Making an Intelligent Discharger that's compatible with prolong?

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    So I recently squired a prolong charger with the discharge ready harness, and I don't own a discharger. I do own a turnigy reaktor 300w hobby charger. Technically can I hook that up to the prolong charger and have an intelligent discharger? Or is the only cheap method using the prolong light bulb discharger?

    Anyone know where I can buy the connector used so I can just use my own light bulb system? Thanks!
     
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    If you’re cobbling this together, you could always sever the Prolong connector and wire things up as you see fit;).

    Saves procuring something else:).

    Or just spend the $$$ and you’re good to go(y).
     
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    Oh I'd clobber it up and crimp together a solution.. but for some reason the harness alone is $150... making it a very expensive mistake waiting for happen.
     
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    It’s all about perspective ;).

    If you’ve resolved yourself with piece mealing this, I’d spend some time looking into the wires and their functions.

    Good luck and keep us posted (y).
     
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    Prolong bulb discharger is fairly cheap, or you can ask them to send you just the wire. I think it'll be $20 for wiring
     
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    Just the wire? As in the power connect part? Thanks for the info.
     
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    Yes just the wire. Don't ask me how I know.....
     
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    Yeah the bulb discharger has a dongle cable that you connect to the existing main harness when you want to put a load across the battery.

    With that special little dongle all you need is 2 light bulb sockets and a set of bulbs and a piece of wood to mount the sockets on.
    Then go on hybridautomotive.com and print out there bulb discharge instructions.
     
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