TAKYON Z14120 Electronic Speed Controller User Manual 2017.02 V1.2 Searching for Keywords Search for keywords such as “battery” and “install” to find a topic. If you are using Adobe Acrobat Reader to read this document, press Ctrl+F on Windows or Command+F on Mac to begin a search. Navigating to a Topic View a complete list of topics in the table of contents. Click on a topic to navigate to that section. Printing this Document This document supports high resolution printing. 2 © 2017 DJI All Rights Reserved. Contents Disclaimer 4 Warning 5 Legend 5 Profile 7 Features 7 Connection 9 Using DJI Assistant 2 10 Using the Remote Controller for ESC Configuration 12 Active Protection Functions 13 System Status Beep Codes 14 Specifications 14 Extreme Operating Environment 15 Recommended Operating Environment 15 Performance Diagram 16 ESC Dimensions 17 Compliance Information 18 © 2017 DJI All Rights Reserved. 3 Disclaimer Thank you for purchasing the TAKYON TM Z14120 Electronic Speed Controller (hereinafter referred to as “product”). Read this disclaimer carefully before using the product. By using this product, you hereby agree to this disclaimer and signify that you have read it fully. Please use this product in strict accordance with this document. SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. and its affiliated companies assume no liability for damage(s) or injuries incurred directly or indirectly from using or refitting this product improperly. DJITM is a trademark of SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. (abbreviated as “DJI”) and its affiliated companies. Names of products, brands, etc., appearing in this document are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owner companies. This product and document are copyrighted by DJI with all rights reserved. No part of this product or document shall be reproduced in any form without prior written consent of or authorization from DJI. This disclaimer is produced in various languages. In the event of variance among different versions, the Simplified Chinese version shall prevail when the product in question is purchased in China, and the English version shall prevail when the product in question is purchased in any other region. 4 © 2017 DJI All Rights Reserved. Warning 1. The maximum allowable voltage of the Takyon Z14120 is 61 V. Operate with care. 2. Always attempt to fly your aircraft in areas free of people, animals, power lines, and other obstacles. 3. DO NOT approach or touch the motors or propellers when the unit is powered on. 4. Be sure to use the product in strict accordance with the specifications (voltage, current, temperature, etc.) listed in this document. Failure to do so may result in permanent damage to the product. 5. Ensure that there are no open circuits or short circuits when soldering the power cables. 6. Before takeoff, ensure that the propellers and motors are installed correctly. 7. Ensure that all parts of the aircraft are in good condition. DO NOT fly with worn or damaged parts. 8. Ensure that all parts are firmly in place and all screws are tight before each flight. Legend Important Hints and Tips Reference © 2017 DJI All Rights Reserved. 5 If you encounter any problems or if you have any questions, please contact your local DJI authorized dealer or DJI Support. DJI Support Website: http://www.dji.com/support Download the latest version of this manual from: http://www.dji.com/takyon-z14120 Visit the official DJI Forum for more topics: http://forum.dji.com Visit the DJI Online Store for more related products: http://store.dji.com For details on our after-sales policy, visit: http://www.dji.com/service. If you are unable to view the webpage or would like to request a hard copy of our policy, please contact your local DJI branch office or authorized dealer. 6 © 2017 DJI All Rights Reserved. Profile The Takyon Z14120 Electronic Speed Controller (ESC) is designed for applications where high power and high reliability is of importance. Its exterior (IP66 rated, IEC standard 60529) is sealed against dust and liquid in order to prevent corrosion, while excellent heat dissipation capabilities enable it to function stably during highly intensive periods of work. The Active Protection functions extend the life of the ESC and prevent damage from misuse, with a voice prompt from the motor connected to the ESC notifying users if a fault occurs. The ESC’s data cable also works as a backup throttle signal transmission cable for increased reliability and a safer flight, when used together with the DJI N3 or A3 flight controllers. DJI ASSISTANTTM 2 allows you to configure the timing, acceleration, active braking, motor rotation direction and other parameters. Built-in configurations, specifically for different propellers and applications, can be selected to minimize setup time and risk. Upgradable firmware ensures the Takyon series stays up-to-date with DJI’s latest motor control technology and features. Features Active Braking Function Broad Motor Compatibility* Adjustable Output PWM Frequency Batteries: 5S-14S LiPo Maximum Continuous Current: 120 A * Refer to Specifications (p. 14) for details. © 2017 DJI All Rights Reserved. 7 Active Protection* • Overvoltage protection • Undervoltage protection • Short-circuit protection • Overheating protection • Stall protection • Redundant throttle signal transmission Main and Backup Throttle Signal • Main throttle signal: 30 Hz to 500 Hz PWM signal • Backup throttle signal: Serial signal (DJI N3 or A3 flight controller required) High Rotational Speed Motors • 40000 rpm (7 pole pairs) • 280000 rpm (1 pole pair) PC Assistant Software • Timing settings • Voice prompt settings • Active braking settings • Motor rotation direction settings • Throttle range settings • Motor rotation direction testing • Firmware upgrade • Flight data export Typical Applications • Agricultural multirotor aircraft • Industrial aerial imaging multirotor aircraft Active Braking: The motor actively provides a reverse torque when decelerating, recovering some of the rotational energy. Normal braking mainly relies on air resistance. DO NOT use a direct-current power supply for testing to avoid damage to the power supply when active braking function is enabled. * Refer to Active Protection Functions (p. 13) for details. 8 © 2017 DJI All Rights Reserved. Connection Tools Required: Power distribution board (PDB)*, electric soldering iron and soldering tin 1. Solder the ESC’s black and gray power cables to the pads on the PDB. 2 Connect the signal cable to your flight controller. The signal cable’s gray wire transmits the control signal and the black wire is for ground. 3. When using the Takyon Z14120 together with the DJI N3 or A3 flight controller, connect the data cable (JST 3-pin) to the iESC port on the flight controller via a smart ESC communication cable for redundant throttle signal transmission. 4. Connect the motor to the ESC. Signal Cable Data Cable Power Cables 7 2 1 3 4 5 Motor Cables 6 ESC Cable Layout 1. GND 2. Control Signal 3. GND 4. S+ 5. S6. Positive Power Cable (Gray) 7. Negtive Power Cable (Black) * Use a PDB which has sufficient trace spacing and current capacity, according to the number of ESCs and the battery voltage. © 2017 DJI All Rights Reserved. 9 Ensure that there are no open circuits or short circuits when soldering the ESC cables. It is recommended that you solder a power connector on the PDB for the battery. Using DJI Assistant 2 DJI Assistant 2 is used to upgrade and configure the ESC. • The DJI Updater for DJI Smart ESC is required but is not included with the ESC. To use DJI Assistant 2, connect the ESC to a computer through the Updater as shown below. • To ensure your own safety, remove the propellers or disconnect the ESC and motors before using DJI Assistant 2. • Unplug any other serial devices that are connected to your computer before using the Updater. ESC Updater for DJI Smart ESC Computer 1. Download and install DJI Assistant 2 from the official DJI website. http://www.dji.com/takyon-z14120/info#downloads 2. Connect the Updater to the ESC with the data cable and to your computer with a Micro USB cable. 10 © 2017 DJI All Rights Reserved. 3. Connect a battery (5S - 14S LiPo) to supply power to the ESC. Do not disconnect the ESC from your computer or the power supply until configuration is complete. 4. Launch DJI Assistant 2. When a connection is established, the software will display the connected devices. 5. Click the Settings tab for basic settings such as Active Braking, Timing, Motor Rotation, Startup Tone, etc. Click the Advanced Settings tab for Output PWM Frequency Settings. Click the Data Recorder tab to view and export flight data. 6. Click Firmware Update to check the current firmware version and ensure the installed firmware is up to date. If not, login with your DJI account and click the Upgrade button. If your ESC is not recognized by DJI Assistant 2 (no connected devices): • Check if there is more than one FTDI device connected such as another Updater, an FTDI USB adapter or development board (e.g. a BeagleBone, Raspberry or Arduino board). Unplug the other FTDI devices, restart the ESC and DJI Assistant 2, and try again. • Re-connect the ESC and the power supply in the following order: Connect the ESC to your computer, connect the power supply to the ESC, and then launch DJI Assistant 2. © 2017 DJI All Rights Reserved. 11 Using the Remote Controller for ESC Configuration Be sure to remove the propellers before configuring the ESC. Calibrate the throttle range and switch the motor rotation direction using the remote controller: 1. Power on the remote controller and receiver. Ensure a good communication between them. 2. Push the throttle stick all the way up, connect the ESC to the motor and power on the ESC. The motor will start beeping, alternating between a double beep and a triple beep with a two-second gap between each beep. To configure the ESC, carry out each of the following movements within the two-second gap. a. Throttle Range Calibration After the double beep, pull the throttle stick all the way down. A 1-second beep will sound if calibration is complete. b. Motor Rotation Direction Switch After the triple beep, pull the throttle stick all the way down. A 1-second beep will sound once motor rotation direction has been switched. 12 © 2017 DJI All Rights Reserved. Active Protection Functions The Takyon Z14120 ESC’s Active Protection functions prevent ESC damage and extend the controller’s lifespan. Function Trigger Condition ESC Response Release Condition Overvoltage Protection Input voltage > 66 V Stop output Adjust input voltage and restart the ESC Undervoltage Protection Input voltage < 15 V Stop output and alert Adjust input voltage and restart the ESC Short-circuit Protection Output short-circuit Stop output Clear short-circuit and restart the ESC Stall Protection ESC stalled Stop output Reduce throttle to minimum Overheated Protection 120℃ < ESC internal temperature < 140℃ Output power limit ESC internal temperature < 115℃ Critically Overheated Protection ESC internal temperature > 140℃ Stop output ESC internal temperature < 115℃ and restart the ESC Redundant throttle signal transmission (DJI N3 or A3 flight controller required) Main throttle signal lost, i.e. the ESC signal cable is disconnected. Switch to backup throttle The aircraft can fly with the backup throttle. However, it is recommended to land the aircraft and re-connect the PWM signal cable as soon as possible. © 2017 DJI All Rights Reserved. 13 System Status Beep Codes You can instantly tell the system’s status by observing the emitted sounds from the motor. Normal Description Startup Tone System ready. Abnormal Description Rapid Beeping Starting input signal is not at minimum. Check the settings of your flight controller, receiver and remote controller. Slow Beeping No signal input. Alternating Double and Triple Beeps Using the remote controller for configuration. Specifications Max Allowable Voltage 61 V Max Allowable Current* (Continuous) 120 A Max Peak Current (< 3 sec) 160 A Max Regular Signal Frequency 500 Hz Defaulted Output PWM Frequency 16 kHz Weight (Without Cables) 130 g Battery 5S - 14S LiPo Operating Temperature -10° to 40℃ (14° to 104° F) Compatible with DJI Flight Controllers DJI N3 or A3 are recommended for accessing all Takyon functions. Compatible Motor Models Include but not limited to: 6010, 6025, 6035, 6135, 6215, 6340, 6610, 8308, 8314, 8318, 9225, 9235, 10010 * Data measured in a ventilated environment and at a temperature of 25℃ . 14 © 2017 DJI All Rights Reserved. Extreme Operating Environment Unless specified, the data below was measured at a temperature of 25℃. Parameters Min Max Input Voltage 15 61 V - 120 A Peak Current (< 3 sec) - 180 A PWM Input Signal Level 3.0 5.0 V Regular Signal Frequency 30 500 Hz Operating Temperature -10 50 ℃ Allowable Current (Continuous) Unit Recommended Operating Environment Parameters Min Typ Input Voltage 20 50 61 PWM Input Signal Level 3.3 - Max 5.0 Unit V Regular Signal Frequency 30 - 500 Hz Operating Temperature -10 25 40 ℃ V © 2017 DJI All Rights Reserved. 15 Performance Diagram The data below was measured using the 10010 motor (KV120, 21 pole pairs) and 28-inch propeller, with Active Braking enabled, and at a temperature of 25°C. 1. Set at High Timing P (W) I (A) T (kg) N (rpm) 1800 60 12 1500 50 10 4000 3500 3000 1200 N 900 T 600 P 0 1000 1200 1400 1600 8 30 6 20 4 10 2 0 2000 0 1800 Throttle (μs) P- Output Power, I- Current, T- Thrust, N- Rotational Speed 16 © 2017 DJI All Rights Reserved. 2500 2000 1500 1000 I 300 40 500 0 2. Set at Medium Timing P (W) I (A) T (kg) N (rpm) 1800 60 12 1500 50 10 4000 3500 3000 1200 40 8 30 6 20 4 10 2 0 2000 0 N 900 T 600 P 0 1000 1200 1400 2000 1500 1000 I 300 2500 1600 1800 500 0 Throttle (μs) P- Output Power, I- Current, T- Thrust, N- Rotational Speed 3.2 180.0 180.0 89.4 95.4 89.4 51.0 51.0 3.2 95.4 83.4 83.4 18.8 18.8 37.0 37.0 ESC Dimensions 150.0 1200.0 150.0 1200.0 Unit: mm © 2017 DJI All Rights Reserved. 17 Compliance Information FCC Warning This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense. CE Warning This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures. EU Compliance Statement: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. hereby declares that this device is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of the EMC Directive. A copy of the EU Declaration of Conformity is available online at www.dji.com/euro-compliance EU contact address: DJI GmbH, Industrie Strasse. 12, 97618, Niederlauer, Germany 18 © 2017 DJI All Rights Reserved. DJI Support http://www.dji.com/support This content is subject to change. Download the latest version from http://www.dji.com/takyon-z14120 If you have any questions about this document, please contact DJI by sending a message to DocSupport@dji.com. TAKYON is a trademark of DJI. Copyright © 2017 DJI All Rights Reserved.
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