For the first time ever Compass Marine Inc. is offering a massive J180 large frame high performance externally regulated extreme duty alternator at sub $1000.00 prices.
After many months of testing various large frame J180 mount alternators & components for performance and heat characteristics, Compass Marine Inc. is proud to introduce the new CMI-ED200-ER. This 200A alternator is a literal behemoth, similar to the massive alternators found on big-rigs, ambulance, rescue and other applications where high output demand, to run high amperage equipment for long periods of time, is required.
IMPORTANT: This is not a small frame alternator and fitting it to many marine engines, unless it already utilized a J-180 mount large frame alternator, will require custom work on your end. The CMI-ED-200-ER is not returnable for fitment issues.
The CMI-ED200-ER is the ideal alternator for charging large AGM, GEL or LiFePO4 battery banks while at the same time keeping costs to a reasonable level. CMI can control these costs because we build these alternators one at a time here in the CMI shop. With no other CMI alternator dealers, to drive up the end user cost, our prices on externally regulated alternators simply can't be beat. Pair the CMI-ED200-ER with a Balmar MC-614H and you're still under $999.00 for a 200A extreme duty externally regulated alternator.
The problem with typical commercial and industrial duty-alternators is they are all internally regulated and not well suited to charging the expensive deeply cycled banks normally found on boats. While extremely robust, they are intended to power aux equipment on these rigs, not to properly charge the batteries, in a healthy manner.
Compared to typical small case alternator, with a maximum running temp in the low 200F range, the CMI-ED200-ER can be run at 255F +/- continuously all day long. This means you can actually raise the alternator temp limit on a Balmar regulator! The CMI-ED200-ER can deliver 125A at a typical idle speed (2000 alternator shaft RPM) and over 140A at a "fast idle" or about 2400 alternator shaft RPM.
Features & Benefits
*In order to keep costs down this alternator has not been spark tested for USCG compliance for use with gasoline engines.
*Fitment is up to the purchaser. On most sailboat AUX engines fitment will require a custom made mount
*This alternator does not ship with a pulley. Just let us know what you need and we can get you a price.
*Also available in a 250A model with a 3-6 week lead time for the custom non-stock winding.
Questions: compassmarineservices at gmail dot com