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    Default Renard AC SSR8 Heating Up

    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?

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    Default Re: Renard AC SSR8 Heating Up

    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
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    Default Re: Renard AC SSR8 Heating Up

    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
    Last edited by andy97; 12-08-2018 at 11:28 PM.

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    Default Re: Renard AC SSR8 Heating Up

    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?

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    Default Re: Renard AC SSR8 Heating Up

    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...oard#AC_Power:
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    Default Re: Renard AC SSR8 Heating Up

    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..._lbUfCbTP1W1DC

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    Default Re: Renard AC SSR8 Heating Up

    Quote Originally Posted by andy97 View Post
    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..._lbUfCbTP1W1DC
    This is what you need..... (all things SS Renard are in the wiki )

    http://www.doityourselfchristmas.com...riac_Heat_Sink

    http://www.doityourselfchristmas.com...nk_Pattern.jpg

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