CANbus setup for Victron products
To manage your installation and your energy, the TAO BMS can communicate with many equipment using the CANbus protocol.
Let your BMS manage the chargers
Keeping a lithium battery full all the time will reduces its lifespan. After 10 years a battery will
New latching relay driver (LRD)
Latching (bi-stable) relays have the great advantage to maintain their contact position indefinitely without any power being sent to
Why temperature and SOC of lithium cells are important
Temperature and SOC are important parameter that influences the aging of a lithium battery. I summarize some research results
What is pre-charge and how it works…
When power is first applied to a capacitive load (like inverters and chargers), a large inrush current is induced.
How to charge lithium and lead-acid batteries with an alternator
When installing a lithium battery on a boat or a camping car you need to decide if and how
Choosing the right relay
To get the most out of the BMS and protect your electrical installation you need some heavy duty relays.
A complete Energy Management System
Not only a BMS… It is a comprehensive “Energy Management System” TAO BMS is unique on the market by the
BMS comparison chart (v2.02)
As each manufacturer only puts forward what they think will make you buy their product, it is very difficult
New local and “Cloud” dashboard
A WiFi connection to the BMS monitor and a browser are enough to access a new world where you
Which lithium battery to buy?
A quick search on Internet for a 12 Volt 200 Ah lithium (LiFePo4) battery returns prices ranging from USD
New feature: Charge Cycle Management
Lithium batteries age rapidly if they are kept above 70% SOC (state of charge) most of the time.
Internal Resistance is your enemy!
Internal resistance (IR) is a characteristics of a battery cell that is often overlooked. It is in fact
What is a Battery Management System (BMS)?
Checklist of what a BMS (Battery Management System) should do. I start from the definition given by BUREAU
What kind of protection have you designed in your installation to guarantee the safety of your battery, your boat
Keeping your battery healthy
Not so long ago the precursors who have purchased and installed lithium batteries for off-grid applications could only rely
How your battery will die?
This article explains in simple terms:
Lithium batteries are the standard for Electric Vehicles and portable equipment where charge and discharge currents are important compared