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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Leece-Neville 175 amp alternator and smart regulator modification

Eric Freedman
 

When I went to my battery, alternator distributor to buy new batteries and have him check out my spare alternator, he told me the following—that the alternator will only supply what the batteries.

Coming home from St Maarten last spring having motoring for about 40 hours I noticed thet the amp input of the alternator was 1 amp after the bank was fully charged.

My first set of batteries lasted me 5 years and was destroyed by lightning, my second set was destroyed by a bad charger.

Now before every passage, I open up the “sealed” batteries and add water if necessary.

 

I keep my boat unplugged when in the marina when not in use.

The last 2 weeks it only used 2 kw just sitting at the dock. I believe most of the problems with these batteries are from overcharging whle in a marina.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 6:28 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Leece-Neville 175 amp alternator and smart regulator modification

 

 

I have been in communication with two Super Maramu owners, Alan Leslie (Elyse SM437) and Dr. Andrew Lamb (Ronpische SM472). We have been discussing their solutions to adding a smart voltage regulator to the Leece-Neville 175 amp alternator.

 

You can find documentation on each of these in the Files section. Look for Leese-Neville Alternator Mod...

 

Alan's approach using a Next Step alternator is sound and working exactly as he planned. 

 

I like the approach by Dr. Andrew Lamb s/y Ronpische SM472 with the Sterling Power Products Digital Regulator and the simplicity and functionality of design. The Sterling regulator gives you the option to run either the internal regulator or the external regulator and does not modify the alternator at all except for one internal and easy wire splice. There is an optional and extremely desirable multifunction remote that displays information including charge status, battery/alternator temp, and voltages. 

 

You can download these files at the URL:https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/files

Look for Leese-Neville Alternator Mod...

 

I did not compare prices, but assume that Andrew's installation is much more costly than Alan's.

 

Hope this simplifies your life and gives you a new project.

 

Bill

BeBe 387

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: 24V alternator

svcallisto369
 

Thanks Jose,
I'm still not sure if the mastervolt is the one fitted to my 54 #68. I do need an external regulator and it would appear that the one made by Sterling will work very well with very little modification.
Thanks for your help,
Regards and fair winds,

 Michael Last

On May 21, 2014, at 10:59 AM, "jose.esteller@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Michael,

I send an album with some photos of the 24 V 110 A alternator of ORION
Hope they will be usefull
Best regards, José ORION


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Leece-Neville 175 amp alternator and smart regula...

Patrick McAneny
 

Bill, When this thread first began , it seemed that someone had an interest in an external regulator for fear of cooking the batteries if they motored for an extended period. I always assumed that the alternators had regulators to prevent that, much like a car, which you could drive forever without cooking the battery. Has my assumption been wrong , could you enlighten me ?  Thanks, Pat
 

In a message dated 5/21/2014 1:52:56 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, amelyachtowners@... writes:
 

Good news.

Sterling will offer a 15% discount on any orders placed by a member of the Amel Owners Group as long as you place the order by phone or email.

The email is info"at"sterling-power-usa.com

Bill Rouse
BeBe 387
sent from my tablet

On May 21, 2014 6:53 PM, "Bill & Judy Rouse" <yahoogroups@...> wrote:
Andrew,

They confirmed via email these prices a few minutes ago:
PDARW - 209.88USD
PDARRC - 171.72USD

They also confirmed that the temp sensors come with PDARW

Their email is info@sterling-power-usa.com

Bill
BeBe 387


On Wed, May 21, 2014 at 6:34 PM, andrew.lamb@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Bill


Yes when I look now the prices are certainly not the same as what I posted- that's odd.


The temperature sensors were included in the box.


Andrew

Ronpische SM472



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Help with FEIT fresh water pump

Scott
 

Thanks Bill!


Re: 24V alternator

ESTELLER
 

Hi Michael,
I send an album with some photos of the 24 V 110 A alternator of ORION
Hope they will be usefull
Best regards, José ORION


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Help with FEIT fresh water pump

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Follow this link to see if this helps https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/photos/albums/364756240

Bill Rouse
BeBe 387
sent from my tablet

On May 21, 2014 8:06 PM, "atioceania@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

The fresh water pump on our SM has failed after 17 years, and the Shurflo short term replacement is no substitute for the original (noisy and the first replacement failed in two months). The brushes are stuck in the FEIT, and to rebuild it, including gaining access to the impeller, I need to remove the impeller cover. Has anyone done this who can best advise how to remove the cover? Thank you very much.


Scott Stachel

1997 SM202


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Leece-Neville 175 amp alternator and smart regulator modification

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Good news.

Sterling will offer a 15% discount on any orders placed by a member of the Amel Owners Group as long as you place the order by phone or email.

The email is info"at"sterling-power-usa.com

Bill Rouse
BeBe 387
sent from my tablet

On May 21, 2014 6:53 PM, "Bill & Judy Rouse" <yahoogroups@...> wrote:
Andrew,

They confirmed via email these prices a few minutes ago:
PDARW - 209.88USD
PDARRC - 171.72USD

They also confirmed that the temp sensors come with PDARW

Their email is info@sterling-power-usa.com

Bill
BeBe 387


On Wed, May 21, 2014 at 6:34 PM, andrew.lamb@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Bill


Yes when I look now the prices are certainly not the same as what I posted- that's odd.


The temperature sensors were included in the box.


Andrew

Ronpische SM472



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SM for sale

Rainer Huthmacher <thelastoneever@...>
 

Hi Malcom
Welcome to the Group. You will see that this group can give you invaluable information....
I'll be back in Almerimar in mid July
Fair winds
Rainer Huthmacher 
SM#69 Yin Yang



On 21.05.2014, at 13:22, "marmitage73@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Oops - sorry

 

I thought I was just sending it to the individual. Just joined and obviously in need of training.

 


 


Help with FEIT fresh water pump

Scott
 

The fresh water pump on our SM has failed after 17 years, and the Shurflo short term replacement is no substitute for the original (noisy and the first replacement failed in two months). The brushes are stuck in the FEIT, and to rebuild it, including gaining access to the impeller, I need to remove the impeller cover. Has anyone done this who can best advise how to remove the cover? Thank you very much.


Scott Stachel

1997 SM202


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Leece-Neville 175 amp alternator and smart regulator modification

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Andrew,

They confirmed via email these prices a few minutes ago:
PDARW - 209.88USD
PDARRC - 171.72USD

They also confirmed that the temp sensors come with PDARW

Their email is info@sterling-power-usa.com

Bill
BeBe 387


On Wed, May 21, 2014 at 6:34 PM, andrew.lamb@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Bill


Yes when I look now the prices are certainly not the same as what I posted- that's odd.


The temperature sensors were included in the box.


Andrew

Ronpische SM472



Taylors 030 Paraffin Cooker

Maria Geiger
 

Hello all,



I hope the season had already a good start for all of you.

 

I would like to know if someone has installed a Paraffin cooker like the Taylors 030 or  030L and how the experience have been using this kind of cooker.

 

Thank you so much in advance,

 

Maria Gaiger

S.Y. PITU

SM #148


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Leece-Neville 175 amp alternator and smart regulator modification

Andrew & Kate Lamb
 

Bill


Yes when I look now the prices are certainly not the same as what I posted- that's odd.


The temperature sensors were included in the box.


Andrew

Ronpische SM472


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Leece-Neville 175 amp alternator and smart regulator modification

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Andrew,

That link shows different USD prices for me.

$209.88 for the "over 100 amp" model, PDARW and $171.73 for the remote, model PDARRC.

I am guessing the temperature senders for the battey and alternator are separate, but I could find no mention of them.

I think that is a rwasonable price and a bargain if it increases battery bank life by 6 months, or saves a battery bank from cooking itself.

I have emailed them and asked if there is a better price for the Amel Owners Group and asked about the temp senders. I will reporr back here.

Thanks for discovering this.

Bill Rouse
BeBe 387
sent from my tablet

On May 21, 2014 4:16 PM, "andrew.lamb@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Bill

 

Thanks for your help and advice on this – much appreciated.

 

The sterling power regulator costs $167.90 and the remote costs $137.38 according to their USA shop - Sterling Power USA - I bought mine of the Europe shop .

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Andrew & Kate

Ronpsiche SM472

Canet-en-Roussillon


Re: Leece-Neville 175 amp alternator and smart regulator modification

Andrew & Kate Lamb
 

Bill

 

Thanks for your help and advice on this – much appreciated.

 

The sterling power regulator costs $167.90 and the remote costs $137.38 according to their USA shop - Sterling Power USA - I bought mine of the Europe shop .



Andrew & Kate

Ronpsiche SM472

Canet-en-Roussillon


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SM for sale

marmitage73@...
 

Oops - sorry

 

I thought I was just sending it to the individual. Just joined and obviously in need of training.

 


 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SM for sale

Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
 

Excuse me, but why are you sending such a personal e-mail to the whole AmelYachtowners group?

/
Ann-Sofie
SY Lady Annila SM 232

Skickat från min iPad

21 maj 2014 kl. 08:09 skrev "marmitage73@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Hi Rainer

 

I hope you and the family are well. We went out from Almerimar the second week for a couple of hours to try it. No big problems.

Good luck with the sale of your SM. We are going back next month for 10 days so I'll make sure your SM is ok.

 

As you see I've joined the Amel User Group.

 

Regards

 

Malcolm


 


Re: SM for sale

marmitage73@...
 

Hi Rainer

 

I hope you and the family are well. We went out from Almerimar the second week for a couple of hours to try it. No big problems.

Good luck with the sale of your SM. We are going back next month for 10 days so I'll make sure your SM is ok.

 

As you see I've joined the Amel User Group.

 

Regards

 

Malcolm


 


Leece-Neville 175 amp alternator and smart regulator modification

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

I have been in communication with two Super Maramu owners, Alan Leslie (Elyse SM437) and Dr. Andrew Lamb (Ronpische SM472). We have been discussing their solutions to adding a smart voltage regulator to the Leece-Neville 175 amp alternator.

You can find documentation on each of these in the Files section. Look for Leese-Neville Alternator Mod...

Alan's approach using a Next Step alternator is sound and working exactly as he planned. 

I like the approach by Dr. Andrew Lamb s/y Ronpische SM472 with the Sterling Power Products Digital Regulator and the simplicity and functionality of design. The Sterling regulator gives you the option to run either the internal regulator or the external regulator and does not modify the alternator at all except for one internal and easy wire splice. There is an optional and extremely desirable multifunction remote that displays information including charge status, battery/alternator temp, and voltages. 

You can download these files at the URL:https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/files
Look for Leese-Neville Alternator Mod...

I did not compare prices, but assume that Andrew's installation is much more costly than Alan's.

Hope this simplifies your life and gives you a new project.

Bill
BeBe 387



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] one more amel did it!

Halidun Karagoz
 

No Tony, unfortunately i'm too illiterate to write. Instead i shoot videoblogs. I started to upload them (slowly slowly) on facebook.yahya.karagoz.77 and some of them on amel owners page on facebook. Most of the blogs are in Turkish language, but places, passages etc needs no narration at all. Besides, i talk nonsense anyways. Cheers, Haldun

On 21 May 2014, at 11:17, "Tony Robinson tonywrobinson51@yahoo.com [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Hello Haldun,

Did you write a blog about your experiences with the Amel 54 during your vo=
yage ? I would love to read it if you did......

Regards, Tony Robinson - Catriona R Amel 54 no. 102.

On Wednesday, May 14, 2014 11:20 AM, "Halidun Karagoz halidunk@yahoo.com [a=
melyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
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Hi


New file uploaded to amelyachtowners

amelyachtowners@...
 

Hello,


This email message is a notification to let you know that
a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the amelyachtowners
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