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Faulty Charger

Hello everyone,
a friend of mine has a Vectrix stuck at the local dealer in Italy, the problem is the charger, but the part is not available in Italy and apparently VUK is not helping as well. Anyone has any idea of how he could get the parts anywhere else?
Thanks in advance for any help you'll be able to give!

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Re: Faulty Charger

Hello everyone,
a friend of mine has a Vectrix stuck at the local dealer in Italy, the problem is the charger, but the part is not available in Italy and apparently VUK is not helping as well. Anyone has any idea of how he could get the parts anywhere else?
Thanks in advance for any help you'll be able to give!

Have you tried Vectrix UK ? They are advertizing that they still have parts.

marcopolo

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The V-UK is not helping??, Oh my God!
The only thing I can sugest is try to call the spanish dealer and ask if they have the replacement for sale.

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The V-UK is not helping??, Oh my God!
The only thing I can sugest is try to call the spanish dealer and ask if they have the replacement for sale.

Now I'm worried...

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the part is not available in Italy and apparently VUK is not helping as well.

Just to clarify and put some minds at ease, we did say in another post we had some parts and would help where we can. We were contacted about the charger and replied - "unfortunately we do not have any chargers left in stock" - of the type they were looking for. We did forward the request to Poland.

Doug Townley
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(Formerly Vectrix Europe Technical Supervisor)

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we did say in another post we had some parts and would help where we can.

Good to know!
I haven't realised until now that you're from VUK! Thanks a lot for your Help with my vectrix!! I really feel supported by vectrix Europe!

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yeah, you surprise me as well, Winged Racer.. You should put VUK behind your username :-)

Btw, I'd like to take a chance to thank the guys from Vuk for actively taking part in this forum.
I can see that most users are honest and open, sometimes even hard on each other (blame it on the Chapter-11-tension-in-the-air), and sometimes hard on you guys, but I also can see people trying to do their jobs, wich is, giving the circumstances, admirable.
keep it up guys, despite whatever comes down on you :-), it'll keep our V-spirit high!

"doing nothin = doing nothing wrong" is invalid when the subject is environment

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yeah, you surprise me as well, Winged Racer.. You should put VUK behind your username :-)

Doug Townley
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All of that ^^^ below every one of his posts isn't enough for you guys? :-)

edit: I sure wish this forum software had real smilies. Yes, David, I realize you'll be happy to give me the money back that I paid to sign up here. ;-)

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you're right Robert, I guess I spend too much time reading the actual posts, that's hard enough when you have as much spare time as myself :-)

"doing nothin = doing nothing wrong" is invalid when the subject is environment

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Just to clarify and put some minds at ease, we did say in another post we had some parts and would help where we can. We were contacted about the charger and replied - "unfortunately we do not have any chargers left in stock" - of the type they were looking for. We did forward the request to Poland.

My charger (the second) gave up on me last week. It's a "pigtail" type, which Doug and Steve tell me is in stock in the UK. I just have to try to get them up to Oxfordshire next week before my battery goes critical... I'll have to bribe them with coffee and biscuits!

Brian

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How does one identify the charger type?

How many different charger types are there?

Which are the ones that fail more often?

This information may be used entirely at your own risk.

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Just to avoid misunderstandings, I did not mean to say VUK doesn't want to help, but can't.

Doug, did you get any reply back from Poland? Can you give me an idea of the cost of the charger?

Thanks

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No worries Pengo. I just didn't want anyone else to mis-interpret what you meant. We have not heard back from Poland but maybe Pawel Koch could help you out if you send him a private email as he is at the 'factory'. Sorry, I do not have the cost readily available at the moment.

Doug Townley
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To identify the charger, face the front of the bike and look up under the fairing above the mudguard on your left hand side. Just adjacent to the screened air intake and in behind it is where you can easily identify the charger.

Harting Charger - you will see a square grey metal connector (Harting type) that is retained by a silver metal clip. There are actually 2 of these connectors but only one is easy to see.

Pig-Tail Charger - you won't see the above connector as the connectors are cable tied up out of the way to the sub-frame.

The chargers are, to my knowledge, the same except for the connector type which is not interchangeable.

As for failures, there are no outstanding numbers of one against the other.

I hope that clarifies it for you Mik!

Doug Townley
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(Formerly Vectrix Europe Technical Supervisor)

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To identify the charger, face the front of the bike and look up under the fairing above the mudguard on your left hand side. Just adjacent to the screened air intake and in behind it is where you can easily identify the charger.

Harting Charger - you will see a square grey metal connector (Harting type) that is retained by a silver metal clip. There are actually 2 of these connectors but only one is easy to see.

Pig-Tail Charger - you won't see the above connector as the connectors are cable tied up out of the way to the sub-frame.

The chargers are, to my knowledge, the same except for the connector type which is not interchangeable.

As for failures, there are no outstanding numbers of one against the other.

I hope that clarifies it for you Mik!

Thank you very much!

Are the internal electronics always identical when the external connectors are identical, or are there more than two charger versions?

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Winged Racer, do these 2 square gery connectors say "made in Germany" and something else which i cant read?
Thanks

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Harting Charger - you will see a square grey metal connector (Harting type) that is retained by a silver metal clip. There are actually 2 of these connectors but only one is easy to see.

Pig-Tail Charger - you won't see the above connector as the connectors are cable tied up out of the way to the sub-frame.

To my knowledge, the chargers are the same. The very first charger had a bad chipset and was replaced in all vectrixs. It is esasy to recognise them, they have a long metallic plate that drops down and interferes the hidraulic brake circuit. The second edition replaced in the 2007 bikes used the Pig-Tail connector, and the plate was cut. The cutting endge is covered with black pastic. This kind of connectors have problems with water coming from the rain and were replaced in the VX1 2008 edition with chargers using the square grey metal connector, which is almost water proof (Harting type.)

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