foxBMS 2 version 1.6.0 available

We are happy to announce that the bugfix release of foxBMS 2 version 1.6.0 is available on GitHub.

The highlight of this release is the new driver for the ADES1830 AFE from Analog Devices Inc. (ADI). This driver can be selected through the bms.json-configuration file. The AFE supports up to 16 individual cell measurements and up to 10 GPIOs for e.g., temperature sensors.

Other notable changes include

  • support for clamp 15 wake-up of the BMS,
  • a smarter precharging algorithm,
  • improvements of the GUI, and
  • documentation updates.

For a detailed list of changes, please refer to our changelog.

We publish major software releases for our open source BMS platform every 3 to 6 months and interim bug fixes when solved in the News section. By subscribing to the foxBMS Newsletter, you will be informed when the new releases are available. Further, the foxBMS Roadmap and the Documentation are also updated regularly.

Warning: The foxBMS 2 platform including the foxBMS 2 hardware and the foxBMS 2 software are under permanent development. The free and open research and development platform foxBMS 2 as presented in the documentation hereafter is not provided to be used without any adaptions (e.g., to fulfill mandatory regulations) in consumer products, electric vehicles, production environments or any similar usages: the open source version of the foxBMS 2 platform is only intended to be used by skilled professionals trained in designing battery system prototypes.

In case you encounter problems, please contact us.

The Fraunhofer IISB foxBMS Team