Princeton Tec Torrent mystery resistor

Chrontius

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My PT Torrent has, on its circuit board, a mystery 300-ohm surface mount resistor which looks to be in series with both battery circuits (remember, the torrent is 4s2p) and the bulb. Is this a really crude inrush-current limiting device?
 

Murray B

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300 ohms seems too high for current inrush protection. Even at 12V it could only pass a a maximum of about 40 mA.

That seems too low to me so I'm wondering if they are not using it to reduce the voltage to some other component on the circuit board.
 
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