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    Default FX-Standard Battery

    Anyone know what battery installed in the FX?
    Option to upgrade to Odyssey SBS-J16 battery is on the order form. I have the Odyssey PC680 in my CC now. Advantages of SBS-J16 over PC680?

    Jon
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    Default Re: FX-Standard Battery

    Quote Originally Posted by txcub View Post
    Anyone know what battery installed in the FX?
    Option to upgrade to Odyssey SBS-J16 battery is on the order form. I have the Odyssey PC680 in my CC now. Advantages of SBS-J16 over PC680?

    Jon

    See email I just sent you.

    SBS-J16 is the new optional battery.

    • 0.6 lbs lighter
    • 30% higher cold cranking amps
    • FAA PMA Approved


    PTX14-BS is the Standard Battery
    Last edited by ATXCubDriver; 03-30-2017 at 08:42 PM.
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    Default FX 3 Battery Options

    Trying to mount my ELT and realized I need to coordinate it with the battery install. Since the FX3 has two batteries I am thinking the Earthx might be a good option due to its limited weight, smaller size, and perhaps better reliability than a typical lead acid. This might be an old question but it seems to be pretty important on the FX3 with dual electronic ignitions and battery reliability very important.

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    Default Re: FX 3 Battery Options

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Carey View Post
    Trying to mount my ELT and realized I need to coordinate it with the battery install. Since the FX3 has two batteries I am thinking the Earthx might be a good option due to its limited weight, smaller size, and perhaps better reliability than a typical lead acid. This might be an old question but it seems to be pretty important on the FX3 with dual electronic ignitions and battery reliability very important.
    Mitch corrected me on this and I mounted the ELT above the baggage door.

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    Default Re: FX-Standard Battery

    Here is my set up in my EX2.
    Two EarthX ETX 680C batteries.
    One is in the battery well and held in with velcro straps run through slots I added to the battery box. The straps run circumferentially under the battery box and around the battery. The second battery is in the space normally occupied by the ELT. This one is held in place by the battery box sold by EarthX.
    I have leads attached to the batteries so I use an external charger on each individually.
    The ELT is attached to the AmSafe airbag inflator bracket that comes from the factory welded in the ceiling on the right side behind the back seat.
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    That looks like a clean setup. Iím looking forward to hearing how the Earth X batteries perform over time in this application. As Iíve posted elsewhere on batteries, my lithium iron battery experience has not been good. The only battery that hasnít let me down is the PMA Odyssey. And the list includes the PC 680 (two).
    Flying Carbon Cub EX #11 since 2011

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    Default Re: FX-Standard Battery

    Quote Originally Posted by txcub View Post
    Anyone know what battery installed in the FX?
    Option to upgrade to Odyssey SBS-J16 battery is on the order form. I have the Odyssey PC680 in my CC now. Advantages of SBS-J16 over PC680?

    Jon
    Jon,
    What did you decide on?
    Glenn

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    Default Re: FX-Standard Battery

    It is time for a new battery. I was wondering if the PTX14-BS is still the standard and the SBS-J16 is the recommended optional? Any recommendations?

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