I’m building two boards based on Pacificmeister’s design. Batteries are now settled thanks to forum posts last week. Thanks to all who helped out.
This week I’m trying to figure out BMS. Seems some people do and some people don’t. I have a balance charger or two and I have low voltage alarms but I can’t decide whether I should go for BMS. I like the functionality but a couple of things. First of all, cost. As I said, I’m in this for two boards so there’s that cost. Add to it that I expect the family will want many battery packs so we can stay out for a while. So, each battery pack will add up.
Second, I don’t know what to look for. I’m not an electronics guy. I’m building 10s6P battery packs to run in parallel for each board.
Honestly, I don’t mind the extra cost. I’m already neck deep in this. So what’s some extra bucks. But, I def can’t afford the fancy BMSs that have Bluetooth and all that jazz.
Any advice appreciated. ESP, recommendations for a good bms for that battery pack.
Finally, I really appreciate all the info and community of this group. Technology is truly wonderful these days. It is enabling such cool things.