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Afro ESC 12Amp Lite Multi-rotor Motor Speed Controller (SimonK Firmware) Version II

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Afro ESC 12Amp Lite Multi-rotor Motor Speed Controller (SimonK Firmware) Version II


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Developed from the ground up, we wanted to build a truly Multi-rotor specific ESC that would offer the best performance and value in the market today. We wiped the slate clean and looked to the community for inspiration and help in designing an ESC that truly could be known as “The Multi-rotor ESC”

Enter Simon and Hamasaki AKA SimonK and timecop. This combination of hardware and firmware expertise in conjunction with the Hobbyking in house engineering team gave us the edge needed to develop an ESC like no other and hence the Afro series was born. 

Boasting high efficiency, all N-channel MOSFET design, jitter-free hardware PWM input, and smooth power response the Afro ESC series are set to change the expectations of multi-rotor pilots around the globe. The Afro ESC series ship with multi-rotor specific SimonK software preloaded! No need to reflash. For added convenience the Turnigy USB linker can be used via the PWM signal lead for any future software updates eliminating the need for complicated flashing jigs or the need to cut open the heat shrink.

MikroKopter I2C compatibility has also been built in as standard. A DIY port is available under the shrink wrap which allows using the ESC with MikroKopter hardware that uses I2C control.

Current Draw: 12A Continuous
Voltage Range: 2-4s Lipoly
BEC: 0.5A Linear
Input Freq: 1KHz
Firmware: afro_nfet.hex
Discharge wire/plugs: 20AWG/Male 2mm
Motor wire/plugs: 20AWG/Female 2mm
Weight: 13.2g (Included wire, plug, heat shrink)
Size: 29.5 x 22.6 x 6mm 

Royalties paid on each unit sold to SimonK and Hamasaki for their design work, without which the Afro ESC would never have been born, thanks guys! 

NOTE: The 12A Afro ESC label states 2~3S however this ESC works for voltages up to 4S (the labels will be ammended in future production)

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Jun 29, 2014

Afro ESC's are constantly improving, the 12A esc's are great on mini quads. Proven reliable, I haven't manage to destroy 1 of them yet. I flash these with 15.05.2013 firmware to run on SunnySky 22004 2300kv motors. I also solder on 100uf capacitors to stop any sync issues. Work great on 4s

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