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SAR VINTAGE 1992

PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 8:00 am
by WillP
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Last Fall left boat plugged in to AC shore through a Xantrex.
Returned a week later to find two batteries in house bank of 3 were cooked and steaming.
Voltages about 8.7 or so.
Replaced them.

I suspect the SAR is not sending field voltage.
Here are my measurements

Regulator Panel Voltages
It appears that no voltage is exciting the alternator to produce charging current.
Eng Running Start Battery On All Batteries Off Panel terminals All Batteries Off Start Battery On Engine Running
.8 .35 .35 2 2 0 0 0
.5mv 0 0 6 6 0 0
0 0 0 7 7
Ground 8 8 Ground
13.3 0 0 9 9
0 90mv 0 10 10 0 0 .5

All voltages measured against ground Terminal 8
# 10 right side goes to alternator: labeled #3 # 110 Blue color
When engine is running alternator readings between large Red and Black terminals 12.5 v
Starter Battery reads 12.70 v

Any ideas on what to test next?
Thank you!

Will Phillips

Re: SAR VINTAGE 1992

PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 2:48 pm
by Coulomb
It is not repairable anymore because some parts are no longer available.

Why not trade it in for a 2012 model, the SAR V3? There is a trade-in allowance of $50.00

Re: SAR VINTAGE 1992

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:42 pm
by WillP
Is this the right model to replace my vintage SAR?
Thank You WIll Phillips

Re: SAR VINTAGE 1992

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:45 pm
by WillP
#SARV3-12 was the model I found n your catalog and left out of the prior email
Thanks

Re: SAR VINTAGE 1992

PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:12 pm
by Coulomb
Yes, that is the correct part number, SARV3-12.

Re: SAR VINTAGE 1992

PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:52 am
by WillP
I placed an order on line.
It was difficult to determine if the order went through.
I have received no confirmation.
I have emailed APC to check and not received a reply.
I am also unsure how to use the $50 replacement rebate you mentioned.

Can you help?

Will Phillips
858-829-1615
Quincy Ma

Re: SAR VINTAGE 1992

PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:19 pm
by Coulomb
The order came through and was shipped yesterday.

For some reason, emails are not being delivered to you.

Send your old regulator back and when we receive it we will credit your account for $50.00.

Re: SAR VINTAGE 1992

PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:23 pm
by WillP
Thank You
Will