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Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by brutalguyracing, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. Dec 12, 2009 at 6:26 PM
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    how do i install a diode in a wire circuit????
    do i solder one end to my 14 gauge wire and solder the other end to a relay?? or how is it done?

    this will be for a reverse light circuit
    just dont know how to go abount installing the diode 3amp 400 volt
     
  2. Dec 13, 2009 at 11:53 AM
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    no takers????
     
  3. Dec 13, 2009 at 11:56 AM
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    Where's Chris4x4 when we need em??...Whos turn was it to watch him :laugh:
     
  4. Dec 13, 2009 at 5:49 PM
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    a diode allows current one way, but not the other. ensure you pay attention to polarity when you install...notice the |< designation...the current flows in the direction of the arrow, and is prevented from flowing the opposite way.

    does this help...
     
  5. Dec 14, 2009 at 3:30 AM
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    yes i am aware of that but do i just solder the wire from the diode to the 14 gauge wire i am using then solder the other end to the relay???? to install them???
     
  6. Dec 14, 2009 at 6:41 AM
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    have fun getting a good solder joint on the relay end....you'll most likely end up w/ a cold soldier.

    with that said, dont soldier directly to the relay. have at least a little wire on either end of the diode. its also easiest if you have a crimped connector on the relay end, that way you can release or replace it easy.
     
  7. Dec 14, 2009 at 8:34 AM
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    sweet thanks for the info....it was just that the lead on the diodes looked alot thinner that the 14 gauge wire im using
     
  8. Dec 14, 2009 at 9:19 AM
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    yep, they are, this is the reason you want wire on both ends...and the connector just makes it easier!!
     
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