circuit wrote:I agree it could be improved. They say there is no limit to perfection... There are many new features on our wishlist and actual TODO list, however note that development is being done in Europe, which is quite expensive. So every new little feature makes it just a bit more expensive product, and we like to keep it as affordable as possible.
Let's be honest: if you don't like windows, there are numerous workarounds, virtual machine for example. It is needed only for configuration and initial debugging, so is not on top of our TODO list.
That said, I am still (secretly) collecting all your wishes and feedback, and adding it on our wishlist and bug list. So if many of you say something need improved, most likely it will be done at some point in future.
However the good news is that newest Battery Insider will support bluetooth connection, you you won't have to do any cable work. Current version already works with most PCs, but there are still a few with weird bluetooth implementations.
Sorry if I sounded a bit too critical, I do think this is the
best BMS for ebike on the market. Being an ex developer myself who moved to product management I understand the importance of scope creep and backlog prioritization. In this case I am just an annoying user
Q1: If I deduce correctly: the bluetooth is now only used with the dashboard android app and cycle analyst
edit: battery insider typically requires wired connection to pc to set up and get all those fancy stats?
Q2:Do you have ETA for bluetooth enabled battery insider?
Q3: are you able to answer what is the worst case scenario if balance leads are connected before main Vbat+ & Vbat- leads? And what is the way out of the damage caused (user fixable, warranty fixable, cost of repair).
My viewpoint is that in 2017 you should prioritize smartphone connectability. We are also doing the same in 3 orders of magnitude more complex systems. There is no way around it, competition is doing it, chinese solutions have it. I am still thinking if I have the time to implement it myself.