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  • Wolf
    Dec 13, 2008
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      What I will do is layout a board for the adapter...

      Then I will tack it onto the panel (unused space) when I send the battery
      balancer boards off to be made. :)

      Wolf
      *wags his tail*
      www.wolftronix.com

      > Hi Wolf -
      >
      > I've been wanting one of these for a while too! Your labor time is
      > obviously worth something too, so could you let us know what this would
      > cost - with "parts, labor and shipping costs" - you can count on me to
      > purchase one! Thanks,
      >
      > - Ray
      >
      > Contact info:
      > http://sustainableenergygroup.com/ContactInfo.html
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Wolf
      > To: solectria_ev@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2008 6:47 PM
      > Subject: Re: [solectria_ev] AMC320 repair
      >
      >
      >
      > This is the adapter I made a while ago:
      > http://www.wolftronix.com/amc320/PC090075.JPG
      >
      > It has around $20.00 in parts.
      >
      > It took around 3 hours to make it from scratch.
      >
      > So if a few people want them... I would rather just layout a circuit
      > board.
      >
      > Its much quicker to just solder on all the parts and connectors, then
      > having to form all the wires and then figure out where they need to be
      > soldered. ;)
      >
      > Wolf
      > *wags his tail*
      > www.wolftronix.com
      >
      > > Wolf:
      > > I would be interested in a board with everything on it.
      > > Art
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > ________________________________
      > > From: Bill or Dorothy Swann <dbswann4@...>
      > > To: solectria_ev@yahoogroups.com
      > > Sent: Monday, December 8, 2008 9:51:06 PM
      > > Subject: Re: [solectria_ev] AMC320 repair
      > >
      > >
      > > I would be interested in a circuit board / populated. Is there an
      > estimate
      > > of the kit cost?
      > > Thanks, Bill S
      > >
      > > ____________ _________ _________ __
      > > From: Wolf <wolf@wolftronix. com>
      > > To: solectria_ev@ yahoogroups. com
      > > Sent: Monday, December 8, 2008 6:10:04 PM
      > > Subject: Re: [solectria_ev] AMC320 repair
      > >
      > > This is the schematic for the cable:
      > > http://www.wolftron ix.com/amc320/ amc_i_cable. jpg
      > >
      > > I use an old compaq laptop that still works and has a serial port on
      > it,
      > > it runs windows 98SE.
      > >
      > > I could do a layout a circuit board for the adapter... but the cost at
      > the
      > > board house I use are:
      > >
      > > $33.00 each, with a min order of 4 boards.
      > >
      > > Or
      > >
      > > $33.00 for a panel (panel = as many boards as you can fit into 60sq
      > > inches) + $50.00, with min order of 4 panels.
      > >
      > > So its MUCH cheaper to just bread board your own, or just solder the
      > parts
      > > to a protoboard.
      > >
      > > Unless a bunch of people want them. :)
      > >
      > > Wolf
      > > *wags his tail*
      > > www.wolftornix. com
      > >
      > >> Wolf:
      > >> I will try to look at my 320. In the mean time do you have part
      > numbers
      > >> for the convertor that you are building? I would like to build one as
      > >> well. Also when you reprogrammed did you need to have a particular
      > >> version
      > >> of DOS that you used and what operating system were you using?
      > >> Art
      > >>
      > >>
      > >>
      > >>
      > >> ____________ _________ _________ __
      > >> From: Wolf <wolf@wolftronix. com>
      > >> To: solectria_ev@ yahoogroups. com
      > >> Sent: Monday, December 1, 2008 7:31:05 PM
      > >> Subject: [solectria_ev] AMC320 repair
      > >>
      > >>
      > >>
      > >> I have recieved a non-working AMC320 motor controller for repair...
      > >>
      > >> I did not have that much time to look at it over the weekend, (due to
      > >> the
      > >> holiday), So I just took off the covers and did a visual inspection
      > of
      > >> all
      > >> the parts and checked the fuses...
      > >>
      > >> The one thing that looks a bit odd is that the microcontroller seems
      > to
      > >> be
      > >> missing its firmware... I would expect these two sockets to be
      > populated
      > >> with a "Hi" and "Lo" EPROMs...
      > >>
      > >> http://www.wolftron ix.com/amc320/ images/PB300070. jpg
      > >>
      > >> My E-10 is powered by two AMC320s and I have not opened up one of my
      > >> controllers (well, not that part anyway), to look if these sockets
      > are
      > >> populated in mine.
      > >>
      > >> My AMC320 controllers are probably 2 years later in design, they have
      > a
      > >> one peice cover, which looks to be more difficult to get into.
      > >>
      > >> I will open one of mine up this weekend to check it out... but in the
      > >> mean
      > >> time, has anyone had there controller opened up? Did it have these
      > >> sockets
      > >> populated? I would expect two windowed ceramic EPROMs, or two plastic
      > >> PROMs.
      > >>
      > >> I also can't seem to find my RS485 to RS232 converter, so I will have
      > to
      > >> make another one...
      > >>
      > >> Thanks for any help.
      > >>
      > >> Oh, all the pics taken thus far are here:
      > >> http://www.wolftron ix.com/amc320
      > >>
      > >> Its kind of scary when you look at the high power section... all the
      > >> current for each leg of the 3 phase drive flows thru only 8 tiny
      > MOSFET
      > >> pins... http://www.wolftron ix.com/amc320/ images/PB290067. jpg
      > >>
      > >> Wolf
      > >> *wags his tail*
      > >> www.wolftronix. com
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