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CXG2 External Power

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:21 pm
by Juergen2
Hi, can anyone tell me how to connect External Power, so the "EXT PWR" light is illuminated?

Re: CXG2 External Power

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:18 am
by WarpD
There is no EXT PWR, just the APU.

Re: CXG2 External Power

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:11 pm
by Juergen2
Hi Ed,
I could have sworn that I connected EXT power at one flight.
But thanks for the reply

Re: CXG2 External Power

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:12 pm
by quepsi83
I'm new here. But anyway. While there is no visible EXT POWER generator visible... one has the option of clicking ON External Power by... IIRC... Shift/2 from within the VC and over on the Upper Right where is says EXT POWER Available... just click it ON while also turning ON the Left and Right Battery? Then there is that Cross Tie Bus swhtch which should be TURNED OFF while on the ground?

At least... that's the way I've always ran my X?

Keith

Re: CXG2 External Power

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:39 am
by Juergen2
Thanks Keith, I was pretty certain I connected a GPU.
Juergen

Re: CXG2 External Power

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:24 pm
by WarpD
There is no actual external power that functions in this addon. Trust me. The batteries will most defiitely die. The APU is the primary source of power with the engine off and the cross tie should always be on when running on only battery or APU.

Re: CXG2 External Power

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:24 am
by Juergen2
Ok Ed, thanks for clarification

Re: CXG2 External Power

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:38 pm
by quepsi83
Hello Ed. The following is just my observation about the BUS TIES switch/Indicator light (and I shy away from arguments... especially on Forums). But, I often wondered about why the BUS TIES are always turned OFF after a landing and subsequent taxi to a ramp? I don't turn it OFF after landing... and it's always ON during a flight. I manually turn it ON after starting the engines from APU power.

I recall reading somewhere that (I guess) real world X pilots were notorious for leaving it ON... thererby discharging the battery on the plane.

Also... FWIW.. I run all my controls via FSUIPC (paid) and toggle the {Extend Battery Life checkbox} via FSUIPC interface.

The next time I fire up the C750, I will turn the B/T switch ON while sitting on the ground... running on Battery power... and having the EXTERNAL Power switch ON and see if the batteries drain down.

I find this topic interesting after running the clock on my X installation over 1000 hours.

Cheers,

Keith

Re: CXG2 External Power

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:55 pm
by N400QW
That Cross Tie on landing statement was here and for the cause stated.... ;)

Re: CXG2 External Power

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:31 am
by WarpD
I have the CROSS TIE backwards...