Not only a “Battery Management System” (BMS)… It is a comprehensive “Energy Management System” TAO BMS is unique on the market by the level of protection it provides and a number of features designed to maximise battery life.
A WiFi connection to the BMS monitor and a browser are enough to access a new world where you can visualise your battery usage and condition. This information is also available on the Cloud if the BMS monitor is on a WiFi with Internet connection.
A quick search on Internet for a 12 Volt 200 Ah lithium (LiFePo4) battery returns prices ranging from USD 406.00 to USD 4,185.00… all with seemingly the same great benefits and similar characteristics! What are the differences between all these batteries and how to choose the battery that is best suited to your application? This article provides some insight so…
Lithium batteries age rapidly if they are kept above 70% SOC (state of charge) most of the time. TAO BMS has a new feature to manage the charge cycles and extend battery life. Just set it up and forget about it.
Internal resistance (IR) is a characteristics of a battery cell that is often overlooked. It is in fact one of the most important.
Why is it important? What is the impact of having cells with different internal resistance?
I will cover a bit of theory and translate the research results into practical impact…
Checklist of what a BMS (Battery Management System) should do. I start from the definition given by BUREAU VERITAS. Then I review the functionalities that will enable a BMS to fulfil its purpose.
What kind of protection have you designed in your installation to guarantee the safety of your battery, your boat and the crew? I look at it as a cascade of protection levels designed to limit the risk of an incident turning into a major catastrophe.