Yes .... Any communications network.... I worked with control systems for many years and that personal rule served me well.Like CANbus? I'm teasing.
Yes .... Any communications network.... I worked with control systems for many years and that personal rule served me well.
Others who didn't follow that rule sometimes had major problems on their hands.
I always reserved communications for information and non critical functions .... If forced into it by the spec I would always have a heartbeat communications check written into the code to take action if comm is lost.
... and also why we need redundant safety's for the critical stuff.Well, the fact that there is complex processing happening with a BMS we are past any possibility of total analog control. Logically, there are a lot of things to go wrong even with just having a BMS. But I agree with you. I cabled my house even though wifi happens...
Sorry to hear of your awful journey.I, too, am having issues with BB. Got two 12v owl max. One did not work. Went through all the hoops and still no go. I actually drove the unit to their place in Chatsworth. Before I made that horrible drive, they said they would swap it. They gave me the same unit back after about 5 minutes of 'testing.' Still not working. More time on the phone, email, live chat. Shipped it back to them. Now I wait. I demanded a replacement under warranty. I don't think that's happening. Wish I had found this forum before purchase.
It's a bit of a drag. “why should i make my brain hurt so much learning and building my own battery… i just want to parallel connect a few prebuilt together and go…. wow these BB batteries would get me up and running quick!” My precise thought process. Added bummer for me down the road is that I was going to double capacity and voltage soonish. Which, as I understand it, makes me beholden to them for my next purchase.Sorry to hear of your awful journey.
I hope they do right by you, and that your system is up and running soon.
There was a case of one user who posted pictures of their BB batery with a clearly corroded terminal and the ceo logged on and claimed the image was of white grease and not to be worried about. That was the point where I personally blacklisted the company for sourcing my own parts.
It’s sad to feel that overtly misled on such a critical component that affects safety of life. anyways. Result is, I learn more, wait more time, hopefully safe result.
The offerings from that business and the marketing material are certainly interesting at face value. Believe me, I thought long and hard… “why should i make my brain hurt so much learning and building my own battery… i just want to parallel connect a few prebuilt together and go…. wow these BB batteries would get me up and running quick!”
white grease saga
anyways. if your BB battery does not leak or smell strongly of chemicals upon arrival, and holds a charge, the anecdotes seem to point to it’s ok to use. if it smells weird. take it outside and get fresh air.