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    Default help me with my 2p2s mce stars

    i have 4 MCE stars the stars are internally wired in series

    i have a driver that requires i run 2 parrallel sets of 2 series stars

    they are mounted on a heatsink and all the holes are drilled and tapped already

    basicly im free to rotate the stars any way i want as long as my mounting holes allow but i have had a look and the neatest solution is shown in the diagram below


    DIAGRAM REMOVED SEE DIAGRAM ON POST 4

    my question is..

    is the wire-ing correct??
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    Default Re: help me with my 2p2s mce stars

    Quote Originally Posted by aljsk8 View Post
    is the wire-ing correct??
    No, I do not believe it is.

    It would help if you told us which ones you want in series (e.g. "top and left").

    Draw a schematic and label things clearly. This may help you get untangled.
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    Default Re: help me with my 2p2s mce stars

    i can see where ive gone wrong - more diagrams to follow!

    although they wont be labeled as im sure you know the thick lines are wires and a MCE series star with solder pads is pretty self explanitory
    ill just add the battery polarity input
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    Default Re: help me with my 2p2s mce stars

    Ok

    does this wireing look right




    thick red lines are wires

    thanks

    Alex
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    Default Re: help me with my 2p2s mce stars

    Much better!

    ETA: Now don't forget to put a nice big honkin' heat sink on them.
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    Default Re: help me with my 2p2s mce stars

    dont worry its on 500g of copper with a fan on the back

    so is that wired correctly now?

    thanks

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    Default Re: help me with my 2p2s mce stars

    Quote Originally Posted by aljsk8 View Post
    so is that wired correctly now?
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    Much better!
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    Default Re: help me with my 2p2s mce stars

    im going to take it that much better means it is correct

    thanks

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    Default Re: help me with my 2p2s mce stars

    Quote Originally Posted by aljsk8 View Post
    im going to take it that much better means it is correct
    Yes. Sorry if I wasn't clear.
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