To manage your installation and your energy, the TAO BMS can communicate with many equipment using the CANbus protocol. A new set of instruction has been released to explain in details how to connect and configure the different equipment to integrate the TAO BMS with Victron products.
Keeping a lithium battery full all the time will reduces its lifespan. After 10 years a battery will loose 17% of its capacity if its average state of charge is 50%, and it will loose 28% of its capacity if it is full most of the time (*).
TAO BMS can control the chargers to stop the charge at a set SOC and restart them when the SOC gets low.
Latching (bi-stable) relays have the great advantage to maintain their contact position indefinitely without any power being sent to the coil. They save a lot of energy compared to standard contactors that can consume up to 0.4 A to maintain their contacts closed (10 Ah per day / 300 Ah per month). But they need to be commanded by pulses…
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.
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.