Re: AMC300 wiring
The 10 pin connector to the motor carries tachometer information and
themperature information. The AMC320 has the same signals ending in
the DBM-9 connector instead of the 10 pin ribbon connector. I do
not have the schematic of the tachometer PCA or cable, but would be
interested in one if someone has it.
I believe the cables now in use in your Solectria Force have worked
for 10+ years. I would not rush out to rewire anything. I would
replace bad connectors and clean everything else. If you can get
another 10+ years, that should be pretty good.
Watch out when using silicones or other sealants with electrical
circuitry. Some sealing compounds outgas a corrosive gas when
curing (smells like vinegar). Check with your local electronics
store for RTV (don't ask me what it stands for) sealants which are
compatible with electronics circuits.
I am currently attempting to convert my 1992 Solectric Force to an
AMC320. I work on it when I can steal the time. Right now all is
connected, but nothing works. I may end up reverse engineering that
tachometer PCA and developing a schematic and pin-out for the
connector. Given my current schedule, I don't expect it to happen
soon. When it does get done, I would like to make a simple test box
to plug into the 9 pin or 10 pin connector that tests out the
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Aaron Birenboim <aaron@b...> wrote:
> The two manuals I have:
> http://aaron.boim.com/EV/AMC200_300_01.pdf (AMC300 users
manual, in german)
> http://aaron.boim.com/EV/AMCxxx_16.PDF (AMC320 users,
> give me a fairly clear idea of the pin-outs on the 26-pin
> ribbon connector.
> However, on my 1992 force, using AMC300, there is a 10-pin
> ribbon cable going in through the firewall, and another
> headed toward the motor.
> I haven't traced them down yet, but I'd guess that the 9-pins
> through the firewall are mostly fuses. Perhaps the brake-light
> relay activator too (I don't reacall that in the 26 main pins)
> The other 10-pins are likely to be motor sensors.
> Does anybody know how to get these pin-outs?
> Are they in there, like in the sub-drawings (i don't know german)
> Are there other documents floating about to help?
> My car is now dead. I intend to re-wire using beefier cable.
> I will try to hand solder cable ends into one of those
> ribbon connectors from nice round PVC insulated cables.
> Has anybody been into the Solectria break-out under the dash?
> Will I be able to solder into that... or does it use more
> ribbon-connectors that I may be wanting to re-build?
> i.e. am I headed for trouble.... should I just put
> new ribbon cables inside some plastic sleves like Solectria did?
> I might goop them up with silicon sealant in an attempt to make
> them a bit more reliable...
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