Well this is a product review forum and product and service
review I will do. While offshore
curising this year our Cruzpro alternator regulator
nearly burnt our yacht down - smoke was pouring out of the yacht and I was struggling to turn the engine
off. The offending regulator
was removed and I manually rigged a reostat.
The product was returned to the supplier who advised it was not worth repairing and was out of warrenty (by a few weeks) but offered to sell me a replacement unit for half price
claiming it was the wiring
on the yacht. No way - this was the second time this unit had played up and the second time it had been back to the supplier. I cut my loses and bought an ample power
solution which works great (obviously not the boat wiring). I had my father in law (a electrical
engineer) look at the unit and he advised that the product (SAR20) has no heat sink and couldn't handle the heat. Interestingly the alternator
supplier would not warrenty the alternator using a Cruzpro regulator.
This supplier provided poor back up in my opinion and also a poor product - spend the big bucks and get a proper product. I will never and I hope my friends will never buy a Cruzpro product.