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Old 09-17-2018, 11:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Getting conflicting information from sources here and elsewhere, and companies selling grid chargers as to which side of the pre-charge resistor is the correct contact point for the positive piggyback lead for a grid charger. Most people and companies are saying it's A, but one company is adamant that its B. Want to make sure I do this right but frustrated at lack of consistency and complete information on WHY to use A or B. Any help appreciated.

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A would be the contact point closest to the front of the car and B to the rear.

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Point A.. Nearest front of the car and the main contactor.
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Thanx very much for the quick reply Peter! Can you think of any reason why a company (maxx-volts) would say to use the other contact point? What is the reason for using A over B? Thanx again!
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This would not be the first time MaxxVolts has done something incorrectly.

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What is the reason for using A over B? Thanx again!
"A" is a direct path to the first stick positive terminal in the pack; "B" is not. Current through "B" with the key OFF would have to go through that big ceramic resistor.
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I attempted to provide succinct directions for maxx amp in below post as the directions suck. I had hoped it would become a manufactured area post to save people agony.
I installed a maxx amp and used it twice from dead pack. Seems to work great.

It does appear that my references and I used the contradictory side of the resistor, so now at this later date I am not sure what the story is.

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