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Are extenral regs really necessary . . .
I'm busy rebuilding a genset that had a proprietary alt on it and I have removed that for a range of reasons and am replacing it with two ordinary alts.
Without wanting to go in a long description or explanation, the only alts that I could find with a reasonable output that would fit into the available space were Bosch units that have a continuous rating of 125amps per unit and I will be running two of them.
They have internal regulators that will have the old problem of tapering the charge off long before the batteries reach float and I was contemplating having them modified for an external reg and then using a NextStep or similar.
I have more recently been wondering if, given the fact that the genset can run for longer without being a noise nuisance and using significantly less diesel, I shouldn't just leave the regulators the way they are and charge for an hour longer. It's all about money at the end of it all.
What do the experts think?
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