APM Power Modules

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This blog leads on from the blogs Flight Controllers, see the section on APM/Additional Required Extras, (in particular Safetly Use CLONE APM Power Modules), as well as Low Voltage Warning for CC3D. There are varying reports that claim that these devices can pass the full battery voltage to the flight controller and fry it, but there are also others that say that this is scaremongering – so who is telling the truth? Also there are cheaper clones versions that lack certain components. This article explores both of these points.

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Low Voltage Warning for CC3D

Preamble

Following on from CC3D, I need a low voltage cutoff on my quad, for the 3S LiPo, as I am constantly running my batteries down to 3% of the batteries capacity.

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MKS Base V1.5

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Following on from 3D Printer control boards, the description below is taken from eBay – US MKS Base V1.5 3D Printer Controller Remix Board (Mega2560+Ramps 1.4+5*A4988)

Note that MKS have a bad reputation. From Google Forums – MKS Base 1.5:

And here’s the problem with MKS.  They produce other people’s open source projects.  Generally not adhering to the MKS.  Generally not contributing back to the community. Generally sending their customers to the author of the project they produced for any assistance.  There is a absolute hatred of MKS in the smoothie ecosphere, and I, personally, put them in the same build quality as Geeetech.

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