The USB-serial converter is used to view diagnostics, log data and change configuration of the BMS.
The converter is based on genuine Silicon Labs CP2102 chipset. All recent Windows operating systems already include the drivers and cable will work straight away. If there is a problem however, use a link above to download a version that is confirmed as compatible with Energus BMS. Alternatively, driver can be downloaded directly from Silicon Labs support website, just make sure to get v6.7.3 or newer if you are running Windows 7 or later OS.
When connected, it will appear as a virtual COM port and Energus Battery Insider will connect to it automatically.
Note: the cable is not galvanically-isolated. Take special care and give your full attention to avoid ground loops and potential damage to equipment. Alternativelly, use USB isolator.
- Chipset: CP2102 (genuine)
- Max baud rate: 1Mbps
- Signal level: 3.3V TTL
- Vcc out: 4.3V, 100mA
- Data signals: Tx, Rx
- Cable length: 1 meter
- Galvanic isolation: none