I have Beneteua 42CC 2005 modle with the 80 amp Hitachi alternator..i want to install a 3 stage volteage regulator and have seen many options but not sure how hard they are to install and which is the better ones.. have seen them from Balmar and Xantex... and others but these are the main ones..
Anyone with experience with any of them with information on how to install by a novice electrician (ME)..
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15-08-10, 14:30 #1New User
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which 3 stage Voltage Regulator will work
22-08-10, 02:47 #2
I have installed the Balmar 612 (12V) on a number of yachts, including our own. They are one of th best available with a multitude of programming options for the advanced operator or simple programming for the novice.
To connect to an alternator is another problem. To fit this up well one of the brushes must be earthed with the other insulated and connected to the alternator terminal of the regulator. A relatively simple task especially for an auto elec.
The rest of the witing is a matter of connecting dots.
Best of luck.
22-08-10, 06:59 #3
The easiest solution for a "novice electrician" might be to use a http://www.sterling-power.com/products-altbatt.htm. This is simple to fit, needs no alterations to the alternator, and provides enhanced charging efficiency.
22-08-10, 08:30 #4Registered User
Location : Newhaven. East Sussex
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Excuse me, it requires you to ascertain if pos or neg ground, solder wire onto other set of brushes, then wire it up. Doesn't seem to work too well with a split charge relay in the mix as well.
22-08-10, 09:27 #5
22-08-10, 12:50 #6
The Sterling Alternator to Battery Charger is not just a standard Alternator Regulator.
They are a great piece of kit and we install 100s in very adverse climates.
It is not just an alternator regulator - read more and compare. Link in previous post
Steve BAlbin Vega "Southern Comfort" V1703