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Setting Max Amps

PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:09 pm
by dvkall
I have a EMON and the SAR V3 regulator with the Dual controler. I would like to set my alternator to max at 150 amps. I can't find the setting in the EMON manual and when I try to adjust it in the regulator I seem to get no response. Everything else being equal, the regulator appears to work fine running through all 3 stages when I run the generator long enough.

Thanks

Re: Setting Max Amps

PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:19 pm
by Coulomb
The Emon does not provide Amps limit with the SAR V3. You need to do that using the limiting feature of the regulator itself.

Re: Setting Max Amps

PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:19 pm
by dvkall
Thanks,
Now I've tried a couple of turns (both ways on the SAR). If I turn the screw clockwise all the way is that limiting the amps? Sorry if I'm confused but when I've tried 2 turns one way and then 4 turns the opposite I don't see any results?

Appreciate your website and this form.

Thanks again.
Dave

Re: Setting Max Amps

PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:19 pm
by Coulomb
You have to put the internal jumper in place to activate current limiting.

The pot is 10 turns. Clockwise increases current. You won't see a difference when the voltage is at the charge set point, because the demand for current is, by definition, less than the limit value.