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How to read each motor current usage

(Hans) #1

Can someone please tell me, if and how is it possible to read each motor current usage in binary log file. I’m able to read summary current taken from battery, and each motor rcout signal strenght, but so far havent found a way to read each motor current separetly.
I somehow think it’s possible, but is it?

Thank you!

(Corrado Steri) #2

Unless you are using canbus or Dshot esc with telemetry i think what you are looking for is not possible.


p.s. maybe i am missing something

(George Zogopoulos Papaliakos) #3

Indeed, you need separate sensors for each ESC.

Some ESCs have this sensor embedded and support relevant telemetry, as @Corrado_Steri mentions, but not all.

Placing separate sensors yourself is another solution, but you would probably need a separate data logger, since Ardu* controllers usually don’t support that many current sensors.