Overview

The newest release from APD! Running a 180 MHz 32-Bit processor these will deliver maximum smoothness, unmatched linearity, with ultra-fast throttle response optimised for flight control. With a peak power rating of 45kW, these ESCs will have no trouble powering your craft.

The APD developed (proprietary) firmware ensures unmatched low-throttle and starting characteristics. Ultra-smooth starting and ramp-up characteristics ensure your drive-train is safe. Features include PWM-frequency dithering to avoid PWM-commutation synchronisation, adaptive motor timing advance and proprietary developed Active Phase-Current De-magnetisation (APCD). APCD along with Synchronous rectification ensure maximum ESC efficiency is achieved.

  • Designed and manufactured in Australia using only the highest quality components.

  • Bolt/Screw terminals for power and motor outputs, maximising mechanical reliability.

  • Harwin Datamate connector for Signal and UART Telemetry output (non-isolated)

  • Optional mounting bracket for both ESC and external fan.

Features

The APD UHV comes in 2 variants: 20S 400A and 28S 300A

Electrical Capabilities

  • Up to 400 Amp continuous current*

  • Up to 450 Amp burst current

  • Up to 28S capable

  • True 12-Bit throttle resolution

  • Feed-Forward compensator

  • 1,000,000 eRPM

Communication Capabilities

  • Standard PWM input up to 480Hz

  • Runs OneShot125, MultiShot and ProShot inputs up to 1.2 kHz

  • Auto PWM frequency

  • Auto Timing Advance

  • On-board 16 MB Flash memory

  • Data-logging for Voltage, Current, Temp, Input Duty, Output Duty, eRPM, Phase Current

  • Firmware upgradeable through the USB port

Physical Properties

  • Dimensions: 180 mm(L) x 100 mm(W) x 27 mm(H)

  • Isolated Input and Output (Can be configured for RPM)

  • Onboard Harwin M80-5401442 connector for signal and UART interface

  • Included Harwin M80-4601442 connector socket

  • Weight: 0.74 KG

Operational Capabilities

  • Multiple operation modes:

    • Normal:

      • Incremental + Linear power ramp control

      • Used with:

        • Fixed Wing Aircraft

        • Watercraft

        • Para-gliders

    • Multi-Rotor:

      • Instantaneous Input = Output Step Response

      • Used with:

        • Drones

        • Flying Cars

    • Heli:

      • Soft-start for drive-train protection

      • Used with:

        • Helicopters

    • Traction:

      • Same as normal except for active torque control, which applies a motor phase current limit that ramps proportionally with higher motor duty-cycles

      • Used with:

        • Electric Bikes

    • Reverse:

      • Normal mode with reverse capabilities

      • Used with:

        • Watercraft requiring reverse

*Continuous current ratings are at a 100% throttle duty cycle. Continuous rating is defined as max sustained current at 100% throttle for 180 seconds with 10 m/s airflow