I discovered yesterday that my alternator
(with the engine
running for 15 minutes still had negative amps on my battery
monitor). I don't know how long this has been going on but my wife says I checked the amps a couple of weeks ago while motoring home.
The batteries were already charged so I didn't expect to see a lot of amps in, but expected since that since the regulator
has a minimum time at various stages that it definitely wouldn't be a negative amps on the monitor
and the voltage didn't really come up any with the engine
running (the solar
and it also never indicated that there was another charging source operating).
I have a 90 amp Balmar
with a Balmar
I checked connections and didn't find any problems. Checked the fuse and it was good.
All the LED lights
on ARS-4 were lit, which I don't remember as normal.
This weekend is probably the last time I will run the engine till spring so would like to find the problem and will go though the troubleshooting steps in the ARS-4 manual. But figured it would be good to ask for suggestions.