Totally agree this is great.
I have as yet not purchased a board or considered coding as I was investigating the possibilities before investing time and money.
I am disabled and partially sighted so have to regulate time on the PC for my eyes sake and also disability pensions sake on purchasing frivalous boys toys.
I believe I mentioned earlier that normally about once a month I "boil" the batteries. This is, that I take the batteries up to 32-34V DC to "burn" off all of the sulphates and realign the system. This is called equalization. Normally the process flows in this fashion.
1. Approximately 8 hours of "Bulk" charging that brings the batteries upto a topped up condition. 24-28V DC of charge.
2. Approximately 2-4 hours of "Absorbtion" charging that deep charges the batteries, this is like the old mobile phone chargers where you got rid of battery memory and went back to using the whole battery rather than just parts of it to deliver output. 24-30V DC of charge.
3. Approximately 0-N hours of "Float" charging just to add a bit of oomph to the batteries, but is also the precursor to stage 4, which on my system is manually selected. 24-28V DC of charge.
4. Approximately 2-4 hours of "Equalization" charging, which desulphates the batteries. 32-34V DC of charge, the batteries bubble vigourously. Need gas caps.
Stages 1 & obviously 4 produce the most crud and as I use gas recycle caps I think it would be most prudent to remove the sensors during these phases, where possible. Gas recycling caps, reduces the amount of acid gas pushed out of the batteries which is quite noxious and flamable. I would have to experiment with the durability of sensors attached to a gas cap.
It would be great if the capsule could also contain a temperature, amperage and min / max depth guage.
Not sure how to attach photos of a battery and gas gap but will try during the day.
Kind regards to all,