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rectifier heat

#1 Post by trix » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:31 pm

Hi
I've positioned a lot of components under the tank as shown. Any potential issues with overheating? Esp the rectifier??

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Re: rectifier heat

#2 Post by silverstrom » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:14 pm

The regulator-rectifier sheds excess charge as heat. Just make sure it has a good mount to act as a heat sink.
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Re: rectifier heat

#3 Post by kpke » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:44 am

I have done the same thing. No problems have been encountered.

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You need a good ground from the rectifier base/mount to chassis. I had to run a separate ground wire due to powder coating the mounting plate I used.
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Re: rectifier heat

#4 Post by trix » Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:57 pm

Thanks for this guys. i did not realize that the body needed to be grounded. Making a new loom so might run a ground wire to it.

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