Matek's mini power distribution board (PDB) has been engineered to provide the highest possible performance and reliability in a 36*36mm, 4 layered PCB. The power hub distributes power from a battery pack to 4 ESCs, as well as providing regulated 5 and 12 volt DC power outputs for powering electronics such as a flight controller, camera, servos, video transmitter, LEDs, etc. Both BECs are compatible with 2-6S LiPo. The 5V BEC is rated at 3amps continuous and the 12V BEC can provide 2 amps continuous.
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This must be one of the smallest and lightest PDBs on the market, it is truly micro sized. Measuring just 32mm by 22mm, it is a massive 45% smaller than the common 36x36mm boards, while it only weights 3.5grams. The PDB has four ESC output pairs, but best still it has two dual synchronised, high efficiency BECs, providing 5 and 12 volt regulated power outputs. The 5V connection is ideal for powering your flight controller or RC receiver while the 12V output could be used to power FPV components or lighting.
Here we have a mini power distribution board (PDB), which is ideal for micro quads, 200 to 180 size. The board itself provides four ESCs output connections, two unregulated auxiliary power output connections and a single 12v regulated connection, which is ideal for powering a 12v FPV camera. It uses a linear regulator which is better than a switching type regulator for FPV applications, as it reduces output voltage ripple and does not emit radio frequency interference, like switching regulators sometimes do.
Pretty much every multirotor build requires some sort of voltage regulator to step down the flight battery voltage to a level which is compatible with flight electronics and FPV gear, often running at 5 or 12 volts. This micro BEC (battery eliminator circuit) does just that, it takes an input voltage of 7 - 21 volts and steps it down to either 5 or 12 volts, rated up to 1.5amps.
Lots of FPV cameras require a 7-13V input, which is fine if your setup is using 3S LiPo. For those running 4S, you'll need to use a step down voltage regulator and look no further than this one. This miniature linear regulator is designed to output 12V at up to 300mA from a 4S LiPo battery, without ripples or noise. A small amount of soldering is required, but it couldn't be simpler and all of the solder points are clearly labeled. The regulator itself has a tiny form factor, so it is suitable for even the smallest of builds.
LEDs look great at night and they can be useful to help with orientation even in the day. This little LED light board is perfect for mini quads. It contains three super bright 5050 LEDs and you can switch between seven different colours via the onboard DIP switch - no programming required, so you can even change their colour in the field. We offer 12V version of the light board suited to 3S setups and a 16V version suited to 4S setups.
Note: If you frame is conduction (e.g. carbon fibre) make sure you isolate the LED board from your frame to prevent shorting.
LEDs look great at night and they can be useful to help with orientation even in the day. Maybe more useful still, you can use programmable LEDs like this RGB WS2812B light board to indicate flight data. By using different colours, you can program the Naze32 and CC3D flight controllers running Cleanflight to indicate battery warnings, flight mode, thrust levels and even RSSI strength. For example, you could program a fading pattern from white to red as you throttle up. If you want to keep it simple, you can set the LEDs to just sit at a solid colour.