Designed in house by the HobbyKing Enginerds, this handy power distribution board has the same foot print as our Multri-rotor control boards and is the ultimate solution for tidy power distribution wiring. Simply use 3.5mm male connectors on your ESCs and plug a battery in. The PCB is Gold plated for optimality efficiency and also features a bling port (aka 2 pin JST size auxiliary power out) Perfect for powering LEDs or any accessory fitted to your Quadcopter.
Features. Current: 4 x 20A Outputs (MAX) Power Input: XT60 with 12AWG wire Motor output: 4 x 3.5mm Female bullet plug Aux output: 2 pin JST compatible Weight: 27.3g (including wires)
Be carful. The red and black shrink tube on one set of connectors was reversed on the one I received. Check your board carefully to make sure you don't get tricked into hooking up the - leads on a esc backwards. The black shrike tube was on the positive connector and the red shrink tube was on the negative connector.
No they aren't reversed. It's the way the board is made. Opposite sides have the positive on the left and the other two sides have them on the right. To have them all the same would mean the positive and negative tracks would have to cross somewhere. Just plug your ESC leads in by colour not by position.
The connector for the power distributor is different then my lip battery. The lipo battery i got is this one http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem .asp?idProduct=10283.
Do I need to do anything special to get it to fit?
It completely depends on motors. I use 25A ESC but max current for motors is about 18A (I use DT750). If you're gonna use 25A motors or higher I would recommend PCB board with no connectors at all. Sku 9171000180. It can take up to 8 motors 20A each, or 4 motors 40A each. It would fit better for your needs. Hope that helps.
I prefer using a 4 x 3.5mm or 6 x 3.5mm breakout cables as they give me extra easy connection spots for adding lights and digital volt display meter, etc., etc. And yes, this will work on a tricopter. Happy flying
Hi! I am ordering all pieces for building a quadcopter.
This Power Distributor is out of stock.
Is there any similar I can use?
I will order the KK Flight Control Board just in case that makes any difference in terms of compatibility.
You can try this SKU: 9171000180. It's PCB board for up to 8 motors. You can solder ESC directly to it and save weight (not using connectors). It's fully compatible with KK by size and mount holes. You can also try adaptor like this SKU: 258000006. It will be good with big and heavy quad that requires more than 20A per motor. Hope that helps.
the board is described as 20A (which means 4X20A=80A). If you want to have more than that,you should consider changing the incoming wire and connector! Also consider the battery you will need to feed it: 4X30A=120A! don't forget.
Another solution is to use 2 boards, each one feeding 2 motors and maybe 1 battery feeding 1 board (2 motors)
You need 3 of 4 outputs for tricopter, but all distribution made for quads or more (6 and 8 outputs). You can use this board for sure. You can even desolder unused pair of connectors if you extremely care about total weight :) Hope that helps.
Use this only for the tricopter but there's one available (black colored,board only) with no connectors. go with it. Its more sucessfull and most of the people use that one. I bought this one, and this requires more space to mount so that one is better.
Good luck mate :)
If you need wire with XT60 on one side and 3.5 bullets on another side you will need to solder it. You can't buy ready-to-use adaptor here at HK. All adaptors listed in "batteries and accessories ** accessories" section but there's no adapter that you want. You can also find a specialist in your city that will solder that for you, so all you nees is to buy appropriate connectors and wires. Hope that helps.
Do you plan to max out that 30A? The distribution board is rated at 4 x 20A = 80A. But I don't think you will be drawing that much current all the time. So yes, it will work. But take precaution and place the board in a ventilated area.
You can use this board with 30A ESC as long as your motor designed for max current about 20A. Motors at 25A each can cause overheating board. You can solder additional wires to connectors to give more "bandwidht". Hope that helps.
Mine came with all the connecters in the right place., but no harm being caution, visually or with a multimeter check that all connection are correct before use. I used two on different quad without problem - tiding up the wiring alot.
Colors should be fine but one customer recently got the bad one with incorrectly marked outputs. Schema it pretty primitive: positive to positive, ground to ground. You can check it for any short cirquits and wrong marked polarity but overall it's a very reliable board. Hope that helps.
If you want a tidy wiring for your multirotor, then power distribution board can greatly help you with what you want. And if you buy ESC with 3.5 mm bullet connectors, you will enjoy solderless connection to the PD board and motors granting you have 3.5mm bullet connector for the motors too.
You need it for fancy and compact wiring. It's good for small and micro models, but as far as you go with hi-load motors (more than 20A per each) you need to use thick wires instead of PCB to distribute power. Hope that helps.
Also you can build it yourself its verry easy.
on this site there is a nice picture. A verry simple www.link
Good product though quite heavy. Nice when you exchange your escs one in a while to other quads because you dont have to de-solder the leads from normal power distr boards. To be used with larger quads, not for mini/micro quads. I will mod mine with XT60 connectors instead of the 3.5mm bullits as I use these as a standard with escs. I like the optional LED-outlet.
Good board, simplifies the connection of ESCs, however for me, I preferred to desolder the connectors of 3.5 mm and weld Nylon T-Female Connectors. Can always extra welding points empty, for example a Bec.