had an issue come about while motoring the other day:
about 2 hrs into the trip i began to hear bursts of buzzing coming from my engine
compartment. the bursts lasted about 1-2 seconds a piece and were being generated every few minutes. they were accompanied by jitters on my engine
pressure, temp, and volt meter (tack is disconnected right now)...
i am in the midst of an electrical overhaul
and did not have use of my heart link battery monitor
. i did manual voltage checks on my house bank and starter battery
and found their voltage levels to be normal...
my thought was that the regulator
was glitching out and sending surges of power through the system...
has anyone heard of this before?
i am running a 1979 perkins
41.08 with a pretty new 50 amp alternator
. the regulator
is probably 8 yrs old and is the balmar
knock off (by west marine
both my house bank and starter batteries are all new this year and i'm stressing that they received several hours of unregulated high rpm
charge during the 5 hr voyage.