NASA BM-1 Battery Monitor

shortfatguyshortfatguy Solar Expert Posts: 42
Anybody hear of this product from UK?

Link
http://www.nasamarine.com/proddetail.php?prod=BMN-1_Battery&cat=15

Comments

  • quid_nonquid_non Solar Expert Posts: 48
    Re: NASA BM-1 Battery Monitor

    Looks interesting...
    I prefer the Trimetric line more - specific to Photovoltaic needs
    http://www.windsun.com/ChargeControls/Trimetric_2020.htm
  • nielniel Solar Expert Posts: 10,300 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: NASA BM-1 Battery Monitor

    do you think they might be trying to ride the coat tails of our space agency by making some think our nasa made it?
    adding that i don't think i'd have called it a bm-1. can you picture bm-2?:cry::p
  • crewzercrewzer Registered Users, Solar Expert Posts: 1,832 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: NASA BM-1 Battery Monitor

    Perhaps I missed something, but it appears to be a nominal 12 V only device. If so, it's not much use for 24 V or 48 V systems...

    Regards,
    Jim / crewzer
  • BB.BB. Super Moderators, Administrators Posts: 32,804 admin
    Re: NASA BM-1 Battery Monitor

    Looks to be a very simple battery monitor (from the manual)... I think, if you can swing the Trimetric, Xantrex, or the Pentametric, you will have a much more functional unit.

    Find the manuals for each of the major units and read through them and see what will work best for you (the better units have a battery temperature sensor, and other battery factors to tweak to match your battery's performance over time, temperature, voltage and current).

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
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