This thread will be used to document the technical information and any schematics or firmware available to help troubleshoot and repair
the OBC/Converter. Post #2 has troubleshooting steps and an index of this thread that can hopefully be used as a guide to step through the process.
There seems to be many failures reported lately (last 6 months or so), so maybe it's time to figure out what is happening and come up with a lower cost solution. i started a photo album with pictures related to this box, https://imgur.com/a/lUtGrwT
also all my imgur pictures are found at: https://kennybob.imgur.com/
List of links to user's recent failures [and successful REPAIRS
] in reverse order, later near the top:
20. PM message, 10/2018, from tdigsi; looking for substitutes to replace the 680 and 220uF capacitors?
, replaced snubber caps and MCU fuse, now it is charging; going to replace HV caps anyway due to age and high mileage, est. >~5000 Hrs on caps.]
19. PM message, 9/2018, from Quixotix in Seattle; dealer says charrger is dead; recommended to request DTCs and open cover to inspect for damage, blown fuse, etc.
, 9/2018, 2011 C-Zero in France, EVSE charging appears to start then quits, DCDC appears to work ok, Aux battery changed in 2015
, 9/2018, 2010 in Western Australia, blown snubber caps and MCU fuse, AC relay and precharge Rs
, 9/2018 ]
, 9/2018, 2012 not charging in Portugal, EVSE charging appears to start, then just quits, DCDC appears to work ok, still running with OEM Aux battery.
, 8/2018, failed charrger in Michigan UP, replaced with aftermarket DC/DC and Chademo charrger.
, 8/2018, 2010 not fully charging in Australia (east coast), OBC was replaced with a 2015 unit under recall in January 2017.
, not charging in Western Australia, found blown surface mount capacitors.
[EDIT: SOLVED AND REPAIRED
,8/12/2018, see picture of a twisted resistor causing open circuit on voltage monitoring]
, 6/18, 2012 not charging, dealer estimates $4800+tax
, 3/18, 2010 Australian model not charging fully in WA, charrger was replaced under recall. Dealer now pointing at EV-ECU as bad.
, intermittent charging level 1 and 2, found cracked bypass resistors at AC relay
[SWAPPED OUT OBC WITH USED 2013 UNIT
, 4/18, getting condenser timeout error P1A15, no main(+) contactor indication
, 6/18, Mr. Bean dc converter not working, blown 20A fuse in the inverter
, 6/18, Category: i'll take bad charrgers for $4000--The question is:What did the dealer find?
, 6/18, car not charging in New South Wales, blown snubber capacitors in the potted doghouse and fuse in the MCU.
[EDIT 10/7/2018: REPAIRED
, replaced snubber caps and fuse and now it's working again, Good Job!]
, 3/18, service manager says the on board charging unit has failed.
, Mits Canada replaced it for $800 Cdn]
, 3/16, dealer replaced charrger while troubleshooting by parts swapping, issue was MCU inverter.
, 2/18, code 39 OBC, abnormal PFC voltage,
, 10/17,dealer says bad charrger
1. TorranceMiEV, not chargingiDriver
, Nov 28, 2017, charrger fuse in MCU blown
Just for the historical record, mccluer
had a very early report of charrger failure back in 2012
Here is a picture with the cover open, note scorch marks on inside cover and the full exposure of the tops of the electrolytic capacitors (credit to coulomb for pointing out this indicator of high temperatures):
Here is a wiring diagram just to get started, will post a charrger schematic after it gets traced and drawn up.Workshop Manual High Voltage 20 Amp MCU (aka Inverter) fuse links:OBC Code 02 troubleshootingHow to access and replace the MCU fuse
see next post for troubleshooting notes