Eaton APR48-3G 1.8kW Light Compact Charger PSU

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Re: Eaton APR48-3G 1.8kW Light Compact Charger PSU

Post by DasDouble » Apr 16, 2016 10:15 am

Cheers mate, have buyed 5 Li-Po Packs from Hobbyking with 16000mAh and 14.8 Volts each Pack. Want to put them in seriall, which gives me about 1.184kWh. Do your charger also charge LiPos and is it good for the pack?

If so, will pay for it soon. :)

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Re: Eaton APR48-3G 1.8kW Light Compact Charger PSU

Post by Allex » Apr 16, 2016 1:55 pm

As long as you use adaptto to charge your lipos all will be good. Adaptto controlls everything, Eaton is just a dumb device that gives you the power for charge.

Guys,
I have successfully flashed my Eaton unit using software mod. I will wrap up a guide in the second post!

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Re: Eaton APR48-3G 1.8kW Light Compact Charger PSU

Post by DasDouble » May 25, 2016 9:09 am

Mine did just finally arrived. Good packed, good quality. 100% recommend. :)

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Re: Eaton APR48-3G 1.8kW Light Compact Charger PSU

Post by Allex » May 25, 2016 9:15 am

Great, I still wait for the first one to return from you here...

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Re: Eaton APR48-3G 1.8kW Light Compact Charger PSU

Post by DasDouble » May 25, 2016 11:03 am

Have you already tried to ask for refund? :?:
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Re: Eaton APR48-3G 1.8kW Light Compact Charger PSU

Post by Allex » Jun 01, 2016 6:36 am

Have yet to receive the parcel, still waiting for it...

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Re: Eaton APR48-3G 1.8kW Light Compact Charger PSU

Post by DasDouble » Jun 01, 2016 7:46 am

You better ask for insurance. I don't think that you will receive it again.. Or ask you post office.. :roll:

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Re: Eaton APR48-3G 1.8kW Light Compact Charger PSU

Post by Offroader » Aug 26, 2016 9:52 pm

I finally wired my APR48-3G and all seems fine except a yellow flashing light. This is constantly on even if I am not charging. I am running this unit with 110volts.

From what I can determine the light is considered a "low level warning"

The unit works and charges.

Does anyone know the reason for this?

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Re: Eaton APR48-3G 1.8kW Light Compact Charger PSU

Post by Allex » Aug 27, 2016 4:45 am

What I have been told is when the orange led flash - CV and when constantly on - CC
And also when the LED flash, this means that PSU does not sense a control board.

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Re: Eaton APR48-3G 1.8kW Light Compact Charger PSU

Post by DasDouble » Aug 27, 2016 5:33 am

Allex does it matter if I plug the psu first in, and then the charging cable into the bike, or does this harm the contacts somehow? Or is this unimportant, which comes first? 
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Re: Eaton APR48-3G 1.8kW Light Compact Charger PSU

Post by brumbrum » Aug 27, 2016 8:53 am

DasDouble wrote:Allex does it matter if I plug the psu first in, and then the charging cable into the bike, or does this harm the contacts somehow? Or is this unimportant, which comes first? 

Charging the battery via controller by using charging coil
In order to avoid problems which could be caused by inappropriate usage of device while charging, it’s necessary to follow the algorithm.
 Connect the charging coil to power supply (PSU). Do NOT switch on the PSU
 Connect the charging coil to the controller in accordance with the wiring scheme
 Enter charge settings in accordance with the manual sections 1.1.3 and 3.3.6.
 Switch the PSU on
 Once the charging is finished – switch off the PSU
 Disconnect the charging coil from the PSU
 Disconnect the charging coil and controller
 Leave the charging mode (press LEFT-DOWN

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Re: Eaton APR48-3G 1.8kW Light Compact Charger PSU

Post by BCTECH » Aug 29, 2016 9:38 am

brumbrum wrote:
DasDouble wrote:Allex does it matter if I plug the psu first in, and then the charging cable into the bike, or does this harm the contacts somehow? Or is this unimportant, which comes first? 

Charging the battery via controller by using charging coil
In order to avoid problems which could be caused by inappropriate usage of device while charging, it’s necessary to follow the algorithm.
 Connect the charging coil to power supply (PSU). Do NOT switch on the PSU
 Connect the charging coil to the controller in accordance with the wiring scheme
 Enter charge settings in accordance with the manual sections 1.1.3 and 3.3.6.
 Switch the PSU on
 Once the charging is finished – switch off the PSU
 Disconnect the charging coil from the PSU
 Disconnect the charging coil and controller
 Leave the charging mode (press LEFT-DOWN
When switching on /off the PSU, does it matter if just plug / unplug from wall or better to have a on/off switch ? I assume is same but just wanted to double check

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Re: Eaton APR48-3G 1.8kW Light Compact Charger PSU

Post by brumbrum » Aug 29, 2016 12:18 pm

It shouldnt make any difference. I have some sockets in my home with switches and some without. As long as you enter the charge screen first and only then plug in the psu then all should be fine. Also, try not to move the motor/wheel while charging ;-)

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Re: Eaton APR48-3G 1.8kW Light Compact Charger PSU

Post by Offroader » Aug 29, 2016 10:56 pm

FInally wired my Eaton power supply. This is a very nice power supply. It is so simple to connect the wires, the unit is so small and lightweight, and also very quiet.
Much smaller and quieter than my huge HP ESP120 power supply which only does 220 volts.

This Eaton APR48-3G does 110 and 220 volts.

Some charging tests have shown that it is bad to charge 18650s at high charge rates, so there is no need for a powerful power supply. I charge my huge 18650 pack at around 500 watts, which is only about .5 amps per cell (max charge rate is 1.65 amps) in my 280 cell pack. This unit can go as high as 1100 watts at 110 volts, and 1800 at 220 volts.

Here is the wiring for USA colors, just cut any computer cord and you will have white, black, and green. Takes just seconds to solder all the wires. This was a temporary install so you should use heat shrink on the wires and also zip tie the AC wire to the back of the case to stress relieve the wire so you don't pull the wires out of their solder points and have a live AC wires.

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Re: Eaton APR48-3G 1.8kW Light Compact Charger PSU

Post by icherouveim » Sep 13, 2016 12:20 pm

Hello guys,

Does anybody have the original flash-EEPROM files for the Eaton charger?
My Eaton failed during the reprogramming process and now I have to reflash it again.


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Re: Eaton APR48-3G 1.8kW Light Compact Charger PSU

Post by icherouveim » Sep 15, 2016 6:50 am

Thank you very much for your post!
Now my Eaton charger works like a rolex watch!
I don't know why but with this firmware it's much more quieter and also when I plug the USB cable the LED lights go on (before not). It seems that it was running an old firmware version.

Thanks again!

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Re: Eaton APR48-3G 1.8kW Light Compact Charger PSU

Post by silicium » Sep 15, 2016 8:37 am

Very good news :D
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Re: Eaton APR48-3G 1.8kW Light Compact Charger PSU

Post by atarijedi » Sep 16, 2016 12:26 pm

Anyone know how to wire it up for 240V in US/Canada? Do we just wire the other live to where the neutral would normally be, like in a regular 3 wire 240V system, which is live/live/ground? Or do we use the 4th pad on the back? Anyone know?

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Re: Eaton APR48-3G 1.8kW Light Compact Charger PSU

Post by icherouveim » Sep 18, 2016 12:17 am

Hello,
Yes you must use the three wires as we do in Europe.
Phase, neutral, Earth. I think there are detailed pictures at the first page of this threat.
You use only three contacs.

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Re: Eaton APR48-3G 1.8kW Light Compact Charger PSU

Post by silicium » Sep 19, 2016 4:16 am

In french with old system voltage (110V). This system is missing for 40 years... 8)

Neutral <-> Phase = 110V

Phase 1 <-> other phase = 220V

now:

Neutral <-> Phase = 230V

Phase 1 <-> other phase = 400V

If you have two phases so just connect the two phases of the normal inputs of the power supply.
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Re: Eaton APR48-3G 1.8kW Light Compact Charger PSU

Post by captain387 » Sep 25, 2016 8:27 pm

Hi Allex

I see the voltage range is 43 to 59V, do you know what the current range is when programming the Eaton.
I have 2 packs which I can parallel for long trips, but was wondering what the lower current limit could be to charge the individual pack
Is there a mod to limit current without programming?

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Re: Eaton APR48-3G 1.8kW Light Compact Charger PSU

Post by Allex » Sep 26, 2016 2:31 am

Hi, the easiest way is to program it. You can set whatever current you like 5-10A i possible.

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Re: Eaton APR48-3G 1.8kW Light Compact Charger PSU

Post by stepan » Dec 01, 2016 1:50 am

Is there any way to increase the voltage above 68V?
I was able to do that by reprogramming it and cutting trace on the bottom, but it tops at 68.8V like something else is limitting it.
As this PS is able to work with 110V AC and provide up to 58V I assume that with 220V AC it's transformer can can easily provide 84V for 20S or even 87V for 21S or 24S LFP
Does anyone have an idea?

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Re: Eaton APR48-3G 1.8kW Light Compact Charger PSU

Post by Offroader » Dec 01, 2016 9:32 pm

Allex wrote:Hi, the easiest way is to program it. You can set whatever current you like 5-10A i possible.

Allex, is it possible to put 3 of these in series, and set a current limit, to act as a fast powerful charger for my car?

For example, I would want to charge to 178 volts with a current of 15 amps.

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