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Forum: Electrical Systems Yesterday, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By EarthX Lithium
We have been troubleshooting this problem for the...

We have been troubleshooting this problem for the past couple of days with this customer and the first battery was returned due to excessive shorting of the battery, it had nothing to do with being...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 02:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 255
Posted By EarthX Lithium
Black Friday Specials start today at EarthX

Welcome to the holiday season!! It is officially upon us and to celebrate, EarthX has made some Black Friday specials that start today and end on Sunday! (one day to shop all the Black Friday...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By EarthX Lithium
pictures of your install

As you all know, many people on this forum have not only a Vans aircraft but many have different types of planes too. We have already sold many of the new vented battery and in several different...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By EarthX Lithium
Hi Greg, The inside diameter is 1/4" and it is...

Hi Greg,

The inside diameter is 1/4" and it is Teflon tubing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By EarthX Lithium
FYI New model now ready from EarthX

We have received many calls and emails asking about this so we thought we would just do a quick announcement to let you all know that the NEW ETX900-VNT battery is officially on the website and ready...
Forum: RV-10 10-26-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,440
Posted By EarthX Lithium
Dear Rick, I believe you are referring to the...

Dear Rick,

I believe you are referring to the Kitplanes article where it discusses 3 known incidents? If so, one was the RV-8 that is discussed in details on the VAF forum here that did have an...
Forum: RV-10 10-26-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,440
Posted By EarthX Lithium
Dear Dave, The highest recorded data while doing...

Dear Dave,

The highest recorded data while doing the DO-347 testing was 300 degrees Fahrenheit. We are releasing to the public, (we already have an aircraft manufacturer in Europe with this model)...
Forum: Safety 10-23-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 14,331
Posted By EarthX Lithium
Kitplanes was kind enough to send me the .pdf of...

Kitplanes was kind enough to send me the .pdf of the article so if you want it, send me an email at sales@earthxbatteries.com and I can attach it for you. :)
Forum: Safety 10-20-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 14,331
Posted By EarthX Lithium
Of course, there is many different combinations,...

Of course, there is many different combinations, builds, set ups in the experimental aircraft market.



Please see our manual or previous posts concerning this.



We can appreciate you trying to...
Forum: Safety 10-20-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 14,331
Posted By EarthX Lithium
Please see post#27 which did address these...

Please see post#27 which did address these questions.
Forum: Safety 10-20-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 14,331
Posted By EarthX Lithium
Thank you for the questions. No, you are not...

Thank you for the questions. No, you are not correct about the overvoltage protection on the EarthX. The over voltage protection begins at 16V and can continue to protect up to a voltage of >60V. In...
Forum: Safety 10-19-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 14,331
Posted By EarthX Lithium
Dear Bill, All products have limitations and the...

Dear Bill,

All products have limitations and the EarthX BMS is no exception to this. We can protect up to 60V and no more. We are trying to be very clear on this subject by saying this is above the...
Forum: Safety 10-17-2017, 10:29 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 14,331
Posted By EarthX Lithium
Per EarthX's engineering: the over-voltage...

Per EarthX's engineering: the over-voltage protection does use MOSFETs. MOSFETs have a NPN junction, so it is like two diodes back to back. You can google how they work, but OHMs law does not apply...
Forum: Safety 10-12-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 14,331
Posted By EarthX Lithium
Do you not see the problem with this? More...

Do you not see the problem with this? More importantly, at least for certified aircraft owners, does the FAA not see the problem with this? Will STCs for your batteries include a requirement for the...
Forum: Safety 10-10-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 14,331
Posted By EarthX Lithium
That is an excellent question that I will refer...

That is an excellent question that I will refer you to your engine maker/alternator company to ask as they will know the best way to do this with their system.
Forum: Safety 10-10-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 14,331
Posted By EarthX Lithium
The BMS does not limit the charge current from...

The BMS does not limit the charge current from the alternator/generator which is why the alternator/generator charge current output rating must be less than or equal to what the battery models are...
Forum: Safety 10-10-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 14,331
Posted By EarthX Lithium
People associate the "flames" from the lithium...

People associate the "flames" from the lithium batteries you see on the news which are Lithium Cobalt chemistry. It is very rare for a LiFePo4 battery to produce any type of flame but it does produce...
Forum: Safety 10-10-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 14,331
Posted By EarthX Lithium
When we say over voltage protection, we do not...

When we say over voltage protection, we do not mean a voltage regulator as all engines will have this. The over voltage protection is sometimes referred to as crowbar protection. This is used to...
Forum: Safety 10-10-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 14,331
Posted By EarthX Lithium
You are correct, overvoltage protection is...

You are correct, overvoltage protection is optional with any charging system that puts out less than 20 amps, which includes Rotax Engines.

As far as other lithium iron battery brands, you would...
Forum: Safety 10-10-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 14,331
Posted By EarthX Lithium
Over voltage required for EarthX battery

Dear Van’s Forum readers:

Safety is of top importance to EarthX as we know it is to you too. If you are using an EarthX battery and have an alternator/generator that puts out more than 20 amps,...
Forum: RV-10 09-06-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,828
Posted By EarthX Lithium
Dear Ross, The original software algorithm in...

Dear Ross,

The original software algorithm in 2015 for detecting cell imbalances was too conservative and was giving false warnings. Our primary focus is safety and performance and when we received...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-01-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,832
Posted By EarthX Lithium
Hi Bill, The EarthX 100 series batteries were...

Hi Bill,
The EarthX 100 series batteries were designed specifically for aircraft, with aircraft electrical systems and safety concerns in mind.

Yes, an EarthX ETX680, 900 and 1200 can block...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 874
Posted By EarthX Lithium
Hi Bob, We thank you for posting your concerns...

Hi Bob,

We thank you for posting your concerns and I wanted to give you a heads up that within the next 2 months, we will be introducing a new aircraft battery that does have tubes and is vented for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-31-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,832
Posted By EarthX Lithium
The EarthX BMS does not disconnect for an over...

The EarthX BMS does not disconnect for an over voltage situation. The only time the battery will disconnect is when it has been completely drained to about 2% energy left in it from an over discharge...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,004
Posted By EarthX Lithium
Leaving for Oshkosh

Thank you all for the questions and private messages! I just wanted to let you know that I am headed out for Oshkosh on Friday and will not have the time I don't think to check in on this forum for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,004
Posted By EarthX Lithium
Lead acid batteries are rated to 113 deg F and...

Lead acid batteries are rated to 113 deg F and the EarthX lithium is rated to 140 deg F.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,004
Posted By EarthX Lithium
It depends on which lead acid battery you are...

It depends on which lead acid battery you are using. But for the EarthX line, the weight range is 3.9 pounds for the ETX680C, 4.1 pounds for the ETX680, 4.9 pounds for the ETX900 and 7.7 pounds for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,004
Posted By EarthX Lithium
Traitors?

For what it's worth, I don't think having different planes makes anybody a traitor. I personally have multiple vehicles (cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc.) as they each bring their own qualities and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,004
Posted By EarthX Lithium
RV-12 vs. RV-12iS

Van's has redesigned the RV-12 and now has a new model number to reflect this, the RV-12iS. They consider it a "new" airplane due to the amount of changes but it is based off of the RV-12 so they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,493
Posted By EarthX Lithium
EarthX discounts

EarthX has deep discounts on the accessories such as jump packs, chargers, battery boxes, and quick connect cables. If you order now, and pick up at show, no shipping or sales tax either. In order to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,004
Posted By EarthX Lithium
Talking EarthX and Van's Aircraft announcement!

Thank you Vans Forum for allowing us to participate here and as promised, the readers of this forum will be the first to hear of big news and here it is!

After 2 years of working with the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-11-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,123
Posted By EarthX Lithium
There seems to be a bit of some confusion about...

There seems to be a bit of some confusion about how the protection works on the battery. It does not "shut down" or "go cold", it still provides battery voltage at the terminals to run essential...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-11-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,123
Posted By EarthX Lithium
Great question! B & C Alternators state the...

Great question! B & C Alternators state the overvoltage protection is at 5 milliseconds, the EarthX protection does not engage until 1 second.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-11-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,123
Posted By EarthX Lithium
I understand there is still information being...

I understand there is still information being gathered but it would appear the regulator failure has been confirmed.

Our receptionist was not able to answer the questions (I was still traveling...
Forum: Reviews 03-21-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 51,923
Posted By EarthX Lithium
We are not allowed to put out any show pricing...

We are not allowed to put out any show pricing over the internet, but you are welcome to call and we can provide that over the phone. Sorry for any inconvenience that causes.
Forum: Reviews 03-21-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 51,923
Posted By EarthX Lithium
Hi Dean, We do not have a sealed battery box, we...

Hi Dean,

We do not have a sealed battery box, we will only have the 3 models we currently have on the website.
Forum: Reviews 03-21-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 51,923
Posted By EarthX Lithium
Sun N Fun

It is that time of year! Time to dust off those wings and head south. EarthX will be attending Sun N Fun, Hangar A, booth A-64 and would love to have you stop by and say "Hi".

If you are planning...
Forum: Safety 03-03-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 21,059
Posted By EarthX Lithium
Dear Bill, Thank you for your questions. When a...

Dear Bill,
Thank you for your questions. When a regulator fails, the voltage will climb quickly and be beyond the discussed voltages (15.1V-16.7V) in seconds, even milliseconds. It is not a steady...
Forum: Safety 03-03-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 21,059
Posted By EarthX Lithium
Dear Kurt, The crowbar or overvoltage protection...

Dear Kurt,

The crowbar or overvoltage protection for your regulator is not always a standard option and does not come with all regulators. The one I mentioned was for those who do not have one.

In...
Forum: Safety 03-03-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 21,059
Posted By EarthX Lithium
Smile Thanks Mike and we are looking forward to coming...

Thanks Mike and we are looking forward to coming to your EAA meeting.

We understand that the word "lithium" makes head lines news and is a buzz word that gets people talking. Most of the head line...
Forum: Safety 03-03-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 21,059
Posted By EarthX Lithium
Fear

Good Morning Van's forum,

Thank you for those who contacted me to let me know about this thread. I will admit, I do not monitor it enough so please know you can ALWAYS contact us for questions or...
Forum: Reviews 12-02-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 51,923
Posted By EarthX Lithium
New ETX1200 size

Hope all of you are having a fantastic start to the holiday season!

Just wanted to give the Vans forum readers the latest news at EarthX. :D

Effective yesterday, 12-1-2016, the ETX1200 is being...
Forum: Reviews 11-14-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 51,923
Posted By EarthX Lithium
Thank you for your question. We do have a...

Thank you for your question. We do have a detailed manual which includes the data you seek in a graph format for each of the batteries. But to answer the question about EarthX, at a 10 amp draw, you...
Forum: Reviews 11-14-2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 51,923
Posted By EarthX Lithium
Long Beach IMS Show

Hi Marc,
Thank you for your response. We typically do not ship all of our aircraft batteries to a motorcycle show and as we didn't get a big response here (:() We shipped only 1 ETX680 there. The...
Forum: Reviews 11-11-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 51,923
Posted By EarthX Lithium
Need an idea if people are interested in this?

I know this is an aircraft forum, but many of you also have other hobbies that include power sports so I am trying to plan ahead for a tradeshow next week in Long Beach, California to see if there is...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-23-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,605
Posted By EarthX Lithium
"If I understand correctly, the light will always...

"If I understand correctly, the light will always be flashing in an overcharge situation- YES

"The overcharging could be temporary however. Presumably this would happen right after using the starter...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-22-2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,605
Posted By EarthX Lithium
Hi Alan, Excellent questions and observations. I...

Hi Alan,

Excellent questions and observations. I am going to copy directly from the EarthX manual:

In the event of a charging system failure where the voltage increases to above 15.2V, the...
Forum: Safety 09-21-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,993
Posted By EarthX Lithium
Thank you for the question as this illustrates...

Thank you for the question as this illustrates perfectly why it is so important to educate yourself about using a product and it's applications.

If you are referring to this particular issue at the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-21-2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,605
Posted By EarthX Lithium
Dear Kurt, Please note that when the fault light...

Dear Kurt,

Please note that when the fault light indicator is activated, that does not mean the battery is a "failure." The LED light is designed to alert you to a potential situation, one of...
Forum: Safety 09-21-2016, 11:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,993
Posted By EarthX Lithium
Clarification of marketing brochure

Dear BillL,

I am sorry the marketing brochure is unclear and this is not our intentions. It is impossible to have everything about a product listed in a small brochure.

We do list Rotax engines...
Forum: Reviews 09-21-2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 51,923
Posted By EarthX Lithium
Distribution in Africa from EarthX

Not really sure where to put this announcement but as many requests have been made for aircraft batteries in Africa, and they are a prohibited item to have air shipped into Africa, we now have a...
Forum: Safety 09-09-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,993
Posted By EarthX Lithium
There are many details not here to evaluate all...

There are many details not here to evaluate all the factors that lead up to this event but ANY lithium battery used with a Rotax 503 should not be used as they are not compatible due to the how crude...
Forum: Reviews 07-07-2016, 10:24 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 51,923
Posted By EarthX Lithium
LINK THAT WORKS!

So apparently my website designer works long hours as me and he just provided me this link for you that does work: http://earthxbatteries.com/papers/SLA-vs-Lithium-Ah-AN1506_New.pdf
Forum: Reviews 07-07-2016, 10:13 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 51,923
Posted By EarthX Lithium
Sorry about the link. As soon as it is loaded on...

Sorry about the link. As soon as it is loaded on the website, I can provide the URL link that will take you right to it.
Forum: Reviews 07-07-2016, 10:03 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 51,923
Posted By EarthX Lithium
Hi Eric, You shouldn't need anything to open it,...

Hi Eric,

You shouldn't need anything to open it, just click and read. Is anyone else out there having a problem opening the link?
Forum: Reviews 07-07-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 51,923
Posted By EarthX Lithium
Lead Acid Ah vs. Lithium Ah explained

Dear Vans Forum Readers,

EarthX has a new informational sheet that will be uploaded onto the website soon (it will be located under the DOCUMENTATION tab as soon as our website designer does it)...
Forum: Reviews 06-30-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 51,923
Posted By EarthX Lithium
Thanks Bruce for your business and your detailed...

Thanks Bruce for your business and your detailed information posted here! Awesome write up and I am very happy you are so pleased. :p

Fly Lightly,
Kathy
Forum: Reviews 06-29-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 51,923
Posted By EarthX Lithium
"Deals" clafification from EarthX

Wow, thank you for the huge response to the previous post about Oshkosh and deals.

I want to clarify the deals.....THE BATTERIES are not discounted as they are priced year round at the lowest...
Forum: Reviews 06-28-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 51,923
Posted By EarthX Lithium
Oshkosh is around the corner but the deals are now!

It's hard to believe that Oshkosh is just around the corner! We are very excited to be in Hangar C and look forward to meeting you if we haven't already!

As you might know from past years, our booth...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-08-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,605
Posted By EarthX Lithium
Yes, we will. We will be located in Hangar C,...

Yes, we will. We will be located in Hangar C, booth number 3108, same place as last year. :p

Fly Lightly,
Kathy
Forum: Reviews 06-08-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 51,923
Posted By EarthX Lithium
Thanks Dale, We do currently have this on our...

Thanks Dale,

We do currently have this on our website right now but it would be great to have a slide show presentation of this as well. Thanks!

Fly Lightly,
Kathy
Forum: Reviews 06-08-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 51,923
Posted By EarthX Lithium
Wink Another great set of questions that I have copied...

Another great set of questions that I have copied into the "Questions category" to be answered.

Fly Lightly,
Kathy
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