I have a simple question for you. Im using a 12volt rectifier to convert A/C power from my 100watt AC transformer, to 12volt DC. The problem Im having is, the rectifier im using is rated to about 12 amps, but while only drawing around 5-6 amps, it starts getting REALLY hot.
It requires a heatsink and fan, and even then it stays very hot. Are there any More efficient Rectifiers, that can handel 8 amps or so, without Heating up very much? or atleast only requiring a heatsink and not a fan?
Thanks a lot for your time