User Manual of PLATINUM PRO Series Brushless Speed

User Manual of PLATINUM PRO Series Brushless Speed
User Manual of PLATINUM PRO Series Brushless Speed Controller
Thanks for purchasing our Electronic Speed Controller (ESC). High power system for RC model can be very dangerous, so please
read this manual carefully. In that we have no control over the correct use, installation, application, or maintenance of our products,
no liability shall be assumed nor accepted for any damages, losses or costs resulting from the use of the product. Any claims
arising from the operating, failure or malfunctioning etc. will be denied. We assume no liability for personal injury, property damage
or consequential damages resulting from our product or our workmanship. As far as is legally permitted, the obligation to
compensation is limited to the invoice amount of the affected product.
【Features】
► High performance microprocessor brings out the best compatibility with all kinds of motors and the highest driving efficiency.
► Maximum motor speed: 210000 RPM (2 poles), 70000 RPM (6 poles), 35000 RPM (12 poles).
► 3 start modes: Normal / Soft / Very-Soft, compatible with fixed-wing aircraft and helicopter.
► Throttle range can be configured to be compatible with all transmitters currently available on market.
► Smooth, linear, quick and precise throttle response.
► Separate voltage regulator IC for microprocessor to get a better anti-jamming capability.
► Multiple protection features: Low-voltage cut-off protection / over-heat protection / throttle signal loss protection.
► The output of the built-in BEC is switchable by user programming (5.25V or 6.0V).
► With governor mode for helicopter.
► USB supported. The firmware of the ESC can be updated by the USB adapter.
► Several kinds of Program Cards are supported. Very easy to program the ESC at home or at the field.
【Specifications】
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Platinum Pro Series
Normal Voltage ESC(Supports 2 to 6 Cells Lipo)
Class
Model
Cont.
Burst
BEC
Current Current
Mode
30A
40A
60A
80A
100A
150A
High
70A
120A
Platinum-30A-OPTO
Platinum-40A
Platinum-60A
Platinum-80A
Platinum-100A
Platinum-150A-OPTO
Voltage ESC(Supports
Platinum-70A-HV
Platinum-120A-HV
30A
40A
40A
60A
60A
90A
80A
120A
100A
150A
150A
220A
5 to 12 Cells Lipo)
70A
105A
120A
180A
None
Switch
Switch
Swicth
Switch
None
BEC
Output
None
5.25V or 6V,
5.25V or 6V,
5.25V or 6V,
5.25V or 6V,
None
None
User
Programmabl
e
Yes
None
Yes
Battery Cells
Lipo
NiMH
2-6
5-18
2-6
5-18
2-6
5-18
2-6
5-18
2-6
5-18
2-6
5-18
None
None
Yes
Yes
5-12
5-12
3A
4A
4A
4A
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
15-36
15-36
Weight
31g
38g
68g
77g
82g
125g
Size
L*W*H
55*25*12
59*27*12
70*34*16
70*34*16
70*34*16
88*55*15
82g
125g
70*34*16
88*55*15
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Battery Type:*Lithium (Lipo or Li-ion) / NiMH, default is “Lithium”.
Low Voltage Protection Mode (CutOff Mode):*Soft Cut (Gradually reduce the output power) / Hard Cut (Immediately stop the output
power). Default is “Soft Cut”.
Low Voltage Protection Threshold (Cutoff Threshold):Low / *Middle / High / Custom, default is “Middle”.
4) For lithium batteries, the cutoff threshold of the whole battery pack is calculated according to the cells number.
For normal voltage ESC (supports 2-6 cells Lipo), the Low / Middle / High value for each cell is: 2.85V / 3.15V / 3.30V
For high voltage ESC (supports 5-12 cells Lipo), the Low / Middle / High value for each cell is: 2.75V / 3.0V / 3.25V
For example, if the cutoff threshold is set to “Middle”, then the threshold for a 3 cells Lipo battery pack is 3.15*3=9.45V.
5) For NiMH and NiCd batteries, the cutoff threshold of the whole battery pack is calculated as follows:
Low : 50% of the battery’s battery’s full charged voltage
Middle: 62.5% of the battery’s full charged voltage
High: 75% of the battery’s full charged voltage
6) If this programmable item is set to “Custom”, that means you can set the cutoff threshold for the whole battery pack very accurately
with the step of ±0.1V. The LCD program box or PC software (through USB adapter) is needed to customize the value.
Start Mode:*Normal / Soft / Very-Soft, default is “Normal”.
“Normal” is preferred for fixed-wing aircraft. “Soft” or “Very-Soft” are preferred for helicopters. The initial acceleration of the “Soft” and
“Very-Soft” modes are slower than “Normal” mode, usually it takes 3 second for “Soft” mode or 8 seconds for “Very-Soft” mode from 0%
throttle advance to full throttle. After startup, if the throttle is closed (throttle stick is moved to the bottom position) and opened again
(throttle stick is moved upwards) within 3 seconds, the restart will be temporarily changed to “Normal” mode to get rid of the chances of a
crash caused by slow throttle response. This special design is usedful for aerobatic flight.
Timing:0°/ 3.75°/ 7.5°/ 11.25°/ *15°/ 18.75°/ 22.5°/ 26.25°, default is 15°. Note3
Usually, low timing value is suitable for most motors. But there are many differences among structures and parameters of different motors
so please try and select the most suitable timing value according to the motor you are just using. The correct timing value makes the
motor run smoothly. And generally, higher timing value brings out higher output power and higher speed.
Note3: After changing the timing setting, please test your RC model on ground prior to flight!
Governor Mode:*Off / Governor Low / Governor High, default is “Off”.
If the governor mode is activated, the ESC will try its best to hold the motor speed at a fixed value. (Usually the throttle curve is a
horizontal line, you can change the preset motor speed by changing the height of this line).
The speed range of “Governor Low” mode is 10000RPM to 45000RPM for 2 poles brushless motor, “Governor High” mode is 46000RPM
to 200000RPM for 2 poles brushless motor. In order to calculate the speed of the main rotor blades of your helicopter, you need to know
the motor poles number and the gear rate of main drive gear vs. the pinion. For example, if you are using a 6 poles motor (that is: 3 pair
poles), and the main drive gear is 150T, the pinion is 13T, so you can calculate as follows:
The rotation speed for the main rotor blades = (The speed of 2 poles motor * 13) / 3 / 150
When you adjust the throttle curve, please make sure that the motor can run at this preset speed even if the motor load is heaviest.
Please note that the governor mode function is automatically disabled if the throttle volume is less than 60%.
Note1: BEC means the “Battery Elimination Circuit”. It is a DC-DC voltage regulator to supply the receiver and other equipments from the
main battery pack. With the build-in BEC of an ESC, the receiver needn’t to be supplied with an additional battery pack.
Note2: The ESC named “xxx-OPTO” or “xxx-HV” hasn’t a built-in BEC, an UBEC (Ultimate-BEC) or an individual battery pack should be
used to power the receiver. And an individual battery pack is needed to power the program card when setting the programmable values of
such ESCs, please read the user manual of program card for reference.
【Wiring Diagram】
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The Platinum-150A-OPTO, Platinum-70A-HV, Platinum-120A-HV, Pentium-80A-HV and Pentium-100A-HV ESC use the new anti-spark
structure.
There are a pair of bullet connectors and a thin red wire attached with the positive input wire (red color, thick) of the ESC. They are used
to eliminate sparks when the battery pack is connecting with the ESC. Please use it in the following sequence:
1.
Disconnect the two bullet connectors on the positive input wire (red color, thick) of the ESC.
2.
Connect battery wires.
3.
Connect the bullet connectors on the positive input wire (red color, thick) of the ESC as soon as you hear the special tone “♪123”
【Programmable Items】
1. Brake Setting:*Off / Soft / Hard / Very Hard, default is “Off”.
Reserved Item #1:Reserved for future.
PWM Frequency: *12KHz / 8KHz, default is “12KHz”.
For some motors with high KV (high speed) and many poles, the 12KHz PWM frequency may let them work more smoothly. But the
higher PWM frequency will make the ESC hotter. Generally, the 8KHz PWM frequency is suitable for most motors.
10. Built-In BEC Output: *5.25V / 6V, default is 5.25V.
11. Reserved Item #2: Reserved for future.
12. Lipo Cells:
For normal voltage ESC (supports 2-6 cells Lipo), the values are *Auto / 2S / 3S / 4S / 5S / 6S, the default is “Auto”; Note4
For high voltage ESC (supports 5-12 cells Lipo), the values are *Auto / 5S / 6S / 8S / 10S / 12S, the default is “Auto”.
This programmable item is available for lithium battery. In the startup process, the motor will emits several “Beep-” tones to represent the
Lipo cells number, it is helpful for you to check whether it is coincident with the actual battery pack or not. Note5
Note4: If you choose “Auto”, the ESC may mistakenly judge the battery cells when the voltage is less than 3.7V/Cell, so we strongly
suggest setting the “Lipo Cells” manually.
Note5: For high voltage ESC (supports 5 to 12 cells Lipo), when the motor emits the “Beep” tones to represents the cells number, a
long “Beep—” tone = 5 short “Beep-” tone. So 5S = “Beep—”, 6S = ”Beep—Beep-” (1 long 1 short), 8S=”Beep—Beep-Beep-Beep-” (1
long 3 short), 10S= “Beep—Beep—” (2 long), 12S=”Beep—Beep—Beep-Beep-” (2 long 2 short). While for normal voltage ESC (supports
2 to 6 cells Lipo), we still use 5 short “Beep-” tones to represent 5S lipo, and 6 short “Beep-” tones to represent 6S lipo.
【Begin To Use The New ESC 】
Please check the wiring and connections carefully, and then start the ESC in the following sequences:
1.
Move the throttle stick to the bottom position and then switch on the transmitter.
2.
Connect the battery pack to the ESC, the ESC begins the self-test process, a special tone “♪ 123” is emitted, which means the voltage of
the battery pack is in normal range, and then N “Beep” tones will be emitted, means the number of lipo battery cells. Finally a long
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“Beep—” tone will be emitted, which means the self-test is OK, the aircraft or helicopter is ready to go flying.
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If nothing is happened, please check the battery pack and all the connections;
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If a special tone “♪
” is emitted after 2 Beep tones (“Beep-Beep-”), means the ESC has entered the program mode, it is
because the throttle channel of your transmitter is reversed, please set it correctly;
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If the red LED flashes very quickly (2 times per second), means the input voltage is too low or too high, please check your battery’s
voltage.
VERY IMPORTANT! Because different transmitter has different throttle range, you need to calibrate the throttle range and let the ESC
remember it. Please read the instruction on the left bottom of this page ------“Throttle Range Setting”.
After correctly setting the throttle range, the red LED lights when the throttle stick is moved to the top position (Maximum throttle).
【Alert Tone】
1. Input voltage is abnormal: The ESC begins to check the voltage when the battery pack is connected, if the voltage is not in the
acceptable range, such an alert tone will be emitted: “Beep-Beep-, Beep-Beep-” (Every “Beep-Beep-” has a time interval of about 1
second), and at the same time, the red LED also flashes.
2. Throttle signal is lost: When the ESC can’t detect the normal throttle signal, such an alert tone will be emitted: “Beep-, Beep-, Beep-”.
(Every “Beep-” has a time interval of about 2 seconds)
3. Throttle stick is not in the bottom position: When the throttle stick is not in the bottom (lowest) position, a very rapid alert tone will be
emitted: “Beep-, Beep-, Beep-”. (Every “Beep-” has a time interval of about 0.25 second.)
【Protection Function】
1. Abnormal startup protection: If the motor fails to start within 2 seconds of throttle application, the ESC will cut-off the output power. In this
case, the throttle stick MUST be moved to the bottom position again to restart the motor. (This happens in the following cases: The
connection between ESC and motor is not reliable, the propeller or the motor is blocked, the gearbox is damaged, etc.)
2. Over-heat protection: When the temperature of the ESC is over a factory-preset degree, the ESC will reduce the output power.
3. Throttle signal loss protection: The ESC will cutoff the output power if throttle signal is lost for more than 0.25 second, the output power
will be resumed as soon as the throttle signal is normal again.
【Program The ESC With The Transmitter】(4 Setps)
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3.
4.
1.
Enter program mode
Select programmable items
Set item’s value (Programmable value)
Exit program mode
2. Select programmable items
After entering program mode, you will hear 14 groups of “Beep”
tones in a loop with the following sequence. If you move the throttle
stick to bottom position within 3 seconds after one kind of tones, the
corresponding item will be selected.
Enter program mode
a) Switch on transmitter, move the throttle
stick to the top position.
b) Connect the battery pack to the ESC, a
special tone “♪123” emits, that means the
battery supply is OK.
c) Wait for 2 seconds, the motor will emit
“Beep-Beep-” tone.
d) Wait for another 5 seconds, special tone
like “♪
” emits, that means the
program mode is entered
Trouble
Possible Reason
The connection between battery
pack and ESC is not correct
Input voltage is abnormal, too high
or too low.
The motor stop running while in working state
Throttle signal is irregular or lost
Check the receiver and transmitter
Check the control cable of the ESC
The throttle stick is not in the
bottom (lowest) position
Move the throttle stick to bottom position
Set the throttle trimmer to neutral or even
lower.
Direction of the throttle channel is
reversed, so the ESC has entered
the program mode
The connection between ESC and
the motor need to be changed.
Throttle signal is lost
Several “Beep-” tones
emits to represent the
number of lipo battery
cells
(1 short tone)
Battery Type
(2 short tones)
3
BBB
Cutoff Mode
(3 short tones)
4
BBBB
Cutoff Threshold
(4 short tones)
5
Beep—
Start Mode
(1 long tone)
6
Beep— B
Timing
(1 long 1 short)
7
Beep— BB
Governor Mode
(1 long 2 short)
8
Beep— BBB
Reserved Item #1
(1 long 3 short)
9
Beep— BBBB
PWM Frequency
(1 long 4 short)
10 Beep— Beep—
Built-in BEC Output
(2 long tones)
11 Beep— Beep— B
Reserved Item #2
(2 long 1 short)
12 Beep— Beep— BB
Lipo Cells
(2 long 2 short)
13 Beep— Beep— Beep— B
Reset All To Defaults
(3 long 1 short)
(3 long 2 short)
Note: “Beep—” means a long “Beep” tone, “B” means a short “Beep”
tone. Usually, 1 long “Beep—” = 5 short “B” .
Check the power connection.
Replace the connector with new one
Check the voltage of battery pack
Set the direction of throttle channel correctly
(Please refer to the user manual of your
transmitter)
Swap any two wire connections between
ESC and motor
Check the receiver and transmitter
Check the control cable of throttle channel
Land RC model as soon as possible, and
replace the battery pack
Check all the connections: battery pack
connection, throttle signal cable, motor
connections, etc.
【Normal Startup Procedure】
Connect the battery pack to
the ESC, a special tone
“♪123” emits, that means
the battery supply is OK
Brake
BB
Action
ESC has entered Low Voltage
Protection mode
Some connections are not reliable
Move the throttle
stick to bottom
position and then
switch on your
transmitter
B
2
14 Beep— Beep— Beep— BB Exit
【Trouble Shooting】
After power on, motor does not work, no sound is
emitted
After power on, motor does not work, such an
alert tone is emitted and the red LED flashes at
the same time.
“Beep-Beep-, Beep-Beep-” (Every “Beep-Beep-”
has a time interval of about 1 second)
After power on, motor does not work, such an
alert tone is emitted:
“Beep-, Beep-, Beep- ”(Every “Beep-” has a time
interval of about 2 seconds)
After power on, motor does not work, such an
alert tone is emitted:
“Beep-, Beep-, Beep-” (Every “Beep-” has a time
interval of about 0.25 second)
After power on, motor does not work, a special
tone “♪
” is emitted after 2 “Beep” tones
(Beep-Beep-)
The motor runs in the opposite direction
1
As soon as the self-test
process is finished, a
long “Beep—” tone will
be emitted
Move the throttle
stick upwards to
go flying now
3. Set item value (Programmable value)
4. Exit program mode
You will hear several “Beep” tones in loop. Set the value matching to a tone by moving the
throttle stick to top position when you hear the tone, then a special tone “♪
” emits, that
means the value is set and saved. (Keep the throttle stick at the top position, you will go
back to Step #2 and you can select other items; Or Move the stick to bottom position within
2 seconds will exit program mode directly)
There are 2 ways to exit
the program mode:
a) In Step #3, after
special tone “♪
”,
please
move
the
throttle stick to the
bottom position within
2 seconds.
b) In Step #2, after tone
Beep—Beep—Beep
—BB” (3 long 2 short
Beep tones, that is
the item #14), move
the throttle stick to the
bottom position within
3 seconds.
Beep 1 short
2 short
3 short
4 short
1 long
1 long
1 short
1 long
2 short
1 long
3 short
*Off
Soft
Hard
Very Hard
*LiPo
NiMH
Custom
11.25°
*15°
18.75°
22.5°
26.25°
Items
Brake
Battery Type
Cutoff Mode
Cutoff Threshold
Start Mode
Timing
Governor Mode
*Soft Cut Hard Cut
Low
*Middle
High
*Normal
Soft
Very Soft
3.75°
7.5°
0°
*Off
Governor Governor
Low
High
Reserved Item #1
PWM Frequency
*12KHz
8KHz
Built-in BEC Output
*5.25V
6V
*Auto
2S
3S
4S
5S
6S
*Auto
5S
6S
8S
10S
12S
Reserved Item #2
Lipo Cells
← For normal ESC
(2 to 6S Lipo)
← For high voltage ESC
(5 to 12S Lipo)
The value with * symbol is the factory-preset value (That is: default value).
Note6: After setting the programmable items by the throttle stick or a Program Card, you will hear 5 long “Beep—” tones when the ESC exits
the program mode. You can restart the ESC after 5 seconds.
【Throttle Range Setting】
Switch on the
transmitter, and
then move the
throttle stick to
top position
Connect battery pack to
the ESC, a special tone
“♪123” emits, that means
the battery supply is OK,
then wait for 2 seconds
“Beep-Beep-” tone emits,
that means the highest
point of throttle range has
been correctly confirmed
Move throttle stick to the
bottom position, several
“Beep-” tones emits to
represent the number of
Lipo battery cells
A long “Beep—”
tone emits, means
the lowest position
of throttle range has
been confirmed
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