1pk wrote:So I have the "new" charger from a wrecked 2013. So of course I popped it open and here is what the inside looks like
Wow! Really different. But still Nichicon, so hopefully essentially the same circuit. Looks like it might be easier to pull apart and repair, too.
The black connector in this image has been replaced with a bolt. Kiev, what's it for?
That has to be the 12 V output from the DC-DC. You might have to crimp an eye terminal to the thick white wire that leads off to the 12 V battery. Disconnect battery negative when you work on that, or be careful to avoid splats. 12 V will return via the case, so ensure that there is a good path to the metalwork.
And this is the new high voltage cable connector. It's the same at both ends.
Just be sure to connect positive to positive and negative to negative. Of course, have the battery isolated when working on that.
And here is a closeup of the connections at the board. The posts are labeled CHGN and CHGP
That will be charger output Negative and Positive, respectively.
The connections are pretty easy: mains in, 12 V out, and 350 V out. It's mainly a matter of getting things to reach, be safe, connections to be tight, and be waterproof. Some neutral cure (important!) silicone sealant might come in handy.