MIBS 2023 – Battle Born with Dragonfly IntelLigence

Ben Stein

Ben Stein

Publisher of Panbo.com, passionate marine electronics enthusiast, 100-ton USCG master.

7 Responses

  1. Looks like a good idea to me! I really like having visibility into my Victron battery using my fone. It looks like their ap display could use a bit of fine tuning, however, since it shows a “voltage” of 40 degrees C! Also, what LiFePO4 battery is at 12.11v with 92% charge? 🙂

  2. Joseph Pica says:

    Ben. This looks as though it corrects all the deficiencies I ‘ve noted in the past assuming an alert warning(sounded/text) prior to disconnect if an HVC or LVC fault is detected. I would also assume the warning is programmable as well as the disconnect delay time.

  3. jonni trn jonni trn says:

    The Flex module monitors the individual batteries within a series connected bank up to 48 volts. When it detects that the batteries need balancing, it will prompt the user to initiate the balancing routine. Balancing requires taking the battery bank offline, but the Flex module simplifies the process by directing a 12-volt charge to each battery in the bank.

  4. Robert Yancey says:

    Is there any way to retrofit 2021 Battleborn batteries to comply with audible alarm BMS shutdown alarm now suggested by ABYC E-13?

    • Ryan says:

      Robert I concur with you, and I personally think there are enough existing battleborne batteries out there to warrant a process to retrofit. Sign me up.

  5. Ben Stein Ben Stein says:

    I don’t believe there’s much likelihood of backwards compatibility. There’s hardware that needs to be present on the battery’s BMS and I don’t believe the older batteries have it.

    -Ben S.

    • Anonymous says:

      I spoke to many helpful sources. A retrofit may include setting up a VictronConnect BMV 712 and setting high and low battery alarms and temp alarm within the parameters set for the Battleborn BMS. This alarm can be wired via relay to a low voltage piezo alarm audible throughout the vessel.

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