Our BMS arrived last Friday and needless to say, we are overwhelmed. The MR2 has to be totally rewired top to bottom to accomodate the new component. The BMS will monitor all cells during charge and under driving conditions, giving us real time analysis of the Lithium batteries. This technology will help preserve the lifespan batteries and help to keep them a balanced set. The performance of the MR2 should be more consistent and we will have the opportunity to data log our charge and discharge cycles. Two students are working on a program that will create an interface that incorporates both the Synkromotive controller and the BMS parameters on the same in dash display.
Today, we began removing all of the Thundersky batteries so we can top balance the entire set in parallel. By doing this, we will have a balanced pack, and the BMS will have an easier job for the initial few charge cycles.