kiev
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Re: And now my I will not charge!!

Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:55 pm

There may be other damage also, so check the capacitors while the board is out.

i don't recognize the connector, there may be a clamshell cover. Jay (jray3) just recently swapped one out so he will likely know how.
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jray3
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Re: And now my I will not charge!!

Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:33 pm

1pk wrote:I’ve found someone in my local area who can replace the resistor so I’m removing the inverter at the moment.

Can someone tell me the secret to this connector? Where is the release mechanism?

https://imgur.com/a/P9mZyxe

Thanks

Yes, I wrestled with that one too, but there is a release tab on the skinny side of the female connector.
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Re: And now my I will not charge!!

Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:46 pm

I did figure it out eventually and the inverter is now at a local shop for repair. The owner didn’t seem too confident about removing the bottom board from the box. I’ve sent him a link to this thread for reference so if anyone has any additional info that could be helpful please post it here.

Kiev, have you had a look at Jrays inverter yet? Curious to see if the board is soldered or just screwed down.

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Re: And now my I will not charge!!

Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:02 pm

1pk wrote:Kiev, have you had a look at Jrays inverter yet?

I finally shipped the the old unit yesterday, so Kiev is at least a week out from rendering any verdicts. IIRC, the lower board was screwed in place. Those Phillips screws are quite soft, btw- had me wanting a small impact driver.
2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 87,000 miles
2012 i-ES traded at 21,648 miles
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt,170 kW, 32 kWh
1983 Mazda RX-7 EV 43 kW 10 kWh
1971 "Karmann Eclectric" EV 240 kW 19 kWh
1965 Karmann Ghia Cabriolet

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Re: And now my I will not charge!!

Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:13 am

So did you remove the bottom board? If it is held only with screws then any repair job will be much simpler.

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Re: And now my I will not charge!!

Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:52 am

@1pk,

i was wrong about the solder joints. Skylogger over in Western Australia has removed the board and the power devices came out with it--no need to desolder to remove the board.
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