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Disable or bypass internal regulator

PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:34 pm
by GlennW
I'm installing an SAR V3. I have a 100 amp alternator that's internally regulated. The connections on the back are B+ B- D+ and W.

Is there a way to disable or bypass the regulator on this unit to use the SAR V3 for regulating the voltage to the whole system?

Thanks!

Glenn

Re: Disable or bypass internal regulator

PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:39 pm
by Coulomb
You need to bring out the two brush wires and eliminate internal connections to them. Wire one of them to ground and the other to the Smart Alternator Regulator.

Then you will have to program the current limit on the regulator so the alternator doesn't overheat.

Re: Disable or bypass internal regulator

PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:28 am
by GlennW
Hi Coulomb - thanks for the quick reply. Is there a document on the site that covers how to program the current limit on the regulator?

Thanks!

Glenn

Re: Disable or bypass internal regulator

PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:12 pm
by Coulomb
http://www.amplepower.com/manuals/sarv3/index.html