Thanks for replying. I'm trying to learn and not nitpick, but something doesn't add up..
According to the datasheet for the control chip ( http://ww1.microchip.com/downloads/en/D
... 22005b.pdf ), the charge current is 1000V/Rprog (equation 4-1, page 14), so a total of 1k resistance between the pads will give you 1000mA.
There is currently a 2K surface mount resistor, and if I add a 1.3K resistor in parallel as you suggest, that'll give me 787 ohms resistance, leading to a charge current of 1.3 amps. Wouldn't I want another 2K resistor over the existing 2K resistor for 1 amp of charging current? If not, help me find my mistake?