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Re: Alternator Voltage Booster, electronic fuse version.
« Reply #75 on: February 28, 2019, 06:06:04 PM »
I have released an adjustable version of the booster for those that maybe interested.
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Re: Alternator Voltage Booster, electronic fuse version.
« Reply #76 on: February 28, 2019, 06:07:40 PM »
Tell us more please Leigh

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Re: Alternator Voltage Booster, electronic fuse version.
« Reply #77 on: February 28, 2019, 06:11:45 PM »
Hi KB,

It allows you to select the boost you want in the range of .2V - 1V approximately in .2 volt steps, lets you fine tune your charge voltage to your requirements,
have been testing it for awhile now and I won't go back to the fixed type.



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Re: Alternator Voltage Booster, electronic fuse version.
« Reply #78 on: February 28, 2019, 06:17:54 PM »
Interesting.  Well done on the innovation and development  :cup: :cup:

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Re: Alternator Voltage Booster, electronic fuse version.
« Reply #79 on: February 28, 2019, 06:39:17 PM »
would something like this be useful in a 2010 pajero diesel (3.2 auto)?

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Re: Alternator Voltage Booster, electronic fuse version.
« Reply #80 on: February 28, 2019, 06:51:37 PM »
Unfortunately can't be used in the Pajero
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Re: Alternator Voltage Booster, electronic fuse version.
« Reply #81 on: February 28, 2019, 06:55:42 PM »
Unfortunately can't be used in the Pajero

no worries, thanks for the quick response... looks like a quality unit anyways... well done...  :cup:

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Re: Alternator Voltage Booster, electronic fuse version.
« Reply #82 on: March 01, 2019, 08:22:15 AM »
Hi Leigh
I have a 2008 Patrol with a Traxide dual battery system.  Is the Mk 4 appropriate for me?
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Re: Alternator Voltage Booster, electronic fuse version.
« Reply #83 on: March 01, 2019, 09:14:46 AM »
Hi Alan,

You can use the MK4 on your model if required if it still has the OEM alternator. If the alternator has been
replaced check that the replacement is using the original external voltage sensing circuit by removing the
ALT-S fuse and checking the charge light does not go out when the motor is started.
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Re: Alternator Voltage Booster, electronic fuse version.
« Reply #84 on: March 03, 2019, 07:48:04 AM »
Hi Leigh
Could you please give me a short version answer to the advantages of the 3 types, I'm afraid I don't understand this stuff.  I am willing to spend $120 if it is a major advantage but would love to get away with $35  ???

Thanks for your time, I appreciate it.

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Re: Alternator Voltage Booster, electronic fuse version.
« Reply #85 on: March 03, 2019, 09:21:14 AM »
Sure,

MK1 contains a conventional fuse, if a fault should occur in the vehicles wiring or alternator and excessive current flows in the circuit the fuse will rupture, this means when the fault is rectified the booster will need to be replaced same as a conventional fuse.

MK3 contains an electronic fuse, it will trip and protect the circuit if a fault occurs, when fault is rectified it resets and does not need to be replaced.

MK2 is the micro blade version of the MK3.

MK4 has same features of the MK3 plus it is user adjustable, it can be adjusted to give approximately .2V-1V in .2V steps. This is handy for those that wish to fine tune their system to match their batteries and optimise charge rates.

 


 
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Re: Alternator Voltage Booster, electronic fuse version.
« Reply #86 on: March 03, 2019, 10:20:21 AM »
You have a mark3? ....... must have missed that. Had mine for around 6 years so I’m guessing it’d be one of the originals?
If so I might have to grab another as it’s always concerned me if it was too pop while on a big trip where peak charging is necessary ( obviously I’d just stick a standard back in to get by )


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Re: Alternator Voltage Booster, electronic fuse version.
« Reply #87 on: March 03, 2019, 11:20:42 AM »
Thanks Leigh
seeing I have no idea how to fine tune my system I guess the Mk 3 will suit

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Re: Alternator Voltage Booster, electronic fuse version.
« Reply #88 on: March 03, 2019, 02:27:18 PM »
MK3 is a good choice, non fusing so I a basically guaranteed all my units for life apart from the MK1 which is designed to fuse out. Don't know anyone else that guarantees similar for life:)
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Re: Alternator Voltage Booster, electronic fuse version.
« Reply #89 on: March 03, 2019, 08:08:34 PM »
Now I done understand the intracasies of electrickey but I'm a happy Mk3 user,

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Re: Alternator Voltage Booster, electronic fuse version.
« Reply #90 on: March 15, 2019, 10:45:24 AM »
Just a shout out to Leigh for his excellent service and for going above and beyond.

Thanks Leigh!  :cup:

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Re: Alternator Voltage Booster, electronic fuse version.
« Reply #91 on: April 01, 2019, 06:58:26 PM »
"The electronics devices are fully encapsulated in epoxy resin ensuring superior moisture & mechanical protection"

Hi Leigh,

How does the Mk4 handle the water and dust that would be encountered in a 4wd engine bay?
The electronics may be in a resin, but what about the dip switches etc?

Sorry if it's been covered previously...

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Re: Alternator Voltage Booster, electronic fuse version.
« Reply #92 on: April 01, 2019, 09:49:16 PM »
As long as you don't spray it with a high pressure spray no problem.
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