The Premium-Line Series was developed with implementing the customers feedback during the past 2 years.
The series mainly supports the new Pixhawk 2.1 (The Cube), but can be used for any other flight controller via an adapter cable.
REM: The Premium-Line series does not replace the existing product line !
- No more DF13 connectors, they’re replaced by
Molex Clik-Mate / 1.25mm (50238)
- Standard sensor wires. -> Doesn’t matter if from BEC to sensor board or Hub X2 as well as from Hub X2 to the sensor boards… all is the same cable.
- All BEC’s standard delivery is with CFK enclosure.
- The BEC power supply is no more passed through the sensor board. The sensor is connected to the BEC via the Molex 4p wire.
- Redesigned 2-6S BEC, with integrated 5.00V power supply for the sensors or Hub X2 - V2
- Available are 2-6S BEC’s with 1, 2 or 3 outputs -> Of cause all with CFK enclosure.
- Redesigned Sensor Hub X2-V2 to match the new cable standard as well as CFK enclosure.
- Power-Cube “V2”, with new 4p sensor connector, as well as redesigned PCB to make it possible to secure the main PCB together with the aluminum spacers.
- New Premium-Line sensor boards (PL-xxx). With no more “LV” or “HV”. The customer can choose the voltage range via a small soldering bridge and of cause the standard delivery is also with CFK enclosure.
Sensor Hub X8
Our UAV's getting bigger and more and more people using several LiPo's in parallel to increase the flight time and/or reduce the current draw from the LiPo packs.
The Sensor Hub X8 was developed to connect up to 8 main batteries in parallel. Which would give an total current range of 8x 200A = 1600A !
If this is still not enough, then install 2x Hub X8 and combine them with an Hub X2, which gives you the possibility to connect up to 16 main batteries in parallel.
REM: You don't have to connect all 8 sensors. Any number from 1 to 8 is possible, as the Hub X8 checks during booting the connected sensors and deactivate any unused sensor input.
Detailed info can be found in the Hub X8 manual page. As well as in the X8 Product guide page.
The Power-Cube series was developed to match the increasing power demand of bigger UAV’s together with the new Pixhawk 2.1. The installed equipment, such as… Heated IMU’s, Flow sensors, OSD, 2x GPS, Telemetry, Edison board, Gimbal, Camera, Landing gear, Parachute, Digital servos, LED’s, Raspberry Pi 3, Lidar… etc.
With all or some of this equipment the standard power modules are over loaded or at least operating at their upper limit, which means there is a big risk of failure and overheating of the system.
This new series will now take care of all the equipment. Each output is rated for continues current of 10A with max. current at 15A (current limit 20A).
The design is based on the reference design of the LM5116 from Texas Instruments. Without any costs cut, but even improved component selection, such as oversized FET’s, SPEC capacitors from Panasonic… etc.
Sensor Hub X2
This sensor hub is to connect two current sensors in parallel. The current of both sensors will be summarized and passed to the FC. The voltage measurement of the LiPo packs will be collected from both sensors and passed through the Hub to the FC.
The main purpose of this hub is to replace existing protection circuits (like an ideal diode) and to monitor, that both paralleled LiPo’s supply the same current to the system.
Since we monitor the current of both batteries, we will find out very early when a LiPo starts to fail… before it is too late.
Check out an basic introduction here: YouTube - Sensor Hub X2
If the difference in current is bigger than +/- 10%, the Hub will issue a warning to the pilot via a Power Led and/or buzzer (fast flashing) connected to the Alarm I/O.
If the difference in current is larger than +/- 20%, the Alarm output will be always ON to indicate the fault… the pilot should immediately land and check the batteries.
Additionally, there is a reserve relay contact (alarm) for the user to implement any desired function.
4-14S / 3A Hybrid BEC
It is an switching power supply and in series an linear LDO (LM1764A) to remove the ripple. Due to the component selection, this BEC get's only warm during operation (LDO only 0.35V dropout voltage).
Input and output is protected by Panasonic FM capacitors.
More information can be found in the Product page.
- Input: 4S-14S LiPo ( 15-60V)
- Output: 5.3V or 12.0V / 3A - Ripple 80uV (0.00008V)
- 53mm x 21mm x 14mm / 20g with cable (DF-13-4p / 10cm)
50A / 100A and 200A Hall Sensor based power module for Pixhawk / APM
- Current sensor is a “true hall sensor” up to 50A (HS-050-LV/HV), 100A (HS-100-LV/HV) or 200A
- Continuous current 200A for all sensors (HS-050 / HS-100 /HS-200)
- Over current: 1200A@25'C or 900A@85'C (all sensors)
- Ultra-low noise power supply (LP2985-4.0) for current sensor and offset shifting circuit.
- Microchip MCP601 operational amplifier for offset shifting.
- LiPo voltage measurement with 1% resistor divider in factor 9:1 (LV) and 18:1 (HV)
- Supply voltage to Pixhawk / APM = 5.35V/3A (from connected external BEC)
- Bright blue LED as power on indicator
- 2x10cm / AWG12 cable soldered to current sensor as standard size (Up to AWG8 possible).
20- 6 pol cable connection to Pixhawk / APM (both sides DF-13 connector)
- 1x 10cm / 6 pole cable to connect to the FC.
- 18mm x 29mm x 11mm / 7g without cables and shrinking tube.
BEC:- Input 2-6S LiPo / max. 28V
- Output 5.35V / 3A -> +/- 0.05V –> Ripple 10mV (0.2%) at 1.5A output current.
- Input wrong polarity protection, as well as Panasonic FM 220uF/35V input capacitor to prevent burn out of the UBEC from voltage spikes.
- 4 pole cable to sensor board with DF-13 connector.
- 47mm x 18mm x 11mm / 8g with cables and shrinking tube.