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I ordered the elcon charger 3.3kw version, but the manual is lacking the details needed for wiring it correctly. Also I have a AVC2 that I'm using for the j1772 connector.

The DC out pin out I understand, however when it comes to the ports for the AC and signal ports, I'm a little confused.

AC port:
AC power for the red(L) and black(N) wires are straight forward, but for the ground(PE) wire. The Elcon charger has a PE pin for it, and the AVC2 shows the Ground for this being wired to the chassis of the car. So in this case I should do a common ground to the chassis of the car for the PE wire correct?

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I had the charger programmed to support canbus. I'm under the impression that the 12v+ (PIN D ) and 12- pins(PIN E) are the pins to power the charger . Leaving Pin F free since I won't be using it, correct?

Anyone knows the location of the led on the 3.3kw charger?
 

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I recently ordered a charger from TC in China. Fair to say the support is pretty much non-existent.

I asked for both Enable and CAN Bus control. The charger they sent was Enable only, and set to a Vmax well higher than what I need. I can't change it because it's not CAN Bus controlled.

The Enable lines D and F were working for a week until now, they have stopped working too... Far out. A decent bloody charger is not much to ask for!
 

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If you ordered the Elcon direct, they should have support right?
I ordered from Evcomponents. Took over a month to get my charger, and had to email all their emails every 3 - 4 days to get a repsonse. Only time I got a fast reply was when I first ordered the charger and they wanted to me to get the 3.3kw, because there didn't have any more 1.5kw chargers.

So I was checking if anyone had any knowledge on this charger.
 

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I recently ordered a charger from TC in China. Fair to say the support is pretty much non-existent.

I asked for both Enable and CAN Bus control. The charger they sent was Enable only, and set to a Vmax well higher than what I need. I can't change it because it's not CAN Bus controlled.

The Enable lines D and F were working for a week until now, they have stopped working too... Far out. A decent bloody charger is not much to ask for!

Yeah, the ghosting by email is insane.
 

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I ordered the elcon charger 3.3kw version, but the manual is lacking the details needed for wiring it correctly. Also I have a AVC2 that I'm using for the j1772 connector.

The DC out pin out I understand, however when it comes to the ports for the AC and signal ports, I'm a little confused.

AC port:
AC power for the red(L) and black(N) wires are straight forward, but for the ground(PE) wire. The Elcon charger has a PE pin for it, and the AVC2 shows the Ground for this being wired to the chassis of the car. So in this case I should do a common ground to the chassis of the car for the PE wire correct?

Signal port
I had the charger programmed to support canbus. I'm under the impression that the 12v+ (PIN D ) and 12- pins(PIN E) are the pins to power the charger . Leaving Pin F free since I won't be using it, correct?

Anyone knows the location of the led on the 3.3kw charger?
Yes, we know about these chargers. There are several threads that go into every thing.

https://www.diyelectriccar.com/forums/showthread.php/tcch-elcon-charger-troubleshooting-and-repair-90162.html

Or go to Orion BMS

https://www.orionbms.com/charger-integration/interfacing-elcon/
 

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I ordered the elcon charger 3.3kw version, but the manual is lacking the details needed for wiring it correctly. Also I have a AVC2 that I'm using for the j1772 connector.

The DC out pin out I understand, however when it comes to the ports for the AC and signal ports, I'm a little confused.

AC port:
AC power for the red(L) and black(N) wires are straight forward, but for the ground(PE) wire. The Elcon charger has a PE pin for it, and the AVC2 shows the Ground for this being wired to the chassis of the car. So in this case I should do a common ground to the chassis of the car for the PE wire correct?

Signal port
I had the charger programmed to support canbus. I'm under the impression that the 12v+ (PIN D ) and 12- pins(PIN E) are the pins to power the charger . Leaving Pin F free since I won't be using it, correct?

Anyone knows the location of the led on the 3.3kw charger?
Seems pretty straigt forward to me. Look at the PDF file at this link and see if it answers your confusion.

https://www.evwest.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=107
 

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Seems pretty straigt forward to me. Look at the PDF file at this link and see if it answers your confusion.

https://www.evwest.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=107
I've been using that as one of the manuals for wiring. I'm testing tonight to see if the charger case is grounded and which pin is actually ground. Because the manual I was sent from China and the one that's floating around online have the pins swapped for GND and FIRE. I emailed evcomponents to confirm the pinout for the input, but in the meantime I'll test with mutlimeter.

Connecting the AVC2 seems like the easier part. Hopefully I can have this thing charging by the weekend.
 

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I've been using that as one of the manuals for wiring. I'm testing tonight to see if the charger case is grounded and which pin is actually ground. Because the manual I was sent from China and the one that's floating around online have the pins swapped for GND and FIRE. I emailed evcomponents to confirm the pinout for the input, but in the meantime I'll test with mutlimeter.

Connecting the AVC2 seems like the easier part. Hopefully I can have this thing charging by the weekend.
I just checked the ground and it looks like the pinout from Evcomponents is incorrect, the pinout from aliexpress and google images are the correct ones for AC input.
 

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is it possible to turn this charger on and off without a bms? just a switch?
guessing its not possible to change the charge voltage without canbus right?
 

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is it possible to turn this charger on and off without a bms? just a switch?
guessing its not possible to change the charge voltage without canbus right?
The manual says that it is CAN bus only. These things are pretty simple. I believe you send a can message once a second with voltage and current requested in the message.

As far a power.... there is no problem wiring AC Power through a switch just be sure it is the right current and voltage to match your charger requirements.

You still need to send CAN after it is powered.
 

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is there a list of tc elcon compatible bms's? or something i should look for in particular when buying a bms?
 
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