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Author Topic: For Sale- custom built Globee-type glow plug batteries  (Read 649 times)

Offline bill bischoff

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For Sale- custom built Globee-type glow plug batteries
« on: October 15, 2020, 04:37:51 PM »
These starting batteries are built per the article in the October 2020 issue of Torque Roll, the newsletter of CL racing (nclra.org). They have a 2.4 volt, 3800 Ni-MH battery pack, adjustable output, and an easy to read analog amp meter. Charger not included. $50.00 plus $10.00 US shipping. A companion glow plug lead with 36" long 16 Ga. Silicone wire is available for $10.00.

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Bill Bischoff (sorry for the necessary shipping increase)
« Last Edit: October 19, 2020, 10:36:54 AM by bill bischoff »

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Re: For Sale- custom built Globee-type glow plug batteries
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2020, 12:14:04 AM »
Hi Bill,
- From the article, it sounds like you charge the unit through the banana jacks, correct?
- What do you use for a charger?
- I have glow plug lead like yours with banana plug ends for my panel. It looks like the banana jack in the unit is tied to the rheostat, so I'm wondering if I could use my plug lead.

Thank you,
Andy
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Re: For Sale- custom built Globee-type glow plug batteries
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2020, 07:04:27 AM »
Very nice unit and looks well made. Also, very good article with part sources and construction details, kudos.

I've been using an original Glow Bee for decades now and the rheostat has developed dead spots. Fortunately the one setting I need still works. It makes me wonder if my rheostat could be replaced with a fixed resister of some kind?

Andy, you would have to change your leads to the Deans plug as the banana plugs bypass the rheostat and would give you full battery power to the glow plug.

Any modern Lippo charger would have a setting for Ni-MH batteries.


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Re: For Sale- custom built Globee-type glow plug batteries
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2020, 09:50:47 AM »
Motorman, get the rheostat referenced in the article. It is the same as the one in the Globee.

Andy, the banana jacks are wired directly to the battery. Connecting to your glow plug through the banana jacks would put the full 2.4 volts on the plug and burn it out immediately. If you have no charger, the best inexpensive choice comes from Tenergy. It is $19.99 on Ebay and is RED in color. It is the only one that will go as low as 2.4 volts. It is a peak charger so it knows when to shut off.

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Re: For Sale- custom built Globee-type glow plug batteries
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2020, 10:40:45 AM »
Just curious how the battery pack is secured...Looks like ,if loose, it would damage the rheostat wiper
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Re: For Sale- custom built Globee-type glow plug batteries
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2020, 10:50:58 AM »
There is a plastic shield between the battery and the "innards". I have found that everything fits snugly enough that the battery doesn't rattle around. If you wish, you can put some sticky velcro on the battery and inside of the bottom cover plate.

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Re: For Sale- custom built Globee-type glow plug batteries
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2020, 05:11:41 PM »
   That is a pretty slick set up, but why not charge through a Deans connector and use the banana jacks for your plug leads?  Too easy for some one to hook up a charger backwards. Or can they be swapped around??
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Re: For Sale- custom built Globee-type glow plug batteries
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2020, 08:31:09 PM »
The Deans plug is a much more secure connection than the banana jacks. The possibility of the charger becoming disconnected is remote, but I don't want the plug lead pulling out in the middle of a race. If you want one built with some other connector configuration, just tell me what you want.


Bill

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Re: For Sale- custom built Globee-type glow plug batteries
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2020, 10:21:58 PM »
Thanks Bill and Motorman for the scoop. Sending you a PM Bill.
Cheers, Andy
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Re: For Sale- custom built Globee-type glow plug batteries
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2020, 10:32:51 AM »
Bill, where was this 10 years ago S?P
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Re: For Sale- custom built Globee-type glow plug batteries
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2020, 11:43:15 AM »
The Deans plug is a much more secure connection than the banana jacks. The possibility of the charger becoming disconnected is remote, but I don't want the plug lead pulling out in the middle of a race. If you want one built with some other connector configuration, just tell me what you want.


Bill

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Re: For Sale- custom built Globee-type glow plug batteries
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2020, 11:47:48 PM »
Thanks Bill - it's on the charger in prep for our Central Coast Control Liners flying Saturday morning. Looking forward to many years of success with it.
Cheers! Andy
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