Manuals for Balmar electrical equipment

Balmar has been a leading innovator and supplier of high output alternators and smart charging systems for more than 30 years, with a focus on the recreational marine market.

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Marine Diesel Basics eStore items for sale

3 simple steps to make your diesel system reliable and robust

STEP ONE  - Get the manuals for your equipment

Owner, Workshop and Parts Manuals are important documents that should be part of every vessel's library. They contain the detailed information necessary for safe operation, maintenance and correct servicing.  

The manuals on this page are provided for public information and education and can be downloaded for free.  All copyrights belong to copyright holders stated in the documents.

congratulations - by downloading these free manuals you are taking an important step towards making your engine more reliable and robust.


 

STEP TWO - regular maintenance

Simple, regular maintenance is the easiest, quickest and cheapest way to avoid problems and accelerated engine wear. Most expensive repairs start from a lack of basic maintenance or ignoring small warnings. The work is not difficult - it just needs to be done.

The purpose is so that we can enjoy our boat for all the reasons we bought her. Trust yourself. Do the work regularly and be methodical.

 

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if you need clear, easy-to-understand help

300+ drawings

Seeing is Understanding

Marine Diesel Basics 1
Maintain, Winterize and Recommission

•  explains all parts of the marine diesel system - fuel,
lubrication, breathing, electrics, stern gland, propeller etc.
•  140+ tasks, 300+ drawings, 222 pages
•  tasks are fully explained with clear drawings and minimal text
•  all tools & supplies needed are illustrated for each task
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STEP THREE - keep a Maintenance Logbook

Keep a detailed and accurate record:

  1. all the work done on your diesel system - what, when  & by who
  2. inventory of serial numbers, component descriptions
  3. early warning of potential problems
  4. time and details of any changes in performance

Use a notebook or use your iPad, tablet or desktop and record the information in an editable PDF directly as you work.

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Maintenance eLogbook

If you've every struggled to keep a logbook, this editable eLogbook may be exactly the help you need.

- "fillable form" PDF
- clickable checklists
- write, edit  details of all tasks completed
- 40+ drawings to help inspections
- all common measurements with live calculators
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Service Bulletins

Yanmar AT-Series Alternator Cooling Bulletin 2018

Service Bulletin

AT-Series Alternator Cooling on Late-Model Yanmar Engines

2 pages
publ. February 2018

< 1 MB file

 

Balmar Yanmar Cable Strain Relief Service Bulletin 2019

Service Bulletin

Strain Relief and Battery Cable Support for Alternator Installation

2 pages
publ. January 2019

< 1 MB file

Balmar Lithium Battery Regulator Programming Service Bulletin 2019

Service Bulletin

Regulator Programming for LiFePO4 Batteries (12V)

4 pages
publ. January 2019

< 1 MB file

 

Balmar Digital Duo Charge DDC 12:24 Installation & Operation Manual

Installation & Operation Manual
Digital Duo Charge DDC-12/24

 

10 pages
publ. May 2017

5 MB file

Balmar Smart Gauge Installation & Operator Manual

Installation & Operator Manual

Smart Gauge Battery Monitor

 

20 pages
publ. 2013

 

< 1 MB file

Alternators

Balmar Engine Alternator Installation Reference

Reference Guide

Engine - installed Balmar Alternator
author unknown - use with caution

 

1 page
publ. - no date given

1 MB file

Balmar Alternator FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Alternators

4 pages
publ. - no date given

<1 MB file

Balmar BRS2 Alternator Installation and Owners Manual

Installation / Owners Manual

covers 90 and 91 series

 

12 pages
publ. - no date given

 

< 1 MB file

Balmar Alternator Installation and Owner's Manual

Installation and Owner's Manual

12V "P" type (positive on field wire)

12 pages
publ. July 2000

 

< 1 MB file

Balmar 12V Alternator Installation

12 Volt Alternator

Installation & Operation Manual

shows wiring for:

6 series       7 series
9 series (single + dual)
94, 95, 96, 97, 98 series

15 pages
publ. - no date given

 

2 MB file

Balmar 12V Alternator Installation & Operation Manual 2008

12 Volt Alternator

Installation & Operation Manual

 

17 pages
publ. 2008

 

2 MB file

Balmar 12 volt Alternator Installation Instructions 2015

12 Volt Alternator

Installation & Operation Manual

 

16 pages
publ. 2015

 

3 MB file

Balmar Alternator Wiring Installation Guide

Alternator Quick Installation Reference

 

4 pages
publ. - no date given

 

< 1 MB file

Balmar 6 Series Wiring Addendum

6 Series Alternator Wiring Addendum

1 page
publ. - no date given

1 MB file

Balmar Alternator Installation Manual 2004

Installation & Operation Manual

12-volt Alternator

 

16 pages
publ. 2004

 

1 MB file

Balmar Alternator 80 Series Manual

Installation & Troubleshooting

80 Series
50, 65 and 100-A Models

 

8 pages
publ. - no date given

2 MB file

Balmar 91 Series Alternator Drawing

91 Series Specifications and Illustration

 

1 page
publ. - no date given

 

< 1MB file

Balmar Alternator 24 Volt Installation Instructions

Installation and Operation Manual

24-Volt Alternator

13 pages
publ. March 2004

< 1 MB file

Balmar 12V Alternator Manual pre-2005

Installation & Operation Manual

12 Volt Alternators

 

17 pages
publ. May 2008

2 MB file

Balmar Alternator Offshore Kit Instructions

Offshore Parts Kit
General Information

 

1 page
publ. - no date given

 

< 1 MB file

Balmar Alternator 7060 Offshore Kit Instructions

7060 Offshore Kit 
Instructions

 

2 pages
publ. 2006

< 1 MB file

Balmar High Output Alternator Introduction

Mounting and Common Questions
High Output Alternators

 

4 pages
publ.- no date given

 

<1 MB file

Regulators

Balmar ARS-1 Alternator & Regulator Installation & Owners Manual 1993

Installation / Owners Manual

ARS 1 Alternator & Regulator

 

17 pages
publ. June 1993

< 1 MB file

Balmar BRS2 Regulator Installation

Installation and Operation Instructions
ARS III Regulator

 

4 pages
publ. - no date given

 

3 MB file

 

 

 

Balmar ARS-3 Alternator Regulator Manual

Installation, Operation, Troubleshooting Guide

ARS III

 

2 pages
publ. February 1998

 

< 1 MB file

Balmar ARS 4 Alternator Installation Guide

Installation and Operator's Manual
ARS-4 Regulator

 

12 pages
publ. October 2001

 

1 MB file

Balmar ARS-5 Alternator Regulator Instructions

Installation and Operation Manual

ARS 5

 

20 pages
publ. April 2017

5 MB file

Balmar MC-412 Regulator Installation and Operator's Manual

Installation & Operator's Manual

ARS-4
MC-412

12 pages
publ. February 2001

< 1 MB file

Balmar MC-512 Alternator Regulator Owner's Manual

Owner's Manual
Max Charge MC-512

 

12 pages
publ. no date given

< 1 MB file

Balmar Max Charge MC-612 Regulator installation Guide

Installation and Operator's Manual
Max Charge MC-612

 

12 pages
publ. - no date given

 

< 1MB file

 

Balmar MC-612 Alternator Regulator Installation & operation Manual 2005-09

Installation & Operation Manual
Max Charge MC-612

 

17 pages
publ. no date given

< 1 MB file

Balmar MC-612 Regulator Installation & Operation Manual pre-2005

Installation & Operator's Manual
Max Charge MC-612 Regulator

 

12 pages
publ. May 2003

< 1 MB file

Balmar DuoCharge Installation & Operator's Manual

Installation & Operator's Manual

Digital Duo Charge

 

4 pages
publ. - no date given

 

< 1 MB file

Balmar MC-624 Regulator Installation & Operation Manual 2017

Installation & Operation Manual
Max Charge MC-624

 

20 pages
publ. April 2017

file 5 MB

Balmar Centerfielder Installation and Operation Manual

Installation and Operation Manual

Centerfielder Charge Parallel controller

 

4 pages

publ. March 2003

< 1 MB file

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