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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 06-11-2021, 11:06 PM
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Posted By ReedStr
Switch your fba and ffl

I think you’ve got your fba and ffl switched. You want it to drop to absorption at a higher field threshold than the drop to float. Your drop to absorption is at 30% and your drop to float is 60%. ...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-03-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 77
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Posted By ReedStr
Followup to my original post

Thanks everyone for the helpful tips in the responses above. I learned a lot! I also want to add a follow-up to my original post on some of the trickier parts of setting up a Balmar.

The...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 04-15-2015, 10:43 PM
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Posted By ReedStr
it certainly is confusing. yes, ffl is the...

it certainly is confusing. yes, ffl is the amount of field necessary to stay in absorbtion. since field percentage is roughly the same as alternator amp output percentage you can set ffl based in...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-04-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 77
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Posted By ReedStr
well, thanks for that link. He's right of course...

well, thanks for that link. He's right of course especially for sailors with flooded lead acid. But I'm in that high CAR AGM crowd with high output alternators where he recommends external...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-04-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 25,913
Posted By ReedStr
Balmar MC-614 Regulator Settings

I though I would start a thread on how to set up Balmar MC-614 regulators. I've searched around and can find very little about it. To kick this off, here's how I set mine up:

I target the Charge...
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