Can’t find the General Discussion Category so I’m putting this thread here until I can hop on a computer and move it to a more appropriate one.
I’ve invited @Speedict here to the Esk8 forum to make a possible Group Buy deal for his Neptune 15 BMS in addition to including him to the ESK8 builders community.
For those of you whom do not know, the Neptune 15 is a smart BMS that’s:
specifically design for enthusiastic e-biker who wish to have total control over the battery pack as well as achieving it’s best performance and shelf life. It supports Bluetooth 4.0 or BLE for Android devices,. A distinct feature of Neptune is to allow user instantly between from off-road to on-road biking with a quick switch without their smartphone. It also allow user to quick charge, balance charge, and balance the battery pack without the need of connection to a smartphone.
Observe the existence of the Load/Charger Wire on the bottom right. You can bypass this of course but you can also not. The Lite version gives you on less pair of wires to worry about. If you’re using an ESC with a switch on it (or Roll to Start) and you don’t want you’re BMS to handle discharge, it may be better to get the lite version.
There are other differences between the Neptune 15 and 20 Lite (like the 20 having a buzzer for example) , but those due to the 20 being a newer release.
I believe @Speedict is also releasing a Neptune 20 (Not Lite) and Neptune 10 in the future.
It all comes down to if you want your BMS to do the Balancing or not. Lite does not Balance.