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Feb 08, 2017, 03:26 PM
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New Product

X24 Channel Expander


XPS is pleased to announce that we have shipped pre-orders of the X24 Channel Expander and we will be offering this product starting next week.

In the mean time, you can look at the preliminary documentation that will be updated shortly to include the section on automatic current matching.

You can download the X24 manual here.
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awesome news!... a week after my birthday, but I will strive to forgive
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Feb 12, 2017, 09:14 PM
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If Purchased at the AMA Ontario Convention


Jim, the new product sent out to the pre-orders also include those customers who purchased the X24 Channel Expander at the January AMA convention? My buddy and I were starting to wonder if we were going to need to turn back in our business cards to you? Good to hear they are coming out. You had told us you were waiting on the plastic from overseas.


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Feb 13, 2017, 08:43 AM
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Yes, all of the pre-orders from the AMA have now shipped out. There was an issue discovered with some servos working with automatic current matching, and I am working on this. Since everyone who pre-ordered also has a Serial Link we went ahead and shipped these out. Firmware updates will be released to add back in the auto-match support and some new features, like "balance" for like surfaces that are not connected together.
Last edited by JimDrew; Feb 13, 2017 at 11:53 AM.
Mar 11, 2017, 10:54 AM
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Ok, just an update. I delayed the release of the X24 due to an issue with the AutoMatch feature when using a few brands of servos that have an incredibly high refresh rate - like 333Hz servos used for some big applications and tail rotor servos for helis.

During this time, I also re-designed how the user does the AutoMatch, and the manual is now complete with these changes. You can get the latest manual here:

http://www.xtremepowersystems.net/data/X24_manual.pdf

I am busy doing testing of the various servos which takes time, but I expect to finally be able to release this product shortly. Thanks for your patience!

Note: once released there will be an updater program for flashing the exiting X24's that are out there
Last edited by JimDrew; Mar 13, 2017 at 05:56 PM.
Mar 13, 2017, 02:16 PM
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Does this device have SBUS serial data output as an option?
Mar 13, 2017, 05:55 PM
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No. It's possible of course to do virtually any type of I/O with this product. Why would you need SBUS output?
Mar 14, 2017, 01:58 PM
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I want to run some or all SBUS/SBUS2 servos serially. But still have the multi receiver redundancy, I find that part very important.
Mar 14, 2017, 05:04 PM
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You do realize that that servo connectors are only good for 5A of current? That's technically not even enough for a single modern high-torque servo. When you start running multiple servos from the same SBUS port, you are dividing the power available by the number of servos. It really doesn't work, and it's the entire reason why the X24 exists. You would be far better off running all of the servos from the X24, even if you needed long extensions to do it. They would be all individually powered correctly, and have individual failsafe control.

I will look at what would be needed to add a pass-thru for the selected protocol, but I would highly suggest not using this for anything more than a retract valve servo or something else that uses extremely low current.