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DC to DC converter

Discussion in 'Model S' started by johnengland, Sep 16, 2014.

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  1. johnengland

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    Anybody have a dc to dc converter for sale ?
     
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    For Model S?
     
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    yes we are looking for a dc converter for a model s
     
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    Yes it is for a model S
     
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    Best bet probably a salvage vehicle - but it is mounted near the front of the vehicle above the wheel well, so I would guess it is commonly damaged in salvage cars.

    What is wrong with the current DC-DC converter? I've never repaired a Model S DC-DC myself, but it's fundamentally a standard device, no different than a conventional off-line converter, no bridge rectifier as it operates off DC not AC. I've repaired those before, so if you need any guidance...
     
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    tom66, thanks for the offer but it was completely destroyed. smashed beyond repair I'm afraid.
     
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    That sucks. If you do decide to dispose of the old unit, there are probably members on here who'd be interested in looking at it, if only for a teardown.

    Sorry I can't help you with your problem.
     
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    older cars have it behind the wheel well (2012, maybe early '13) but now it is behind the frunk I believe.
    newer totaled cars may have intact DC-DC vs older unless it was fire damage after a collision
     
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    I don't think that isn't where it is currently...I think the frunk is shorter so the DC-DC can be mounted to the firewall
     

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