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This refers to the V2 of [[DigiNow]]'s charger product as released in 2017.
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This refers to the V2 of [[DigiNow]]'s charger product as released in early 2017.
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: [[DigiNow/Super_Charger_V2.5|V2.5]] started shipping in early 2018 as a control-board upgrade of this product.
  
 
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: V2 is based on (but not identical to) a new [[Zero Aftermarket#Elcon 3.3KW UHF CAN bus charger|Elcon charging product]] arranged in multiples.
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: V2 is based on (but not identical to) the [http://www.tccharger.com/english/ProList/T39 TC HK-J 3.3 charger unit].
 
: They limit themselves to lower amperage when connected to North American household voltage levels, which are typically designed for 15A at 110-120VAC.
 
: They limit themselves to lower amperage when connected to North American household voltage levels, which are typically designed for 15A at 110-120VAC.
 
: They are made to run at full power on 208-240VAC, and they have also been tested to run at full power from ~170-360VDC
 
: They are made to run at full power on 208-240VAC, and they have also been tested to run at full power from ~170-360VDC
 
: Cooling is provided by air-blowing fans; a liquid cooling system is also available by special request.
 
: Cooling is provided by air-blowing fans; a liquid cooling system is also available by special request.
: The [http://www.elconchargers.com/catalog/item/9034090/10295140.htm Elcon product page] indicates that it can communicate over CAN bus, which requires a custom control module to tell it what to do for integration with Zero's systems to be safe and reliable.
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: The [http://www.elconchargers.com/catalog/item/9034090/10295140.htm Elcon variant's product page] indicates that it can communicate over CAN bus, which requires a custom control module to tell it what to do for integration with Zero's systems to be safe and reliable.
: Also, Elcon supplies are [http://www.power-supply-designer.com/2011/05/isolation/ electrically isolated], eliminating some design and handling issues with the V1 platform.
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: Also, these chargers are [http://www.power-supply-designer.com/2011/05/isolation/ electrically isolated], eliminating some design and handling issues with the V1 platform.
 
: There is no controlling user interface currently provided, but [http://electricmotorcycleforum.com/boards/index.php?topic=6557.msg51873#msg51873 DigiNow has stated] they intend to add Bluetooth / BLE support (including for units already shipped), implying some kind of mobile application to communicate over a protocol.
 
: There is no controlling user interface currently provided, but [http://electricmotorcycleforum.com/boards/index.php?topic=6557.msg51873#msg51873 DigiNow has stated] they intend to add Bluetooth / BLE support (including for units already shipped), implying some kind of mobile application to communicate over a protocol.
  
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: DigiNow's [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAdNeARedvY Supercharger V2 unboxing video] for a quick overview of the hardware.
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* DigiNow's [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAdNeARedvY Supercharger V2 unboxing video] for a quick overview of the hardware:
: Eric Shattow's [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQRYhf2TrzA Supercharger V2 unboxing video] for a closer showing of the hardware.
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: Eric Shattow's [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7z9KTMh0W0 Video showing the Supercharger V2's hardware connections]
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* Eric Shattow's [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQRYhf2TrzA Supercharger V2 unboxing video] for a closer showing of the hardware:
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* Eric Shattow's [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7z9KTMh0W0 Video showing the Supercharger V2's hardware connections]:
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Avcy1JKcPOs A quick introduction to the Diginow Supercharger (V2) and test charging the first time] by [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLZ9tcCrr_bq2tSdJ_a-0eg Dump the pump] on YouTube:
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Latest revision as of 05:52, 14 August 2018

This refers to the V2 of DigiNow's charger product as released in early 2017.

V2.5 started shipping in early 2018 as a control-board upgrade of this product.
Product link
DigiNow Super Charger V2.
Notes
Limited orders made for the V1 through 2016 have been upgraded to a two module version of the V2.
Ordering is now generally available at a scaling price by having a modular assembly.
Features
Made of 3.3kW modules in configurable numbers, up to 11.2kW for current Zero models' charging limits.
Tank Bag cowl area fitment for one module air-cooled.
Power Tank cowl area fitment for two modules air-cooled, and three modules with a yet-to-be-designed thermal management system.
Ordering
DigiNow's distributor in the UK is The English Electric Motor Co.
DigiNow sells directly outside of Europe.
Technology
V2 is based on (but not identical to) the TC HK-J 3.3 charger unit.
They limit themselves to lower amperage when connected to North American household voltage levels, which are typically designed for 15A at 110-120VAC.
They are made to run at full power on 208-240VAC, and they have also been tested to run at full power from ~170-360VDC
Cooling is provided by air-blowing fans; a liquid cooling system is also available by special request.
The Elcon variant's product page indicates that it can communicate over CAN bus, which requires a custom control module to tell it what to do for integration with Zero's systems to be safe and reliable.
Also, these chargers are electrically isolated, eliminating some design and handling issues with the V1 platform.
There is no controlling user interface currently provided, but DigiNow has stated they intend to add Bluetooth / BLE support (including for units already shipped), implying some kind of mobile application to communicate over a protocol.
Video Guides
Connections
  • J1772 primary inlet.
  • Anderson connector (SBS75XBRN) primary outlet with a "keepalive" signal transmitter.
  • (Unlisted, must ask) a controller connection with a separate Anderson "keepalive" signal transmitter.
Optional Inlet Adapters
Hardware
Modular Connector Q&A with photos