XGuard Pro C75 Power Monitoring, Protection and Backup System
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XGuard Pro C75 Features built it into the unit:
Backup Power Pack with 75 Farad capacitors
Overvoltage protector with runaway BEC isolation!
Reverse polarity protector
Short Circuit protector
Servo Back EMF protector
Static electricity protector
200 event Logger
Two Telemetry ports. One for Mikado and one for Spektrum. Optional expansion modules for Futaba S-BUS, Jeti and FrSKY
Fault tolerant design defaults to fully connected in case of malfunction
One Remote Board port for controlling the system from an optional Remote board
Strobe Alarm Light port to connect the optional Strobe Lights or Sonic alarm
Four power Ports (Master + Slave from ESC and Master + Slave to receiver/FBL)
Slow current draw ramp-up to prevent overwhelming the ESC with inrush charging current.
Protection against over-charging the supercapacitors above 8.1V for long term supercapacitor durability
Pin-type Servo Connectors to avoid soldered wires that can fatigue and break
Real-Time Operating System with mission Critical Coding will keep on attending and reacting to alarm events regardless of other functions working at the same time.
Also recommended with this product:
Or get the four items at a discount with the Special Combo below
XGuard Programmable Operating Modes
- ESC mode for small undervoltage sensing from ESC’s BEC
- BATT mode for receiver battery empty sensing when voltage drops to 5.5V
- Daisy chainable for large Aircraft allows to put several daisy chained XGuards to add capacity.
XGuard Full features description:
It is a supervisory power system that monitors all the possible failure situations of your BEC, Battery or any other powering system including gasser generators and prevents those possible problems from frying or damaging your electronics.
It warns you via Telemetry to your radio and it has a self-rechargeable power backup system that allows you to land safely even if your BEC fails and starts sending 50V as it happened recently a couple of times with top quality ESCs and one of the very main reasons why it was developed and it’s the only product that can do that kind of protection.
It works for both BEC and for battery-powered systems. The battery mode kicks in if a cell fails in the air and also monitors for cell unbalance and warns you via telemetry if they go above a safety limit or if it shows while you’re plugin in your battery for the next flight.
It has servo back-emf filtering, so your system won’t go haywire if the servos you’re using send back-emf to the FBL/Receiver.
It adds anti-static discharge protection to the power lines as well as the master and slave signals, so it absorbs static electricity from the power bus and protects the ESC’s signals from being damaged by a Static Electricity discharge.
It has full protection against mistakenly connecting power in reverse polarity such as when doing your own extensions or your own power connectors and there is an indicator LED that warns you of the condition.
It can trigger telemetry alarms for different types of telemetry systems. It can do Mikado and Spektrum out of the box and other brands such as Futaba, FrSky, Jeti and others with an inexpensive adapter cable.
It features a strong strobe light as well as a loud buzzer to warn you in case either your radio system has no telemetry or if you like those to be there too.
It has a failures logging system that records failures including those that are difficult to realize when you’re having during flight such as quick brownouts and when it does it kicks in additional power to prevent it from making your system reset. You can read the log with a Log-Display screen that can be connected to the remote board or the XGuard directly.
It doesn’t force you to place it in an accessible place to turn it on and off because it features an optional remote control board that displays the status with LEDs in real time and has buttons to remotely turn the system on and off and this remote board can daisy-chain the Log Display screen.
It has multiple protection modes working all the time with an operating system that is priority-based so that needs to attend to failure conditions take precedence over any other activity. With this system it can simultaneously do monitoring non-stop and other things like logging or attending button presses or sending telemetry to the radio or calculating voltage histories and behavior and adaptation of the algorithms all simultaneously. That is why if there is a failure in the middle of displaying log lines on the screen the failure will be captured and mitigated without interrupting the log display or missing a beat. The protection runs in the background at all times.
Once charged it keeps the charge all day, so the initial charge is not repeated or necessary. When not used after a day of flying it will discharge itself for long term storage.
It keeps the supercapacitors charged only up to the rated voltage not letting the supercapacitors degrade from being overcharged above 8.1V so they last for decades instead of having a limited lifetime due to overcharging.
Over-voltage: If for instance the BEC fails to full power pack battery as explained above then the system isolates the BEC from the aircraft’s electronics such as servos, receiver and FBL units and the supercapacitor-based backup kicks in and allows you to land your aircraft safely.
Under-voltage: In case the BEC voltage drops then a super-capacitor-based backup kicks in to allow you to land safely.
There are even more features such a ability to daisy-chain XGuards to increase the capacity for large gasser planes and such RC models that have dozens of servos.
OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL ITEMS THAT CAN BE USED WITH THE XGUARD (Not included in this item)
XGuard Remote Board :
- Place XGuard anywhere hidden in the aircraft and control it from this small board
- It has all the same indicator LEDs and Buttons plus additional features
Alarm Strobe Lights :
- Photo Camera-type strobe lights
- Built-in voltage booster to work even when caps are low in voltage
- Extremely low consumption via burst compression
- PC Board thickness so ceramic components don’t crack from vibration or torsion and screw placement
- Also available 100dB audible alarm
LOG Display when using optional remote board
- Up to 200 events stay in permanent memory until another event happens in a different power up.
- Log Monitor LIVE vs LOG
- Hot pluggable