Using an NetGain WarP-Drive DC motor driver with an Lithiumate BMS.
A load current sensor is required when using a Warp motor driver.
Warp motor drivers MUST be used with CAN bus control (there is no way of reducing the drive without a CAN bus).
The only item that the Lithiumate BMS controls is the maximum battery current drawn by the NetGain WarP-Drive motor driver, to protect the battery.
Interfacing the NetGain WarP-Drive motor driver (CAN control) and the Elithion BMS
If enabled, Rev 2.07 (and up) of the Lithiumate Pro controls the maximum battery current for a NetGain WarP Drive; by generating the following message.
Lithiumate Pro BMS controller software revisions up to 2.06 used the old set of NetGain messages, decribed here. The NetGain controller never did not properly respond to this old message set. Therefore, Elithion no longer supports this old message set.
If enabled, the Lithiumate Pro generates the following message for the NetGain WarP-Drive and conforming to SAE J1939 standards.
These messages are off by default and may be turned on by programming.
Note that the NetGain WarP-Drive CAN rate is 250 kHz, so you will have to program the BMS to also work at 250 kHz.
VERY IMPORTANT note: the NetGain WarP-Drive rev must be 9/28/10 or later. Otherwise, the BMS is not able to control the motor controller through the CAN bus.
Message generated by the Lithiumate BMS:
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