This is the OPTO version of the popular 12A V3 Afro, with most flight controllers and FPV gear being able to take higher direct voltage, such as the Naze32 with 16v input ability. The need for the BEC for some applications is not needed and OPTO isolation is a benefit.
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.
• Now Shipping with OneShot125.
Some stocks may require to flash ESC to OneShot125 via flash tool referenced in the related items
Current Draw: 12A Continuous
Voltage Range: 2-4s Lipoly
BEC: N/A OPTO
Input Freq: 1KHz
Discharge wire/plugs: 20AWG/Male 2mm
Motor wire/plugs: 20AWG/Female 2mm
Weight: 10g (Included wire, plug, heat shrink)
Size: 25 x 20 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!
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You cannot go wrong with these little and briliant ESCs. They fit well with my setup 2200mah battery and Multistar Elite 2204-2300KV.
Motors respond instantly with no delays at all.Superfast response on throttle and really good quality, compared to my other no-name cheap esc this is worth the price!!!anche di questi ne comprerei un secchioI bought 4 of these, already 2 are gone bad after the first flight. 1 wont sync, and clogs the motor. 1 refuses to give the correct throttle end points. The BEC version of these seems betther.wow Afro ESC 12Amp opto Ultra Lite Multi-rotor Motor Speed Controller (SimonK Firmware) Version 3,,, very spontaneous on my mini racer,, steady speed, the motor is not hot, I use 2200 mah battery 35C, can fly 10 minutes more, , very nice Afro ESC 12Amp opto Ultra Lite Multi-rotor Motor Speed Controller (SimonK Firmware) Version 3Very good ESC for H250 with firmware BLheli v13 and enable OneShot in cleanflight, amazing in acro :)working very well even witout the new firmwareCompre estos speeds para usarlos en un cuadro250, funcionan muy bien!!! despus compre otros 3 para un trifecta que estoy armando. Ademas vienen con los conectores ya soldados, as que ya no tardas nada en instalarlosBuyed 4 of these ESC for a 250 frame size quadcopter project. Working fine with the motor DYS BE1806-13 (2300KV) 24g and Gemfan 5030 propellers. About 10 flight now and no problem. Warning, it's an OPTO version (NO BEC). You need tu use a external SBEC/UBEC.Bought 4 ......2 allready dead what a ....
Very poor quality and always in backorder