Power Distribution

The APD Power Distribution Boards (PDBs) are designed for high voltage and high current applications. They consist of 8 layers of heavy copper to sustain maximum current demand whilst dissipating minimal heat.


The APD PDB comes in 2 variants: 8S 360A, 14S 500A

Electrical Capabilities

  • Up to 500 Amp continuous current*

    • PDB360[X] - 360A continuous

    • PDB500[X] - 500A continuous

  • Up to 1000 Amp burst current

    • PDB360[X] - 720A burst

    • PDB500[X] - 1000A burst

  • Up to 14S capable

  • Onboard 5V and 12V switching regulators

  • Overcurrent and short circuit protection on both 5V and 12V regulators

    • PDB360[X] - 12V@3A including 5V@1A [36W Total]

    • PDB500[X] - 12V@3A, 5V@3A independent [51W Total]

  • Twin battery input

  • Thermal relief on all solder tabs to allow for easier soldering

  • PCB rated for 180°C continuous

  • 8-Layer PCB for minimal track resistance

  • ISOLA 185HR dielectric glass fibre for maximum thermal performance

Physical Properties

  • Size:

    • PDB360[X] - 58x58x5mm

    • PDB500[X] - 58x58x5mm

  • Weight (no cables):

    • PDB360[X] - 0.021kg

    • PDB500[X] - 0.031kg

NDAA/DFARS-compliant options available upon request.

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