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Balmar MC-618 Max Charge Multi-Stage Voltage Regulator with Harness - MC-618-H

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Description

Balmar's Max Charge MC-618Vage Regulator communicates with the SG200 Battery Monitor to provide onboard charging activity to a SG200 Color Display and / or optional Smartphone App.

Features:

  • Intelligent multi-stage regulation for 12V systems
  • For use with P-type externally regulated alternators
  • View regulator information from outside the engine compartment without the need for a separate dedicated display device
  • Directs onboard charging activity from either a SG200 2" color display and / or the optional Bluetooth Smartphone App
  • Basic setup functions can be accomplished from the SG200 color display, Smartphone App or the traditional on-regulator programming tool
    • Advanced Programming functions are available from the Bluetooth Smartphone App
  • Converts your alternator into a smart charging system
  • Essential for high capacity batteries, including AGM and Lithium Chemistries
  • Multiple charge profiles to ensure optimal charging - simply select the battery program that matches your battery technology
  • During engine operation, Balmar regulators progress through the following stages to ensure proper battery charging:
    • Stage 1 - Start Delay: After engine startup, the regulator waits for several seconds before applying field current to the alternator. This allows the engine and belts an opportunity to warm up before the alternator load is applied
    • Stage 2 - Soft Ramp: The regulator slowly increases field excitation of the alternator to reduce belt stress
    • Stage 3 - Bulk Charging: The regulator increases field output to the maximum safe level, allowing the alternator to reach maximum amperage output based on the target limits of the battery type being charged. Target voltage ranges from 14.1V to 14.6V depending on the battery type selected (24V bulk charging voltages range from 28.2V to 29.2V). Bulk time is a factory set at 18 minutes, and is fully adjustable in advanced programming mode
    • Stage 4 - Calculated Bulk: At the end of the set bulk time period, the regulator calculates the state of charging based on the alternators ability to reach and maintain target voltage, and the percentage of field output required to maintain that voltage. This stage will maintain bulk charging until all criteria are met, at which point the regulator will ramp down to absorption voltage
    • Stage 5 - Absorption Voltage: Typically two tenths of a volt below bulk target voltage, absorption voltage allows the alternator to drive current into the almost fully charged batteries without overcharging. Absorption time is preset at 18 minutes, and is adjustable in the regulators advanced programming mode
    • Stage 6 - Calculated Absorption: At the end of the set absorption time period, the regulator calculates the state of charging based on the alternators ability to reach and maintain the target voltage and the percentage of field output required to maintain that voltage. This stage will maintain the absorption charging voltage until all criteria are met, at which point, the regulator will ramp down to float voltage
    • Stage 7 - Float Voltage: Typically a volt below bulk target voltage, float voltage allows the alternator to drive current into fully charged batteries sufficient to replace any battery capacity used while under way. Float time is preset at 18 minutes, and is adjustable in the regulators advance d programming mode
    • Stage 8 - Calculated Float: At the end of the set float time period, the regulator calculates the state of charging based on the alternators ability to maintain the target float voltage and the percentage of field output required to maintain that voltage. If all of the calculation criteria are met, the regulator will continue to maintain float voltage. If the calculation indicates that the alternator is failing to maintain battery voltage, the regulator will return to absorption voltage

Specifications:

  • Applications: P-type, externally regulated alternators
  • Voltage: 12V DC
  • Harness Length: 54"

MC-618 Alternator Regulator Installation & Operation Manual (2.09 MB)

Part Numbers for Balmar MC-618 Max Charge Multi-Stage Voltage Regulator with Harness - MC-618-H

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