Ecitypower 1500W charger

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__Tango   1 W

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Ecitypower 1500W charger

Post by __Tango » Dec 28 2009 6:52pm

Hi folks.

The specs for the ecitypower 1500W (http://www.ecitypower.com/pdf/w1500.pdf) sold at bmsbattery.com or on ebay, look pretty much like a carbon copy of the ElCon PFC1500 (http://www.thunderstruck-ev.com/PFC1500.pdf).

However, it's difficult to tell what type of charge curve the ecitypower charger uses. It's so confusing with so many companies oem'ing chargers from other comapnies...it's hard to tell what's actually different vs. the same.

Does anyone have any experience with this charger? The ecitypower version runs for around $389 shipped (or arond $350 on ebay) to the US, which is almost $200 less than the Elcon.

Thanks!

...tango...

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Re: Ecitypower 1500W charger

Post by dnmun » Dec 29 2009 12:52am

we discovered that ecitypower is selling chargers made by King Power chargers in china. mr ping is now also selling the the king power chargers, which he had modified for lifepo4 charging, rather than lipo, by king power. he had a thread on it here earlier in the year.

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Re: Ecitypower 1500W charger

Post by __Tango » Dec 29 2009 12:58pm

dnmun wrote:we discovered that ecitypower is selling chargers made by King Power chargers in china. mr ping is now also selling the the king power chargers, which he had modified for lifepo4 charging, rather than lipo, by king power. he had a thread on it here earlier in the year.
Thanks for the info.

Does anyone know if there is a relationship (and what it is) between the ecitypower/King chargers and the Elcon chargers?

Thanks!

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Re: Ecitypower 1500W charger

Post by pm_dawn » Feb 11 2010 5:19am

Hi !

Does anyone have the programming interface for these chargers.
Or have a specification what kind of data can be obtained from it, and how it can be controlled over the CAN bus?

Best regards

/Per

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Re: Ecitypower 1500W charger

Post by jorhyne1 » Feb 11 2010 12:18pm

Have you tried emailing ecitypower? They normally respond very quickly to most queries.

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Re: Ecitypower 1500W charger

Post by olaf-lampe » Mar 01 2010 10:00am

Hello Nancy and all users of Elcon chargers:
Which BMS do you know that works with your CAN-protocol?

By the way: when they say Byte in the CAN-Manual they actually mean Bit. Only BYTE is meant to be a Byte ;)
Olaf

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Re: BMS works with ElCon charger

Post by olaf-lampe » Apr 02 2010 6:05am

nancylooloo@yahoo.cn wrote:Hello all users of Elcon chargers:
Years ago, our chargers works with BMS from Guantuo. As a manufacturer of these chargers, I'm pleased to offer the updated news directly from our factory for you. Recently, our ElCon charger can successfully work with Elithion BMS which has been carefully tested by our customers. Thanks for their great effort to test. It is a great advance.
Hi nancylooloo ,
in case you refer to centric automotive as the customer who tested this combo: we found out that it only works successful with the 500kHz CAN Baud rate. But only if you switch off all the standard CAN messages Elithion would send normally. Otherwise the Elcon charger gets flooded with messages and shuts down.
The small Elcon charger (2kW) that only support 250kHz had trouble with the Elithion SOC-display. Because the SOC display won't run at 250kHz and its CAN-termination can't be disabled.

Well at least it works, somehow...
Olaf

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