The PowerBox Competition is the latest innovation from PowerBox Systems. The PowerBox is a modern power supply system which contains all the electronic components required by today's high-end receivers, servos and models. Every component needed for a totally secure airborne power supply, including IC's, micro controllers and electronic circuits have been duplicated ensuring redundancy, safety and most importantly peice of mind for your investment. The current version of the PowerBox Competition unit includes an integrated graphic OLED screen.
Features: High resolution graphical OLED screen with 128x64 pixels Programming procedure using the SensorSwitch in conjunction with the OLED screen Signal amplification for a total of 12 channels and 18 servos 4 match channels with 2 servos for each channel Double regulated output voltage Energy consumption, voltage- and residual capacity display in mAh for both batteries Sockets for telemetry bus systems Multiplex MSB and Spektrum Data feedback by downlink - i.e. for data such as voltage, consumption and residual capacity for both batteries Selectable servo voltage of 5,9V or 7,4V Minimum value memory displays voltage collapses in flight Large area heat-sink area for heat dissipation and even higher performance Supports three battery types: NiMh/NiCd, LiFePo Suppression of servo feedback currents
Specification: Operating voltage: 4,0 Volts to 9,0 Volts Power source: 2 x two-cell LiPO batteries 7,4 Volts 2 x five-cell NiCd or. NiMH batteries 2 x two-cell LiFePo batteries 6,6 Volts (A123) Current drain: Power-on state approx. 130 mA Power-off state approx. 15 µA Dropout voltage: approx. 0,25 V Max. receiver and servo current: 2 x 10 A (stabilised), 2 x 20 A (Peak - Dependant on cooling) Servo signal resolution: 0,5µs Signal frame rate: User variable - 9ms, 12ms, 15ms, 18ms, 21ms Screen: OLED 128 x 64 pixels, graphic Bus systems: Spektrum, Multiplex Servo sockets: 18 sockets, 12 channels, 4 of them match-channels Temperature range: - 30 °C to + 75 °C Dimensions: 110 x 72 x 24 mm (incl. base plate) Weight: 115 g SensorSwitch: 15 g EMV approval: EN 55014-1:2006 CE approval: 2004/108/EG
hello, i wanna make a huge plane and i need something like 20 amps for all high torque servos and receiver, how do i connect it and im not sure how does it work, it need all does batteries or just a couple of them?? some one has the user manual??
Current drawn by the high torque servos especially when all of them are working together like for a Rolling Harrier like manoeuvre, yo could fry your receiver and the model, and you will never know why. powerbox like this is the solution. i hope this helps
The Power Box gives a dual redundancy system allowing power distribution to your servos via the Power Box. Usually power is supplied via the receiver but with today's digital servos demanding more current it's not advisable to supply this current from the receiver. By using the Power Box to distribute your servo power requirements the receiver is only used to supply the movement signals to the servos improving reliability. The Power Box also uses a signal amplifier to increase this signal. In the event of a battery failure the Power Box also employs a redundancy system whereby the defective battery is isolated from the good battery allowing full control to at least operate the failsafe or better still land the aircraft safely
Mostly not. But I for one trust that these are not pee in the sky specs. The rest can be attributed to marketing and projected sale vs. engineering costs. To make a copy takes less regression cycles in development - if it somehow works in the first place.
Guys it's not about how much money is spent on a model but the amount of electrical load the system can distribute. Eg a 40% 150cc model will easily pull 30 amps in a snap roll. Your average receiver can handle about 5amps bottom end receivers even less, ask me how I know. Powerbox make great gear and yes it is overpriced compared with other brands on the market now but it is also one of the most reliable systems out there I love the grand daddy the Powerbox Royal and will be using two of these units on my 43ft model, why.... because they work and work well!
As an electronics engineer of 50 years experience all I can say is 'there is one borne every minute'! - if you buy this unneccesary and ludicrous over priced item. If you need servo power distribution, try SM Services in the UK for a £30.00 device that does the same thing. (google it!)
A system like this only adds many more points of failure, and it will fail at one point or another. Its all smoke and mirrors for the guys who have $$ and no brains. This does more to decrease the reliability of a system than it does to improve it regardless of how "bullet-proof" this system is. A simple regulator, discreetly wired is a FAR better solution, for ANY airframe, regardless of how much money you have in it.
Guys the PowerBox systems are on top.They gives you the extra security that you need when you fly a jet that cost $8000 or $12000USD.The price of $330 that it cost may be is a lot for a normal model but for a jet that cost $8000 are nothing.
I can only suggest you DON'T buy this from Hobbyking. I paid for my PowerBox Competition a month ago but I still have received nothing and the so-called "customer service" ignores my questions. Their only response is they have removed the order from the list of orders in my account so I now cannot even see if status is changing. If this was an Australian business, they would be in court by now Rubbish store with rubbish service!
i dont as a rule comment on this site but owning 3 turbines around $15.000 each i would not fly with out a power box that goes for my 3 meter edge the people complaining about the price is a joke when just retracts alone for a jet are $800 up wards so on a $15.000 whats $300 or so at 200 mph you cant afford brown outs in power best the complainers stick to fomeys