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.
As each manufacturer only puts forward what they think will make you buy their product, it is very difficult to make a comparison based on a set of criteria. You can download a BMS comparison chart with more than 100 criteria grouped in 17 sections. There are currently 4 BMS and more will be added as we get input from manufacturer and users.
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…
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.