- High resolution graphical OLED screen with 128x64 pixels
- Programming procedure using the SensorSwitch in conjunction with the OLED screen
- Signal amplification for a total of 12 channels and 18 servos
- 4 match channels with 2 servos for each channel
- Double regulated output voltage
- Energy consumption, voltage- and residual capacity display in mAh for both batteries
- Sockets for telemetry bus systems
Multiplex MSB and Spektrum
- Data feedback by downlink - i.e. for data such as voltage, consumption and residual capacity for both batteries
- Selectable servo voltage of 5,9V or 7,4V
- Minimum value memory displays voltage collapses in flight
- Large area heat-sink area for heat dissipation and even higher performance
- Supports three battery types: NiMh/NiCd, LiFePo
- Suppression of servo feedback currents
Operating Instructions (PDF 6 MB)
- Operating voltage: 4,0 Volts to 9,0 Volts
- Power source:
2 x two-cell LiPO batteries 7,4 Volts
2 x five-cell NiCd or. NiMH batteries
2 x two-cell LiFePo batteries 6,6 Volts (A123)
- Current drain:
Power-on state approx. 130 mA
Power-off state approx. 15 µA
- Dropout voltage: approx. 0,25 V
- Max. receiver- and servocurrent:
2 x 10 A (stabilised), according to efficiency of cooling
Peak 2 x 20 A
- Servo signal resolution: 0,5µs
- Signal frame rate:
User variable: 9ms, 12ms, 15ms, 18ms, 21ms
- Screen: OLED 128 x 64 pixels, graphic
- Bus systems: Spektrum, Multiplex
- Servo sockets: 18 sockets, 12 channels,
4 of them match-channels
- Temperature range: - 30 °C to + 75 °C
- Dimensions: 110 x 72 x 24 mm
(incl. base plate)
- Weight: 115 g
- SensorSwitch: 15 g
- EMV approval: EN 55014-1:2006
- CE approval: 2004/108/EG
PowerBox Sensor (PDF 117 KB)
Certification (PDF 39 KB)
|The first high-performance power supply unit with linear voltage regulation for receiver and servos now enters its second generation.
History of the PowerBox Competition since the 2002 TOC at Las Vegas:
This is where the development of the first voltage-stabilised power supply for models began. In October 2002 Sebastiano Silvestri took part in the TOC event in Las Vegas with his "Katana", and he was the first TOC pilot to use an entirely new form of power supply for the receiving system: this was the extremely successful PowerBox Professional, which we had developed. At that time modellers in Europe were still flying with four-cell or five-cell NC packs, or the then new NiMH batteries, whereas Li-Ion packs made by the renowned battery manufacturer Duralite were already in widespread use in the USA. Emory Donaldson, Manager of Duralite, was very impressed with the form of power supply represented by the PowerBox Professional. Right there, in Las Vegas, he awarded us a contract to develop a power supply system for Duralite Li-Ion batteries, whose voltage curve is similar to that of today's LiPo batteries (max. 8.4 Volts). In April 2003, just five months later, we were able to present him with what he required: the PowerBox Competition. This makes the PowerBox Competition the world's first power supply of its type (protected by Registered Design DE 203 12 420.6).
The new PowerBox Competition is the logical development of the first and now legendary regulated high-performance power supply unit. This latest innovation features twelve channels accessed remotely from the receiver, of which four take the form of match-channels. All the components required to form a secure power supply to modern receivers and servos - linear regulators, electronic switches, voltage monitors - are duplicated in thePowerBox Competition.
The unit now features a high-resolution OLED screen, which, in conjunction with the SensorSwitch, is used to carry out all adjustments, such as battery type, output voltage and servo settings.
The SensorSwitch included in the set acts as the external actuator for the electronic switches inside the PowerBox Competition.
Like the PowerBox BaseLog, the new PowerBox Competition features sockets for data feedback by downlink - i.e. for telemetry purposes. The PowerBox Competition records data such as voltage, consumption and residual capacity for both batteries, and the system provides a means of transmitting that data back to your transmitter (prepared for Spektrum and Multiplex systems). A very important feature is that an alarm can be triggered if battery voltage falls below a set low voltage threshold.
The PowerBox Competition is prepared for and compatible with all modern 2.4 GHz receivers, including Spektrum, FASST, MPX, regardless of type.
The receivers are connected to the unit using twelve patch leads, which are supplied in the set.
If you decide to use modern, lightweight LiPo batteries, we recommend the PowerBox Battery 1500, 2800 or 4000 from our range.