Designed in house by the HobbyKing Enginerds, this handy power distribution board has the same foot print as our Multri-rotor control boards and is the ultimate solution for tidy power distribution wiring. Simply use 3.5mm male connectors on your ESCs and plug a battery in. The PCB is Gold plated for optimality efficiency and also features a bling port (aka 2 pin JST size auxiliary power out) Perfect for powering LEDs or any accessory fitted to your Quadcopter.
Features. Current: 4 x 20A Outputs (MAX) Power Input: XT60 with 12AWG wire Motor output: 4 x 3.5mm Female bullet plug Aux output: 2 pin JST compatible Weight: 27.3g (including wires)
on my quad i plugged this board in to program my escs and it instantly shorted between the main terminals. luckily it did not wreck any other components. I would not recommend this board and just solder the wires together
Hi there, I am building an RC Hovercraft with 2 ESCs which draw a maximum of 28A and a brushless motor which draws a max of 13A. Is this still too much current for this distribution board to handle? I assume it's 20A per terminal rather than a maximum of 80A for the whole board, correct me if I am wrong. Thanks
Yes, it is 20A per terminal, but as long as you dont do full throttle on the EDFs all the time, you should be fine. Or you can use breakout cable, such as PRODUCT ID: 015000098, it is up to 4x30A. Your choice B-)
like scotch said not to inverse the positive and negative. I once did it the power board was not effected but as u can imagine the UBEC's wires got burned. I soldered them back on but still it wasn't a good day for me :(
is there a connector that i can plug in jst pins for me to power up my dji naza, simple mini osd and my video tx at the same time? i just want to run everything on a single pack. im using a big battery already that is sufficient to run everything..
I dont know about a single connector, but you can buy JST LED power distribution lead (PRODUCT ID: 318000018) and some JST connectors, switch the JST-XH with JST, connect it to the PDB and you have 6 outputs for low current electronics. Or you can just connect the JST-XH to the balance connector on the battery, Just make sure that all the connected electronics can handle the battery voltage.
I just bought a crimping tool from HK and a set of JST pins and housings and made my own. All the stuff you need is available here and the crimping tool can also be used for making your own servo leads, extensions etc.
Good product though quite heavy. Nice when you exchange your escs one in a while to other quads because you dont have to de-solder the leads from normal power distr boards. To be used with larger quads, not for mini/micro quads. I will mod mine with XT60 connectors instead of the 3.5mm bullits as I use these as a standard with escs. I like the optional LED-outlet.
Good board, simplifies the connection of ESCs, however for me, I preferred to desolder the connectors of 3.5 mm and weld Nylon T-Female Connectors. Can always extra welding points empty, for example a Bec.