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Old 28-02-2009, 05:35   #1
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Spare "Balmar" question

I have a Balmar series 70-80 alternator with a Balmar ARS-5 external regulator. I keep an "offshore rebuild kit" (brushes, bearings, diodes etc.) aboard the boat, but that's not a lot of help if/when the alternator quits, and one needs to run the engine for whatever purpose.

As the alternator in my case is a "Hitachi type" mount, and I believe is actually a 'marinized' Hitachi alternator, does anyone know/have a list of Balmar Hitachi eqivilent regulators? It sure would be nice to find a rebuilt Hitachi (for a lot less $$$$) that would bolt up without mount modifications. (I have access to a local alternator shop who can make any necessary internal mods to accommodate the ARS-5 regulator).

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80A 12V Dual-Foot Alternators for Yanmar engines

HITACHI #s LR180-03, LR180-03A, LR180-03AB,LR180-03C
YANMAR #s 129470-77200, 119573-77200, 119573-77201

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Oops, I thought you were talking about the big city in Maryland. Sorry
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Old 28-02-2009, 07:23   #4
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Spare Balmar alternator

Forgot to mention the engine is a Phasor (Kubota based) P4-37-05. Also, had a senior moment in the second paragraph - I'm looking for an equilivant ALTERNATOR vice Regulator.
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What is an "ALTERNATOR vice Regulator" ?
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I could certainly use a good "vice regulator" in my line of work!
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Any Dual Foot (3.15" I.D.) alternator will fit. Match pulley sizes. Modify for external regulation (access Field) if internally regulated.
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