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Old 05-10-2016, 16:08   #16
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Re: External Regulator- Any Point?

Originally Posted by fallingeggs View Post
.......You won't beat the Balmar MC-614. If you don't care about the belt manager functions (i.e., you never had belt slippage / eaten through belts with the 120 amp alt before) Balmar makes the ARS-5. Others that come to mind are from Ample Power and Mark Glasser.
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Re: External Regulator- Any Point?

If you use a Balmar external regulator, or probably any brand smart regulator, be sure it has good airflow over it. Try not to mount it in a hot engine compartment either. Heat will shorten its life.

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Can a stock Hitachi be converted to external regulation?
Our engines have hitatchi internally regulated alternators, on one of them we use a Xantrex P type smart controller to control the alternator. From what I can tell there is no issue in doing this. We had a alternator fail and go full field, I disconnected the sensing wire and it stopped putting out so we could continue using the engine without damaging the batteries
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