What you now do not want to end up doing is spending the next portion of your cruising life with alternator
problems. Something I see all to often and it usually starts with the first bit of advice from the so called electrician.
So it's working now with the new alternator
which is good.
I would recommend the following.
Find yourself an electrician in one of the bigger yards who knows what he is doing who can check the whole system is working, the wiring
is all good and the charging
Get him to fix the original which I assume was working way back before you had them rebuilt, then you have a spare..
Get him to give his opinion that the new one is capable of handling some heat while it charges the house bank. Good alternators do not burn out when hard charging
Whatever you have done now make sure you test it thoroughly before leaving. Test with discharged batteries and test with charged batteries.
Get the electrician to write up the charging voltages in bulk, how long in bulk and then float mode.
The hardest part now is to find an electrician who truly knows what he is doing.
They all say they know what they are doing unfortunately.
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