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PowerBus Splitter
PowerBus Splitter
PowerBus Splitter

PowerBus Splitter

Order No.: 9220

The PowerBus™ Splitter is required if the PowerBox does not feature a sufficient number of outputs. For example, if you wish to use the bus technology for both wings as well as elevator and rudder, you will need a total of three bus leads.

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PowerBus Splitter
PowerBus Splitter
PowerBus Splitter

Technical Data

Operating voltage 4.0V - 9.0V
Power supply 2S LiPo, 2S LiFePo, 5S NiCd/NiMH
Maximum load current 30A
Signal input PowerBus
Dimensions 59 x 33 x 9 mm
Weight 17g
Temperature range -30°C to +75°C

Product description

The PowerBus is the basis of a completely new method of wiring servos. The PowerBus consists of a three-core cable which supplies current and signal to the servos connected to it. At first glance this is nothing unusual, but the big difference lies in the signal wire. When conventional servo signals are transferred, the signal wire always carries the information for one individual servo only - this is a PWM (Pulse Width Modulated) signal. In a servo bus system the signal wire carries positional information for multiple servos in digital form. The information for individual servos includes address data, and since each servo is assigned its own individual address, it can read out “its” information from the data stream, and convert it into a movement of the control surface. PowerBus to PWM adapters can also be employed to enable the use of servos without their own decoder; in this case the adapter carries out the decoding.

The advantage of this arrangement is obvious: all you need is one three-core lead in order to supply the essential information to several servos. The wiring is much simpler, and there is also a significant weight saving.
However, until now there has always been one disadvantage to bus systems: a short-circuit in one servo causes the bus lead to be blocked, and all the servos connected to it stop working. Here at PowerBox Systems we have completely eliminated this former drawback:
The servo distributors which we have developed are protected against short-circuits in the power supply lines and the signal line! This means that, if one output is shorted out at a servo distributor, within a few micro-seconds that output is switched off, and the bus lead remains active.

PowerBus schematic

Movies for PowerBus Splitter

PowerBus from PowerBox Systems
Short PowerBus introduction
PowerBus from PowerBox Systems (Part 1)
A short introductory video on the new PowerBus
PowerBus from PowerBox Systems (Part 2)
PowerBus from PowerBox Systems (Part 3)

Downloads

Reviews

Testreport PowerBus in "RC-Sportsflyer"
Testreport PowerBus in "RC-Sportsflyer"
Issue 09/2015
Print version (PDF)

Accessory

PowerBus Leads

PowerBus™ cable is manufactured specially for PowerBox Systems, is extremely flexible, and is made up using very thin individual strands

Price from   € 13,-
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PowerBus to BUS

Quadruple distributor for S-Bus - enabled servos

Price € 39,90
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plus shipping costs
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PowerBus to PWM

Quadruple distributor with integral BUS / PWM converter for use with digital and analog servos

Price € 44,90
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plus shipping costs
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PowerBus Lead, bulk

PowerBus™ cable is manufactured specially for PowerBox Systems, is extremely flexible, and is made up using very thin individual strands

Price from   € 19,-
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plus shipping costs
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Winner with PowerBus Splitter

Rottmann, Jan (2015) (Germany)

Typical applications

Champion SRS mit PowerBus (United Kingdom)
Champion SRS mit PowerBus (United Kingdom)
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