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Need to increase built-in Voltage Regulator limit by .5V

 
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 10:05 am    Post subject: Need to increase built-in Voltage Regulator limit by .5V Reply with quote

AeroElectrocutors,

Rotax 912iS internal voltage regulator cutoff is 14.2.  Lithium-IRON (LiFePO4) needs 14.7 for full and timely charge.
I can't reasonably modify the internal regulator.
Is there a reasonable way to get 14.7V?
Thanks,
Peter Schwenn
P.S. Why would I want to use a lithium-iron battery? Don't Lithium-Ion batteries have a host of problems?
     In my experience they have just one: if fully discharged (approx: <10 V) they can be difficult and slow to recover. 
    They don't overheat or catch fire (as LiPo, LiCoO2,...can),  They contain nothing toxic or hazardous.  They needn't be charged slowly.  They can supply current rapidly.  They don't require a protective or heavy enclosure.
     All battery types differ in their requirements.  Lithium-Iron requires a special charger; for balancing cells, recovery from discharge, and NOT performing operations other types may require.

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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 11:00 am    Post subject: Re: Need to increase built-in Voltage Regulator limit by .5V Reply with quote

14.2 volts might be OK. Van's Aircraft put the new 912iS in their latest RV-12 along with a Lithium battery. Read what EarthX has to say:
https://earthxbatteries.com/engine-charging-systems-use-lithium-batteries


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 1:40 am    Post subject: Need to increase built-in Voltage Regulator limit by .5V Reply with quote

14.2 will charge a LiFePo battery but only about halfway and slowly. I use 3 Shorai LiFePo and an ultra light Micro (4ah) in a Ducati.  They all share the 4.7V requirement.  Since high rates of discharge and charge, and very low loss rate are properties of these cells, it doesn't make sense to use half the capacity - as it wouldn't for any battery.

[I appreciate the info for EarthLink aircraft LiFePo - they are the best, with a good controller built-in, and the fullest explanation of all details of charging.  Very expensive except that one is unlikely to destroy their batteries.]

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On May 3, 2018 04:43, "Peter Schwenn" <peter(at)schwenn.com (peter(at)schwenn.com)> wrote:
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AeroElectrocutors,

Rotax 912iS internal voltage regulator cutoff is 14.2.  Lithium-IRON (LiFePO4) needs 14.7 for full and timely charge.
I can't reasonably modify the internal regulator.
Is there a reasonable way to get 14.7V?
Thanks,
Peter Schwenn
P.S. Why would I want to use a lithium-iron battery? Don't Lithium-Ion batteries have a host of problems?
     In my experience they have just one: if fully discharged (approx: <10 V) they can be difficult and slow to recover. 
    They don't overheat or catch fire (as LiPo, LiCoO2,...can),  They contain nothing toxic or hazardous.  They needn't be charged slowly.  They can supply current rapidly.  They don't require a protective or heavy enclosure.
     All battery types differ in their requirements.  Lithium-Iron requires a special charger; for balancing cells, recovery from discharge, and NOT performing operations other types may require.

240-602-6931

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Eaa4 & Xenos N32XS (at) KCGS
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