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Old 03-16-2023, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Bob Y View Post
The OptiMate in my post was recommended when I purchased mine in 2019.
I should've seen that. I think my brain thought it was part of your signature and skipped it. My brain is a PITA anymore.
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Old 03-16-2023, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Fisherpd View Post
I would like to know what charger/power supply folks are using. I'm looking for a charger that also can function as a power supply to run the avionics for testing/setup.

Earth-X advertises that the BMS in the battery means that you don't have to use a fancy charger, but the one they recommend is one of the more expensive chargers and it only supplys 5 amps for the avionics.
I would think that any 10-15 amp charger that is compatable with FiFePO batteries would do.

What are folks doing that has worked?
The ***9.5A*** Optimate that they (EarthX) offer should do the job.

I have used one for quite some time with no issues. Multiple EFIS displays plus a navigator.
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