Using a Rinehart Motion PM100 AC motor driver (inverter) with an Lithiumate BMS.
A contactor and oprecharge are not required when using a PM100 motor driver, as they are included in the motor driver.
A load current sensor is required when using a PM100 motor driver.
PM100 motor drivers are sold pre-configured for wire control ("VSM"), though they can be configured for CAN control.
If configured for wire control, the PM100 can be used as any other analog motor driver:
Interfacing the Rinehart Motion PM100 motor driver and the Elithion BMS using wire control.
If configured for CAN bus control, the PM100 motor driver requires a VCU (Vehicle Control Unit) to translate between the various signals on the CAN bus (BMS, throttle, etc.) and what the PM100 expects. The design of the PM100 motor driver is such that it is not possible to use it without a VCU. This is a limitation of the PM100 motor driver, not of the Lithiumate Pro BMS.
In particular, there are at least two reasons why a VCU is required:
Interfacing the Rinehart Motion PM100 motor driver and the Elithion BMS using CAN control.
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