Hello fellow builders,
As I am currently planning to make my own battery pack, I searched for a BMS that I could use for charging and discharging. I know a lot of you are only using a BMS to charge or even simply using a balance charger to charge.
However, in order to protect my investment, I figured it would be safer to have a BMS on at all times to prevent potential damage to the cells. Therefore, I wanted to see if there is a BMS available for our application. After talking to @foiledagain, he mentioned that he is currently using this BMS: http://litechpower.com/product-detail/HCX-D482LI12S.html . However, he only uses it for charging so I was wondering if any of you know if it could work for discharging too (rated 120a). I also find this one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/44V-48V-50-4V-12S-150A-Lithium-ion-Li-ion-LiPo-Li-Polymer-Battery-BMS-PCB-System-/322366720064?hash=item4b0e8dc840:g:NPEAAOSweW5VQfrV . This one is rated 150a, but I do not know if this is accurate.
Anyway, if you know a little bit about BMS or have personal experience with BMS and battery pack, please feel free to leave your 10cents in the comment. I’m open to suggestion about the whole BMS dilemma so let me know what you did with your battery pack!