Originally Posted by Zak650
I have a Sevcon Gen4 controller that uses Canbus but I am not planning on running a bms. I'lI bottom balance the cells and have a cell log8 breakout board that mounts 4 celllog8s to monitor all the cells and has relays that can operate signal high or low voltage on indvidual cells. I also have a voltage meter that can output high and low voltage signals, these can be sent to the Sevcon controller.
maybe my solution is more advanced than you want.
The generator output needs to know the state of your batteries. so either you need a interface in the car to manually control the Generator, or you need an integrated system that you set parameters and let the system work.
I would pick the second way since I doubt you want you attention distracted with alarms, while driving.
I have a bms central distribution board that I use. I can remvofe the Shunts and you can use it in parallel with the celllog8.s. It does the same thing your celllog8, except it uses can bus and does not have a display.
you will still need the CanBus (odbII) monitor to set your parameters, independent of the sevcon.The monitor can display and control all the Canbus activity. I also believe there is and EV Display
on the forum that can be used for this.