It can be confusing trying to
evaluate the health
of an aircraft battery that has a few years of service behind it. The cranking speed of the starter may seem a little slower, but the battery seems to hold a charge just fine. Do you
take a chance
and give it another year of service? Or do you t
hrow away a perfectly good battery
because you are worried it may be on the brink of failure?
This week's Tip examines the theory behind
evaluating the performance
of a battery and the tools available for testing. An inexpensive load testing device is featured that provides an
industry standard test
of battery condition.
Watch the short video and see how you can also conduct an effective evaluation of the health of your homebuilt aircraft battery.