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BMS Version 2

By |September 8th, 2015|COMPONENT BUILD|0 Comments

Still working on the battery management system. Had some major trouble with that 4D software. It is buggy and inconvenient … simply not ready really for serious work, at least to my standards. Nevertheless I spent several hours testing and finding workarounds for various issues.

It was also an opportunity to start from scratch, almost, and this time I made a structure before I started putting the screens together and removed a bit of clutter.

There might be still a change here and there as I complete the software, but this is pretty much what I can see happening.

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BMS Coming Along

By |September 2nd, 2015|COMPONENT BUILD|0 Comments

I have completed the programming of the 4D display and with a decent power supply on the Arduino and no USB connected it behaves. Funny that is, as soon as I connect the USB it turns temperamental, no matter what the power supply.

Now I can remove this el cheapo chinzi keypad, which frees up 9 digital IO on the Arduino, not that I need them, the extension board has enough digital IO and I need this board for all the Analog inputs anyway.

The top image shows all the components wired up on the desk. This is it and a […]