Need to rectify!

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

  1. richwalker71

    richwalker71 Well-Known Member

    294
    2
    391
    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

    294
    2
    391
    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

    294
    2
    391
    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

    294
    2
    391
    Now that you mention it, it DOES sound painful!
     
  7. Swamp

    Swamp I Love microskiff.com!

    723
    0
    391
    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  
     
Loading...
Similar Threads Forum Date
Galveston Bay Area - Anyone need crew? Gulf Coast, Alabama to Texas Today at 10:43 AM
Evacuating Irma? Need a place to go? Off Topic Sep 6, 2017
In need of an 8WT, and fast! Boating, Fishing and Marine Products for Sale Sep 4, 2017
Need help it composites. General Discussion Aug 29, 2017
Need Fly Swap Fill-In/Backup Participant Fly Fishing Aug 28, 2017