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In the CAN

January 13, 2013

CAN stands for Controller Area Network, which is a protocol adopted by the auto industry to allow micro-controllers and other devices in a vehicle to communicate with each other. Shown above is a CAN adapter sold by Ewert Energy Systems that lets the Orion BMS communicate with a computer. Data flows from the Orion’s CAN […]

Battery Management Rethunk

January 13, 2013

With the batteries less than fully charged, my lovely wife and I headed toward Pasadena to visit friends. Even though the pack was not full, it had spent the entire previous night soaking up electrons, so I wasn’t particularly worried. The drive is only about 25 percent of my projected range, and the needle on […]

In the Balance

December 6, 2012

Battery chemistry is a mysterious and arcane science that dates back to ancient Iraq, where theory holds that the Baghdad Battery was used to electroplate gold onto silver and possibly used to power ancient light bulbs. Of all the subject matter I’ve grappled with during this EV conversion project, battery technology has been the most […]