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Old 06-19-2009, 12:57 AM   #1749 (permalink)
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Thumbs up Precharge resistor anecdotal evidence:

Originally Posted by MPaulHolmes View Post
Numerous people I read about on the EVDL use a 100watt lightbulb, which allows the capacitors to charge in a couple seconds.
Hey Paul and readers, On "Deep Cycle" I use a precharge "resistor" made from a 200 watt bulb that goes in those Home Depot type yellow work lights. It is simply wrapped in electrical tape up under the seat. No sparks at all when engaging the Altrax 72v/450a controller... Cheap and easy to obtain...
Jeff K.
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