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Run away voltage

PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:11 pm
by catacelsius
I have install a Smart Alternator regulator in April 2011 , last week wile saling for Vanuatu to Kiribati it burn my batteries by charging it to over 15V. fortunately my Esham sound the alarm and I was able to save my other batteries.

Looking at the regulator I see no evidence of defect (burn contacts).

Which test can I run to confirm that it is workable?

Should I change it all together before putting new batteries in?

This SAR replace a defective next step regulator tat work well for me for more than 10 years , when it fail it simply did not charge. Over charging is very costly It burn one of my sonar .

Way ting for your answer

Clade Rivet
On S/V Celsius
Tarawa Kiribati

Re: Run away voltage

PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:23 pm
by Coulomb
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