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VSI Charger Delete?

Postby Tech » 15 May 2019, 01:00

I have a 2004 VSI chair, and found out the hard way that I can't remove the charger without it disabling the chair. I've been looking through the boards and the nearest info I can find to that is there's a setting in the software that needs flipped? Other than that, is there a hardware way to trick the controller into thinking the charger is present? I've swapped the batteries for a set of LiFePo4 and the onboard charger won't work with those, obviously, so I'd like to remove the dead weight and free up the space for the correct charger.
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Re: VSI Charger Delete?

Postby woodygb » 15 May 2019, 01:16

The inhibit wire is either made High ( 24v + ) or Low ( Gnd )....to prevent the chair moving when being charged.
Inhibit LOW is the norm but onboards can be inhibit High.

REMOVE / Unplug the onboard charger ...THEN.

If your feeling brave, jump a temporary wire from the GND pin 2 to the middle INHIBIT pin 3 of the pods charging socket....try the chair...if that doesn't work switch over to the Plus + pin 1 .

And yes it can be altered in settings.

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Re: VSI Charger Delete?

Postby Tech » 17 May 2019, 01:21

Got it removed via software. Had to toggle it from low to high on Inhibit 3.
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Re: VSI Charger Delete?

Postby martin007 » 17 May 2019, 19:10

Is the charger tied to the chair?
Do you have any photographs?
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Re: VSI Charger Delete?

Postby Burgerman » 18 May 2019, 00:43

Yes he is talking about removing an on board charger.
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