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Balmar pronounces launch of recent Alternator Safety Module


Balmar APM

Huntsville, AL – Balmar LLC, the main producer of onboard DC charging techniques for cruising sail, powerboat and RV motorhomes introduced at the moment the discharge of a brand new household of Alternator Safety Modules (“APM”).  Cargo of the APM-12 (for 12 volt techniques) and APM-24 (for twenty-four volt techniques) started February 1st. 

Mounted conveniently on the rear of any alternator, the Balmar APM is designed to soak up voltage and present spikes that generally happen in lots of onboard electrical distribution techniques from intermittent connections, disconnects and over-voltage occasions.   Lithium battery adoption has launched a brand new drawback if a battery disconnects on account of an inner fault or subject.  A battery-initiated disconnect throughout charging can induce a voltage surge which can injury the alternator’s rectifier diodes or inner regulator and render the unit inoperable. The Balmar APM excels in each brief period and longer period spikes, the place different merchandise fail.

The APM-12 will clamp as much as a 60-volt spike and sustained overvoltage circumstances starting round 20 volts.  The APM-12 can take in a number of surges of such power to repeatedly defend an alternator and different gadgets on {the electrical} distribution community.  Visible and audible alarms point out if the gadget has been compromised and desires alternative.

The Balmar APM household meets ISO 16750-2 for Load Dump Safety and ISO 7637-2 for Surge Safety.  The APM might be deployed to guard both Balmar or different producer’s charging techniques.

“The APM household supplies an additional stage of safety towards electrical system anomalies.” defined Chris Witzgall, Balmar Product Supervisor.  “Correct grounding practices and strong connections are nonetheless the perfect safety towards unintended injury to electrical parts.  Our lab testing demonstrates that it is extremely troublesome to wreck unprotected Balmar alternators, but we all know these occasions can happen in lots of installations and use instances.  The APM provides one other stage of fault safety towards unexpected occasions.”

Balmar APM’s can be found around the globe by its enterprise channel companions.  For extra data and to find a Balmar supplier, retail outlet or distribution accomplice go to www.balmar.web or name +1-800-467-3371. 

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