A 51.2V battery system is relatively common for golf carts and other electric vehicles. It typically consists of multiple batteries wired in series to achieve the desired voltage. Depending on the specific battery chemistry and capacity, this system could provide anywhere from a few miles to dozens of miles of driving range on a single charge.
RS485 is a type of serial communication protocol that’s often used in industrial automation and control systems. It allows for reliable data transfer over long distances (up to 4,000 feet) and can support multiple devices on a single network.
CAN (Controller Area Network) is another type of serial communication protocol that’s widely used in automotive and other high-performance applications. It’s known for its high reliability, low latency, and ability to support complex networks with many nodes.
Bluetooth is a wireless communication protocol that allows devices to exchange data over short distances (typically up to 30 feet). It’s commonly used for connecting smartphones to other devices, such as speakers, headphones, and smart home devices.
When combined, these technologies could allow a golf cart battery system to communicate with a smartphone app in real-time, providing data on things like battery status, charging progress, and driving range. This could be useful for monitoring the health of the battery system, planning routes, and optimizing charging times to maximize driving range.