Installing And Programing The Right Alternator Regulator

Chapter 5 of 12 in the Online Book Battery Installation & Maintenance (Second Edition)

JHH5_102209-EditIn many cruising grounds, at least a couple of times a month, the wind won’t blow and a passage will be made, at least partially, under power. And, as long as the engine runs continually for 6-8 hours, this will be a perfect opportunity to charge the batteries to 100%.

But even if you have the biggest and best alternator in the world, if you don’t have a good regulator and, in most cases, reprogram it from the factory default settings, your batteries are not going to get that full charge they so desperately need.

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