19845Re: [SabreSailboat] Alternator Noise
- Apr 1, 2009Robert Marthaler wrote:
> Hi all,This is a long shot, but a couple of years ago I had a weird alternator
> Question. Has anyone had the problem of to much 'noise' from the altenator?
> I have the Westerbeke 13 1984 with the orignal altenator and a ComNav auto pilot and it shuts down when I am running the engine. My temporary solution is to isolate the auto pilot, SS radio, Gps, and the Nexus instruments (all connected). Also I had to disconnect the combinner for the same reason.
> I have tried a compressor at the autopilot, at the panel, and at the altenator itself.
> The altenator was checked out and the OK bearings were replaced while it was in the shop. Also I replaced the compressor that is mounted on the altenator itself.
noise that neither I nor the boat yard could isolate. The alternator
checked out just fine, no bearing problems, full output, etc. A week
later the problem became obvious when a spade connector finished
breaking. Apparently the vibration started the fracture, and the noise
was from a high frequency make and break.
Check the spade connectors. You may have the world's only 79 cent
President, NimbusDB, Inc.
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