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Old 05-12-2014, 19:55   #1
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Balqon Qanbuss Battery Monitor System

I purchased 700ah batteries from Balqon, and also got their BMS.

However, I don't see much information at all about it anywhere, and of course no user manual from Balqon.

So I'm wondering if anybody is using this system, and if so is there some way to monitor and log data from the BMS?

Is the Qanbuss system really just CANbus slightly modified?

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Re: Balqon Qanbuss Battery Monitor System

Hi, I too recently received a Balgon 700 amp hour battery with their bms. My battery is 24 volt and 400 pounds. It took 3 months for it to arrive and like you I received nothing in way of description, instructions for usage or even so much as a brochure. In my view a very amateur way to do business.

I do love the battery so far but have only had it hooked up for 3 weeks. I would also like to know more about the bms.

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Re: Balqon Qanbuss Battery Monitor System

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, ksquared, and arkansaw tom.
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Re: Balqon Qanbuss Battery Monitor System

[QUOTE=ksquared;1693804]I purchased 700ah batteries from Balqon, and also got their BMS.

However, I don't see much information at all about it anywhere, and of course no user manual from Balqon.QUOTE]

Balqon - as any relatively young and emerging company - basically assembles LiFePO4 batteries with Chinese cells and Clean Power Auto BMS electronics, adding commonly available fuse and Gigavac (or Tyco) coil contactor. Recently they published a PDF brochure explaining the basics of assumingly their Qanbuss BMS, which appears to be more suitable for huge banks of LiFePO4 sandwiches installed on electric vehicles. I don't know what are the advantages of Qanbuss BMS in comparison to well established Clean Power Auto systems. And - of course - by definition the brochure is not the manual...

With a bit of DIY skills it is perfectly possible to assembly identical LiFePO4 sandwich and save a lot. I just did that, purchasing cells and BMS from various US suppliers. As for monitoring I'm using popular NASA Clipper BM-1 display, although it is more for fun than necessary since BMS does the job of maintaining the battery health...
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