Holybro PM06 V2-14S Power Module

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Description

Holybro PM06 Overview

Holybro PM06 is drone power module that provide regulated power to flight controllers and ESCs and provide analog battery voltage and current consumption feedback to the autopilot. Based on this feedback, the autopilot can provide failsafe warnings. Other modules in the market can provide digital feedback. The module support up to 14S batteries. Based on the type of communication link used and its power consumption, you may also be able to power it using this powerful module.

Optimizing Power Settings for Accurate Battery Management: Ensuring Safe Drone Operation with PM06 KW

The power settings should be appropriately configured to reasonably estimate the remaining battery percentage. Otherwise, the drone will run out of battery without the operator knowing, leading to crashes. The number of battery cells, the capacity of the battery, and full battery voltage per cell are some of the settings.

Understanding Voltage Mapping: Critical Considerations for Autopilot Power Modules and Battery Compatibility

The autopilet power module maps the full range voltage of the battery (e.g., 0~12v for a 3S battery) into an appropriate range for the Autopilot (0~3.3v for most autopilots). Different power modules use different types of mapping, which should be known as autopilot. This mapping is linear, and if you use well-known power module types, it is already set in the ground station you use (MissionPlanner, QGroundControl, etc.).

Automating Voltage Mapping in GCS Software for Seamless Operation

By choosing the type of power module that you are using, the GCS software automatically loads the appropriate mapping. If your power module is not supported, you should manually calculate the mapping or find the values on the internet if you are lucky. 

 

Holybro PM06 Pin Map

Holybro PM06

 

Additional information

Weight 0.024 kg
Dimensions 3.5 × 3.5 × 3.5 cm

Specifications

Technical Specification

  • Input voltage: 2S-14S
  • Power Module rated current: 60A
  • Power Module max current: 120A (<60 sec)
  • UBEC output: DC 5.1V~5.3V
  • UBEC output current: 3A Max (Note: To ensure proper heat dissipation, UBEC output current needs to be limited to <2A when using 14S battery.)
  • Voltage Divider: 18.182
  • Amperes per Volt: 36.364

 

Mechanical Specification for PM06:

  • Dimensions: 35x35x5mm
  • Mounting hole: 30.5mm*30.5mm
  • Weight: 24g

 

Current Rating

The XT60 plug and 12AWG wire that PM06 comes with are rated for 30A continuous current and 60A instantaneous current (<1 minute). If a higher current is being used, the plug type and wire size should be changed accordingly. The specifications and models are as follows:

Plug Specification Wire Size Rated current:

(4 hours, temperature rise <60 Deg C)

Burst Current:

(1 minute, temperature rise <60 Deg C)

 XT60 12 AWG 30A 60A
 XT90 10 AWG 45A 90A
 XT120 8 AWG 60A 120A

 

 

Product contents

Package Include

  • 1x Power Module
  • 1x 80mm XT60 connector wire (pre-soldered)
  • 1x Electrolytic capacitor: 220uF 63V (pre-soldered)
  • 1x JST GH 6pin cable

Documents

Ardupilot Mission Planner Setup 

  • Connector the Power Module to battery and connect the flight controller to your ground station via USB.
  • Open Mission Planner, go to Setup page and Battery Monitor tab and select the following:
  • Monitor – “Analog Voltage and Current”
  • Sensor – “9: Holybro Pixhawk 4 PM”

 

  • For Pixhawk 4, Pixhawk 4 Mini, Pix32v5, Pix32, select the following:
    • HW Ver – “0: CUAV V5/Pixhawk 4 or API “

Alternatively, input the following in the parameter list

  • BATT_VOLT_PIN: 0
  • BATT_CURR_PIN: 1

 

  • For Durandal, select the following:
    • HW Ver – “9: Durandal/ZealotH743”

Alternatively, input the following in the parameter list

  • BATT_VOLT_PIN: 16
  • BATT_CURR_PIN: 17
  • For Pixhawk 5X
    • You will need to use a digital power module like the that end with a “D” such as the PM02D.

 

 

The PX4 Guide provides more information regarding setting up PX4 with QGround Control.

PM06 manual

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