Category Archives: Problems Viewing Data in Utility

No cell voltages appear (Orion Jr. BMS)

Common Causes: Incorrect Cell Population Settings BMS is configured with default settings (default settings will show no cell voltages). Cell wiring harnesses not connected to the BMS Cell tap wiring error Internal damage to the BMS Note: If the BMS … Continue reading

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Problems connecting to the Orion Jr. BMS unit via PC software

This guide is for the Orion Jr. BMS (plastic unit for 16 cells), pictured below. IIf you have a metal standard Orion BMS unit, click here for troubleshooting steps. Diagnosing communication problems can be frustrating since there are many possible … Continue reading

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No cell voltages are showing in the utility

This can be caused by: Incorrect Cell Population Settings A Profile that has not been uploaded to the BMS (i.e. default profile on BMS) Cell wiring harnesses not connected to the BMS Cell tap wiring error Voltages within a cell … Continue reading

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Not all cell voltages appear in live cell data

This issue can be caused by incorrect cell population settings, wiring errors,, not enough cells in a cell group (wiring error), cell voltages too low, a BMS utility problem, incorrect size of BMS or internal damage to the BMS. Resolving … Continue reading

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Error output is on, but no error codes are present

The Orion BMS error output will turn on if the BMS detects a “charge interlock” condition. This condition does not produce an actual error code. This is used to notify the operator that the BMS has detected power at both … Continue reading

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Problems connecting to the Orion BMS unit via PC software

This guide is for the standard Orion BMS (metal unit with heatsink), pictured below. If you have a plastic Orion Jr. BMS unit, please click here for troubleshooting steps. Diagnosing communication problems can be frustrating since there are many possible … Continue reading

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