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Old 04-16-2019, 05:41 PM
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Default EarthX has received the TSO approval from the FAA!

EarthX is excited to announce that we have been officially approval for the first ever 12V TSO certified lithium iron phosphate battery! Step one (and it was a huge step) has been achieved, now we are starting the process for STC's but if you are willing to put in the effort, you can get a field approval to install this in your certified plane now. https://earthxbatteries.com/product-...ified-aircraft
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Old 04-16-2019, 06:14 PM
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Thumbs up Congratulations EarthX!

Fantastic news, Kathy, well done. Great news about a GREAT battery.
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Old 04-16-2019, 11:00 PM
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That?s exciting!
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Old 04-16-2019, 11:29 PM
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That?s awesome! Congratulations!

Just wondering though, is that the same tech and circuitry in my 3 year old EarthEX?
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Old 04-17-2019, 09:24 AM
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That’s awesome! Congratulations!

Just wondering though, is that the same tech and circuitry in my 3 year old EarthEX?
It is if your battery is an EarthX EXT900-VNT! This battery is identical to the one that has received the TSO approval..

Here is the link to a recent thread on my project for installing two of them in a symmetrical, fully redundant, twin battery/single alternator system designed for electron-dependant aircraft that rely upon full-time electric fuel pump operation. The whole setup weighs the same as a single PC680, but packs enough backup juice to fly essential systems through an entire tank of gas while quadrupling available cranking power.:

http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...Twin+batteries

Congratulations to the very deserving folks at EarthX!- Otis
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Old 04-03-2020, 01:44 PM
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Default One year later....first Certified Aircraft approved with the ETX900-TSO!

Amidst all these unprecedented times, progress in the aircraft world is also seeing some unprecedented events! Last year, April 2019, while attending the Sun N Fun tradeshow in Florida, EarthX received the official approval for the certified 12V ETX900-TSO lithium battery. Since then, aircraft companies around the world started the implementation of this battery in their certified aircraft.
On March 20, 2020 the Elixir Aircraft company in France received the type certificate: CS-23, approval on their 100hp VFR version training aircraft which includes the EarthX ETX900-TSO lithium battery! The CS-23 approval reflects the highest level of safety possible today.
We know this time for all of us is difficult, but there are still great things happening too and this is very exciting news for Elixir Aircraft. Congratulations Elixir Aircraft!
https://elixir-aircraft.com/en/the-elixir/training
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Old 04-03-2020, 01:50 PM
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Congrats, I would think this was a massive undertaking.
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That?s exciting!
$700 bucks exciting!
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Jake,
This battery is worth $700, and more. I have flown an ETX900 in KELLI GIRL for almost 4 years now: Spectacular starting power, reliable, light, powerful...I love it! Don't knock it 'till you try it (if you haven't already). While there may be many examples, I for one know few companies who have worked so hard to innovate, build, improve, renovate, and field such cutting edge E-AB technology, and support it so well as they have. I am thrilled to fly this battery.

Kathy,
Fantastic news! And yet I'm not surprised. What a great endorsement for EarthX to earn! Onward and upward, EarthX!
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Old 04-03-2020, 10:19 PM
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

You have worked hard to EARN it.

From a long time "believer" (who has been "off the grid" and just had to take a 10-minute break) ...
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