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John Deere Rectifier Diode Size?


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Default John Deere Rectifier Diode Size?

I have an older JD 111 that used a diode to rectify the alternator output to 12 volt. The dealer wants over $10 for one. Does anyone know the size so I can afford to buy a couple of them to keep on hand. They always seem to break and get toasty before I have a chance to examine them.
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Default Re: John Deere Rectifier Diode Size?

Actually $10 is about right for an aftermarket diode assembly (Stens, Rotary, etc.) OEM Briggs part (393814) is priced about $15.

OEM diode is 3 amp and 50v PIV. I would replace with 6 amp 50v PIV. Since you have electric clutch might even consider 10 amp, since they draw a lot of current. Price should be about $1 to $3 each.

Make sure you get polarity correct if you are doing a Frankenstein with a commercial diode. Assume you have soldering skills and heat gun to shrink tubing over the parts.
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Default Re: John Deere Rectifier Diode Size?

The B & S 393814 is a wire and diode assy and one I saw was $9.00 They also sell just the diode 391507 but the first one I saw of those was $14.00! You can also buy the wire assy that plugs into the 393814 but I don't remember that number off hand.
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When they quit working I dig down to them and they are broken in two. I am trying to get some reliability out of them. Any suggestions? I can solder and the only other question is which way to mount the diode.
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Default Re: John Deere Rectifier Diode Size?

Go to 10 amp 200 piv and barring a wiring short, you should not have to replace again in your lifetime.
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https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail...kz95osaQ%3D%3D

Point the stripe to the + battery post.
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B & S found out that you should let the wire and diode hang loose. When they had theirs mounted inside a fuse holder, the vibration took them out early.
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Thanks All, the wire was hanging loose and I was ready to mount it up solid.
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Ordered 3 for a cost of less than $2, shipping was $8 Thanks for the help, Mark.
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