Power Distribution Systems Explained
Over the years there have been many Power Distribution Systems added (and removed) to our product line. There is no question that it can get confusing. In this blog, we are going to take a look at what a power distribution system is, and why we have so many different types.
What is a Power Distribution System?
Jeti’s Power Distribution Systems are known as Central Boxes. Our line of Central boxes provide a way to manage your aircrafts servos as well as offer additional safety features such as overload protection, telemetry, and signal redundancy abilities. They are offered in four different sizes, all with their own specific uses. Each and every Central Box is wirelessly programable through the Jeti Transmitters, and supports future updates via the USBa cable and Jeti Studio.
The Central Box 100 is the smallest of the Central Boxes. It can manage up to eight servos, three telemetry inputs and two receivers. It has one battery connection (multiplex). Although the smallest, the CB100 still offers overload protection on each servo output, telemetry, and signal redundancy abilities.
The CB210 is an ungraded version of the CB200, removing servo overload protection at each servo output and introducing a redesigned housing. The new housing is made out of aluminum which acts as a heat sink to help dissipate heat. It can manage, depending on your configuration, up to fifteen servos, up to three telemetry inputs, up to three receivers, (two 2.4gHz and one 900mHz), and two batteries (multiplex). In addition, the CB210 can be turned on/off with either a magnetic switch or wirelessly with the R3/RSW.
The CB220 is much like the CB210, but it has a unique design that provides overload protection for up to eleven standard and four ultra torque servos. It still has the aluminum housing, magnetic or wireless switching option, and can manage up to fifteen servos, three telemetry inputs, three receivers, and two batteries (multiplex).
The CB310 builds on the capabilities of, the CB210. It offers the same aluminum housing, and as with the CB210, has been designed without servo overload protection, allowing it to work well in models utilizing very large servos with high current draws. In addition the CB310 has a built in voltage regulator. This Central Box can manage up to eighteen servos, four telemetry inputs, three receivers, two batteries (multiplex), and has the option for a magnetic or wireless switch.
When it comes to the CB320, we see the same features of the CB310, but with the servo overload protection. The overload protection will provide protection for up to 10 standard servos and and 8 ultra torque servos.
The CB400 has the most features of them all! This bad boy offers the aluminum case, two independent voltage regulators and can manage up to 24 servo outputs (with overload protection), four telemetry sensors, three receivers, and two battery inputs. In addition to the two battery inputs, it offers two battery outputs for powering certain devices such as special lights or your ignition.
There is definitely a lot these power distribution systems can do for you and your aircraft. Check out the entire product line for more detailed information here.