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Those diodes are normally used to prevent leakback

August 8 2012 at 9:48 AM

scott  (Login stinkwheel)


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So stopping relays latching accidentally and suchlike because of current coming back along the earth wire.

They don't have any heatsinking so using it as a rectifier is likely to result in a melted diode if any real amps were put through it.

The ones they use on small bikes are more like this:
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