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Old 08-31-2008
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Guys please read the OP. This guy just replaced his factory alt with another factory alternator (no smart regulation). He is most likely NOT going to spring for a $600.00-$1400.00 charging circuit upgrade based on his original post.

He can buy a cheap combiner and a new battery switch for less than $125.00 and be on his way and doing fine for short change. Dual alts or a Balmar configuration is certainly not in his cards having just spent $360.00 on a factory alt and being shocked about the cost of it.. I certainly don't get the feeling that he is a candidate for a gourmet charging circuit designed for long term cruising use..

"Well I just replaced my 28 year old alternator (on a 1980 Volvo MD7A) which has an internal regulator ... $360 bucks!"

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Last edited by Maine Sail; 08-31-2008 at 05:14 PM.
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