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Afro ESC 12Amp BEC UltraLite Multirotor ESC V3 (SimonK Firmware)

Afro ESC 12Amp BEC UltraLite Multirotor ESC V3 (SimonK Firmware)
Afro ESC 12Amp BEC UltraLite Multirotor ESC V3 (SimonK Firmware)

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

Specs:
Current Draw: 12A Continuous
Voltage Range: 2-4s Lipoly
BEC: 0.5A Linear 5.0v
Input Freq: 1KHz
Firmware: afro_nfet.hex
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!

**Current stock is shipped with 5V BEC. Some Afro12 where shipped with a 6V BEC, as most flight controllers and receivers can accept this voltage this should not be a problem, but if you are having issues with the 6V BEC and compatibility please contact our customer service team to have a voltage step down adapter shipped to you free of charge.



PRODUCT ID: 9192000139-0

Shipped from:
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Price

$9.99

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Total of 185 discussions.
Jeffrey  1 points - 5/19/2016
 
May I where can I get command list for this controller? I already purchased this controller, but I don't know its command format and code. I still can't control motor.
 JohnReichard 13 points
Hello Jeffrey this is a brushless ESC and can be controlled through analog PWM or digital. It is driven like a servo and can be calibrated by putting throttle to max on power on you will hear some beeps and then lower your throttle to minimum and thats how you calibrate throttle.
 Jeffrey 1 points
How can I program it? I need a programming manual for it. From my understanding, this is an I2C interface, if it provide I2C command sequence, e.g. 0x36 (start left motor), 0x38 (accelerate right motor) etc. I'm coding on this controller now. I've no ideas of how to send command to this device for fully controlling it.
 JohnReichard 13 points
Hello Jeffrey you can locate the IC2 port under the shrink wrap. You can program this esc using the Afro ESC USB Programing Tool found here www.link
 Jeffrey 1 points
Shelia, Thanks. I didn't find useful documents in ****link. Where can I get some document for programming? I still don't know where to get shrink wrap and Afro ESC USB programming tool and their usage. If you know where is the tutorial or detailed document for it, it will be helpful. Thanks. B. regards, Jeffrey
 JohnReichard 13 points
Hello Jeffrey i have given u links to the programing tool
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Jeffrey  1 points - 5/12/2016
 
Where can I get command list manual?
 JohnReichard 13 points
Also There is a afro esc Programer available for sale www.link
 Jeffrey 1 points
Sheila, Thanks for your kind reply. But I still don't know where to find this programming guide.
 JohnReichard 13 points
Hello Jeffrey here is the link for SimonK Firmware IC2 Arduino Library. **> https://github****/bluerobotics/Arduino_I2C_ESC
 Jeffrey 1 points
Hi Sheila, Thanks a lot. Can you email that link to my mailbox ** yinke65*yahoo****? Because in your above answer, it has been encrypted with ****, I totally can't access that webpage. B. regards, Jeffrey
 JohnReichard 13 points
Yes I will email you the links
 Jeffrey 1 points
Got it. Thanks a lot!
Clayton  5 points - 4/28/2016
 
Why does the title say (SimonK Firmware) but the specs say afro_nfet.hex?
 JohnReichard 13 points
Thats the HK Afro Version of SimonK Firmware
Benjamin  1 points - 4/27/2016
 
Are these preloaded with SimonK and do they have to be flashed once I get them?
 JohnReichard 13 points
Yes they are loaded with simon K
dannythegreat  6 points - 4/8/2016
 
hi i have a set of these with the same writing on as the picture. iv used a multimetter and im geting 6.1v on my naze32 - and recover - wos going to to power a 5.2v max led strip from - naze with it but dont thnk is a good idear do u think i need a 5v bec yea? are yours outing 5volts or is my meter out
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These 12a esc's are very good and very popular with the mini quad crowd at the moment. The thinner wires really cut down on the weight and save space on small frames. Makes it easier to run the wiring to because of the thinner awg, they flex easier.


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I had one that would operate but not flash


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Exellent for mini and micro multirotors! Whith esc you cannot go wrong it is plug and play ! No need to flash since they allready are flashed with the SimonK firmware wich is the best at this time! I strongly reccomend these specially for the whole 250-200 multirotor series. Look no further Afro esc's are what you need and no other esc ! Happy Flights !!


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super ne chauffe pas du tt sur mini quad 250 fpv avec gemfan 5x3 2 pales


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Why are you reading this I have 20 as spare... I am braking them while fpv... U right I am very bad pilot on fpv.... :)


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