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Protection Diodes Incorporated Into The Head Lead Wires Of Bambi Bucket Control Heads

Apr 1 2011
In response to customer feedback expressing concern with the potential for premature switch contact degradation of the dump release switch, on June 24, 2010 SEI incorporated a suppressor diode (“flyback diode”) and a polarity protection diode into our head lead wires. For some customers this change resulted in operational complications, as the head lead wire polarity must be strictly observed. In the absence of hard evidence that dump switches are being impacted negatively, SEI has reverted to the original head lead wire design (no diodes) for all new buckets.
 
If you are concerned about the inductive load presented by the head solenoid, and you wish to continue using your Bambi bucket with the diode configuration to protect your dump switch, SEI will continue to support this, and all parts will be available upon request.
 
If your Bambi bucket is equipped with protection diodes and you wish to remove them, please follow the two-step process outlined here:
 
a.  loosen the terminal screws and remove the diodes
or
b. cut their legs near the terminal body
  1. Remove diodes
  2. Relocate the white wire to the center terminal position, as shown in the illustration

Apr 1 2011