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Old 04-20-2021, 04:38 PM
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Default Odyssey. Battery

Anyone ever use an Odyssey. battery?
G Harben
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Old 04-20-2021, 05:52 PM
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Iíve had two Odyssey PC680s in my RV7A. They just didnít have the cranking power I wanted. I now have the EarthX 900 battery installed. It has significantly more cranking amps and weights almost ten pounds less. Definitely a stronger battery.
Jim Harris, ATP, T38, EC/KC-135A/E/R, 2008 RV7A, 2nd owner, N523RM (2015)
Superior XPIO-360, Hartzel CS prop, Dual GRT Horizon WS, EIS, Garmin 340, 335 w/WAAS gps, Dual 430s (non-WAAS), TruTrak 385 A/P with auto-level & auto-trim, Tosten 6 button Military Grips, FlightBox wired to WS, Dynon D10A w/battery backup, 406 MHz ELT. Custom Interior, New TS Flightline hoses, Great POH!
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Old 04-20-2021, 06:26 PM
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I use a PC680 battery in my RV6 and I'm going to use one in my RV8 that I'm building now.
RV6 N7219d
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first flight May 2, 1997
RV8 #83830 tail done, wing done, fuselage done.
Working on the finish kit.
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Old 04-20-2021, 06:30 PM
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Long time PC680 battery user in both my RV-7s with Lyc. IO-360-A1B6.

**No issues ever**

Recently changed over to EarthX ETX900 to save some weight.
Brian Decker
Retired Firmware Guy and Airplane Builder

2020 RV-14 QB -- Under construction - Tailcone & Empennage Complete.
2018 RV-7 QB -- Built, Flying
2007 RV-7 QB -- Built, Drowned, Resurrected and flying
1998 RV-8 QB -- Started, Sold
1986 Mooney 205SE
1980 Mooney 231

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Old 04-20-2021, 07:50 PM
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I have two PC680's in my RV-9A, one as primary and the other as an avionics backup. They're outstanding batteries, reliable and durable. Before I bought the plane, they were routinely charged on a 2 amp float charger. I did buy an Odyssey BC6A charger for it which does have some de-sulfation capability. Those batteries have plenty of capability even in Minnesota mid-winter temps. I'm a big fan.
RV-9A, 2011, bought flying
IFR certified
AFS 5400/3500, G5, 430W, some other stuff
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Old 04-20-2021, 07:56 PM
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Odyssey has been the standard since I have been around the RV world.
Mike Starkey
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Rv-10, N210LM.

Flying as of 12/4/2010

Phase 1 done, 2/4/2011

Sold after 240+ wonderful hours of flight.

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Old 04-21-2021, 04:32 AM
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My SuperCub (sold) still has the same PC-680 I probably purchased in 2005. Ac flying since 2006. Not bad at all. While I had it it only let me down once on a frozen lake. Gave it a boost then and never had the issue again.
Thanks Ron
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Old 04-21-2021, 06:58 AM
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Thumbs up Odyssey

Iíve used the PC680 on my RV6A for 8 years and 1100 hours. I change one out in three years, itís cheap insurance to always have power. I have the ones I take out running a chicken house door, another one starting a sprayer, another one opening a 8 ft. By 16 ft. Gate. Two of these are on solar panel chargers. Used daily and still working after 4 plus years.
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Old 04-21-2021, 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by GHARBEN View Post
Anyone ever use an Odyssey. battery?
G Harben
Been using the PC680's and various clones since 2003.
Sam Buchanan
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Old 04-21-2021, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by GHARBEN View Post
Anyone ever use an Odyssey. battery?
G Harben
Pretty much everyone. Vans even sells a standard size firewall mount for the PC680 in their accessories catalog. I even ran a PC925 in my Rocket, later it went in my Tacoma!
I'm on my 5th one in three different airplanes, great product.

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