Charge Tank

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The most convenient charging option for the SDS Platform is the OEM-supported Charge Tank for 2015 models onward.

It's more convenient than an Elcon 2500, but for subtle reasons seems to be slightly less compatible with a range of charging stations (see the User Guide).

Model Compatibility
  • 2015+ S-platform bikes only (S/DS/SR/DSR)
  • Incompatible with the OEM Power Tank accessory since it occupies the same bulky tank location.
Station Compatiblity
  • Only available with a J1772 inlet.
  • Mennekes / Type 2 single-phase adapter offered for Europe, Australia, NZ.
Location
It only fits in the Power Tank area (so they can't both be installed) and requires a dealer-only installation (very involved).
Operation
The bike must be keyed on before initiating a charge cycle with the Charge Tank.
Once charging, the bike can be keyed off; the Charge Tank and onboard charger will keep the bike in charge mode.
Install

Initial 2.5kW Revision[edit]

Initially, the Charge Tank was released supporting 2.5kW.

2.5kW (discontinued)
Release
Released 2016, discontinued late 2017 in favor of the Charge Tank/6kW Revision version.
Capacity
Provides its own charging power (2.5kW) while also engaging the onboard charger in parallel, for a total of 3.8kW
Connections
The accessory charging port circuit is not impacted by this charging circuit.
Hardware
The core equipment appears to be a TSM2500 charger.


6.5kW Revision[edit]

Capacity
Provides 6.5kW but does not engage the Onboard Charger unless connected to 110V power.
If the onboard charger is separately engaged (on 110V or 220V circuits), a potential total of 7.8kW is available.
  • Unless the bike is a single-long-brick bike (7.2kWh) in which case it would exceed the ~7kW limit set by the 1C rate limit on the contactor.
Release
released October 2017.
  • Initially only available as a factory installed option for 2018+ models
  • Now available as a dealer-installed accessory for 2015+ models.
Hardware
The hardware seems to have been developed by Zero and as such is proprietary.
Reference
Zero Charge Tank User Guide
install video by a dealer showing what it looks like under the tank