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Old 03-05-2014, 07:16   #1
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Sterling alternator to battery charger.

I have a question about the existing alternator/voltage regulator before I hook up the sterling battery charger. The Alternator is a 50 amp "Paris Rhone" with a Veleo Yv77 voltage regulator built on. My question: how do I disconnect the Veleo voltage regulator so I have the raw voltage going straight to the sterling charger ( I think of it as the new voltage regulator). Hopefully I can maintain the rest of the terminals on the back of the alternator to work the tachometer etc. The alternator is on a Volvo 2002, 1987 model. Thanks.
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Re: Sterling alternator to battery charger.

Not sure i understand the question. You have an alternator with a regulator, regardless of internal or external, that charges the batteries when you're motoring. You are adding a shorepower battery charger. Is that correct? One has nothing to do with the other and the alternator and its regulator need not be changed or modified when adding a shorepower battery charger. Is there something special about this new Sterling charger that I'm missing?
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Re: Sterling alternator to battery charger.

Look at the instructions on the stirling power website, the alt to battery charger is not a voltage regulator for the alternator, it just modifies the voltage that the regulator in the alternator senses to make it produce more amps, it has has a split diode type function to ensure the starting battery is charged before house banks are charged, it also charges the house banks as a multistage battery charger would. All in a neat piece of kit. I am nothing to do with Stirling however I have a unit that will be fitted shortly. If you want more advice call Sterling in the UK and they will give you all the advice you need, they have for me.

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Re: Sterling alternator to battery charger.

OK I'll contact Sterling about disconnecting the Veleo regulator. , for some reason, I was under the impression that the unit acted more like a voltage regulator and needed the raw power feed off the alternator. Thanks for the explanation.
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