This software tool is designed to work with an open source Ardunio based external regulator designed by Al Thomason of Viking Star.

It has some key features that distinguish it from many others in the market

  • uses proper current feedback to control it, not just voltage
  • interfaces with a central Battery Management system
  • supports CANbus, OSEnergy, J1939 and NMEA2000 protocols
  • USB interface for configuring and monitoring
  • Custom charge profiles
  • open source C style Arduino code

For more information on his product here are some links:

Smart Alternator Google Group:!forum/smart-alt

His Blog:

Source code Github repository: