Now that you’ve found your components, it’s time to connect them. Wisebatt has two main types of connection : power and communication, which we will learn more about at the bottom of this article.Β 

How to draw a connection

Drag and drop the components/batteries that you want to connect in the design space. An array of small circles appears around them. These circles are visual representations of the interfaces, which you can drag and drop to connect components together. The direction doesn't matter - you can connect components and batteries from either side indifferently.

Power Connections

Battery to battery

  • Meaning: Connecting batteries in series
  • Color of the circle representing the interface: Blue
  • How to connect: Drag and drop the wire from the top blue circle of your battery to the bottom blue circle of the battery you want to connect it to. Keep in mind that all batteries in your design need to have the same reference.

Battery to component

  • Meaning: Supplying Power to Components
  • Color of the circle representing the interface: Blue
  • How to connect: Drag and drop the wire from the top blue circle of your battery or regulator to the bottom blue circle of the component you want to connect it to.

Communication

Component to Component

  • Meaning: Component Communication
  • Color of the circle representing the interface: Dark
  • How to connect: Drag and drop one of the dark circles of your component on top of one of the dark circles of the component you want to connect it to.

The Connection Box

On release, a connection box appears. It displays prefiltered available interfaces. It will allow you to define a new connection.

Select the connection that you want to create.

To validate the connection, select "Save". To cancel the connection design, select "Cancel".

When you are connecting components together, a best practice is to start from the power source, passing through regulators if needed and going towards the components.

Delete a connection

To delete an already existing connection, click on it, and when the dialog box appears, select Delete. Your connection is deleted!Β 

Connection Types and Interfaces

Power Connection

There are only two types of power connections : Input and Output power connection pins.

Logical Connection (I/O)

Wisebatt supports several types of interfaces like GPIOs and Serial ports (e.g. UART, I2C, SPI).

How to choose between interfaces.

If you don’t know which interface to use, the best way at the moment is to open the datasheet and look for the supported interface. Datasheets are accessible by clicking the links in the Connection Box.

How to change your component's parameters

You can edit the default component parameters by double clicking a component in the design space. A modal opens, which allows you to view all the parameters of your component that you can edit, and change them. Don't forget to click "Save Parameters" to save your changes. If you want to revert your changes back to the original default parameters, click "Reset Parameters".

Once your design is finished with all connections done, click on Behavior to launch the Compiler. The Compiler checks your design for any abnormalities. If your design is correct, you can access the Behavior panel. If not, the Schematics Compiler box appears.

Related Pages

πŸ“Œ Components Library (link).
πŸ“Œ Understand Schematics Errors and Warnings - Compiler (link).
πŸ“Œ Support on Component (link).

If you still have questions, please get in touch at support@wisebatt.com.

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