Just found that the original 2007 Vectux charger has given up the ghost. It charged the battery to 5\17th, not quite enough to make it back home after work, and then expired.
A faint smell of burned electronics is hanging around the fairings and nothing happens when the plug is connected to 240V.
The MC and motor operate as if the charger was not plugged in. Display is normal when the 2 connectors on the charger are connected. When disconnected, the fuel gauge display shows empty and the battery voltage "0".
When reconnected, the display goes back to normal, 6/17th, 141V etc (The Lairds charger software).
Sooo, I interpret this as a terminally failed charger with the Canbus communication circuits still intact, but most likely not repairable.
12 to 15 km of travel left before it's dead....
What are the options for a charger replacement?
I would like something programmable and permanently installed on-board.
It does not need to integrate with the display or the MC.
Any ideas? Or is it finally time to sell the Vectux in pieces?