Adaptto Mini-E Controller Teardown

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Adaptto Mini-E Controller Teardown

Post by jut » Jul 10 2014 9:55pm

Let's have a look inside the Adaptto Mini-E motor controller.

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Post by GiantEV » Jul 11 2014 2:36pm

Very nice. Any close-up shots of the BMS boards?

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Post by liveforphysics » Jul 11 2014 6:53pm

It's pretty simple. Simple is good. :-)

The heat-path looks like it has some low-hanging fruit available, but using those absurdly good FETs likely means it's not needed.
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Re: Adaptto Mini-E Controller Teardown

Post by spinningmagnets » Jul 11 2014 6:59pm

Are they clustering the FETs instead of putting them in a long line to reduce inductance...like Lebowski's DIY advanced design controller?

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Post by jut » Jul 13 2014 1:37am

spinningmagnets wrote:Are they clustering the FETs instead of putting them in a long line to reduce inductance...like Lebowski's DIY advanced design controller?
I would say yes to that. I like how they put the caps directly underneath the FETs. Makes for a good low impedance path.

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Post by jut » Jul 14 2014 8:48pm

GiantEV wrote:Very nice. Any close-up shots of the BMS boards?
I'll post some in a few days. Been busy the past few days.

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Post by circuit » Jul 15 2014 10:01am

Any info on current shunt(s)? Where and how many?
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Post by snellemin » Jul 15 2014 3:03pm

Thanks for the nude shots. I like how compact everything is.
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Post by Paradigm » Jul 20 2014 11:40am

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Re: Adaptto Mini-E Controller Teardown

Post by GiantEV » Jul 30 2014 10:09pm

jut wrote:
GiantEV wrote:Very nice. Any close-up shots of the BMS boards?
I'll post some in a few days. Been busy the past few days.
Did you get a chance to take any more pictures?

Do you guys know which chips they are using on the balance boards? I'm a techie so I'd like to read the data sheets to see what the limits are on these chips. Looks like there is a larger chip on the end, and a smaller chip on each 4S section.

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Re: Adaptto Mini-E Controller Teardown

Post by jut » Jul 31 2014 11:03pm

Posted BMS pics here: http://imgur.com/a/Pgpkr#0 ... since the forum doesn't handle high res images that well.

The main BMS board is a 24MHz, ST Cortex M3 processor: http://www.st.com/web/catalog/mmc/FM141 ... 5/PF216837
Part of this family: http://www.st.com/web/catalog/mmc/FM141 ... 5/PF216837
Powerful little guy. Makes me wonder why they're not using the same micro for the inverter. Perhaps I missed it?

The other chip on the BMS daugther boards is a TI msp430f2013: http://www.ti.com/product/msp430f2013
The package markings are:
F2013
1AK G4
D21Z6

I wonder if Adaptto is having IC supply issues being that they're in Russia? I have no idea on this kind of thing.

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Re: Adaptto Mini-E Controller Teardown

Post by GiantEV » Aug 14 2014 11:25pm

Very cool. Thanks for the pics.

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Post by ecruz » Oct 13 2014 9:18am

Thank you for posting this thread!!!

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Post by honya96 » Feb 01 2018 2:53pm

Please, does anyone know the value of R32 resistor? it will help me a lot. Thank you
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Post by ridethelightning » Feb 28 2018 8:31pm

honya96 wrote:
Feb 01 2018 2:53pm
Please, does anyone know the value of R32 resistor? it will help me a lot. Thank you
i got 1.992k ohm for R32.

anyone know what the value of the smds on the power board are, R1, R2 and R3?
one (visible) is a 03B, which is 1.05kohm, but others are hidden by the fets, and seem to be different values.
anyone replaced those?

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Post by honya96 » Mar 01 2018 6:08am

ridethelightning wrote:
Feb 28 2018 8:31pm
honya96 wrote:
Feb 01 2018 2:53pm
Please, does anyone know the value of R32 resistor? it will help me a lot. Thank you
i got 1.992k ohm for R32.

anyone know what the value of the smds on the power board are, R1, R2 and R3?
one (visible) is a 03B, which is 1.05kohm, but others are hidden by the fets, and seem to be different values.
anyone replaced those?
Thank you. Is it marked 202 or just black?

I'd like to help but I cant see them. Can you take a photo where they are?

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Re: Adaptto Mini-E Controller Teardown

Post by ridethelightning » Mar 02 2018 3:40am

the R 32 is just black.

never mind thanks, i think i have figured it out. the resistors on the power board are 2k ohm usually.
the 03B/1k ohm one i was looking at was one that adaptto technician repaired, but all the others on that mini-e and on my other mini-e and max-e they are all 2 k ohm(31B). maybe its not actually that critical...?

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