Product Reviews: Alternators and Regulators

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Maretron DCM100 DC Monitor

PROs:

  • Includes battery harness with fuse, and temperature sensor
  • Waterproof connectors
  • Sealed waterproof enclosure

CONs:

  • Amp-hour counting methodology never shows full battery

Balmar MC-614 Multi-Stage Voltage Regulator

PROs:

  • Controls up to 2 alternators
  • 7 preset selectable charging programs
  • Belt load manager

CONs:

  • Advanced programming options can be overwhelming to novice user
  • Does not support TPPL or LiFePO4 battery type

Ample Power Smart Alternator Regulator v3

PROs:

  • Multi-step charging
  • Automatic compensation for batt temp
  • Adjustable dual current limits

CONs:

  • No wiring harness
  • Complicated installation

Balmar 6-Series Alternators

PROs:

  • 3 mounting configurations
  • High current output at low RPM
  • Backup internal regulator

CONs:

  • Attached internal regulator decreases heat dissipation

Xantrex Alternator Regulator

PROs:

  • Reduces battery charging time
  • Selectable charging programs for flooded deep-cycle batteries, gel, AGM, and optima
  • User programmable system time and voltage values

CONs:

  • Limited user customizable settings
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