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172SP...signs of alternator failure?

gkrangers

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24V on the battery, ALT FLD circuit breaker in, negative discharge on the ammeter, switched alternator on and off, high rpm/low rpm, doesn't seem to help...naturally low voltage light stays on.

Belt seems ok.

BTW, I'm in ILM on my trip from FL to NJ.
 
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Tat sucks man, I hope you can take care of it, give Epic a call so they can authorize a repair at the local airport.

Does the battery stays at 24V with the engine running?
 

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Flechas said:
Tat sucks man, I hope you can take care of it, give Epic a call so they can authorize a repair at the local airport.

Does the battery stays at 24V with the engine running?
It was steady at 24V for the few minutes I had it running.

I called Epic, they'll call me back with "the plan".
 

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If the GPS starts dying, radios make crazy squelches and such then you had an alternator failure a while back and your battery is shutting down.
 

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Sorry to hear that dude.

The system with the alternator working should put out 28V, don't run the battery anymore untill they tell youwhat to do.
 

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Flechas said:
Sorry to hear that dude.

The systemwith the alternator working should put out 28V, don't run the battery anymore untill they tell youwhat to do.
Yeah, I know...its definitely not charging the battery.

Blah.
 

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RichardRambone said:
If the GPS starts dying, radios make crazy squelches and such then you had an alternator failure a while back and your battery is shutting down.
Had no problems in flight, and the flight was about 4 hours.
 

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Hey Greg don't worry man, stay calm and keep your cool, I'm sure everything will be all right. If you start feeling anxious jst take a deepbreath and think about something nice. We are pulling for you man!!
 

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Flechas said:
Hey Greg don't worry man, stay calm and keep your cool, I'm sure everything will be all right. If you start feeling anxious jst take a deepbreath and think about something nice. We are pulling for you man!!
lol ill be fine.
 

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They can get one on Monday for the facility here at ILM..and they want 557 installed.
 

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That sucks, what are you gonna do, are they gonnasend Cfrost to pick you up?
 

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That sucks, what are you gonna do, are they gonnasend Cfrost to pick you up?
Wouldn't surprise me one bit.

Thats my guess at this time, I left off with epic's mx guy talking to the mx guy here. And epics mx guy wasnt' exactly pleased by the monday/557$ thing.

so, i guess theyll send someone up to get me, or to fix it.
 

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I wouldn't be too happy either. You should just fly the plane down with the battery off....
 
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