- 5 m
- 4 mm²
- For SUNPOWER panels
Alternators can represent a significant source of energy power on board ships (in the order of 100A for modern engines). The general problem is that alternator production decreases rapidly (after a few minutes of engine operation) even if the batteries are still discharged.
This is due to the fact that alternators are initially designed to maintain starter batteries that do not undergo deep discharge. In order to effectively recharge the service batteries it is necessary to recharge them with an appropriate charging cycle (the charging voltage must be higher).
The purpose of amplified systems is to use all the power available from the alternator to recharge the service fleet by applying an appropriate charging cycle. The efficiency of charging from the alternator is thus significantly improved by adjusting the voltage levels.
The alternator charger optimizes the charging of the service battery fleet and also acts as a distributor (it has two outputs). It connects like a distributor (it has two outputs). The alternator charger is compatible with all alternators on the market (except vehicles equipped with regenerative brakes). The alternator charger is easy to install and is offered at a better price than the battery charger for an equivalent power
The battery charger connects in parallel with the engine battery (like a relay) and therefore does not require any modification of the charging circuit (the alternator is connected directly to the engine battery).
Alternator regulators operate on the same principle as the original regulator but in an intelligent way as they apply a charging cycle adapted to service batteries. The external regulator takes into account the voltage of the service fleet and controls the alternator electromagnet (rotor) to reduce or increase the alternator output power in order to obtain the appropriate recharge for the service fleet.