Can I just use the connection harness that comes with the BatteryMINDer?
All aviation-specific BatteryMINDer models come with a battery clip harness that is suitable for bench charging and temporary connections. But to install a quick-connect battery harness on certified aircraft, you will need to fabricate it from aviation grade materials and have it installed by a licensed mechanic. The automotive ring-terminal harness that comes with general purpose BatteryMINDers cannot be legally installed on certified aircraft.
Can I build my own quick-connect battery harness for full-time maintenance charging?
For experimental aircraft, the answer is yes. For certified aircraft, there are basically two requirements to be legal. The materials from which the harness is fabricated must be aviation grade, conforming to some recognized quality standard, such as military specifications. The installation on a certified aircraft also requires approval. So long as the installation remains within the FAA’s definition of a minor alteration, any licensed mechanic has the authority to fabricate, install, and approve the installation for return-to-service with a airframe maintenance logbook entry. Our Model BM-AIK2 provides a convenient kit of aviation parts from which your mechanic can easily fabricate, install and approve a charger connection.
Do you have instructions for installing BatteryMINDer connection in my aircraft type?
The instructions that come with our BM-AIK Airframe Interface Kit are generic and will guide the installation on most any aircraft. (see the Documents tab) We also offer a growing list of illustrated installation examples that can be downloaded to show exactly how to install the kit on particular aircraft types.