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Old 03-07-2018, 10:51 PM
fabricflyer fabricflyer is offline
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Default Odyssey Battery Question

Are any of you using the Odyssey N-A battery in place of the Odyssey FAA/PMA battery? Is there any difference other than being non-approved?
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Old 03-13-2018, 04:08 PM
JimRice JimRice is offline
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Default Odessey Battery

I had a PC-680 in my 200hp O-360C1C in my Starduster Too. It cranked the heck out of it. Great battery.
Jim Rice
Collierville, TN

1994 RV-4 N4WJ (Purchased/Flying)
1946 J-3 Cub N7155H (Restored/Flying)
1946 Globe Swift N3368K (Purchased Restored/Flying SOLD)
1987 Starduster Too SA-300 (Purchased/Flying/SOLD)
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US Army Retired (still working to pay for flying)

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Old 03-13-2018, 04:25 PM
rv7charlie rv7charlie is offline
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A lot of us have been using SLA batteries in our homebuilts since long before any mfgr went through FAA certification. The PC680/PC625 and their 'white label' equivalents work great. I've been using various white-label versions for a couple of decades.

Buying an Odyssey will guarantee you get a proper starting battery, but there are many other options if you know how to shop for them. Just don't buy the 1st one you see with the same AH rating, since many of them are designed for lower discharge rates & deeper discharge than a starting battery.

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