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Old 06-23-2011, 03:40 PM
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Default How old ...is your Odyssey Battery

Since I purchased my 9A flying there wasn't any information either in the logbook or on the battery when it was installed.

So off I sent an email to the Odyssey.

My serial number on the battery is 06GCS061250340 and there was a sticker on it that had 0769-2016 and under that number was 0606

Here is their reply:

The serial number…06GCS061250340 shows that the battery was manufactured on the 125th day of 2006 and the 0606 located under the 8 digit part number 0769-2016 indicates that the battery shipped from this facility in June 2006.



So no you know how to determine your Odyssey batteries real age.
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:30 PM
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My PC-680 is one month old. I left the master on while spending 3 days in Covington, LA enroute to the Bahamas. The easy fix was to buy a new one and not have to worry about it for the rest of the trip. The old one was 4 years old.

I left my old one with my buddy and he recharged it per Odyssey instructions and then load tested it and it passed.
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:37 PM
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I just load tested my PC680 purchased in 2002 (per the Oddessey datasheet). Still passed with 14AH of capacity.

It has been in my plane since first flight in 2005. I test it every couple of years.
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:54 PM
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2004 and still in good shape.......... Tested every annual.
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:24 PM
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I replace mine every 2 years, makes me feel good
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:33 PM
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Default PC-680

On an O320 - first one lasted 2 years......
This one is now on a trickle charger 50% of the time and hope it lasts longer! No problem with the alternator so don't know why it croaked so soon.....
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:13 PM
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I bought mine sometime between 2005 and 2006, started using it full time Feb. 2007, and it is still performing like day one. That just makes me feel good
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:35 PM
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I replace mine every 2 years, makes me feel good
Send me your old ones.

Six years and counting on my PC680 (includes leaving the master on for ten days....)
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:36 PM
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Mine is from 05, still working well.
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Old 06-24-2011, 06:28 AM
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Send me your old ones.
I would but I use them to jump start the guys that are to cheap to replace their batteries

I have an all electric airplane (dual LSI) so my theory, when it comes to aircraft maintenance, is an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
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