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by peterperkins
Jan 18 2018 3:25am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: BMS Canbus data
Replies: 14
Views: 881

Re: BMS Canbus data

Thanks to all for the input.
I did have some errors in the voltage readings which made the calculation difficult.
Now resolved and that bit works OK.
by peterperkins
Jan 16 2018 1:42am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: BMS Canbus data
Replies: 14
Views: 881

Re: BMS Canbus data

The delay at the beginning is the time between me pressing the capture button and me twiddling the knob on the variable output dc power supply. The ramp up and down detection is real time when watching it live. The delay was mine.
by peterperkins
Jan 15 2018 12:00pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: BMS Canbus data
Replies: 14
Views: 881

Re: BMS Canbus data

I thought it was more useful that it was all together in context and in the zip file, or perhaps you hadn't seen it. Of course I don't expect people to dig around to help if they can. 30v = 3v per cell = 756,75C,75A,75C 75C,75E,760,761 76B,764, 40v = 4v per cell = 9DD,9E2,9DF,9E2 9E4,9E3,9E5,9E7 9F0...
by peterperkins
Jan 15 2018 5:29am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: BMS Canbus data
Replies: 14
Views: 881

Re: BMS Canbus data

It's in the attachment I posted.
by peterperkins
Jan 15 2018 3:20am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: BMS Canbus data
Replies: 14
Views: 881

Re: BMS Canbus data

On a slightly different theme when i connected the BMS board to a fake battery it gave cell voltage readings in the CAN data. The BMS reads ten cells per board and is based on the common LTC 6803/4 series chips. Attached are the csv log files from the canbus with several voltages and variations. I l...
by peterperkins
Jan 15 2018 3:08am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: BMS Canbus data
Replies: 14
Views: 881

Re: BMS Canbus data

Perhaps I mislead you then. Apologies. It's not the actual raw canbus bits crc, but a crc or security check related directly to the 8 data bytes. One or more of the 8 bytes (i.e last two being a security/crc byte/s) I suspect the last byte is a data bytes CRC. The penultimate byte may be a security ...
by peterperkins
Jan 15 2018 2:21am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: BMS Canbus data
Replies: 14
Views: 881

Re: BMS Canbus data

It's from an OEM lithium battery pack in a Honda Civic Hybrid.
by peterperkins
Jan 14 2018 3:54pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: BMS Canbus data
Replies: 14
Views: 881

BMS Canbus data

I'm working on a microcontroller project that might eventually get transferred to a micromite but I am struggling to understand a CANBUS crc and security type code formulae. I sampled some repeating CANBUS data from a working BMS system. I'm wondering how the two bytes at the end of the packet are g...
by peterperkins
Jun 30 2017 1:48am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Shunting power between packs Ideas.
Replies: 7
Views: 586

Re: Shunting power between packs Ideas.

Thanks for the comments. OK a few more details.. This is a Honda Insight MK1 project. Pack A is 50S Lithium supercaps. It's operating range is 110-190V (3.8v per cap max) Pack B is 50S (7-8 year old) A123 pouch 20ah cells. Highish IR. It's operating range is 110-180V approx. (3.6v per cell max) I do...
by peterperkins
Jun 29 2017 3:03am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Shunting power between packs Ideas.
Replies: 7
Views: 586

Shunting power between packs Ideas.

Lets assume we have two 180V ish battery packs A & B that we want to connect in parallel but in a controlled fashion. They won't always be at the same voltage and I want to control; the power flow back and forth between them as they fluctuate. A will sometimes be higher than B by say upto 50V and vi...
by peterperkins
May 12 2017 2:34am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: LIC Lithium Supercapacitors
Replies: 9
Views: 1060

Re: LIC Lithium Supercapacitors

Probably not is the simple answer. But... I had access to the caps at zero cost. I'm interested in them as an experimental base for further research on the Insight IMA/Capacitor/Battery systems. I enjoy tinkering and learning about stuff. I might combine the caps with that old A123 50S pack i used b...
by peterperkins
May 10 2017 4:31am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: LIC Lithium Supercapacitors
Replies: 9
Views: 1060

Re: LIC Lithium Supercapacitors

The insight Mk1 gets a lot of it's fuel efficiency from the lean burn engine system. The IMA side makes only a relatively small contribution to the total. However when you consider the appalling SD rate of older nimh cells and the fact in average terrain you don't need long bursts of assist/regen. (...
by peterperkins
May 10 2017 4:26am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: LIC Lithium Supercapacitors
Replies: 9
Views: 1060

Re: LIC Lithium Supercapacitors

The manufacturer says 0.5ohm per cap so that means 25mohm for my 50S pack,but i was erring on the side of caution and rounding it up..
I probably don't have the equipment to measure the ESR for the whole package inc contactors/fuse etc. But I might look at that..
by peterperkins
May 10 2017 4:20am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: LIC Lithium Supercapacitors
Replies: 9
Views: 1060

Re: LIC Lithium Supercapacitors

It's <50mohm for the whole pack (50 caps in series) not counting interconnections.

It's actually probably less than that. The quoted esr for a single cap is 0.5mohm. :)
by peterperkins
May 10 2017 2:14am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: LIC Lithium Supercapacitors
Replies: 9
Views: 1060

Re: LIC Lithium Supercapacitors

This is what they look like naked.
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by peterperkins
May 09 2017 1:04pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: LIC Lithium Supercapacitors
Replies: 9
Views: 1060

LIC Lithium Supercapacitors

I thought this might interest members on here. I'm not aware of any other supercapacitor equipped road going vehicles in the UK apart from my MK1 Honda Insight. The ageing old Nimh technology hybrid battery pack has been replaced with a Lithium Supercapacitor pack made up of 50 x 2200F Capacitors. T...
by peterperkins
Jun 06 2015 1:57am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Which BMS for 50S Lifepo4 pack.
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: Which BMS for 50S Lifepo4 pack.

I'm interested but keener on something already available off the shelf.
Someone on here must be using something suitable. :?
by peterperkins
Jun 05 2015 5:27am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Which BMS for 50S Lifepo4 pack.
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Which BMS for 50S Lifepo4 pack.

I'm interested in BMS options for a 50S Lifepo4 pack. Nominal 3.3V per cell. Now I must make it clear. I am not interested in any BMS with a bunch of large mosfets on the board, as I do not want the BMS directly controlling the load/charge current. I want simple signal/logic high low outputs/or seri...
by peterperkins
Jun 23 2014 1:55pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Help me Endless Sphere forum - you're my only hope
Replies: 19
Views: 1081

Re: Help me Endless Sphere forum - you're my only hope

Am I the only one who got the Star Wars reference?
by peterperkins
May 29 2014 8:34am
Forum: E-vents
Topic: 2014 UK Honda Insight gathering Sept 6/7th
Replies: 3
Views: 841

Re: 2014 UK Honda Insight gathering Sept 6/7th

Please update the IC forum thread so we can see who is coming.

Thanks
by peterperkins
May 25 2014 10:44pm
Forum: E-vents
Topic: 2014 UK Honda Insight gathering Sept 6/7th
Replies: 3
Views: 841

2014 UK Honda Insight gathering Sept 6/7th

2014 UK Insight gathering Sept 6/7th http://www.insightcentral.net/forums/hybrid-social... Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings in Bromsgrove. It is small and quiet with an excellent Edwardian Tea Room. Plus the national collection of Telephone Kiosks! WHERE? Bromsgrove is on the M5, M42 interchan...
by peterperkins
May 17 2014 12:47am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Dr.Bass Steveo found 7s3p Module! Awesome Price!!
Replies: 592
Views: 70820

4 x 28S3P for sale

28S3P blocks x 4 Might sell. I'm moving house and need the space. I got lucky and got four good packs. They have +50Ah capacity at 1C 60A rates. I paid £4000 inc import duties to UK. Price £3000 cash on collection only. No offers, trades or shipping etc. My purpose built BMS boards for these packs a...
by peterperkins
Jan 08 2014 2:22am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: UK Police hassle
Replies: 26
Views: 2750

Re: UK Police hassle

Speaking as a UK PO and past owner of electric bikes/Ev's I would say if you take the Pi55 then the legislation will inevitably be tightened up. If I see anyone on an obviously (special ebike) ;) i would likely have sensible words of advice for them. 30mph without pedaling is clearly OTT. I'm no sai...
by peterperkins
Dec 28 2013 11:32am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Considering buying a '99Prius for $1500, comments pls.
Replies: 3
Views: 1039

Re: Considering buying a '99Prius for $1500, comments pls.

IIRC they use the same battery cells/sticks as the Honda Insight G1 and HCH1 Civic, so new battery sticks are available and you could repair the battery if that is bad which is likely on such an old car. Go for it.
by peterperkins
Oct 30 2013 12:36pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Dr.Bass Steveo found 7s3p Module! Awesome Price!!
Replies: 592
Views: 70820

Re: Dr.Bass Steveo found 7s3p Module! Awesome Price!!

I agree we all knew they could have issues when we bought them and the provenance was unknown.
I've used mine for two years I think that's a reasonable test. Perhaps I got lucky. :wink: