How long were your cables?
I guess there are just a bunch of Fets inside, long cables + high frequency switching kills every Fet without caps for buffering in front. Thats why you should have short ESC power cables or a bunch of caps.
How long were your cables?
O that’s not good. Did it damage any of your other electronics? fire? Most of the Alien stuff is TPPower, and Flier so likely the same part…
How many amps do you draw at max Clarin?
Luckily, nothing else burned or broke down, the strange thing is that the 200Amps fuse did not blow!
I have a EagleTree to monitor the Amp but haven’t connected it. I guess it will blow too, it’s rated only 100Amps.
My cables where: Lipo-10cm-200Amp fuse-10cm-PowerSwitch-10cm-ESC-130cm-SSS Motor
The Eagle Tree is actually rated for 150A if you have their heavier leads, but still that system will be stressed and run hot I feel. I also have Eagle Tree, have not installed it yet either. My plan is to just use it for testing and get a feel for things, not something I want to have permanently installed in the system.
Your SSS motor, is that 500kv (116A) or the 360kv (93A)?
Either way though really… 300A switch should handle that current.
The MGM Controllers up in this range all run 6AWG wiring and cost $800-$1200 USD, but I do feel they are built to last. I sent them an email just now asking if they have any high current power switches for ESC’s… Ill post it here if they do.
It’s a 500kv, I was thinking to connect the Eagletree to only one battery to half the load (I use two batteries)?
Ya, I thought of that also, but was not sure how it would affect things.Maybe someone here can chime in?
My guess is AMP/current would not be correct, maybe times it by two?
I have the Screen, GPS and motor RPM sensor which should still run accurately (I think). maybe worth an email to Eagle Tree see what they say?
There are a lot of 12-48v car battery switches going up to 300A. I only found one though that is waterproof and I don’t trust it that much.
Eagle tree said GPS, screen, and motor RPM sensor would still work fine running on one battery/6S but they would like to see how it would be wired up with a diagram to confirm. Looking at how eLogger V4 is wired, I’m not exactly sure how it would be wired when batteries are in series to only get half power going through it?
Depends on the resistance of the the Eagletree, in theory you draw the same amps of each battery, but it already differs if you the cycles of the batteries vary or if you use different brands.
Exactly, if we want 12S output using 6S batteries, there is no way to decrease the current trough 2 batteries joined in a series. To decrease the current we have to join them in parallel, and to get 12S we will need 4 of them. Wiring will look like on the following diagram.
Thats what I got. 4x6s , so 2 in parallel and two in series.
Correct, in parallel connection will allow us to get half of the current going through the logger (approximately, it will be a bit less than a half coz the logger has some resistance), and in series to get double voltage from 6S batteries. It’s all assuming that all batteries are exacly the same make/model, age, charge level, etc… It’s not a big deal if they don’t, any large battery has a similar schematics inside, it’s just harder to estimate current through the logger if the system is not balanced, and you can’t rely on current measurements from the logger in this case.
One more important thing to mention, I’m not sure if logger can survive back current, that could happen if B3/B4 are disconnected or discharged faster than B1/B2. To be on the safe side I would put a diod between the logger and the point of joint with B1/B2.
I talked with Flier, they do make Alien power switches. I canceled my order and got refunded thankfully. I was told 300A is just a quick spike/peak for a few seconds only and not high continuous current.
Tbh I wouldn’t waste my money the switches, have tried most brands and made my own. In my experience all of them fail open eventually (used at 12s) They do look nice tho I’ll give them that
Going back to the top with the lift efoil how did they achieve the strong bond of the foil mount to the board with such a small thickness because I’m building my board right now and I’m scared right now to cut in the middle so I don’t go to deep with my compartment for the electronics and what batteries are they using my guess is that they are using 18500 batteries basing off of the thickness of their case what do you guys think maybe for the mount of the foil did they sandwich a piece of 1/8 aluminum plate on the bottom.