Redarc Mounting - FYI

Submitted: Monday, May 07, 2007 at 12:44
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Am in the process of installing dual batt with redarc isolator (SBI12). Was looking at best position to mount the isolator, which for me turned out to be on a vertical surface. The instructions say the coil terminal should be up “or” horizontal. This was discussed in a previous thread (Post ID 37827) and the consensus was that the isolator should be mounted on a horizontal surface.

Anyway to cut a long story short, I sent an email to redarc who rang me back within a matter of minutes, spoke to mark bruce and he advised as long as the terminals aren’t upside down (eg. pointing downwards) is makes no difference, so it’s fine to mount it on a vertical surface. Which is what others in the previous thread had experienced.
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Reply By: Gerhardp1 - Monday, May 07, 2007 at 15:26

Monday, May 07, 2007 at 15:26
Mine's vertical, no problems experienced.

You have done the sensible thing and asked the manufacturer - I was (one day..) going to change mine but I won't bother now, based on Redarc's advice to you.

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Reply By: Member - Leigh (Vic) - Monday, May 07, 2007 at 19:08

Monday, May 07, 2007 at 19:08
They are a very proactive company with their tech advice. I rate em highly!!
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Reply By: Mainey (WA) - Monday, May 07, 2007 at 23:38

Monday, May 07, 2007 at 23:38
Apparently reason being the moving spring loaded mechanical solenoid inside the unit should run up & down so it hits the base square and eliminates damage due to tending to run off centre when running sideways.
The spring tension I believe may have been increased to eliminate this some time back.
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