Olaf Dual Car charge with display 2.1A

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Official specifications: I got it from Aliexpress dealer: TwitchDirect Store

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No fancy box for this charge, just an envelope and a plastic bag.

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The display will change between 3 values: Input voltage, output voltage and output current.



Measurements

VoltageMeter CurrentMeter

Both voltmeter and current meter have a good precision.

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The charger has a over current protection a bit about 2.3A, this is fine for a 2.1A rated charger.

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The over current limit is the same on both outputs

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Because they are in parallel and the maximum output current is about 2.3A

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At 24V the over current protection do not looks as good, it trips at the same current but do not drop the voltage as fast.

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The unloaded current drops a bit up and down, due to the display changing between the different values.

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Even at 2A load the output can be maintained down to 7V

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There was no problem running 1 hour with full load.
The temperature photos below are taken between 30 minutes and 60 minutes into the one hour test.

Temp5683

M1: 43.1C, HS1: 53.8C

Temp5684

M1: 55.3C, HS1: 57.2C

10ohm

At 0.5A the noise is 11mV rms and 161mVpp

5ohm

At 1A the noise is 11mV rms and 142mVpp

2.5ohm

At 2A the noise is 25mV rms and 175mVpp



Tear down

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I could break the lid of the charger, the display and usb connectors was then loose and could be pulled out, to get the switcher board I had to press on the sides and use a pin to push from the bottom.

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There is space for a fuse at the 12V input, but it is just a 0.05ohm resistor. There is 3 wires to the display board: 0V, 5V and Input (For voltmeter)

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Below the inductor is switcher (U1: DP3115 2.5A synchronous buck switcher).

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This side do not contain any parts.

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On this side is the display and the two usb connectors, below the display is a few resistors and capacitor. Two of the resistors are probably a voltage divider for input voltage.

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This side has the display controller (U3) and a current shunt (R10 & R14: 30mOhm & 500mOhm) to measure the output current.
The display mist have a build-in chip, with only 6 pins it is not possible to control it directly.

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Being a 12V device there is no need to test with high voltages.



Conclusion

I am not impressed with the specification on the dealer site, but the charger works fine, has a good coding, is overload protected at a good level and the display is nice. Only problem is that the current is fine for one usb connector it is way to low for two connectors.

I will rate it as fairly good.



Notes

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