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[Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Battery Compartment Explosion


Alan Leslie
 

Hi Giovanni
I have a switch that disconnects the alternator field from the Next Step regulator for the same reason.
if the batteries are full charged from shore power or solar, I don;t want to start a new charge cycle when I start the motor. My switch is an absolute disconnect, the alternator will not put out at all until I change the switch position...very useful...
Cheers
Alan
Elyse Sm437 


Giovanni TESTA
 

Hi Alan,
many thanks.
I installed a switch to disconnect the alternator ONLY at engine start when batteries (AGM) are full.
It works up to 1800 rpm , more/less, than the alternator starts automatically.
I sailed from Thailand to EU (3 years) no problem. It is an easy option, always reversible.
Best
Giovanni TESTA
sv EUTIKIA SM428

Il 12/08/2018 21:22, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] ha scritto:
 

Hi Giovanni

yes, the internal regulator needs to be disconnected and the field wire led out of the back of the alternator.
There is a document in the files section on how to do it
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Alan Leslie
 

Hi Giovanni
yes, the internal regulator needs to be disconnected and the field wire led out of the back of the alternator.
There is a document in the files section on how to do it
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Giovanni TESTA
 

Hi Alan,
did you have to modify 175A Leece Neville engine alternator (I suppose original one) coupled to the Next Step II regulator ?
Many Thanks
Giovanni TESTA
sv EUTIKIA SM 428