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Old 07 January 2019, 11:55   #11
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Just a quick update , I managed to get a little time on the boat today and have found the voltage Reg/Rec and hope to test it this week . I値l keep you posted of progress. Cheers , John
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Old 08 January 2019, 11:07   #12
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Thanks for all your help , it was putting out 13.85 engine side at idle and 12.45 battery side so I値l be getting a regulator.

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Old 08 January 2019, 14:04   #13
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Thanks for all your help , it was putting out 13.85 engine side at idle and 12.45 battery side so I’ll be getting a regulator.

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Don't be to hasty. I'd guess neither of those figures is going to cut any ice.

You will loose a bit of voltage through the regulator..just the nature of the beast. You have to try and measure this at a "hard idle" maybe 1500 ish.

I'd be looking for nearer 17volts AC (RMS) to give the regulator a bit of headroom to work with and looking for about 14V at the output. (make sure it's connected to a decent battery when you measure it). You'll not get the kind of charging performance that an alternator gives and it could take a few minutes at hard idle before you start to see the battery voltage creep up.

Sorry, my advice would be go check it again before you dig into your wallet.
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No problem, I値l check it again at higher revs , the neighbours aren稚 going to be pleased . Thanks for the info 👍
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Have you got high resistance in your charging cables green joint or dry joint
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Not that I know of but I’ll check them .

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have a look on youtube for danger marine he does shed loads of stuff it's a great channel he also gives feedback if you contact him
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Just a quick update , there were two problems, one was the voltage regulator and the other was a cracked battery lead . All sorted now , thanks for the input
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