Which power supply for Riden RD6018

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Yes, multi hour tests at 720 watts didn't reveal any problems. The contact area is more than adequate, if you are getting heat buildup, once again, I suggest you check your connections. Resistance is what is causing the heat.

Yes, extended testing at 720 watts, I was testing the modification of the 800 watt supply for the RD6012 at full power output (12 amps at 60 volts).


I have a lot of experience in this area, you might want to check your contacts. Once again, crimp spade lugs onto 10 gauge wire, unscrew the outer cover of the banana jacks, insert spade lug, then tighten.

The picture you posted above is not even close to a good connection.

This is what your connection should look like.
John, thanks for the pics,
can you show us how you crimp those on to the 10 awg wires?

I will measure the resistance between the spade and other end of my wire, I am curious to figure out the source of the heat.
 

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John, thanks for the pics,
can you show us how you crimp those on to the 10 awg wires?

I will measure the resistance between the spade and other end of my wire, I am curious to figure out the source of the heat.
I use a standard crimp tool for heatshrink connectors. The exact model is this:

Note that this die included is for heatshrink connectors, some people may prefer different style of connectors. This would mean at least a different die.

Also note that Will has some recommended crimp tools as well, so check those out.

I also use the heat shrink spade lugs from Wirefy, other brands are also good. I'm not sure exactly the size, but can look it up if you are interested. I know they are included in this assortment.

I also use the Klein Katapulse wire stripper, just get one and thank me later (also note that Will has a link as well where he gets a very small percentage to help fund this site, that's how I purchased mine).

Then of course just use a heat gun to shrink, I won't bother to link that, once again, Will has a link.
The wire I like to use is very flexible, and also tinned to avoid corrosion. Several people here have recommended it as well.


If you use the tools I used, it will take you all of 5 minutes to do it, even including the shrinking via a heat gun. Really nice finished product.
 
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Klein makes some fine tools, yes Sir, I love that, but my chunky stingy behind can't more money on another as I have one similar.

I am looking at this

as I have switched to open barrel lugs for smaller awg wires, like bms wires etc.

For the tool itself is $40, ouch, I might have to double up on hot yoga session to relax myself to just buy it.

Question: the crimp process - does it damage the squishy insulation heat shrink?
 

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Question: the crimp process - does it damage the squishy insulation heat shrink?

I've not had it damage any that I've done with that tool and those connectors. Your mileage may vary.

On the other hand, for 8 gauge wires I've had terrible results using this:



It splits the insulation every single time I've tried. I've since learned I should have purchased the "double crimp" tool, the single crimp is for butt splices. Lesson learned, use the right tool for the job.
 
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Forgive me if I missed it, but this thread didn't seem to provide a link for the power supply the op asked about. I've deduced that the Lincoiah power supply is not really desirable. Which is the preferred?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Forgive me if I missed it, but this thread didn't seem to provide a link for the power supply the op asked about. I've deduced that the Lincoiah power supply is not really desirable. Which is the preferred?

Thanks in advance.

I ordered this one: XJIVNV 1500w Power Supply

It didn't fit 100% bolt in, but I was able to make it fit and work and it's been great.

I would suggest buying a heavy duty, rated for 15A power supply cord for it. I bought this one: TripLite HD Computer Power Cable
 

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So, I ground away a little of the mounting on the power supply to clear the foot stand off, and drilled new holes for where this ended up sitting in the case. I used different screws & nuts than what came with it and cut the screws down to size.


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thks, nice job in fitting it in the box.

if you ever open up the ps, pls take some pics of the inside and post.
 

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Forgive me if I missed it, but this thread didn't seem to provide a link for the power supply the op asked about. I've deduced that the Lincoiah power supply is not really desirable. Which is the preferred?

Thanks in advance.
Sorry, I missed it.


The 1000W68V is the power supply I've purchased; I see they have a new one rated at 1200 watts using 220v. I think (I'd have to take one apart to be sure) that it is an NVV supply.

I see these notes:

NOTE:

1. 1000W PSU is 1000W under 220V/110V AC input;

2. 1200W PSU is 1200W under 220V AC input, but it is only 1000W under 110V AC input, please be careful when choosing PSU
 
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