The new Afro HV ESC is here! After a year of development, testing and refinement…the challenges of a high voltage capable multirotor ESC have been overcome! Through a combination of new software and hardware development, we were able to make a SimonK HVESC that can handle up to 8s of high efficient multirotor power! SimonK software is a fast response algorithm developed for the need of multirotor stability, however above 4s, standard and even other HV ESC could not handle the inrush current from the fast response software, this has stopped the development of efficient, high voltage power systems for multirotors using fast response ESC’s…. until now.
Developed from the ground up, we wanted to build a truly Multi-rotor specific ESC that would offer the best performance and value in the market today. We wiped the slate clean and looked to the community for inspiration and help in designing an ESC that truly could be known as “The Multi-rotor ESC”
Enter Simon and Hamasaki AKA SimonK and Timecop. This combination of hardware and firmware expertise in conjunction with the Hobbyking in house engineering team gave us the edge needed to develop an ESC like no other and hence the Afro series was born.
Boasting high efficiency, all N-channel MOSFET design, jitter-free hardware PWM input, and smooth power response the Afro ESC series are set to change the expectations of multi-rotor pilots around the globe. The Afro ESC series ship with multi-rotor specific SimonK software preloaded! No need to reflash. For added convenience the Turnigy USB linker can be used via the PWM signal lead for any future software updates, eliminating the need for complicated flashing jigs or the need to cut open the heat shrink.
MikroKopter I2C compatibility has also been built in as standard. A DIY port is available under the shrink wrap which allows using the ESC with MikroKopter hardware that uses I2C control.
• Now Shipping with OneShot125.
Some stocks may require to flash ESC to OneShot125 via flash tool referenced in the related items
Current Draw: 20A Continuous
Voltage Range: 3-8s Lipoly
BEC: N/A OPTO
Input Freq: 1KHz
Discharge wire/plugs: 16AWG/Male 3.5mm
Motor wire/plugs: 17AWG/Female 3.5mm
Weight: 28g (Included wire, plug, heat shrink)
Size: 65x27x11mm (with capacitor)
Note: A user manual is available under the files tab, these are no ordinary ESCs! Please take the time to read the manual before using them.