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Caribbean News: Balmar Awarded Patent Protection for AltMount Serpentine Pulley Design

Balmar awarded additional patent protection for AltMount® Serpentine Pulley Design
Balmar LLC, the leading manufacturer of DC charging systems for cruising sail and power boats has been awarded an additional utility patent protection for its AltMount Serpentine Pulley Conversion design.

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office awarded utility Patent No. 8,939,855 in 2015 for Balmar’s unique approach of converting an engine crankshaft pulley from ‘single V’ to ‘multi-groove serpentine’, thereby facilitating an upgrade to higher power alternators which demand power take-off loads that cannot be supported by single V pulley systems.

Commensurate with the patent award, Balmar also announced a 30% across-the-board price reduction on AltMount Serpentine Conversion Kits. The price reduction applies to AltMount conversions for Yanmar, Volvo Penta, Westerbeke, Universal, Perkins/Sabre, Nanni, Vetus and Ford/Lehman diesel engines.

Balmar have also unveiled their new website, which includes many new features, including a step-by-step guide explaining ‘How to Select a DC Charging System’ and an expanded dealer/retailer locator tool. In addition, Balmar is introducing an electronic product configurator which draws from a database of over 1,800 marine engines and suggests possible Balmar charging system upgrades for each engine configuration. www.balmar.net

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