Need to rectify!

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by richwalker71, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. richwalker71

    richwalker71 Well-Known Member

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    Can someone give me a lesson on checking the rectifier, with a volt meter, on my 99 Merc 25 2 stroke?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    You're going to need a volt-ohm meter with a diode test mode.
    and the test specifications for your year/model outboard.
    That means having the shop manual for your outboard.
    Connecting the different leads to the volt-ohm meter in different combinations
    check to see if the measured readings fall within the correct minimum-maximum.

    or a quick test method is in the link below...

    http://www.myoutboardengine.com/rectifier.html
     

  3. richwalker71

    richwalker71 Well-Known Member

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    To quote one of my All-time Favorite Movie Characters-"Check out the big brain on Brett!"

    Thanks man. Exactly what I was lookin' for.
     
  4. richwalker71

    richwalker71 Well-Known Member

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    It's official. I have a fried rectifier.
     
  5. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

                                   A fried rectifier?   :eek:

    Why does that sound like someone had a major instrument malfunction,
                              in the proctologist's office?

                                             [smiley=1-whoops1.gif]

                                           
     
  6. richwalker71

    richwalker71 Well-Known Member

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    Now that you mention it, it DOES sound painful!
     
  7. Swamp

    Swamp I Love microskiff.com!

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    Sir, please tilt you motor up all the way and cough please.  Yup, your rectifier is worn out bad...
    Didn't mom tell you this would happen?   ;D