Did you have to use a type 1 or 2 adapter to charge it . since the conversions use a commando socketWell I bit the bullet and bought one of the Partner Tepee's. Brother is based in Glasgow so drove it home. Just short of 200 miles, crossed at Troon and made it to its new home in less than two days over three and a bit charges. Home is Fermanagh in Northern Ireland!! I am an engineer with an interest in all things renewable so figured this could be my next project. Looking forward to the learning curve and the experience. Any recommendations on good technical reads/books that will bring me up to speed with the tech would be greatly appreciated?
I was just using the standard three pin plug that comes with the car, I have a sister living just outside Belfast and a brother in Omagh, each 50 - 60 mile range so had no need to use the public charge points which was great.Did you have to use a type 1 or 2 adapter to charge it . since the conversions use a commando socket
I will pick up a standard spike suppressor, thanks for the good advice. Its strange about Ansaldo Electric Drive, they were a big market player between 2006 - 2011 supplying a wide number of car manufacturers but then seem to just disappear in 2012-2013. I done a good web trawl for info but can find very little. Some here...The motor and inverter is made by an Italian company, who so far have not responded to about ten different email addresses, all of which are being returned as undeliverable. Even the partent company does not respond.
All the systems are controlled thgrough canbus, but its proving hard to get any of the can message details. There appears to be some issues with mains derived spikes, making their way throgh the charger to the battery pack and through to the inverter which is online during charge. This gives the inverter problems, one of my customers recently managed to get a used part from Allied to repair his after we had extracted the old one and done some tests on certain parts. So spike suppressors are a good idea, I have made some to use on single phase with 16amp connections but you could use a 13amp plug in one, but obviously not outside. Three phase versions will only work on three phase, so if you have a three phase version then a single phase charger will need to be installed. These take a while to obtain, as they are not held in the uk and get made to order by Zivan. Dont go the route of a phase converter as you would need something to supply the power of the three phase charger which is greater than a single phase unit (thats why they used them).