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Balmar MC-614 Max Charge Multi-Stage Voltage Regulator with Harness
 

Balmar MC-614 Max Charge Multi-Stage Voltage Regulator with Harness

  • Applications: 6-Series , AT-Series and 9-Series Alternators
  • Voltage: 12 Volt DC, (Twin-Engine Applications with Centerfielder II)
  • Multiple Battery Type Charging Profiles
  • Item #: 
    203797
    Brand: 
    Balmar
    Model #: 

    MC-614-H

    Shipping Weight: 
    1.65 Lbs.
    List Price: 
    $459.00
    $328.00
    203797 Balmar Balmar MC-614 Max Charge Multi-Stage Voltage Regulator with Harness

    The Balmar Max Charge MC-614-H, Premium, Intelligent Charging Regulation is setting the standard for smart, multi-stage 12-volt charge control The MC-614 is engineered to tailor charging based on battery technology and environmental conditions. The MC-614 features seven user-adjustable battery programs, as well as a default program that's safe for most battery types), plus a wealth of advanced programming features. The MC-614-H includes wiring harness.

    The Max Charge MC-614-H Voltage Regulator Kit Includes:

    • Max Charge MC-614 Voltage Regulator
    • 54" Wiring harness
    • Fused (1A) battery sense wire pigtail
    • Magnetic programming tool
    • Installation manual
    • Operation manual

    Features:

    • The regulator includes user selectable programs for standard and deep-cycle flooded, gel, AGM, spiral wound AGM, voltage-sensitive halogen systems and a default program that's safe for most battery types, and an extensive selection of advanced programming modes
      • Other features include alternator and dual battery temperature sensing (Requires Optional temperature sensors Purchased Separately)
    • The regulator initiates the charging process with a user-adjustable start delay that allows the engine and belts to warm up before the alternator applies horsepower load to the system. The regulator then gently ramps up to bulk charging voltage
    • The bulk charging mode is where the lion's share of aggressive charging output occurs
    • Once the requirements of the batteries being charged, the MC-624 regulator reduces charging voltage to absorption voltage, and later, to float voltage -- where the charging system is able to supply enough charging current to replace whatever electrical load the vessel demands
    • The Max Charge uses a combination of timed and calculation-based segments to ensure that the regulator remains in each stage of charge for as little or as long is required in the bulk, absorption, and float stages
    • In other words, the regulator will remain in bulk charge for a minimum time period (12 minutes is standard)
    • At the end of that 12 minutes, the regulator considers a number of criteria; whether target voltage has been achieved, if the regulator was able to maintain that voltage for a given time, and how hard the alternator has to work to maintain that voltage
    • When all criteria are met, the regulator will advance to the next charging stage
    • Like a smart shorepower charger, the MC-624 uses advanced software programming to provide individualized charging profiles, depending on the battery type being charged
    • By setting the regulator to the battery program for your battery type, you can rest assured that your batteries will receive optimal charging whenever your engine is running.

    Balmars patented Max Charge Voltage Regulators provide a dynamic method for monitoring battery condition and apply the correct level of alternator control (voltage and current) to ensure that your batteries are charged quickly and safely. 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.

    Selectable Programs:

    • Factory Default (Universal)
      • Deep Cycle Flooded
      • Gel
      • Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM)
      • Spiral Wound (Optima)
      • Standard Flooded
      • Halogen (Voltage Sensitive)
      • Lithium
    • User-Selectable Preset Battery Programs
      • Balmar provides multiple charge profiles to ensure optimal charging. Simply select the battery program that matches your battery technology. The Max Charge regulator family contains 8 preset charge profiles. The ARS-5 contains 5 preset profiles
    • Alternator and Battery Temperature Sensing and Control (Requires Optional temperature sensors Sold Separately)
      • Balmar multi-stage regulators have the ability to automatically correct charging output to ensure that batteries are properly charged regardless of ambient temperature. If battery temperatures exceed safe operating levels, Max Charge and ARS-5 Voltage Regulators will automatically reduce charging outputs to avoid dangerous thermal runaway conditions.
    • Belt Load Manager:
      • Reduces maximum field potential in nine total increments (approximate 3% reduction per step of reduction) Balmar multi-stage regulators can protect the engine and belt by enabling the user to de-rate the alternators output in small increments by adjusting the Belt Load Manager. Adjustable in 4% increments, the Belt Load Manager widens the regulators field pulse bandwidth, thereby reducing load on the drive belt. The Belt Load Manager can also be used to protect the alternator in applications where battery capacity exceed ideal charging ratios
    • Display Type
      • Short Display (Default)
      • Long Display
    • Advisory Modes: Select between internal system failure criteria (high voltage, low voltage, high battery temperature), and/or stator voltage as indicator for charging failure
    • Advanced Programming:
      • Balmar multi-stage regulators feature a broad range of advanced regulator adjustments. By accessing the advanced programming function, the user can modify charging times and voltages in all stages of charge, adjust start delay times, temperature compensation limits, temperature compensation slopes, and modify set points for alternator over-temperature response
        • Charge Delay Duration
        • High Voltage Limit
        • Voltage Compensation Limit
        • Bulk Voltage Value
        • Fixed Bulk Duration
        • Absorption Voltage Value
        • Fixed Absorption Duration
        • Float Voltage Value
        • Fixed Float Duration
        • Low Voltage Limit
        • Field Threshold (Bulk/Absorb)
        • Field Threshold (Float/Absorb)
        • Alternator Temp. Threshold
        • Battery Temp. Threshold
        • Slope Voltage Correction
    Balmar MC-614 Max Charge Multi-Stage Voltage Regulator with Harness
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    The Balmar Max Charge MC-614-H, Premium, Intelligent Charging Regulation is setting the standard for smart, multi-stage 12-volt charge control The MC-614 is engineered to tailor charging based on battery technology and environmental conditions. The MC-614 features seven user-adjustable battery programs, as well as a default program that's safe for most battery types), plus a wealth of advanced programming features. The MC-614-H includes wiring harness.

    The Max Charge MC-614-H Voltage Regulator Kit Includes:

    • Max Charge MC-614 Voltage Regulator
    • 54" Wiring harness
    • Fused (1A) battery sense wire pigtail
    • Magnetic programming tool
    • Installation manual
    • Operation manual

    Features:

    • The regulator includes user selectable programs for standard and deep-cycle flooded, gel, AGM, spiral wound AGM, voltage-sensitive halogen systems and a default program that's safe for most battery types, and an extensive selection of advanced programming modes
      • Other features include alternator and dual battery temperature sensing (Requires Optional temperature sensors Purchased Separately)
    • The regulator initiates the charging process with a user-adjustable start delay that allows the engine and belts to warm up before the alternator applies horsepower load to the system. The regulator then gently ramps up to bulk charging voltage
    • The bulk charging mode is where the lion's share of aggressive charging output occurs
    • Once the requirements of the batteries being charged, the MC-624 regulator reduces charging voltage to absorption voltage, and later, to float voltage -- where the charging system is able to supply enough charging current to replace whatever electrical load the vessel demands
    • The Max Charge uses a combination of timed and calculation-based segments to ensure that the regulator remains in each stage of charge for as little or as long is required in the bulk, absorption, and float stages
    • In other words, the regulator will remain in bulk charge for a minimum time period (12 minutes is standard)
    • At the end of that 12 minutes, the regulator considers a number of criteria; whether target voltage has been achieved, if the regulator was able to maintain that voltage for a given time, and how hard the alternator has to work to maintain that voltage
    • When all criteria are met, the regulator will advance to the next charging stage
    • Like a smart shorepower charger, the MC-624 uses advanced software programming to provide individualized charging profiles, depending on the battery type being charged
    • By setting the regulator to the battery program for your battery type, you can rest assured that your batteries will receive optimal charging whenever your engine is running.

    Balmars patented Max Charge Voltage Regulators provide a dynamic method for monitoring battery condition and apply the correct level of alternator control (voltage and current) to ensure that your batteries are charged quickly and safely. 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.

    Selectable Programs:

    • Factory Default (Universal)
      • Deep Cycle Flooded
      • Gel
      • Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM)
      • Spiral Wound (Optima)
      • Standard Flooded
      • Halogen (Voltage Sensitive)
      • Lithium
    • User-Selectable Preset Battery Programs
      • Balmar provides multiple charge profiles to ensure optimal charging. Simply select the battery program that matches your battery technology. The Max Charge regulator family contains 8 preset charge profiles. The ARS-5 contains 5 preset profiles
    • Alternator and Battery Temperature Sensing and Control (Requires Optional temperature sensors Sold Separately)
      • Balmar multi-stage regulators have the ability to automatically correct charging output to ensure that batteries are properly charged regardless of ambient temperature. If battery temperatures exceed safe operating levels, Max Charge and ARS-5 Voltage Regulators will automatically reduce charging outputs to avoid dangerous thermal runaway conditions.
    • Belt Load Manager:
      • Reduces maximum field potential in nine total increments (approximate 3% reduction per step of reduction) Balmar multi-stage regulators can protect the engine and belt by enabling the user to de-rate the alternators output in small increments by adjusting the Belt Load Manager. Adjustable in 4% increments, the Belt Load Manager widens the regulators field pulse bandwidth, thereby reducing load on the drive belt. The Belt Load Manager can also be used to protect the alternator in applications where battery capacity exceed ideal charging ratios
    • Display Type
      • Short Display (Default)
      • Long Display
    • Advisory Modes: Select between internal system failure criteria (high voltage, low voltage, high battery temperature), and/or stator voltage as indicator for charging failure
    • Advanced Programming:
      • Balmar multi-stage regulators feature a broad range of advanced regulator adjustments. By accessing the advanced programming function, the user can modify charging times and voltages in all stages of charge, adjust start delay times, temperature compensation limits, temperature compensation slopes, and modify set points for alternator over-temperature response
        • Charge Delay Duration
        • High Voltage Limit
        • Voltage Compensation Limit
        • Bulk Voltage Value
        • Fixed Bulk Duration
        • Absorption Voltage Value
        • Fixed Absorption Duration
        • Float Voltage Value
        • Fixed Float Duration
        • Low Voltage Limit
        • Field Threshold (Bulk/Absorb)
        • Field Threshold (Float/Absorb)
        • Alternator Temp. Threshold
        • Battery Temp. Threshold
        • Slope Voltage Correction








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