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Old Aug 26, 2014, 09:13 AM
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Powering ESCs and Motors using PSU

Hi,

A newbie question that will probably save me some money I tried searching for an answer but found mixed suggestions.

I'm building my first mutlirotor and I want to test out all the components, while I wait for the battery and charger to arrive.

I want to test:
Motors: SunnySky X2212 980kv
ESC: Afro ESC 30A
Controller: Pixhawk

I have a SkyRC Efuel 30A 540W that can output 12v-18v - can I use it for testing?
if I connect the 12v to a power distribution board will it fry my motors?

Thanks in advance!
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Old Aug 26, 2014, 02:59 PM
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Old Aug 26, 2014, 04:29 PM
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Old Aug 27, 2014, 08:31 AM
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Yep, as I mentioned, I couldn't find a definite answer - that's why I was reaching out.
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Old Aug 27, 2014, 08:58 AM
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Yep, as I mentioned, I couldn't find a definite answer - that's why I was reaching out.
That is because it depends on too many factors.
So you can try it and see if something burns up.
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Old Aug 27, 2014, 01:34 PM
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@12v you should be fine as long as yer not drawing out more amps than what the PSU is rated for.

I'd test 1 motor/esc at a time
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