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Discussion in 'Bridge Rectifiers' started by greg hutchin, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. Upgraded charging system for BMW motorcycles..use a Bosch 700 watt belt drive alternator and your 80amp 3 phase rectifier to knock it down to 13-16V.

    Have over 20 installed with no problems but now I have 2 that are overcharging at 20V..all installed the same way..

    How do I check the rectifier? Or did I buy a knock off the last time I bought a couple and they failed?

    Thank you

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    The rectifier will not regulate the voltage. Have you replaced the two suspect units to see if the problem goes away?

    The rectified DC voltage from 3-phase AC is about 1.4 x AC voltage.

    For example, if the AC voltage is 10 VAC, then the rectified DC voltage is about 14 VDC.

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