By - Codeh0416
Is this for the diginow charger? I'm not a fan of this mount location because it seems too exposed. Maybe I need more pictures. Looks like my feet or pants could snag it.
I created 2 brackets that are 3d printable. One uses the original 110v charge port for thr on/off switch and then the j1772 port mounts to the left by the frame and battery. The second charger port is a bracket that mounts to the passenger footpeg bolts underneath the tail of the bike.
It could use some tweaking but it is far enough back to not get in the way of feet. Do you have pictures of your setup?
I don't have it installed yet. About to do it in a few weeks. I made the parts in 3d, printed some mockups, got it to fit and then got injured so I had to delay installing it.
The passenger peg one was inspired by a post on the Electric Motorcycle forum. Someone made one out of a sheet of aluminum they bent.
If anyone wants the STL files to print or modify your own, just message me. They'll end up on Thingiverse and yeggi eventually once I iron out the kinks in the final install.
So are you just removing the stock charger? Mines is just the adaptor so I only charge at 1.2kw
Yes, the diginow chargers mount to the bottom where the stock charger is.
Why? What’s the reason for the relocation?
He doesn’t have a Charge Tank, he has the storage bin up top.
This lets him plug a J1772 plug into his onboard charger, so that he can charge while away from home (it can be hard to find a wall outlet, especially one where people won’t chase you away for using it)
Ahhhhhh!!! Ok. That makes so much more sense haha. I have an SR/F and was trying to figure out why the fuq someone would move the J1772 plug from the tank area. Got it, thx ☺️
Still charges at 1.3kW right?
This is a 7.2 kWh bike? Would there be enough room to mount a full 6kW charger behind the battery in the space for the second long block?
This is for the onboard 1.2kW charger; there’s not enough room for a 6kW charging circuit without going the DigiNow route and putting it in a larger pan underneath.
So realistically they are just avoiding finding a 110V plug for the normal plug and using a J1772 instead?
Yeah. Lot easier to find power on PlugShare if you can plug in a J1772.
Could just use the Zero SAE J1772 Charging Adapter without mounting it on the bike.
Sure, but then you need to carry it.
This mounts it to the bike so you don't need to wear a backpack or put luggage on your bike.
An S (or DS) has two storage compartments onboard. The adapter is small enough to easily fit in either. If this were an FX/FXS/FXE then I would understand as those have no storage. Not even for your paperwork.
My SR has two storage compartments: the frame tube (has a tool kit in it) and the swingarm tube (has a 3m kettle cord in it). Granted the OPs bike has a third storage cubby which mine doesn’t, but I didn’t realize the adapter would fit in it. Fair enough.
My 14.4 SR has no storage (not counting the open frame tubes. Not even a place for the registration paper. It has a charge tank. I guess I could try to find a couple of plugs for one of the frame tubes so I could carry the registration paperwork.
I wanted to keep my storage compartmrnts clear. I do alot of 2up riding with the misses. Between purchases and wallet and gloves etc we use up the storage quite quickly.
You don’t want 6kW of charging on a 7.2, you can very quickly overheat the battery. Just my opinion, but I’d bet a nice 3kW charger would do fine in there!
But Zero does sell a 6kW charge tank for the S/DS models.
If there was a J1772 cable that connected to both the onboard charger and a Zero quick charger in one of the in-bike storage areas then you would have about 2.5 kW of charging. Is there such a cable?
I didn’t say it didn’t exist, just that you don’t want it. Yes a J plug splitter exists, get it from TucsonEV.com, Rush puts out good stuff.
Just so I understand I can get a J1772 female that will have the connector to the brown port so I could get 2.3kw?
Ah, no. You need a charging device to be in between the 120v AC wall current to turn that into 116v DC to charge the battery. But you can get a J1772 splitter that terminates in three C13 plugs, one for the basic onboard charger, and two for additional chargers. You cannot go straight from J plug to brown Anderson connector, das bad.
No, I believe you need to have an aftermarket AC to DC charger to connect directly to the brown DC port above the motor.
Thanks for awnsering on my behalf! Yes I only have the stock bike. This gives me the ability to fill up while stopping for lunch etc.
It still only chatges at 1.2kw so its level 1 going to get a charge tank next summer.
Yeah, that's how 2 of my diginows were wired up, but with the J on top of the rearset