Balmar AR5 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 09-09-2008
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
jjbaxter is on a distinguished road
Balmar AR5

All of a sudden!! The charging amps go from something to nothing and back and forth. Each charge response is different. on-off. on-off
Can anyone explain what is going on

Jonathan
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 09-09-2008
Maine Sail's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Maine Coast
Posts: 5,539
Thanks: 13
Thanked 149 Times in 115 Posts
Rep Power: 15
Maine Sail is just really nice Maine Sail is just really nice Maine Sail is just really nice Maine Sail is just really nice
I've had..

I had two ARS-4's and one ARS-5 fail and one of them cut in and out like you describe before it finally gave up the ghost. The others just quit altogether.

Check all your connections first, the belt and if all checks out call Balmar and see what they have to say. Hopefully it's under warranty. Mine all seemed to fail just out of warranty.

A couple of guys on different forums seem to think that the heat in the engine compartment is a contributing factor with these failures. One guy up here in Maine relocated his replacement to outside the engine room and so far as I know his replacement is still working..

Good luck and just know if it's a failure, and Balmar tries to deny any problems with these regulators, you'll know they are not being honest with you...

It may not be a failure mode so do go through a good trouble shooting process..
__________________
______
-Maine Sail / CS-36T


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.




© Images In Posts Property of Compass Marine Inc.


Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 09-09-2008
camaraderie's Avatar
moderate?
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: East Coast
Posts: 13,877
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 15
camaraderie is a jewel in the rough camaraderie is a jewel in the rough camaraderie is a jewel in the rough
I agree with Halekai that the first step is diagnosis. The diagnosis procedure is at Page64-troubleshooting
Once you know the problem is not bad connections or the alternator...then you can deal with either the warranty or the retailer that sold it to you. WestMarine is good about swapping them out here but I'm not sure what your options are in Bermuda except to deal with Balmar Tech/Warranty support. Let us know how you make out.
__________________
No longer posting. Reach me by PM!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 09-09-2008
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
jjbaxter is on a distinguished road
Thanks all.

I was hoping for a quick fix response, But I must have sold my soul to the tech.Gods. I know temp is not the problem so I will check the diagnostics again. Failing which, I will contact my master provider "West Marine."

I sometimes feel I should have left well enough alone and stuck with what worked and I understood. The one-Two-Both switch
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Balmar Alternator Eating Belts sjacovino Diesel 18 12-09-2013 09:26 AM
midwesterners, beware of Balmar! RAGTIMEDON Gear & Maintenance 14 09-04-2008 09:53 PM
2000R with a Balmar? danielgoldberg Gear & Maintenance 4 08-04-2008 11:52 PM
Balmar? scosch Gear & Maintenance 5 03-03-2008 09:45 PM
Blown Balmar? z1nonlyone General Discussion (sailing related) 3 01-30-2003 01:25 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:31 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.