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  1. Back from vacation and I have some updates: 1)...

    Back from vacation and I have some updates:

    1) grounds are good, no corrosion.

    2) I had a brand new warranty-replacement alternator waiting for me from PlanePower (Hartzell). I sent an email...
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    Icom A200 Antenna Cable and intercom grounds

    The nav light is grounded through the housing, through the wing to the fuselage, so I pulled the housing out of the wing and ran an isolated ground back to the battery from the housing, outside the...
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    Videos of LED Nav bulb interference: ...

    Videos of LED Nav bulb interference:

    https://youtu.be/-PA0bmtP1SI

    https://youtu.be/DYNEElzusF8
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    https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/elpages/win...

    https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/elpages/wingtipLED11-14885.php?gclid=Cj0KCQjwp5_qBRDBARIsANxdcinIWNxSDK71GWPrkJVRDxk5GKFUwNwt-LsfIs_YPYiJx7gYU1zRKPkaAp0uEALw_wcB
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    Temporary ground made no difference. I did get...

    Temporary ground made no difference. I did get some video, but need to trim and upload them. Iíll do that after our bedtime routine with the little guy.

    The great news is that I confirmed I have...
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    Today I'll try to snag a video of the...

    Today I'll try to snag a video of the interference - that might help with pinpointing the source.

    I'll also run a temp ground from the housing back to the battery ground for a quick check to see...
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    No, same brand but two different models of LED...

    No, same brand but two different models of LED bulbs.

    Iím pretty sure I pulled them individually and saw the noise in both wings with the ďgoodĒ set of LEDs, but that was a couple of weeks ago and...
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    I donít want a band-aid, Iíd rather fix it right...

    I donít want a band-aid, Iíd rather fix it right if thereís a way to do that.



    Iíve got two sets of led position light bulbs, Iíve rotated them all through. One set has a bulb thatís worse...
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    Today I swung by the hangar to get some...

    Today I swung by the hangar to get some measurements for another project and saw my neighbor was installing some G5's in his Cherokee. He's an EE for Boeing.

    I showed him my nav light set-up and...
  10. That's fair, I'll pull them off and relook...

    That's fair, I'll pull them off and relook connections when I get back from vacation.

    For background - this ground set-up has been on the airplane for about 2 years. I put it on myself and the...
  11. Plane Power 60A internally regulated alternator question

    Well, one post was about noise issues in the original ICS wiring, which I rewired to correct in accordance with the great advice I got in my other post.

    This post is about an alternator failure of...
  12. Hey JP! It was great meeting you, too! That was a...

    Hey JP! It was great meeting you, too! That was a good looking 170 - I hope itís doing well for you!

    Unfortunately not a ton of hours on this alternator, probably somewhere around 250. It replaced...
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    Had limited time at the hangar so I prioritized...

    Had limited time at the hangar so I prioritized my alternator over the LEDs. I'll give it a shot when we get back from vacation.
  14. I had a baffle-mounted oil cooler and had to move...

    I had a baffle-mounted oil cooler and had to move mine as well. Huge improvement. I haven't seen oil temps over 160 degrees F without blocking the inlet.

    However, if you have the room to alter...
  15. Well, I went through the Plane Power...

    Well, I went through the Plane Power troubleshooting sheet and made it to the step that says "call tech support for further instructions." So I went ahead and removed the alternator and brought it...
  16. Plane Power 60A internally regulated alternator question

    Yes 5A, but it wasnít replaced. About 4 years ago I replaced a 30A automotive alternator that had worn out brushes with this 60A PP alternator. I replaced the main power wire with the appropriate...
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    Unfortunately I didnít get a chance last week but...

    Unfortunately I didnít get a chance last week but Iíll try again tomorrow!
  18. Plane Power 60A internally regulated alternator question

    Yesterday about 2 hours from the house my Alt Field CB popped out. It took me a little while to notice, but when I did I reset the CB and all was well until the battery was almost charged. The...
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    I reused the existing music jack but changed the...

    I reused the existing music jack but changed the wires. This one doesnít seem to have a good way to isolate the ring, but Iíll order a new one and replace it later.

    On Sunday Iíll go give the led...
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    Iíll try pulling a temporary ground from the...

    Iíll try pulling a temporary ground from the lights.

    Random question - would a crappy dimmer introduce noise into the radio?

    I replaced a dimmer that was super wonky. Lots of internal issues...
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    It's coming from the radio. It sounds like white...

    It's coming from the radio. It sounds like white noise in the background when I'm receiving a transmission, and my receive strength (well, volume) appears weaker when the nav lights are on. No...
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    Well, the supplies came in and I got the job...

    Well, the supplies came in and I got the job done! I really wish that I hadnít had to do part of it again, but Iím glad itís done the right way now.

    Hereís a strange thing: when I put the new...
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    Icom A200 Antenna Cable and intercom grounds

    I didn't try messing with the radio volume, I'll try that tomorrow.[/QUOTE]

    I turned up the radio volume and the soft mute works fine. Now just wait for more supplies to try terminating again.
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    I think itís an artifact from using a 360 degree...

    I think itís an artifact from using a 360 degree camera.
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    Well, I got it all wired up and messed up a...

    Well, I got it all wired up and messed up a little. I put all my bonding/connections too close to the pins and I can't get the D-sub backshell back on. I left a small service loop, so I'm going to...
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