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centra12

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High Voltage IT Network
« on: January 13, 2018, 07:15:00 PM »

Hello

Does the Zero 2018 actually have a secure IT network?

Then she would also have a second battery or?

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NEW2elec

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Re: High Voltage IT Network
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2018, 08:11:10 PM »

Not sure I get your question but here goes.
The Zero does not have an internet connection like a Tesla, it will connect with a smartphone from blue tooth with the Zero app.

Also unlike the Tesla and Leaf the Zero only has it's main lithium battery to power everything using a DC-DC converter for the 12 volt applications.

Hope that was what you were asking.  :)
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centra12

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Re: High Voltage IT Network
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2018, 08:53:21 PM »


No

I mean she has an independent (no ground connection) high voltage systen that makes electric shock impossible
As with the electric cars
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Re: High Voltage IT Network
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2018, 10:44:53 PM »

The high voltage is isolated, the 12v system is an isolated DC-DC converter so no second battery. There is no ground connection except to confirm isolation. Nothing is impossible...
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Re: High Voltage IT Network
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2018, 10:47:01 PM »

Wow ok well first I would say electric shock is never "impossible".  The Zero has wires inside orange high voltage loom which indicates danger.
If your asking about normal rain or riding through creeks or puddles no one has ever been shocked as far as I know.  There are plenty of videos showing people doing this. 
If your talking about digging around inside the bike to modify it in some way.  I'd say if you have to ask than don't do it.
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Re: High Voltage IT Network
« Reply #5 on: Today at 06:42:45 AM »

In addition to the caution and information in the above replies, I'll suggest reading https://zeromanual.com and see what you can learn. The information is available there to figure out what you actually need to know.

One short answer that may be helpful is that almost all of the bike is de-energized after keying the bike off, because a contactor disconnects most of the bike's circuits from battery then.

There is still some residual charge in the controller and connected chargers for up to 10 minutes after that, and there are some paths out of the battery that keep parts of the bike energized, but none of that is physically accessible by default. And the Zero pack voltage is at or less than 116V so it's not as dangerous as most EVs.

Zero's systems are reasonably safe. But if you don't know how to work safely with electrical systems, you probably should ask an expert before trying something specific.
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