Using the rapid charger on a 2016 zero dsr
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Mar 21, 2022
Thanks for reaching out! Our DJ-RapidCharge system relies on the OEM Zero on-board chargers to work. In the case of the SR/S and SR/F platforms, Zero supports 12kW of on-board charging when you install the 6kW Rapid Charger upgrade. While this is a lot of charging capability, you quickly realize that most public charging stations only support about 6-7kW of charging. The DJ-RapidCharge kit basically reroutes powers and control signals to allow up to two public charging stations to be connected simultaneously in order to achieve the full 12kW charging rate. The reason why the Gen2 platforms (which includes the DSR) aren't supported is because they do not have the ability to add 12kW of OEM on-board charging. The most you can pack onto a DSR is the 6kW charge tank, which can easily charge at its max rate using most public chargers. There used to be an aftermarket charging system for the Gen2 platform made by DigiNow that would charge at higher rates, but that system has not been available for a while. Partially because Zero made it very clear that they would not warranty batteries that were charged by anything other than OEM chargers. I hope this makes sense, but please feel free to reach out with any other questions!
Feb 25, 2022
If you're talking about a 2020 or 2021 model bike, that is correct. At least at the moment. It's not out of the question to make this possible, but it would require a few things to happen. This mostly has to do with the DJ-RapidCharge firmware, which is currently configured to evenly balance the charge load amongst two stations. I would need to modify/test this code with the 'Standard' charger configuration to change this 50/50 balance to match how power is pulled from the stations. One thing to keep in mind is that it is possible to add another 3kW on-board charger to effectively make your 'Standard' bike have the same charging capability as a 'Premium': https://www.af1racing.com/Zero-MCs-3kW-Charger-ZM10-08224 Your dealer should be able to perform this upgrade easily when they are tearing the bike apart to install a Rapid Charger. I figure if you're interested enough in charging rate that you're considering Dual-J charging, you would like to know that it is very possible to upgrade your bike to have the full 12kw charging capability. If you're talking about a 2022 SR/SRS/SRF bike, the situation is a bit different... but just let me know if that's the case and I'll be happy to explain. Hope this helps!
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