Hmmm, interesting. I don't know about these two pins and the need to short them. There is nothing in the manuals that I have either. I have had mine running for a long while now. I know there is a 5 volt requirement on one wire when set up for Lithium... other than that, I can't find anything on this... ????There is a multi-pin socket on the side of the charger. I think you have to connect pins 1 and 3 to "enable" the charger. I haven't powered mine up yet but when I picked it up at Elcon they showed me the false fail mode until those two pins are connected. You can contact them in Sacramento to be sure. I don't have my scribble notes handy.
Interesting. I've had a pretty disturbing experience with Zivan/Elcon (aka Electric Conversions, Greg McCrea) in Sacramento CA, recently. I'm gonna bite my tongue for now, and see how it turns out...but lets just say that I am thoroughly NOT impressed so far.well that didn't work either, called the manufacturer was told to e-mail support with the problem, yawn.... here we go again, hehe
What do you expect with a Chinese charger?well that didn't work either, called the manufacturer was told to e-mail support with the problem, yawn.... here we go again, hehe
Oh, I spoke to Greg (via email) many times... at least on the occasions that he answered. I also asked for a good time to call so we could discuss all details and move fwd. That was also ignored.I went to Sac to pick up my charger and DC/DC. I met all three employees. They just moved and are in a bit of disarray so give them some time.
Try to speak directly to Greg.
The manual you posted is for the lithium version only. The lithium version uses either CAN control or can work without CAN BUS but requires the 5 volt input to enable. The pb version does not use/need any 5 volt enable or jumpers.I watched them program my charger and test it. Greg can fill you in but the manual I posted earlier clearly states that the enable has to be connected in mode 1 (no BMS). If wired to a BMS, the BMS keeps the circuit closed unless it opens the circuit.
Also, to reset these type of chargers you have to disconnect the input and output for a minute or so to reset it. My Zero motorcycle charger is the same way.
I agree that buying domestic is the way I want to shop... when possible. It doesn't guarantee good quality or support though. History has demonstrated that domestic manufacturers have typically been forced to improve their quality to meet that of some foreign suppliers. . . automotive being the big one. (Perhaps not China....yet, but definitely Japan) Unfortunately, when I was shopping, no charger offered the all the features that I wanted for a reasonable price (actually at any price....going from memory). The documentation could certainly be better also, that is for sure. As for support, I've been most disappointed by the domestic support, both at time of purchase, and afterward. Talking directly to the factory in China was the best support. They also offered to re-program for free... but I really didn't want to ship it back there. Now, I'm wondering if I should have. As for quality, I'm not really qualified to make a the best judgment here.. but this charger has worked flawlessly for me so far.What do you expect with a Chinese charger?
It is made by Hxxxxxxxxx Ltd. with the Elcon name stuck on it.
No manual, huh? Hmmmmm.
As I've probably said before, you get exactly what you pay for.
Buy USA EV products. May cost more, but quality is vastly superior.