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).
Tom in Kinsale, VA (currently on Man O War Cay, Abacos)