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Balmar Wins IBEX Innovation Award for SG200 Battery Monitor

Tampa, Florida – Balmar LLC, the leading manufacturer of onboard DC charging systems for cruising sail and power boats was selected for an Innovation Award at the IBEX trade show today for its SG200 battery monitor.  The SG200 was awarded in the “Electrical Systems” category. The SG200 is a revolutionary, next generation battery monitor; capable of providing both State of Continue Reading...
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Balmar Announces Regulator Support for Lithium Batteries

  Marysville, Washington – Balmar LLC, the leading manufacturer of onboard DC charging systems for cruising sail and power boats today announced enhanced support for the charging of lithium batteries. Balmar’s MC-614, MC-624 and MC-612-DUAL smart regulators have all been equipped with an additional standard program specifically designed for LiFePO4 charging.  The new standard lithium program is available immediately from Continue Reading...
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CDI Electronics and Balmar Select S.M. Osgood Company for RV and Upper Midwest Marine Sales Representation

Huntsville, Alabama – CDI Electronics, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket ignition components and diagnostic software and Balmar, the leading manufacturer of DC charging systems have chosen S.M. Osgood Company to represent the companies’ products in the Upper Midwest Regions. S.M. Osgood President Tim Luehmann remarked, “CDI Electronics and Balmar are widely recognized premium brands in their respective categories. We are Continue Reading...
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Balmar Welcomes Frank Ahlbin To Lead Sales & Marketing

Tampa, Florida, October 4, 2016 – Balmar LLC, the leading manufacturer of onboard DC charging solutions for cruising sail and power boats announced today at IBEX the arrival of Frank Ahlbin to serve as their product/market/sales leader. Frank brings 30 years Marine and RV business development experience to the Balmar team, most recently at Faria/Beede Instruments where he served as Continue Reading...
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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 Continue Reading...
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Balmar Unveils New Website

Marysville, Washington – Balmar LLC, the leading manufacturer of onboard DC charging systems for cruising sail and power boats unveiled a new website design today at www.balmar.net. The new website 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 Continue Reading...
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Balmar Announces AltMount® Patent Award and Price Reductions

Marysville, Washington, January 5, 2016 – Balmar LLC, the leading manufacturer of DC charging systems for cruising sail and power boats announced today it has been awarded an additional utility patent protection for its AltMount® Serpentine Pulley Conversion design.  Balmar was awarded a design patent for AltMount® in 2012. The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office awarded utility Patent No. 8,939,855 Continue Reading...
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CDI Electronics Acquires Balmar Marine

Huntsville, AL, June 9, 2014 – CDI Electronics today announced the acquisition of Ballard Commercial Industries (“Balmar”) located in Arlington, Washington. The transaction was completed on June 6th. Financial terms were not disclosed. CDI Electronics was founded in 1983 and is widely recognized as the leader in aftermarket outboard ignition systems and diagnostic software. Balmar was founded in 1982 and Continue Reading...
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