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Old 02-02-2018, 11:53 AM
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I looked at Plane Power website and no mention of the bracket you are referring to. It is somewhat strange that they will send a blast tube attachment if they say none is needed!!
Sure wish someone would attach a thermistor to the regulator heat sink and measure running temperature with and without a blast tube.
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Old 02-02-2018, 04:42 PM
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I just rechecked PlanePower website. The 70 amp alternator does show a bracket for cooling but the 60 amp alternator does not. Mine is the 60 amp and that's consistent with PlanePower telling me no cooling is needed. Looks like if you need cooling they provide a bracket and that appears to be on the 70 amp unit. You can see drawings for them here:

http://www.planepower.aero/installat...structions.php

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I donít know of any electronics (practically speaking) that donít live longer if they are kept cooler. Given the proximity to radiated heat from the exhaust, I ran a blast tube. I have a 60 amp, and pointed a blast tube at the heat sink on the back of the alternator.

No real data to support the need however. Perhaps Iíll get some.
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Marc,
I looked at Plane Power website and no mention of the bracket you are referring to. It is somewhat strange that they will send a blast tube attachment if they say none is needed!! You know what size blast tube the bracket will take? Did you by any chance request the blast tube bracket?
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Looks like about 1" tube, and no, I didn't request it. That's just the way the 70 amp comes.

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Old 02-06-2018, 12:23 PM
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