I need some advice on disconnecting an alternator
from the batteries when it is runing.
On occassions when I have to run my engines for long periods (eg no wind
on a passage) my standard volvo
with internal regulators are overcharging my batteries. I have disconnect switches on the boat that will disconnect the alternators
from the batteries (effectively isolate the alternator
electrically from everything)...but not sure what will happen if I open it while the engine/alternator
I would appreciate advice on this....ie engine/alternator
running and batteries already charged so charge current
from the alternator
is only about 5A...is it safe to open a switch that will isolate the alternator
from batteries and all boat electrics? My question is really about whether it will damage the alternator
Looking forward to receiving some comments on this.