|Feb 23, 2012, 08:41 AM|
Longer wires to Power or to Motor?
I need to make a long run to motor for a Quad copter.
I want to get my ESC off the arms.
I can lengthen the 2 power wires
Lengthen the 3 brushless motor wires
Which is best and why?
Motors pull about 10A in a hover and about 20A max
My preference is to put the ESCs at the ends to get the weight out near the tips for stability and airflow and to De-clutter the central area. Then solder on longer power wires to run the power through the arm tube to hide wires.
|Feb 23, 2012, 11:47 AM|
Length of wire from battery pack to ESC < 12”
Therefore, for any longer length of connections, increase wire from ESC to motor.
|Feb 26, 2012, 06:56 AM|
you could go the "xtra caps" routine inline to stop the "ripple effect" (the surging caused by the esc switching off and the voltage spiking... longer wire = higher spikes so longer wire needs more caps of same or higher value)
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