Balmar Announces Smart Ready® Retrofit Products

Marysville, Washington – Balmar LLC, the leading manufacturer of onboard DC charging systems for cruising sail and power boats today unveiled a series of products aimed at reducing the cost of adding Balmar Multi-Stage Regulation to recent production Yanmar engines.

Balmar has developed a retrofit kit for the Valeo 120A/12V (or 60A/24V) alternators installed on Yanmar recent production engines from 2013-present.  The retrofit kit utilizes Balmar’s patented Smart Ready® technology to allow the internal regulator to operate as either a standalone unit or with Balmar’s famous programmable, multi-stage external regulators.  No expensive modifications to the Valeo alternator are required.  The retrofit can be completed in roughly 30 minutes by a trained technician.

“Balmar has reduced the cost of adding our smart regulation in half”, explained Tim Bock, Balmar CEO.  “Now customers with recent-production Yanmar engines can take advantage of the many benefits provided by Balmar Smart Regulation, including battery-specific charging profiles, faster charging and longer battery life.  We are excited to deliver a solution that doesn’t require our customers to throw away a perfectly good alternator just to gain access to Balmar Smart Regulation benefits.”

Balmar Smart Ready® Retrofit Kits are shipping immediately and are available around the world through its business channel partners.  For more information and to locate a Balmar dealer, retail outlet or distribution partner go to or call +1-800-467-3371. 

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