The PowerBox Pioneer is the latest development of a 14-channel power supply unit without voltage regulation, designed for HV servos. Since the unit has no voltage regulators, nor the large heat-sink surfaces required for them, it offers ultra-compact dimensions. Even so, the Pioneer still provides redundancy, as is the standard for all power supply units made by PowerBox-Systems. The output section and the switch controller are duplicated in order to guarantee maximum security.
A feature which makes the Pioneer unique in its class is its integral iGyro technology, which requires only the optional iGyro Sat as sensor unit. When plugged in, the sensor transforms the power supply unit into a high-performance 9-axis gyro of the latest generation. The integrated iGyro is ultra-simple to use, and can be set up in just a few minutes, ready for the initial trimming flight. The Pioneer offers any number of facilities for fine-tuning, making it suitable for complex models and perfectionists. Stick priority, lock-in feel and gyro characteristics can be adjusted separately for each axis and for two ranges, to name just the most important of them.
The whole package is rounded off by convenience and ease of operation, as PowerBox and Jeti pilots can set up and control all aspects of the Pioneer from the transmitter! Optionally - and for Futaba pilots - the Pioneer can be set up using the BlueCom adapter and the smartphone app, or using a PC in conjunction with the USB interface.
In performance terms the compact Pioneer concedes nothing to the larger backers. Many series of tests have been carried out with a 40A load for several minutes, and we guarantee a continuous current capacity of 20A. The elegant aluminium heat-sink ensures the necessary heat dissipation, and even the external switch is supplied in a top-quality anodised aluminium case, machined from solid.
Operating voltage : 4.0V - 9.0V
Power supply : 2S LiPo/LiIon, 2S LiFePo, 5S NiCd/NiMH
Current drain Power-on state : 99mA
Current drain Standby : 20µA
Maximum load current Continuous : 2x10A ( <30s 2x20A )
Drop-out voltage : 0.3V
Output voltage : unregulated
Signal input : serial
Supported RC systems : PowerBox, Jeti, Futaba
Receiver redundancy : SRS
Channels : 26
Servo sockets : 14
Servo signal resolution : 0,5µs
Signal frame rate : 10ms, 12ms, 14ms, 16ms, 18ms
Gyro regulation Heading- and Normalmode
Gyro sensor type : external iGyro Sat
Number of sensor axes : 9
Supported telemetry systems : P²BUS, Ex-Bus, S.BUS2
Dimensions : 63 x 44 x 12 mm
Weight : 40g
Weight Sensor Switch : 6g
Temperature range : -30°C to +75°C