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We like all of Matek's racing drone PDBs, but this has to be our favourite. It comes with an integrated XT60 power connection which not only looks the part, it stops your power cables from getting caught up in the props. We've also found it to be easy to solder and most importantly reliable.
Like all PDBs, it's job is to take power from your flight battery and break it out to your ESCs and other electronics. This board has 6 pairs of ESC solder pads, so it's suited to quads and hexas. It also has filtered 5 and 12V outputs to power your flight control and FPV gear. The 5V onboard BEC supports currents up to 2A continuous and the 12V supports up to 0.5A (bursts up to 0.8A). The board is compatible with 3-4S, but 4S is recommend. If 3s is used, the BEC will output the LiPo voltage minus 1V.
The board is a standard size PDB, so you can stack it cleanly with the CC3D, Naze and most other board type flight controllers using i's 30.5mm mounting holes.
Integrated XT60 Power Connector
- Integrated XT60 Power Connector
- 6 ESC outputs
- Input voltage range 3S-4S LiPo
- Regulated 5V & 12V BEC outputs with LED Indicators
- High quality 2oz copper, 4 layer PCB construction
- Perfect for mini quads
- Standard 30.5x30.5mm holes (stackable with Naze32, CC3D etc.)
- Input voltage range: 3S-4S operation (9 - 18V DC)
- BECs: Regulated 5V and 12V
- Construction: 2oz copper & 4-layers PCB
- Dimensions: 36 x 50 x 4mm (without XT60)
- Mounting: 30.5 x 30.5m (3mm holes)
- Weight: 7.5g (w/o XT60), 11g (w/XT60)
- Continuous current: 25A x4 or 15A x6
- Peak current (10 seconds/minute): 30A x4 or 20A x6
BEC 5V output:
- Designed for RC Receivers, Flight controllers, OSD, and Servos.
- DC/DC synchronous buck regulator, efficiency is up to 95%.
- Voltage: 5.0 +/- 0.1VDC
- Continuous current: 2 Amps (Max.2.5A 10s/minute)
- Output Ripple: 40mV (VIn=16V, VOut=5V@2A load)
- Short-circuit tolerant (5 seconds/minute)
BEC 12V output:
- Standard output designed to power cameras and video transmitters,etc.
- The battery should be 4S LiPo (13~18V DC)
- Output at 3S (LiPo Voltage -1v)
- Voltage: 12.0 +/- 0.3VDC
- Continuous current: 500mA (Max.0.8A 5s/minute)
- Short-circuit tolerant (2 seconds/minute)
- 1x Matek Mini Quad XT60 PDB
About Power Distribution Boards (PDBs): A PDB is used to distribute power from the flight battery to the speed controllers (ESCs) and other auxiliaries. They make for a tidy and reliable installation. The alternative is a bird’s nest of cables back to the flight battery and a higher risk of bad connections over time, as connecting/disconnecting your battery will tugged on your wiring. Additionally if you need to replace an ESC you will have to cut into the wiring harness to detach it, with a PDB it's simply a case of unplugging/desoldering a connection. That said, if you are only wiring up a small quadcopter and space is tight, a wiring harness might be a better and lighter solution. Great consideration should be given to your power distribution, as any failure in the system will likely result in a loss of power to the motors. In this regard ensuring that your solution is able to handle the peak current draw from your electronics is top priority.
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UK Postage: Here at Flying Tech we process orders Monday to Friday and pride ourselves on our quick turnaround of orders. If stocks levels allow, we aim to dispatch orders placed before 4PM the same day with Royal Mail. Our cut off time for courier delivery is earlier; orders must be placed by 1PM for next day delivery with DHL and 1PM for next day delivery with APC. A confirmation email will be sent when your order has been dispatched. If you wish to change your order, please contact us promptly, as we won't be able to make amendments once the order has been shipped.
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