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 Post subject: rectifier heat
PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:31 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: rectifier heat
PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:14 pm 
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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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I have done the same thing. No problems have been encountered.

I would post photos or point you to my build thread, but photo bucket :smt013

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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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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