A new hardware feature has been added to the foxBMS BMS-Slave boards and is available on GitHub.
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It is now possible to supply additionally the foxBMS BMS-Slaves through an external power supply. This offers benefits when using the slave with less than 12 battery cells or purposes where a very low battery standby current is required.
The new foxBMS BMS-Slave layout and schematics version 2.1.0 can be downloaded from GitHub.
The corresponding documentation can be found here on Read The Docs.
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