The following items are included in the box with each APD HV Pro ESC.
1 x APD HV Pro Electronic Speed Controller
1 x Quick Start Guide Card
Required for Setup (Not Included):
2 x Power Cable (8 - 12 AWG)
3 x Motor Cable (8 - 12 AWG)
1 x Signal Telemetry Cable (3 Pin 0.1" Female)
1 x Micro USB Cable
Before starting up the HV Pro ESC, it is important that the ESC contains the latest firmware, ensuring maximum performance and that the most up to date features are included.
The APD ESC Configuration Tool is used to update ESC firmware, adjust ESC settings and view/manage logs stored from previous device usage.
Download the Configuration Tool to a Windows PC from the link supplied
Connect the HV Pro to the computer using a Micro USB cable (not included), and run the Configuration Tool
(Optional) Make sure the firmware is updated if supplied by APD
Check relevant settings are applied
Disconnect the ESC, perform the wiring setup
When wiring the HV Pro ESC, we recommend you use highly flexible and high-temperature silicone insulation for the power cables. This ensures unnecessary stress is not applied to the ESC terminals, and maximum thermal reliability is achieved.
If the final desired ESC location is further than 1 meter from the power source, we recommend the use of a local capacitor bank (sold separately) to reduce DC bus voltage ripple. This also reduces voltage spikes occurring during regenerative braking.
The following images are a recommended soldering technique for the HV Pro with no capacitor bank connected.
Before powering on the HV Pro unit, be sure to check all the power connections for cold solder joints. In addition to this, test the motor phase cables for shorts with a multi-meter.
In order for your ESC to perform correctly when using a PWM input, make sure that the end-points coming from the receiver are between 1000-1020 uS for the lower end-point and 1980-2000 uS for the upper-end point.
The ESC's can receive up to 500Hz PWM, with standard TTL 3.3V or 5V inputs. If the input voltage is less than 2.7V, the drive voltage of the receiver is not high enough and the ESC will not respond to signal inputs.