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by hybriddriveguy
Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: battery monitoring with opto-isolators
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Re: battery monitoring with opto-isolators

I have been reading some about the PIC chips today. I am just getting started but have not built anything yet.
Thanks
by hybriddriveguy
Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: battery monitoring with opto-isolators
Replies: 50
Views: 5113

Re: battery monitoring with opto-isolators

This circuit will be less than 5 amps in or out.
by hybriddriveguy
Sun Aug 09, 2009 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: battery monitoring with opto-isolators
Replies: 50
Views: 5113

Re: battery monitoring with opto-isolators

No, I have not worked with micro controllers, but would like to get into it. Will this allow me to eventually get to the place of displaying all meters on my laptop screen at once? If you have some suggestions of micro controllers I should consider and some reading material on working with them, I w...
by hybriddriveguy
Sun Aug 09, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: battery monitoring with opto-isolators
Replies: 50
Views: 5113

Re: battery monitoring with opto-isolators

I have a budget of about $500. I would spend a little more to make it durable and accurate. Although this is something I have read a little about, I have no idea where to start. I would need help with the layout and parts needed. When risking only inexpensive components, I am more eager to get start...
by hybriddriveguy
Sun Aug 09, 2009 4:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: battery monitoring with opto-isolators
Replies: 50
Views: 5113

Re: battery monitoring with opto-isolators

Thanks for the tips and the websites.
This is a homebrew hybrid. You can see it @ http://www.re-involt.com
I have a shunt I can connect to for reading amps, but my thing is that I need to isolate these signals from my laptop safely so I don't let the magic smoke out. :smile:
by hybriddriveguy
Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: battery monitoring with opto-isolators
Replies: 50
Views: 5113

battery monitoring with opto-isolators

Hello All, I am new to the group and am a self-taught electronics hobbiest. I am wanting to build an interface for my computer that would allow me to monitor and record my 12 batteries in my Electric Vehicle individually. I want to be able to see each battery's voltage as well as full pack voltage (...