User Manual: Click here to download the manual (PDF)
BMS For 16 cell, 48v volt Lithium-iron-phosphate DIY batteries.
100 amp continuous charge or discharge current.
Low Temperature Charging cutoff at 0c.
The Apps allow you to monitor SOC (state of charge), Current, Voltage, cell balance, temperature, and more.
Bluetooth Module is included, Balance wires are included, USB module is an additional purchase.
If you choose to add crimped copper lugs, the high current wires will be hydraulically crimped into a single tinned copper lug on each side, and finished with heat shrink tubing.
Final assembly, testing and calibration is done in Naples, Florida. Units with 8 gauge wires and/or crimped lugs are assembled in Naples, FL. The BMS is manufactured in China.
To view or change Parameters, there are 3 ways to connect to the BMS. All 3 applications are free.
- iPhone App: Overkill Solar Mobile App
- Android App: Overkill Solar Mobile App
- USB module to PC/desktop application.
Click here for Software Downloads and Support Resources.
A great resource for general DIY power education is www.Mobile-Solarpower.com
FYI for experimenters: The BMS communicates with a 5v TTL UART at 9600 baud. It is directly compatible with Arduinos, etc.
We have written a new Arduino library for the BMSs, now available on the downloads page. The beta version allows you to read all the monitoring parameters and switch charge and discharge on/off. Future releases will have full read/write capability. A python library is also in the works.
I am quite new to DIY batteries, but having tried an aliexpress daly bms, this overkill 48v bms is packaged much more professionally. Main metric I use to prove the quality of this unit is the lack of voltage drop across BMS when checking total battery voltage. The daly bms read 9.6v for a 4 cell 12v DIY battery which is >13v when bypassing the daly bms. Overkill showed no loss at all. Bluetooth works great. Haven’t tried usb PC connection yet.
Just got my 16S! It fired up and worked great. Great Bluetooth communication. Some of the best quality I’ve seen from china. USA based Overkill provides the added detail that you will likely not get from overseas. The one page colorful instruction sheet gives you extended comfort that if you do something wrong, you’re not stuck with it. You just call customer support.
Carl C (verified owner) –
Very pleased with this BMS!!! I have (5) of them, and they all work perfectly. My inverter developed a “DEAD SHORT” in the + – battery in/out and the BMS’s shut down the charge port and saved my battery packs from any damage. I will not use any other BMS.
Stephan Taubert (verified owner) –
BMS worked with blutooth perfectly from first startup.
But best part for me is, that you can connect it with Louis Van Der Walt´s driver to Victron Cerbo GX which avoids to buy an extra smart shunt.
Top product 🙂
Greetings from Austria….