50/100/200A Hall Sensor for Pixhawk/APM

$21.00$26.40

200A – Current measurement sensor board, based on Allegro Hall Sensor ACS-200U.

The voltage reading of the LiPo is optimised for up to 6S LiPo packs.

This Sensor board needs a power supply. So please select the matching BEC according your preference from the BEC section.

The BEC will also power the flight controller as well as the attached equipment like GPS, telemetry… etc.

Connected to the sensor are 2x10cm AWG10 wire (red) as a standard.

The board comes with 10cm connection cable (DF-13-6p <-> DF-13-6p) to the FC. If you need a customized cable in different length, then please order it separately.

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Description

The PM boards are based on the famous Allegra ACS758 hall current sensors, ACS758-050U for the 50A version, ACS758-100U for the 100A version and ACS758-200U for the 200A version. The electronic on the board is powered by an independent 4.0V LDO (LP2985-4.0) and the offset shifting is realized by an OP from Microchip (MCP601) specially designed for microprocessors analog inputs.
The sensor board is only installed into the “positive” (red) main wire from the LiPo, the “negative “black” wire stays untouched, which reduces the risk of short circuits on the sensor board.
The voltage measurement, has an installed filter which reduces the risk of false RTL trigger, which might be happened if we fly in very windy conditions due to sudden motor speed up to keep the flight leveled.

This design has the following benefits:

– Even “if” something went wrong with the current board, the FC analog input is protected as the maximum output voltage of the sensor board is 3,7V limited by
the OP.
– Due to the offset shifting, the current measurement uses the full analog input range of the flight controller from 0.0V (0A) until 3.3V (100A / 200A), so there is no
need to adjust parameter “BATT_AMP_OFFSET”. Due to the full range of the current measurement, the display on OSD or MP is more stable.
– Most Attoboards, or even the original 3DR power module, have the problem with an sudden voltage drop during hover (0.5-1.5V) which is caused by the
resistance of the installed connectors and main battery wires.
In our sensor boards his voltage drop error measurement is minimized as we only measure the resistance of the positive main wire, plus the condition that the
power supply for the BEC is separated and can be connected as close as possible to the battery connector.

Additional information

Sensor Variations

50A (2-6s LiPo), 50A (4-14s LiPo), 100A (2-6s LiPo), 100A (4-14s LiPo), 200A (2-6s LiPo), 200A 4-14s LiPo)