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    Default PC680 battery replacement

    For twelve years I’ve had really good luck with the PC680 battery up until about two years ago. Now they’ve become unreliable and I can no longer count on them like I used to. Dangit!

    I would like to retain the same battery box with 7.5x3x6.65 L/W/H. In the Cessna it can be a bit wider than 3” but not more than 4”.

    Little help please? LiPo? Better gel? ...?

    thx,
    jon
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    Default Re: PC680 battery replacement

    EarthX. Better starts, lots less weight. Click on their advert at the top of every page and spend a little time on their site. You’ll learn a lot in a short time about the latest battery technology.


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    Default Re: PC680 battery replacement

    I bought a Scorpion Sealed for my airplane about 5 years ago, it still starts the plane
    better than my previous PC-680 ever did, and cost a lot less. I believe the one I bought was
    listed for a Harley, or BMW. my airplane has an IO-240B which is probably the number 1
    Battery killing Kitfox Engine.

    https://www.scorpionbattery.com/powe...es/motorcycle/

    People do mention EarthX a lot ... But being married, and $$$ conscious, and not wanting to
    get divorced over a battery I bought the Scorpion.

    Jeff

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    Default Re: PC680 battery replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by DesertFox4 View Post
    EarthX. Better starts, lots less weight...
    are you referring to the LTX680? Or C680?
    Kitfox IV 1050, C180. Now I have two backcountry planes! WooHoo!

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    Default Re: PC680 battery replacement

    I think I’ll try both the EarthX ltx680 in one plane and the Scorpion sst51913 in another. The pc680 in my Kitfox is still ok but just ok.

    Pirep after awhile.

    Jon
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