- May 27, 2018
Headrc said:I am following you ..way behind! :blush:
I have followed the BMS debate for a while now. I think a lot of the "Anti-BMS" people don't like the cheap BMS units because they cost money and time anddon't give you any feedback---You have to assume that they work, and when your battery quits working it may be because the BMS malfunctioned.
Alot of these people know their batteries very well, test them, have monitors on every cell with high voltage alarms, low voltage alarms, temp alarms. And they can balance charge or manually balance them. So these people are have basically turned themselves into a human BMS. If you know the batteries, or know what to do if you get an alarm this is fine.
However if someone else is using the battery system I would want a BMS that is automatic. For instance I have two younger brothers. If I had them use something that had a manual BMS and there was a problem, one brother would shut it down and/or check on the problem. The other brother would ignore the alarms and possibly set the batteries on fire or something.
I like the Batrium because it gives you feedback....Meaning it can tell you the cell voltages, temp, amp hours, error codes and all that stuff rather than being a green PCB that you just add on to your battery pack. I haven't decided if I am going to buy a Batrium, or Similiar system or design and build a BMS. But I guarantee you that what ever system I use will give me plenty of information, and be automatic.