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How to change a pulley on a Balmar alternator

To change an alternator pulley you need the right tool, this short video shows you how.
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Alternator Charging Lithium

 


           How to not blow up your alternator
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Single Fuel Sailing



             One engine, two jobs, less fuel. Single fuel sailing - simple and safe.
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Mounting proceedure for dual foot alternators

Dual foot alternator mounting proceedure
When you have a dual foot alternator it is important to mount it correctly to avoid bending or breaking the mounting feet.
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A comparison between the XT and AT series alternators by Balmar


A comparison between Balmar's AT and XT alternator series
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Installing a High Power marine alternator on your boat.

Arguably, there is no more worthwhile electrical project you can undertake on your boat to improve comfort and convenience than the installation of a high power alternator.  Having a high power alternator will provide you with a substantial improvement in the availability of electrical power on board. 
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A key to identifying your alternator terminals

This key might be helpful to identify the output terminals on your alternator
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Programming your Balmar alternator regulator for Lithium Ion batteries

The Balmar MC-614-H alternator regulator comes with a built-in program for Lithium Ion batteries but it needs to be adjusted to suit Victron's specifications
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Serpentine kit installation on a Yanmar 4JH4E

Read about this Balmar Altmount Serpentine Kit installation on a Yanmar 4JH4E
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Troubleshooting your Alternator

Troubleshooting your alternator

Has your alternator stopped working? Often the tachometer will stop too. First check the drive belt to see that the alternator is turning. Here are some other troubleshooting tips
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Wondering how much further forward the Balmar Serpentine Kit will be on your engine?

Wondering how much further forward the Balmar Serpentine Kit will be on your engine? We took a photo to explain it. Click for more.......
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Adding an alternator to your lithium battery setup

A discussion on the best way to incorporate an alternator into a Lithium-Ion battery setup
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Altmount installation on a Universal M35

Here is a photo and description of the installation of an Altmount kit on a Universal M35 on a Nonsuch 30
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Serpentine kit installation on a Yanmar 4JH4-HTE

Serpentine kit installation on a Yanmar 4JH4-HTE

This was my first time installing one of the Balmar Serpentine kits and I was a bit apprehensive. Although I had read the instructions several times it still isn't quite the same as actually doing it. Read how it all turned out.........
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Alternator upgrade case study

Question: I need to replace my alternator for a Yanmar 3YM30 /2006. It is a Hitachi 60amp and I am thinking in replacing it with a higher amp output. I might then need to replace perhaps the pulleys for the water pump and the crank shaft and then of course consider a serpentine or other type of belts. Would appreciate your suggestions?. Thanks.
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What does an alternator regulator do and how does it work?

What does an alternator regulator do and how does it work? An alternator regulator supplies current to the rotating part of the alternator. The rotating part is called the rotor, and when current is applied to it it becomes an electromagnet. Its rotation generates an alternating current in the fixed windings of the alternator, called the stator. The regulator acts as a control mechanism for this process
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What is the alternator field disconnect terminal on a battery switch for?

AFD Terminals Many battery switches come with a pair of small terminals labelled "Alternator Field Disconnect" or AFD. Of all my years working on marine electrical systems I have never once seen these terminals hooked up correctly. What are they for and how should they be wired.........
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Installing a Balmar alternator on a Yanmar 3JH3E

Yanmar 3JH3E
Here is a short video clip, some photos and a description of a project to replace the standard alternator on a Yanmar 3JH3E with a Balmar 60-100-SR-IG alternator. The boat is a Dehler 38 Sailboat and as it is going on the Annapolis to Bermuda race next summer the owner wanted to have plenty of power available for the trip.
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