We design and manufacture smart DC charge control systems for the marine, RV and commercial transportation industries. Our WS500 Advanced Alternator Regulator is the first of its kind to determine battery charge state by factoring battery voltage, amps-in and amps-out, and alternator and battery temperature – and it's the first regulator on the market to communicate with engine and battery BMS systems via CAN communication.

Major WS500 Firmware Update
Posted June 13, 2022

Wakespeed's latest firmware update, Version 2.5.0, for the WS500 Alternator Regulator, offers better regulation, communication and compatibility than ever before.
Version 2.5.0 supports high level integration with Victron Energy's Venus OS CANbus environment, which allows the WS500 to participate in Victron's monitoring and remote systems. Full integration requires that the user also updates to Victron's newest v2.90 update.
The newest 2.5.0 firmware is available as a beta level download on the Technical page of this website. See the Version 2.5.0 (beta) release notes for additional functions and features within the firmware.

Updated Smartphone App
Posted June 11, 2022

Wakespeed is also pleased to announce the newest revision of its Wakespeed Configuration App for Android and Apple OS smartphones and tablets. The newest v1.4 app update adds significant improvements to the app's database offerings for alternator, battery and BMS selections. Also included are new data logging and expert level configuration functions. Additional functions, including real-time monitoring, are currently in development for upcoming app releases.
Wakespeed is currently developing tools for wireless communication between the WS500 and both smartphone platforms. Until then, the app will allow Android users to be able configure the regulator directly with the addition of an OTG cable adapter and a standard printer style printer cable. The Wakespeed Configuration App is available for free download on both the Google Play and Apple App Stores.

Wakespeed Offshore regulators deliver unsurpassed quality and performance for a wide range of applications — our simple WS100 multi-stage voltage regulator offers excellent support for most lead acid battery types in 12-volt systems. The advanced WS500 alternator regulator, with its unique ability to regulate based on voltage, current, and alternator temperature, is by far the most capable charging source for both traditional lead acid and new generation LiFePo4 lithium ion batteries.