Speed Controller with ABT

The Mikrokopter Brushless Speed Controller BL 3.0 and power distribution board with Active Braking Technology provides rapid acceleration and braking of each rotor throughout the system.

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PDB, Speed Controller with Active Braking Technology V3 - Dual Quad

power

  • voltage : 10 to 30V -> 3 -7S Lipo

  • 6 -layer PCB for optimal heat dissipation . 70u copper layers make the entire circuit board to the heat sink .
  • current: up to 60A (per BL-Unit) and 240A (all together) with appropriate cooling
  • current limiting and temperature limiting
  • Active freewheeling -> less power loss

Fast response with speed control

  • The active and seamless braking incorporates precise speed control which reacts to operator inputs more effectively while returning energy to the lipo when braking
  • This Seamless transition from acceleration to braking significantly promotes faster control and better response

Other Features

  • Integrated 12V voltage regulator for external LED-Supply
  • Switchable LED output -> LEDs can flash in case of undervoltage

  • Adjustable motor timing in several steps of 13-28° - compatible with the most common BL motors
  • Adjustable switching frequency ( 10kHz - 20kHz )
  • PPM to 500 Hz with simultaneous I2C - bus operation for telemetry and data logging
  • Integrated 12V stabilization for LED lighting and other 12V appliances
  • Switchable outputs for lighting -> ZB The blinking lights at low voltage

  • Software adjustable direction of rotation
  • Adjustable current and temperature limits
  • Adjustable start-PWM
  • Silent Start: test tone at startup can be disabled

Interface

  • various interfaces for setpoint input ( I2C, PPM ( 500Hz ) , serial)
  • Integrated current measurement measurement of the actual current and the used capacity on the Mikrokopter control
  • voltage and temperature measurement with data transmission to the ground station and data logging
  • 11-bit resolution (2048 steps )
  • various feedback to the MikroKopter-FlightCtrl ( blocked motor , power limiting , etc. )

  • extented configuration options (eg current limit , temperature limit , ...)
  • two LEDs per BL-Ctrl (OK and Error )
  • all BLCs are already adressed (address 1-8)
  • I2C bus access possible in PPM mode - for data logging and telemetry in PPM mode
  • status messages are transmitted to the FC ( engine blocks , Current, Self-test error ...)
  • current measurement up to 75A per controller
  • Convenient configuration of the BL controller via FC

Connections

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Connections

  • Connection to the FlightCtrl

    • => Use the 5-lines Molex-Cable FlightCtrl

  • LiPo-Connection

    • => LiPo plus / minus 

  • switched LED Stripes connections (4x)(switched by Out1 or Out2 of the flight control)
    • => Plug the gray connector cable int Out1 or Out2 of the FC to use switchable LED-Lights
      = > A / -

  • Stabilized 12V supply
    • => +12V / -

  • Motor 1-4
    • => Motor outputs 1-4 / A, B, C 
      = > Color "Black", "Gray", "Blue" shows how to connect the cables of the MK motors. => You can either solder the cables on the top or the bottom side.

  • Addressing
    • => If you purchase the double-quadro unit in the shop, the BL-Ctrls are already addressed from 1-8. The addresses are marked on the boards
      = > General adressing the BL-Ctrl 

  • LiPo-Voltege outputs (for low currents up to 3A)

    • => plus (LiPo)

  • Optional
    • => Second Recom -> You can add a second voltage converter (for example 5V) 

    • Slave
      • => Not used

  • Buzzer
    • => The buzzer is directly connected to the Board