|Jul 08, 2012, 12:01 PM|
Missing documentation for programming a Keda 18A ESC
I bought four Keda 18A ESCs (KDA) to use on a quadcopter. They look like this:
There is documentation for this ESC at http://www.kd-motor.com/downloads.htm but it is incomplete.
I need to know how to set the battery type to NiMH so the quadcopter doesn't fall from the sky when the LiPo is almost empty.
When I connect the ESC with full throttle on the tx and wait 5 seconds, I get 4 or 5 beeps as described in the manual.
When I wait another 5 seconds, it gives 1 beep 5 times.
Then it gives 2 beeps 5 times ... etc until it gives 5 beeps 5 times. Then it starts over with 1 beep five times. What does this mean?
There is a programming card for sale for these ESCs (which I don't have) that looks like this:
Note that it reads "Advance plus prog card", so perhaps they are compatible with Pulso ESCs.
It lets you program:
Does anyone know how to program these attributes of the ESCs using the throttle stick?
|Jul 11, 2012, 10:24 AM|
I found this document
about Pulso ESCs that mentions 5x three and four beeps. It doesn't discuss the 5x five beeps, however.
Guess it's not the right one.
|Jul 11, 2012, 02:56 PM|
Saker it is
I contacted KEDA and they advised me to use a programming card.
When I insisted about the 3, 4 and 5 beep sequences, they pointed me to the manual for their Saker brand ESCs at http://kedamodel.com/product/doc/ESC...%20advance.pdf
The sequence in that manual matches my KEDA 18A ESC!
Here is the relevant section from the Saker ESC documentation:
So, set the cutoff to NiMH I wait for 2 beeps five times, then move the throtle to minimum.
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