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BrianTRice

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2013 DC inlet charge limit
« on: October 01, 2015, 05:58:23 AM »

My 2013 DS model has a stated/confirmed 30 amp fuse limiting the current coming through the Anderson SB 75x port above the motor presumably leading into the battery compartment, whereas later models have a 100 amp fuse, allowing two Elcon chargers vs one.

What's the feasibility of upgrading a 2013's DC input capacity? I'm assuming that just replacing the fuse with the 100 amp fuse and dumping more amps into it is going to end in melting insulation and metal and generally A BAD TIME. I have no reason to expect Zero to approve this if I asked, but they'd likely also not inform why.

I ask all this since I'm really starting to eye using the Zero on long-distance trips and hope to maximize my charging abilities at level 2 stations (RV parks and J1772). I have everything needed but a second Elcon (or Meanwell, etc.).
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Re: 2013 DC inlet charge limit
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2015, 07:01:05 AM »

Bypass it, charge through the controller instead, it can support the amps your looking for.

That is what I do ;)
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Re: 2013 DC inlet charge limit
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2015, 09:11:07 AM »

This means consulting the Sevcon documentation? Just trying to understand the scope
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Re: 2013 DC inlet charge limit
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2015, 04:57:21 PM »

Burton, I haven't had a chance to check, but is the controller energized when the stock charger is active, I was thinking about an Anderson connector fastened in the storage area for a quick charger easy access, after I get all the parts I will be assembling one, I'm waiting on a few things and it would be a good winter project, plus the option of upping the charge rate with more power supplies would be nice for touring!
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