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Re: I need help identifying & fixing APC Alternator etc

PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:47 pm
by Coulomb
You'll need to run tests that correlate to the same signals as other regulators.

Re: I need help identifying & fixing APC Alternator etc

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:18 am
by WindJunkie
It has been suggested that I buy a new regulator...can you verify which one would be an appropriate replacement, and if the wiring will match up. I have included two pictures, one is a close-up of what I believe is the existing regulator.

thanks, Jeff.

Re: I need help identifying & fixing APC Alternator etc

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:41 pm
by Coulomb
The SARV3 is the closest match. It has duty cycle current limiting but won't use the Alternator Current Sensor.

Re: I need help identifying & fixing APC Alternator etc

PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:42 pm
by WindJunkie
Thank you,

Will the SARV3 also control solar panel input? I do not yet have solar charging, but I am likely to add it in the near future.

Also...will I be able to get phone help during installation? It has now been over a year since I bought the brand new alternator from you and it is still not working (it has been back to your shop twice). I do not want to repeat that with the voltage regulator. Granted I am only at the boat for a few months each year, but while I am there I really need a more rapid way to communicate. I have been using this messaging system because it seems to be the only way to communicate with APC. It seems a 15 min phone conversation can accomplish what takes days on this messaging system.

Thanks, Jeff.