Re - I ordered both the fix charge rate and stepped charge rate SH regulators. Currently have fix charge rate one installed...has been rock solid; and is a quality product...well worth the expense.
- I believe the step rate regulator is the correct regulator for the EarthX Lipo battery, not the fixed charge rate (as you referred to above)
Have you added the wire for the BMS (Battery Management system) and configured the additional Skyview widget? (and Possibly alarm settings for the new BMS screen widget) in my experience with the S/H Stepped charge Reg and EarthX battery change out, i had to disable the audible alarm parameters i had setup in the first instance.
I kept on getting the warning cry "Engine monitor" warning every 5 seconds due to the "high current charging" monitor function of the BMS. (This was due to completing a Skyview nav software updates and BMS widget install and settings and not recharging battery prior to flight.)
If you have just wired up the BMS to a dash visual warning light it's a good idea to have a good read of the meaning of the warning light "flash codes" prior to flying as it can be a bit disconcerting if / when it starts flashing and you don't know what it means. (Yes, i read that part of the instructions later, not before. That's normal isn't it?
I also had to amend /adjust the "voltage" widget warning parameters to lower values so the initial charge voltage indications for the first couple of charge steps (about 20 mins from memory) were not in the yellow caution range.
Did you add an additional Capacitor to the regulator circuit?
(I noticed this has been discussed previously on another thread and i think it was Scott or Joe that mentioned there was already a capacitor in the AV5000 control module although i don't recall if the capacitor value was mentioned)
Re - Just installed the EarthX battery...the difference in weight is unbelievable.
Odyssey = 6.5 kg, EarthX = 1.9 kg, Difference of 4.6 KG! (10.12lbs)
- I'm confident you made the allowances for the significant weight change in your C/G calculations when loading the aircraft prior to flight.
I'm also guessing you may not have finished the battery instal and started the engine, when you posted the message, as you made no mention of the difference the EarthX makes to the engine cranking speed. In my case the increase cranking speed was significant. i suspect our odyssey battery was in the process of dying, we were having trouble with the occasional engine kick back on startup.
(our engine doesn't have the soft start modules.) I also changed to the later model, increased retard flywheel as well, but did not change the ignition modules @$1,500.00 ea Aus) to help prevent the starting kickback and the associated possible damage to the starter sprag clutch .
Had i installed the EarthX battery first, in most cases, i suspect the increased cranking speed would have alleviated the starting kickback.
So far I have just over 2 hours of engine run and flight time on this new combination. Once i get the Stabilator refitted after finishing of Sb18-02-02 and Sb18-02-03 (next weekend weather gods allowing) i plan to get some more flying enjoyment and experience on the combination.