Help with your Balmar regulator
If we ask you for info about your regulator in your Revel (18-22 Revels with RoamRig power systems, or 21-22 with external regulator conversions) here's a short video about how to find the regulator and see what's happening with it.
- "BAL": This is short for Balmar, looks like 8AL
- "614" or "618": this is the designation of the model of the Regulator. MC614 or MC618.
- "LFP" or "CFG": this is the program type that you are on. 614 will show LFP, 618 will show CFG.
- "B-x" or "F-x" (where x is any integer 0-9): This is the field limit. 614 will show B-x, 618 will show F-x
- "- x -" (where x is r, b, a, or f): This tells you where the regulator is ramping (r), in bulk (b), absorb (a), or float (f)
- "bv" (looks like bu): This is the battery voltage measured by pin 9. It will be followed by a number such as 13.6
- "cv" (looks like cv): This is the "calculated" (target) voltage that the regulator is trying to achieve by varying alternator output. It will be followed by a number such as 13.6
- "b1": This is battery temperature. It will be followed by "nc" for no connection if there is no battery temperature measured or a number with c for celsius.
- "AL": This is alternator temperature. It should ALWAYS be followed by a number with c for celsius. If it says "nc" afterward, you have a major issue and should NOT run the alternator.
- "b2": This is battery temperature. It will be always followed by "nc" for no connection as there is no second battery temperature sensor ever used.