The Indiana Jones of BMS’s, the Harrison Ford of coding, well done @Louisvdw The German Aussie even managed to not entirely butcher your name.
Well done Louis!!
Yes I saw that and felt proud - congrats Louis. They even had a link to his driver on the documentation for the JK BM I bought.
He almost got my name correct
He uses the GPS port on the JK BMS, some of the video comments seem to indicate that there is a better way to connect that BMS.
Is it correct that the JK BMS RS485 port cannot be used ( with any converter)?
And is it correct that a straight TTL to USB converter should be used from the GPS port?
And well-deserved recognition, by the way. Great work.
If you have the correct plug to fit that port, then just TTL to USB will work well. Just don’t connect the V+bat.
That black RS485 box from JKBMS converts the TTL to RS485 and also the V+bat to a more normal 5V.
But yes you don’t need RS485. And yes you always plug it into the GPS port.
Hah. DVCC… who’d have thought. Yeah, cause the guy who came up with that was also a South African with a Dutch-sounding name…
With all these Dutch sounding names in South Africa one would almost assume a boat load of them landed there at some point in history, I guess we’ll never know
Haha very cool!
Well done Louis!!! I’m sure that took lots of programming/coding etc.