Required equipment and software

To use this BMS772 kit, you will need:

Additional items needed

  • LiPo battery pack

    • 3S to 6S with cell balancing connector - Voltage range of 6V to 26V

  • Suitable charger for the type of battery

  • Soldering iron to configure the board

  • External Thermistor temperature sensor with cable and JST-GH 2-pin connector (optional)

  • Debugger:

    • Segger J-Link Mini debugger

    • PEMicro universal multilink

    • or other suitable JTAG/SWD debugger

Note: The HoverGames Drone Kit (KIT-HGDRONEK66) and/or FMU Kit (RDDRONE-FMUK66) both include a DCD-LZ adapter and Segger J-Link Mini EDU and an FTDI USBUART-3v3 cable.

By using the DCD-LZ interface and USBUART cable you will also gain access to the command line interface (CLI) of the board.

Software tools and sources

  • S32 Design Studio for ARM-based MCUs (recommended)

  • Alternatively : PX4 or NuttX build environment depending on what code source is used.

  • PX4/NuttX board target example code (optional, see Software guide)

Note: The RDDRONE-BMS772 board allows to open the charge circuit when the battery is overcharging , to perform cell balancing and to monitor all cell voltages. Therefore the charger does not need to have a cell terminal connector.

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