The foxBMS 1 version 0.5.2 is available on GitHub.

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Warning: The foxBMS platform including the foxBMS hardware and the foxBMS software are under permanent development. The free and open research and development platform foxBMS 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: it is only intended to be used by skilled professionals trained in designing battery system prototypes.

Release notes:

In foxBMS 1 version 0.5.2, we fixed a bug in the ltc driver, leading to a non-functional temperature sensing for foxBMS Slave Hardware version 1.xx. The slave version is configuration in srcmoduleconfigltc_cfg.h by the define SLAVE_BOARD_VERSION.

  • Set SLAVE_BOARD_VERSION to “1” if you are using version 1.xx of the foxBMS Slave.
  • Set SLAVE_BOARD_VERSION to “2” if you are using version 2.xx of the foxBMS Slave. Version 2.xx is the default configuration.

We added more useful error messages during the bootstrap step, in case something is not working as expected.

Changelog :

  • foxBMS-primary
  • fixed LTC temperature sensing bug
  • foxBMS-secondary
  • fixed LTC temperature sensing bug

In case you encounter problems, please contact us.

The Fraunhofer IISB foxBMS Team