Reading Values from the SB201 Smart Battery

The SB201 support most commands specified in the SBS data specification. In addition it can provide "extended commands", which provide information about the voltage and temperature of the individual battery cells. It also supports AES based authentication of the battery.

All supported SBS and extended commands are listed on the right hand side of the PC software. All commands can be invoked individually, and through a check box selection: The "Update" button will refresh all commands for which the check-box is checked.

The most used way of refreshing the commands is most likely to set the auto-update timer button. This will refresh the checked commands with fixed intervals as set in the ToolsOptions menu.

Figure 1. SBS Commands and Extended Commands – Some Auto Refreshed