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Old 04-25-2012, 09:27 AM
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Default Odyssey bat. For RV-10

What's the best odyssey bat. For a rv10 ? Model # also cheapest place to buy thank you
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:33 AM
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I like the PC925L

Battery Mart, http://www.batterymart.com/c-odyssey-batteries.html , has them for $166 plus free shipping.

B&C Specialty Products, http://www.bandc.biz/batteries.aspx , has what looks like an Odyssey 925 clone for $150, but shipping is extra.
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:06 PM
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Default my RV10

When I bought my RV10 it had a smaller battery that I swapped out and installed the 925. A big improvement.
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:15 PM
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Default my RV10

When I bought my RV10 it had a smaller battery that I swapped out and installed the 925. A big improvement.
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:31 PM
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I too used 925L for main and 680 for aux. I checked at my local Battery Terminal location first. They did not stock them, but gladly ordered them in for same price as online. I also ordered recommended 12A Odyssey charger after I almost destroyed my 680 from using an auto parts store agm charger. It went to 16.1 V, battery started to swell and lost capacity. After several cycles with new charger it came back to normal capacity. Needless to say, that battery is now in my tug and new one went in plane.
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:18 PM
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925 main TCW iBBS backup
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:34 AM
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Wayne, can you start the engine with the 680? Its cranking amps appear sufficient to crank the 6 cyl. I've put 2 680's in, for a dual bus system, with cross tie, but have not run the engine yet.

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Old 04-26-2012, 06:41 AM
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Default Another one for 925

I too use the 925 and have gone up to 6 weeks once (I know, bad pilot! I have slapped myself on the wrist) without being able to get out to crank the engine and still had 11.8 volts. The charger is also worth the money. When setting up avionics and calibrating sensors it is easy to hook up the charger, turn the battery on, and get to work and not worry about draining the battery.

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Old 04-26-2012, 06:59 AM
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Wayne, can you start the engine with the 680? Its cranking amps appear sufficient to crank the 6 cyl. I've put 2 680's in, for a dual bus system, with cross tie, but have not run the engine yet.

thanks,
Bill

Bill,

There are quite a few folks with a pair of 680s. They can start the engine just fine. Some starters are easy than others. I have a pair, but I'm not flying yet. I too have a cross connect if needed, but I think that will be only on the coldest of days. I also upgraded to a Skytec 149NL starter, which I was told requires slightly less amps to crank as well as it has kickback protection compared to the NS that Van's supplies on it's OEM engine.

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Old 04-26-2012, 08:56 AM
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925 main TCW iBBS backup
Ditto for me.
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