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andy97
12-08-2018, 09:10 PM
Hi everybody,

I am trying to setup a christmas light display for the first year. I have a couple Renard SSR 8 boards. However, when I was testing them, I noticed that the Triacs are getting rather hot. They were only on for about 5 or 10 minutes. Is this normal?

Wayne J
12-08-2018, 09:33 PM
Well, depends....how much of a load in amps do you have on each channel? Is there a heatsink installed?
And do you mean this is a Renard SS8 V1.0

andy97
12-08-2018, 09:37 PM
Yep, it's the SS8 with no heatsinks. That channel had about 2 sets of icicles on it. I'm not sure how many amps that would be. Around 6 light series

andy97
12-08-2018, 10:16 PM
It's about 6 amps right now. I plan on dividing those lights among two channels so that it would be 3A on each. Would 3A still be too much on one channel?

Wayne J
12-09-2018, 01:41 AM
Yes sir, too much. 2A is the max per channel, and you should have a heatsink on there.

Read this part of the wiki....
http://www.doityourselfchristmas.com/wiki/index.php?title=Renard_SS8_Controller_Board#AC_Pow er:

andy97
12-16-2018, 07:32 PM
Thanks for your reply, Wayne.
Also, is there a specific heat sink I should get for the triacs? Or is something like this fine: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072ZSBH17/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_lbUfCbTP1W1DC

Wayne J
12-16-2018, 09:10 PM
Thanks for your reply, Wayne.
Also, is there a specific heat sink I should get for the triacs? Or is something like this fine: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072ZSBH17/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_lbUfCbTP1W1DC

This is what you need..... (all things SS Renard are in the wiki :thup: )

http://www.doityourselfchristmas.com/wiki/index.php?title=Assembly_Instructions_The_Renard_S S8#Triac_Heat_Sink

http://www.doityourselfchristmas.com/wiki/images/d/d3/Renard_SS_Heat_Sink_Pattern.jpg

or I can send one that I sell with the kits (like the picture). PM me for details.