Smart Batteries: True Blue Power, EarthX

Lithium-ion aircraft batteries far outperform lead-acid ones, but initial costs and FAA approval are major obstacles.

So many buyers are removing their vacuum system in favor of all-electronic instruments, but neglected electrical systems—including the battery—are the weak link. Reliability isn’t helped when the typical lead-acid model sits for long periods in harsh temperatures. Meanwhile, battery tech for the consumer electronics market has changed for the better, and that includes smart lithium-ion […]
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