The ever popular Turnigy Watt Meter just got an upgrade
There is no better or easier way for you to measure your power system than by using a watt meter. This handy little device takes the guess work out of it by reliably and accurately measuring watts amps and volts.
If a watt meter saves you just one motor or ESC then its paid for itself. We've all seen someone burn a motor or ESC at the track/field with a new prop or pinon. You can avoid the disappointment of a failed power system by ensuring your setup is within the limits of the componentry
Ensure peak currents are within tolerance for your power system
Check battery health and performance.
Evaluate R/C battery charging efficiency.
Choose the best propeller or gearing and the most efficient motor
Check for wiring and connector power losses
Measure power and energy consumption of any device with a battery
Operating voltage: 0v~60V (0V Requires external battery)
Operating voltage: 4.6~60V
0~180A - Resolution 0.01A
0~60V - Resolution 0.01V
0~10800W - Resolution 0.1W
0~99Ah - Resolution 0.001Ah
0~9999.9Wh - Resolution 0.1Wh
Screen: 16x2, backlit LCD display
Size: 85 x 42 x 25mm
Tried twice to post this as a discussion but the post just sits there with a whirly hourglass equivalent and never seems to go anywhere, so let's try here;
What plug do you use for the "external power connector" and how do you wire it? On the side of the Turnigy 180A Watt Meter there is a 3-pin socket that is 3mm x 8.8mm - the three pins are in a line.
The manual mentions an external power supply but has no details about the plug or wiring. I've tried Googling for the information but found nothing relevant.
Review? Well, it seems like a good bit of kit, haven't been able to check the accuracy yet. Documentation is a little light on, especially as it gives NO DETAIL ABOUT THE ALTERNATIVE POWER PLUG!I satisfied with the result, applied for a large drone and mounted to XT90 connectors, could measure the peak AMPS and total Watts per hour.
Created a review video here:
So far I have no complaints, I did read some other comments online about Turnigy's watt meters no being very accurate. But I'm just trying to get ball park figures, so I don't burn anything up. It seems to do that!I have 3 orders pending that I want to cancel. I talked to the idiots on the other end of the line telling them that there is no way to cancel an order. They said they would look into this matter several month ago and nothing ever changed. So I still have 3 orders pending that I DO NOT wantFantastic item, I use it all the time in all places and electronics. Nice n shiny finish, good covering finish.Does its job. Gives you the power consumption of the motor. Nice strong build quality. You need to add the battery and ESC plugs your self!Very helpfull tool. Recommended to all. Should be with you in the field box to achieve best performance out of the right propeller and saves you overpowering your ESC.
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