Smelling Good…

Man’s best friend is not always his best companion.

It’s that canine habit of trying to blend outdoor interests of muddy fields, rotting sea-weed, and chasing furry animals through hedges with those indoor luxuries he allows himself:  a good shake on the Persian rug followed by a lie-down on the soft furnishings, which cause most domestic stress.Continue reading

Instructional video: How to connect the BMV-700 battery monitor

From time to time we hear of people saying they can’t see the loads on their BMV battery monitor – this is down to incorrect wiring. This new instructional video is an aid to ensure the BMV is wired correctly.

BMV-700 series models

There are 3 model variants within the BMV series range: BMV-700 & BMV-702 (6.5- 95 VDC supply voltage range) and the BMV-700HS (60– 385 VDC supply voltage range). The principal function of the BMV series is to follow and indicate the state-of-charge of a battery. The video below gives clear instructions to ensure the BMV-700 and related models are wired correctly.

For the additional functionality that the BMV-702 provides, namely starter battery or temperature or mid-point voltage monitoring, please see the quick install guide.

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Nothing beats persistence…

Impossible Robotics – the team of Dutch students who built a robot to compete in the 2017 FIRST Robotics STEAMWORKS competition – spent a great couple of weeks in Florida!

FIRST Robotics is a not-for-profit organisation whose world-vision is to find, encourage and enable the young engineers of the future. For 25 years they have been running exciting game-based competitions which encourage talented students to be the best they can.Continue reading