon

Replies: 5
Views: 4193

PostForum: Avionics-List   Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:49 am   Subject: Garmin GNC250XL wiring
Remi,
If you do not have a backup radio, I personally, would not deactivate it.
Since it is already part of your panel why not keep it on-line as an
emergency radio..?
And, it's receiver function ...
  Topic: Magnetos connection to ground
skywagon

Replies: 5
Views: 1625

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:25 am   Subject: Magnetos connection to ground
A comment about the P-lead mounting.

That wire connection at the mag is subject to a lot of vibration and turbulence.
Secure the P-lead as if a room full of kindergarten kids are going to us ...
  Topic: What Causes Battery to Go Bad
skywagon

Replies: 10
Views: 2135

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:27 am   Subject: What Causes Battery to Go Bad
Just some suggestions about auto battery failure. . . .

From a simplified view point, batteries usually fail because. . .

1. Being over-charged in the vehicle or on a charger or both. . ...
  Topic: Thermostatic switch/relay - Garmin 430W/530W
skywagon

Replies: 2
Views: 895

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:41 pm   Subject: Thermostatic switch/relay - Garmin 430W/530W
. . . .Neat idea. . . .!!

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  Topic: Thermostatic switch/relay - Garmin 430W/530W
skywagon

Replies: 2
Views: 895

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:48 am   Subject: Thermostatic switch/relay - Garmin 430W/530W
Fans for the Garmin Navigators. . .
Both the 430 and 530 run "hot", at least from my point of view. This is
normal says Garmin and I was wondering if any of you guys have installed
rea ...
  Topic: Poisonous Battery Vapors?
skywagon

Replies: 5
Views: 1696

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:10 pm   Subject: Poisonous Battery Vapors?
We had this happen one time on a drive into Mexico for winter duck hunting.
We drove in friends old Suburban as it was pretty much bullet proof in the
Baja outback conditions.
I the way down, at n ...
  Topic: KX155 alternative
skywagon

Replies: 7
Views: 1238

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:16 am   Subject: KX155 alternative
Hi Jim,

You probably have already found this. . . the 155 display is easy to get to
and change.
Just remember to set the control knobs at some "known" position before you
pull them o ...
  Topic: Hypothetical Battery Contactor Failure
skywagon

Replies: 8
Views: 1926

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:56 am   Subject: Hypothetical Battery Contactor Failure
Hmmm. . . . Interesting scenario. . . .

First thought is. . . if one is good at watching steam gauge detail, the
amp/current meter should drop 1-2 amps because the support charge going to
the b ...
  Topic: Parts
skywagon

Replies: 2
Views: 517

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:37 pm   Subject: Parts
I like the ". . . very high clearance,. . . . " description. . .


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  Topic: Problem with starting
skywagon

Replies: 22
Views: 2617

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:14 pm   Subject: Problem with starting
. . . never tell an "auto" shop that a part is off an aircraft. . .!

Tell them it is off a boat, tractor, etc. !!

Most shops in US have a built alarm system that they cannot "tou ...
  Topic: Problem with starting
skywagon

Replies: 22
Views: 2617

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:53 pm   Subject: Problem with starting
It is unusual but, a contactor can go bad.
Usually if it is mounted the wrong orientation and gets moisture inside
causing fungus or electrolysis corrosion on the contact surfaces that carry
the ...
  Topic: Check My Work
skywagon

Replies: 6
Views: 1556

PostForum: AeroElectric-List   Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:59 am   Subject: Check My Work
Oops. . . I probably spoke out of turn.

I did not see the 2nd image where the wire passes thru and is soldered on both sides. That joint maybe Ok. . The only flaw is that I cannot see the ...
 
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