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Jabi battery

Unread post by FlyFalke » Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:42 pm

It seems that I need a new battery as all the problems with starting has now come to %67^$& my flying life.
My Jabi 2200 won't crank over unless I boost the battery. Tried/tested and sorted out all the other bits so now the battery is the only guilty party left over.
Where do I buy a new battery ? and what battery ?
I don't think the battery now fitted is a standard battery.

How usefull is buying a new stronger starter motor ? and is it worth the expense ?

Any advise please / asseblief ? wil graag weer in die lug kom.
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Re: Jabi battery

Unread post by Flooi » Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:37 pm

There is a starter motor upgrade available. There is also the option of a better battery- which was my choice.
I would advise you to speak to the factory or to ZuluBen on this forum.

I regularly put my battery on charger for about 1 hour- especially in winter. Another idea which works well, is to
have a spare battery- fully charged- that you take to the hangar when you go flying. Connect it to the fitted battery
before starting.
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Re: Jabi battery

Unread post by FlyFalke » Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:46 pm

Hi - thanks for the reply. I will go for the better battery option first as the uprated starter is almost R10k.
The engine start if I jump it with a battery to boost.
Does anybody know what the model/code for the larger capacity battery is. I was told that it is all about the CCA ( cold cranking output ) of the battery. The higher the CCA is rated the less likely one is to have problems.
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Unread post by Flooi » Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:38 am

Ek het een van hierdie. Geen verdere probleme
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Unread post by FlyFalke » Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:59 am

I have ordered a battery and will test during the course of next week - will give you feedback then V5-LEO
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Unread post by Marius Schrenk » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:31 pm

Flooi wrote:Ek het een van hierdie. Geen verdere probleme
Hoeveel en waar ? [-o<
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Unread post by Flooi » Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:08 pm

Marius Schrenk wrote:
Flooi wrote:Ek het een van hierdie. Geen verdere probleme
Hoeveel en waar ? [-o<
Marius, ek het by i Motobatt agent in Pretoria gekoop lank gelede. Kan nie meer onthou waar nie.
Ek het gestart na 2 maande se staan sonder probleem op i vorige vliegtuig. Kos baie, maar moeite werd.

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Re: Jabi battery

Unread post by Marius Schrenk » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:41 am

Flooi wrote:
Marius Schrenk wrote:
Flooi wrote:Ek het een van hierdie. Geen verdere probleme
Hoeveel en waar ? [-o<
Marius, ek het by i Motobatt agent in Pretoria gekoop lank gelede. Kan nie meer onthou waar nie.
Ek het gestart na 2 maande se staan sonder probleem op i vorige vliegtuig. Kos baie, maar moeite werd.

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Baie dankie Hennie....Ek het een opgespoor. Kos 50 % van die Amerikaanse battery.....lyk goed vervaardig....weeg 200g minder.....ek sal niks verder se voor oor n jaar nie. :idea:Oppi box se dit voorsien uit USA.....onner die battery.....made in China. 8-[
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