Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Annapolis, MD
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LINK 2000 R Help needed with regulator
After putting everything on my sailboat for a nice 10 day cruise, I realized, that the voltage in my system goes up to almost 18V with 2000-2500rpm on the engine. I am back in the marina and trying to troubleshoot. It seems, that the "Ideal regulator module" doesn't work but its getting hot to the touch.
While running the engine the LED's on the regulator are not lit and the =<18V are going right thru to my AGM batteries.
The manual talk about checking the voltage sensor wire (I did) and I assume because I can see the proper voltage on the LINK 2000 display, the wire must be connected properly.
Everything worked on my last daysail and all the sudden this happens.
I had the engine running for about an hour total, tried to keep the rpm (and the voltage) down, but I had to go thru 2 bridges ... Checking the batteries for heat I must say they havn't been hot at all (good sign?) and I resistet to disconnet the alternator (don't want to fry it).
Anyone any idea that would help beyound the call Xantrex on Christmas eve and arrange replacment to arrive at the end of the vacation?
This boat is new (to me) and the system has been installed just this summer by a professional outfitter (who is on holiday vacation).
I wanted to learn about my system step by step but this is a bit much for the start of a cruise.
I am in Bradenton, FL and hope somehow I can still go sailing soon!
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