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Old 01-10-2018, 12:08 PM   #1
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I was replacing the windshield washer pump on my 96 dodge van--and noticed something that looks like an old ballast resistor of sorts. It has what looks like three 4 gauge wires attached. It is mounted directly beneath the battery.
It appears to be cracked from age, heat, or too much current. It would seem to need investigation.
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Old 01-10-2018, 12:33 PM   #2
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Looks like a bridge rectifier from an old-school charging system. But, I would have though more like that 1970s than the 1990s.

Other possibility is the speed-control resistors for the heating fan, but they usually live inside an air duct.
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It is an electronic Battery Isolator (solid state, no moving parts).

Works the same as the Battery Separator, which uses a solenoid.


http://info.waytekwire.com/blog/batt...the-difference

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Mine looks identical in my 93 Dodge.
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Thanks BBQ, for pointing out the Waytek blog. It has many helpful vehicle electric articles.
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Thanks BBQ, for pointing out the Waytek blog. It has many helpful vehicle electric articles.

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