• Adverc Battery Management Systems

    Tel: 01902 380494
    Email: techsales@adverc.co.uk



  • Adverc Battery Management Systems

    Tel: 01902 380494
    Email: techsales@adverc.co.uk


  • Adverc Battery Management Systems

    Tel: 01902 380494
    Email: techsales@adverc.co.uk


  • Adverc Battery Management Systems

    Tel: 01902 380494
    Email:  techsales@adverc.co.uk


  • Adverc Battery Management Systems

    Tel: 01902 380494



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5.) ADVERC Installation

Updated Thursday 10/05/2012 04:59 PM

The ADVERC Battery Management System is not a 'charge-booster' nor does it 'bypass' the original regulator. It provides total alternator and battery control whilst the engine is running.

Alternator & battery Selection:

The ADVERC Battery Management System is suitable for all alternators, of any output. Twin alternators (on single or twin engines) can be accomodated using a single ADVERC unit, providing more efficient battery charging (up to 150% improvement) than using each alternator  with it's own dedicated battery bank.

A choice of alternator should reflect the total battery capacity and amount of electrical equipment used. With increasing amounts of a equipment, modern marine engines are currently employing 55, 65 and 70 amp alternators.

Most, if not all, batteries of any capacity can be accommodated eg. free lead-acid, maintenance-free, gel and nickel cadmium. The standardb ADVERC settings are suitable for all types other than nickel-cadmium/alkaline, where adjustment is advisable.

Note 1:

It is, in fact, possible to reduce battery capacity using ADVERC Battery Management, with subsequent increase in payload in the case of vehicles, and faster charging, of course.

ADVERC Battery Management produces an increase of between 2 and 5 times more available capacity from the original battery complement, with battery charging and unnecessary engine running times reduced by at least half.

Note 2:

Even with ADVERC, it is not advisable to use low-output alternators with high capacity batteries. ADVERC cannot make an alternator provide more than its rated output.


Strictly speaking, a 50A alternator on a yacht is not advisable for 300 A.Hrs battery capacity. Whilst alternators are designed to run at high outputs for long periods, and becoming hot in the process, common sense should prevail.

A rough practical guide relating alternator output to battery capacity is 1:3. In the above example, therefore, a 100A alternator should be employed, technically speaking, though account can be taken of situations where eg. a battery is dedicated for engine starting only - this will usually be well charged - or, if a 1, 2, Both switch is employed, where smaller, specific battery banks can be charged individually. The above ratio can be extended to 1:5 in the case of most road vehicles and narrowboats etc.

Larger alternator upgrades and additional alternator schemes are available from ADVERC BM Ltd.

Battery Facts & Type Comparisons:

Characteristic Traction Semi Traction Low Maint Maint. Free Gel
Cycling Capability (below 50% charge) Very Good Good Fair Fair Very Good
Normal Life Span Very Good Good Fair Good Good
Resistance to Overcharge Poor Poor Fair Excellent Poor
Resistance to Vibration Good Good Fair Good Poor
Charge Decay (Self Disch.) Poor Poor Fair Excellent Excellent
Topping Up Monthly Monthly 6 Monthly Never Never
Engine Starting Capability Poor Poor Fair Good Poor
Cost Index 250 150 75 100 250

Installation Time:

Installing ADVERC Battery Management, for the very first time, generally takes approximately 3-4½ hours, depending on ADVERC familiarity, the type of alternator and the general condition of the electrics, wiring, etc. Subsequent installations take less.

Some alternators are easier to convert than others but all can be safely tackled, using common sense.