Category Archives: General

Diagnosing CANBUS Communication Problems

CANBUS is a high speed network which requires high quality wiring in order to operate properly. As such, it is sensitive to improper wiring. The majority of CANBUS communication problems are caused by poor wiring, incorrect termination, or the use … Continue reading

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Retrieving Data With 3rd Party Devices

There are two distinct methods for retrieving data digitally from the Orion BMS / Orion Jr.: Regularly transmitted CANBUS messages and active data polling (sometimes referred to as on demand polling).   Regularly Transmitted CANBUS Messages Using regularly transmitted CANBUS … Continue reading

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Pre-Balancing Cells

Lithium ion cells are often shipped from the manufacturer at different states of charge from one another. This is sometimes due to the manufacturer pulling from different lots, cells with vastly different discharge rates, or a result of the manufacturer … Continue reading

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How The BMS Works

The Orion Battery Management System (BMS) performs three primary functions: It protects the battery pack from being over-charged (cell voltages going too high) or over-discharged (cell voltages going too low) thereby extending the life of the battery pack. It does … Continue reading

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