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Old 18-06-2012, 07:23   #1
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Adverc regulators

Hi,
I would like install a Adverd regulator to my alternator, in order to charge my house batteries faster and more efficiently.

Any information about this regulators ?

Thanks in advenced

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Old 18-06-2012, 07:35   #2
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Re: Adverc regulators

I have had one on my boat for the last two years.

I am very pleased with it. It seems to get my batts up to a very high state of charge very quickly. My other main charging source -- a Victron 70 amp charger/inverter -- takes endlessly long to charge once the batts are up to 80% or so. The Adverc SEEMS to get the batts up to 100% quite fast.

I say SEEMS because I am not completely confident in my measurements of battery state of charge, but subjectively I can tell you that short periods of motoring do really seem to charge the batteries well. The Adverc regulates a big Leece-Neville 110 amp (x 24 volts) school bus alternator.

Adverc claim that they have a special technology where a high voltage is used for short periods of time, switching back and forth between a lower voltage. This way, excessive gassing is avoided (high voltage is switched off before it gets to that point) while the batteries still get a high voltage charge, late in the charging cycle. I can't say that I am 100% sure that it really works like this, but subjectively it seems to be true.

I consulted with a number of Adverc users before I bought mine and heard nothing but the highest praise for it. So it SEEMS to be a good piece of kit. Certainly, nothing I have experienced with it contradicts that.
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Old 18-06-2012, 08:58   #3
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Re: Adverc regulators

Thanks a lot.
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Old 18-06-2012, 10:56   #4
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Re: Adverc regulators

Jordi, a lot of the skippers here are very knowledgeable about them: Yachting and Boating World - Sailing and motor boats for sale, forums, news | ybw, Reader to Reader forum.
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