Hi all, this modification is moving along the right lines (in my opinion), BUT still absolutely not recommended (in my opinion). This is because at the point of the cut, there will be opposite signal polarities on each side of the cut line. This configuration will result in a short circuit occuring briefly each time a car’s pick-up brush traverses the cut line. Given the power base can provide approv 8 amps of current, this will generate quite a sizeable spark each time. This will be bad for at least two, possibly three, reasons.
1/ it may affect nearby rf comms (sparks are broadband rf noise)
2/ the short circuit which occurs every time will be trying to put the ARC PRO into safe mode albeit briefly each time. This may cause long term damage, or premature failure, of the ARC PRO drive circuits) and worst case senario some blue smoke...
From a design piont of view I would strongly advise against this configuration... albeit that it appears on the surface to work in a satisfactory way in the short term.
If you don’t believe me - briefly try driving cars (with no lights) over the cut line in a darkened room - and watch out for the sparks... the sparks will be generated by 8 amps current at 15 volts...!