DJI E310 Multirotor Propulsion System User Manual 2014.12 7 V1.0 Disclaimer Thank you for purchasing the E310 (hereinafter referred to as “product”). Read this disclaimer carefully before using this product. By using this product, you hereby agree to this disclaimer and signify that you have read it fully. Please strictly install and use this product in accordance with the manual. DJI assumes no liability for damage(s) or injuries incurred directly or indirectly from using, installing or refitting this product improperly, including but not limited to using accessories not designated. Ensure your ESC firmware matches the motor you will attach it to. Otherwise, you are responsible for all consequences caused by your own conduct. This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. DJI is the registered trademark of SZ DJI Technology Co., Ltd. (abbreviated as “DJI”). Names of product, brand, etc., appearing in this manual are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owner companies. This product and manual are copyrighted by DJI with all rights reserved. No part of this product or manual shall be reproduced in any form without the prior written consent or authorization of DJI. This disclaimer is made in various language versions; in the event of divergence among different versions, English version shall prevail. Cautions When powered on, the motors and propellers will rotate very quickly and may cause serious damage and injury. Therefore, please always be aware for your safety. 1. Always fly your aircraft a safe distance away from people, animals, high-voltage lines and other obstacles. 2. Do not get close to or touch the motors or propellers when powered on, as this may cause serious injury. 3. Make sure there is no short circuit or open circuit. 4. Check that the propellers and the motors are installed correctly and firmly before flight. 5. Check whether all parts of your aircraft are in good condition before flight. Do not fly with worn or broken parts. 6. Use compatible DJI parts. Legend Important Hints and Tips If you have any problems you cannot solve, please contact your local dealer or DJI customer service. DJI Support Website: www.dji.com/support 1 © 2014 DJI. All Rights Reserved. About The E310 Multirotor Propulsion System is a tuned propulsion system customized for multi-rotor aircraft weighing 1 to 2.5 kg. It is efficient, reliable and minimizes vibrations. A revolutionary Electronic Speed Control (ESC) with a sinusoidal drive replaces the traditional square wave drive, and along with the new AC permanent magnet synchronous motor, the whole propulsion system is brought into an era of higher efficiency while providing a steady torque output. The integrated sensors and patented algorithms give the whole system a high level of intelligence and redundancy, and advanced features include closed loop torque control, real-time system health diagnosis, distinct functional redundancy for the communication link, and more. Furthermore, the ESC’s firmware can be upgraded by users, enabling you to enjoy the continual development of the system. 1. In the Box The E310 comes in two kinds of packages, for Quad and Hexa-rotors. Please check the quantity of each part in your box before using. Motor(Clockwise rotation) ×2 or ×3 ESC ×4 or ×6 Motor (Counter clockwise rotation) ×2 or ×3 Outer ESC LED Indicator ×4 or ×6 Propeller Pair ×4 or ×5 USB Connector ×1 Toolbox ×1 In the toolbox: Power hub, Screws (M2.5×6.3), Screws (M3×8.1), Screws (M3×5.5), Wrench for propellers, Foam double sided adhesive tape, 2.0 mm hexagonal wrench, etc. 2. Gain Value Settings The new E310 ESC, with a sinusoidal drive replacing the traditional square wave drive, offers improved acceleration and deceleration performance. Before using, reduce the gain values according to your flight control system and frame to achieve the same sensitivity as older ESCs (which use a traditional square wave drive). The table below shows typical gain values when using the E310 with a DJI A2 flight control system and a DJI F450 multirotor flying platform: Basic Pitch 40% Roll 40% Attitude Yaw 60% Pitch 160% Roll 160% Vertical 100% 3. Connecting the ESCs Tools Required Tools: Electric soldering iron & soldering tin Use: Soldering each ESC’s power cables to the power hub © 2014 DJI. All Rights Reserved. 2 1) Check the color tags on the ESC cables to identify the default color of the ESC LED indicator (red or green). Mount the ESCs onto the appropriate positions of your aircraft according to the LED color. Note: The LED color can be adjusted in DJI ESC Assistant. 2) Please solder each ESC to the power pads on the power hub as shown in the figure below. Make sure that the solder is firmly attached on the power pads and that there is no possibility for a short circuit. The power cable is a coaxial power cable. Do not damage the protector on the red cable to avoid short circuit. 3) Connect the signal cable to your controller. The orange wire of the signal cable is for the control signal; the brown wire of the signal cable is for the GND; and the red wire is reserved. 4) Connect the motor to the ESC. Test the motor and make sure the rotation direction of each motor is correct. If not, switch the position of any two cables that are connecting the motor to the ESC to change the rotation direction. ESC cable To the controller Power cable Power hub ESC Motor The outer power pads are for the GND cables, and the inner power pads are for the power cables. The red core of the coaxial power cable is positive, and the shielding layer of the coaxial power cable is negative. Make sure to solder them correctly. Try to solder the cables firmly to the power hub at the proper length (the wire should be just long enough to reach the soldering point, without any extra wire bunched up before the soldering point) and outward facing. Make sure there is no short circuit or open circuit. It is recommended that you solder a power connector onto the power hub. 4. Assembling the Propellers Silver nut (9450) Black nut (9450 cw) Attach the propeller with a silver nut onto the counter clockwise motor. Attach the propeller with a black nut onto the clockwise motor (which has an indent on the screw). Lock: Tighten the propeller by rotating it in this direction. Unlock: Remove the propeller by rotating it in this direction. 3 © 2014 DJI. All Rights Reserved. 1. Tighten the propellers by following the instructions above. 2. Hold the motor in place and remove the propeller according to the instructions above. DO NOT use any thread locker on the propeller or motor threads. 5. Mounting the Motors Mount each motor to a frame arm according to the size of the assembly hole. 4x M3 16mm Thread depth 3mm 19mm The screw size is M3. Mount the motors using appropriate screws. Note the thread depth and the size of the screws. Using screws that are too long or too large may damage the motor. 6. ESC Ports Description There are two ports on every ESC. They are Data/ESC Firmware Update Port and Outer ESC LED Port. Identify the marks on the ESC. ① ② Ensure your ESC firmware matches the motor you will attach it to. Refer to the tag on back of the ESC to see the default firmware version. Mount the outer ESC LED indicators according to your needs. The Data/ESC Firmware Update Port is used to update the ESC firmware. To do this, visit the official DJI website to download the DJI ESC Assistant. http://www.dji.com/product/e310/download © 2014 DJI. All Rights Reserved. 4 7. Updating Your ESCs ESC USB Connector PC Unplug any other serial devices connected to your PC before updating. Then follow the instructions below: 1) Download the ESC Assistant installer (.EXE) from the DJI website. Run the installer and follow the prompts to finish the installation. 2) Connect one end of the USB Connector to the Data/ESC Firmware Update Port. Connect the other end of the USB Connector to a PC with a Micro-USB cable. Power on the ESC. DO NOT disconnect until configuration is finished. on the bottom 3) Run the ESC Assistant and wait for the ESC to connect. Watch the indicators and of the screen. When connected successfully, the Computer Connection status will be . Data Exchange Indicator will blink 4) Click on the [View] page. In the “ESC” section, check the current firmware version and ensure the installed firmware is the latest version. If not, click the link and follow the prompts to upgrade. Supports Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8 (32 or 64 bit). 8. ESC LED Indicators & Sound Description The description is the same for both outer ESC LED indicators and inner ESC LED indicators, as shown below: LED Indicators Yellow, Green blinking in turn Sound Description None Motor is being recognized. / 1356 Red or Green blinking slowly — / — Solid Red or Green Red, Yellow blinking in turn None Motor starts normally. None Fail to Self-Test. BB---BB---BB---BB… Input voltage is abnormal. BBB----BBB----BBB… Quick Yellow blinking BBBBBB… Slow Yellow blinking 5 Ready. B--------B--------B… © 2014 DJI. All Rights Reserved. The motor parameters don’t match the firmware data saved in the ESC. Throttle stick is not at the bottom position. No signal input Quick Red blinking None Error, land your aircraft immediately* * You can learn more about any errors by connecting the ESC to the DJI ESC Assistant. You can understand the working status by observing the LEDs and listening to the sound of the ESC. 9. Specifications Max Thrust 800 g/rotor @ 12 V Sea Level Takeoff Weight Recommended 350 g/rotor @ 3 S LiPo 400 g/rotor @ 4 S LiPo Battery Recommended 3 S LiPo Working Temperature -5°C ~ 40°C ESC Max Allowable Voltage 17.4 V Max Allowable Current (Persistent) 20 A Max Allowable Peak Current (3 seconds) 30 A Signal Frequency 30 Hz ~ 450 Hz Battery 2 S ~ 4 S LiPo Motor Stator Size 23×12 mm KV 960 rpm/V Weight 60 g Propeller Diameter / Thread Pitch 9.4×5.0 inch 10. Used Together with DJI Product Product list: DJI F450, DJI F550 Used Together with DJI F450 The content is subject to change. Download the latest version from http://www.dji.com/product/e310 ©62014 DJI. All Rights Reserved.