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Lithiumate™ Manual

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Tools

Recommended tools to install and operate the BMS

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Tools
Some of the tools used in installing a BMS
Messed-up crimp
An improperly crimped socket, done using the wrong tools and incorrect stripping length.
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Programming tools
Some of the tools used in programming a BMS
back to topPgm adapter
Hardware rev F and up anchor

Materials:

  • 0.1" pitch pin strip, 0.26" on each end, breakable: Digikey

Construction:

  • Break off a group of 6 pins
  • Clip one of the pins off, just on one side
Programmer adapter diagram Programmer adapter
Programmer adapter installed
Programmer adapter

For your reference, the pin out is:

  1. Vpp (this is the pin closest to the white Control connector)
  2. Vdd (5 V)
  3. Vss (Gnd)
  4. PDAT (data)
  5. PCLK (clock)
Up to hardware rev E anchor

Materials:

  • 0.1" pitch pin strip, 5 pins
  • 0.1" pitch pin strip, 6 pins
  • Five wires, 4" length, yellow, red, black, white, green
  • 1/8" heat shrink tubing

Construction:

  • Solder the wires to the 6 pin connector:
    1. yellow
    2. red
    3. black
    4. white
    5. green
    6. none
  • Install 10 pieces of 3/8" long heat shrink tubing on the 5 wires, two per wire
  • Solder the wires to the 5 pin connector:
    1. red
    2. white
    3. green
    4. yellow
    5. black
  • Slip the heat shrink tubing on the soldered ends of the pins, and heat shrink
Programmer adapter diagram
Programmer adapter diagram
Programmer adapter cable
Programmer adapter cable
  • Connect the programmer to the BMS controller with the adapter cable
    • programmer side: 6 pin connector, yellow wire on pin marked by a triangle
    • BMS controlelr side: 5 pin connector, red wire in pin 1 (closest to white connector)
PICKit 2 programmer connected
PICKit 2 programmer connected
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