Lithium Battery Communications | Connecting a Laptop to Valence XP batteries

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Lithium Battery Communications | Connecting a Laptop to Valence XP batteries

I connect my laptop to the Valence lithium batteries to pull data from their BMS systems.
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To do so, I built an adapter from a Tyco Amp SuperSeal connector (https://amzn.to/2Hr3zM8) and a generic RS-485 to USB adapter (https://amzn.to/2zn3S6s)

Valence Software:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/06g6ihm1gqchkuz/AACPs35CdowiwYWLLnIt51dAa?dl=0

Valence Battery Manual:
https://www.scribd.com/book/256622731

It didn’t appear to matter whether or not I had the 120 ohm resistor terminating the communications string or not. Here’s an article that seems to confirm this: https://bit.ly/2Zpryl2

These batteries originally came from a Smith brand electric delivery truck. Watch the adventure of that with this playlist:

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