Starting a thread for this issue.
Here is a recap of whats been going on:
And in case you don’t wan’t to read all of that shit and just wan’t to know the problem, here you go:
My battery is charging to 42V but not all of my cells are getting balanced to 4.2V.
B1 is charging to 4.17V and B2-B10 to 4.2V-4.21V.
The rest of the info can be found at the bottom of the post
Here are the possible things that can cause the problem:
Reply to @b264’s post:
How am I able to check if the BMS is not working?
Is it correct that there should be some light in the BMS when it’s on? If so then there is nothing.
Can I charge my battery safely and still ride my board if the BMS is not working?
I bought the BMS (bestech d140) from @thisguyhere so he might be able to help.
The way my battery charges is rising each cell voltage with 0.01 at a time. B1 hits 4.17V the same time B2-B10 hits 4.2V,some even 4.21V, and the battery is now at 42V and fully charged.
When leaving the charger on after it has turned green B1 rises to 4.2V after about 24 hours at least and B2-B10 reaches 4.21-4.22V. When unplugging the charger and leaving the battery B1 falls to 4.19V and B2-B10 stays at 4.21V
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Any input will be appreciated
Depends on how If you mean by discharging each group manually to the same voltage then YES.
If you mean by taking the whole pack apart, most likely not, but if it turns out to be the last option, most likely yes.
Unfortunately not. My local library might have one (they got a goddam 3d printer) but it would be a PITA to go back and forth (if they have one. They probably don’t).
If it doesn’t smoke or you didnt fry it, i doubt its the BMS. Both my bms’s from supower and bestech has worked without any issues. Any of the above given solutions would also exlcude if it was the BMS or not
0.05v difference is really small, i would consider that balanced.
i noticed the bms doesn’t kick into float charge / balance if drift is greater than 0.1v, so bms should be balance charging on your pack.
this was happening on a pack i serviced for someone on here, bms wouldn’t balance so i manually brought up lower voltage cells as close as possible to remaining cells, then finally it balanced everything perfect.
i did this with a bench power supply where i can set the voltage. so set it to 4.2v, connected to the low volt cell via balance leads. not sure if that’s something you can do.
I will defenitly look into that! Might be lucky enough to find a really good deal on a bench supply. Wouldn’t I also be able to discharge the cells with more juice down to the same voltage as B1? Sure it would take MUCH longer but I would save some cost.
I’m sorry TL;DR but I just have a question, and I can’t believe your battery still doesn’t work,
How is your battery right now? The ultimate test would be to actually swap the way it’s wired and swap the first and the second P-groups… and if it changes which one is low, than it’s the BMS … if not, then it’s a cell.
But I know it’s unlikely that would be possible or easy especially if they are welded together.
I’d just run it then. It’s like the BMS was manufactured at the end of a reel of resistors of something.
Most common electronic parts have a 5% tolerance on the value, and typically devices made sequentially are usually semi-matched to one another.
If the 10,000 piece reel finished and they put a new one on, and your BMS got 9 resistors from the old reel and one from the new reel, it could, in theory, cause this exact symptom because of the 5% tolerance on the resistor manufacturing.
This is just an idea.
If it’s working fine, I would leave it as-is, and monitor it periodically to ensure it’s still operating this way.