The TURNIGY watt meter is a very accurate R/C amp/watt meter.
Predict model airplane flight time with any given propeller. Ensure peak currents are safe for motor, ESC, wiring and connectors 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: 4.8~60V (0V with optional auxiliary battery)
I have one of these.
how can you test how accurate it is because of the following situation.
Mega motors say their test data on two motors I have should be 80 amp at 3s 65c lipo on 8 x 7 prop.
But watt/amp meter indicates 120amp at above manufacturers tests.
Which is correct? Is the watt/amp meter showing correct amp draw or is it over reading?????
These are accurate enough for hobby use. And great for measuring the difference between props. There could be several reasons why your data doesn't match the mfgr. But i would take the measurements seriously when choosing esc or prop. I use ecalc and for the most part the numbers are good enough to choose a starting point, then i check it with the watt meter. I also have seen mfgr numbers that don't match mine. If your concerned, contact the motor mfgr with your issue.
Would there be any issues with connecting this in between my 12V Power Supply and the 6 port distribution block? I just want to monitor how all accessories connected to my PSU consuming power/wattage/amperage. Basically it would be getting continuous power from the PSU.
Hi Baqar you put the same plugs on it as you have on your battery and model or charger (model/charger plug on input side and battery plug on output side) then plug the unit into your battery then into the model. once connected to your battery the unit will light up and show the current battery voltage and draw - then when plugged into the model you can try servos or motors and the display will show the voltage, amps being drawn and wattage - it will save the highest amp draw and lowest voltage and flash between draw at the present time and the maximum until such time as you disconnect the battery so is useful for being able to check if the motor or ESC or battery is being overloaded.
it work's great nice blue backligthing makes it easy to see for us night flying guys. the only thing i would like to see is longer wires on the meter. mine were only about 3inches long 6 would be good. 4 stars for the short wires. still good for the price.Thank's HK
This box toggles through the several measurement parameters. The parameter can not selected individually. However this works also. A little bit bulky to go fly with it. Especially on a 450 clas heli. No problem to fix it on a 500 class w/o canopy. Nice gadget every enthusiast should have :-)
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4 thumbs up!
Great meter, had some problems at first, but it all worked out. Turnigy is a great company!