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4 hours ago, Flooky said:

Are the Panasonic ones no good ? 

That's a great question. It depends. The Panasonic (GEI, Tyco, Bosch, etc) are certainly not rated for the actual current draw on Relay#5/Fuel+Ignition. The trouble is using a 10 amp NO contact for a 22.5 amp draw. Turns out the NO contact (the lower amp rating of the two shown for any relay) is the limiting factor in Relay#2/Headlight+much more. And, in early V11 harnesses Relay#1/Starter as well.

I've even seen trouble with lower rated (not "High Current") OMRON after sustained use. If, and as long as, you can source true, well made High Current 5-pin relays, it is well worth the trouble. 

The Panasonic are well made, but under rated for Position#5. Carry spares and learn the signs of relay failure

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what's the verdict on sealed vs not sealed relays, irrespective of brand.

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10 hours ago, footgoose said:

what's the verdict on sealed vs not sealed relays, irrespective of brand.

A non-issue compared to securing a true high current rating. You can always seal them yourself  (epoxy the case to the bottom).

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Cheers docc, I get it now, If anybody can help with good relays I would appreciate it, I will carry the Panasonics as spares.

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i just ordered from onlinemicro. so far so good.  says UPS ground will ship out today for $8, in US.

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On 9/9/2019 at 6:43 PM, andy york said:

Have a info request in at onlinecomponets. Will see what happens :bier:

It’s not that hard bro... they have 3,718 available as of 9/11/19

 

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3 hours ago, Mikko said:

You have friends stateside.. I’ve offered to help send stuff over to people.

That's a great help. thanks

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