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Regulator rectifier

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' started by sunite, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. can regulator rectificers be interchangeable between makes and modles if they are the same family and u are able to interchange the electrical plugs on them for other ones?

    bu rectifier family i am talking about hese waves. A rectifier has silicon diodes that only allow half the wave to get through. Back in the 60s and 70s a lot of the little bikes had these single wave rectifiers. Now most bikes have full wave rectifiers that have four diodes. All this rectifies the AC current to DC to charge the battery.

  2. Get the best quality model with a finned heatsink. Don't put too much goop on the back, just enough to fill in any air gaps between the two metal contact plates. The conductive paste is better at conducting heat than air, but not nearly as effective as metal-to-metal contact. If the metal contact areas were perfectly flat, you wouldn't need to apply any goop.
  3. make sure the reg/rectifier has the same rating as the one you are replacing, or prepare for a early death of your reg/rectifier or battery
  4. Depends really, the same family of reg meens nothing that's like saying prince Charles is the same person as prince William.

    It's current output must be similar to that of which you are changing (or be listed as an applicable change for your bike if it has higher current output).
  5. You are quite a knowledgeable chap, for 18 Ben. How long have you been in the game?
    It's always good to have someone who knows their stuff contributing in the technical support forum.