Power Settings

"Optimize your device's power settings for efficiency and performance." Power Settings

(Managing a battery.)

In this section, you can set and adjust safety parameters related to power management. Typically, drones use batteries as their power source, providing the necessary voltage and current.

To access the power settings in the AeroGCS Config, simply navigate to the "RPA Configuration" and select the "Power" section. This action will display the following screen on your device.

Power Settings

Let's explore each option one by one on the screen, taking it step by step for configuring power settings:

1. Battery Monitor

You have the option to configure the battery monitoring method, as displayed on the following screen. You can choose a single option from the drop-down list provided in the "Battery Monitor" section.

Battery Monitor

The battery's power settings can be monitored using both analog voltage and current or solely through analog voltage.

2. Battery Capacity

You can set the maximum power capacity for the battery. As shown in the following figure.

3. Minimum Arming Voltage

You can set the minimum voltage threshold at which the system will activate a battery alarm, as demonstrated in the following figure.

4. Power Sensor

Power sensors are components used to measure electrical parameters like voltage and current. Selecting the appropriate power sensors is crucial for accurate monitoring and management of the RPA's power system.

Choose the power sensors for the RPA device. As illustrated on the displayed screen below.

Power Sensor

The user has the flexibility to choose any option from the provided dropdown menu. Typically, if unsure about the other options, "Other" is the commonly selected choice.

5. Current Pin

Select the appropriate option from the drop-down menu to designate it as the current pin, as demonstrated in the following displayed screen

Current pin

You have the option to deactivate the current pin by choosing the "Disable" option from the dropdown menu. Alternatively, you can opt for the default pin by selecting the "Default" option.

6. Voltage Pin

Select the appropriate option from the drop-down menu to designate it as the voltage pin, as demonstrated in the following displayed screen

Voltage Pin

You can deactivate the voltage pin by selecting the "Disable" option from the dropdown menu. Alternatively, you can choose the "Default" option to set it as the default pin for voltage.

7. Voltage Multiplier

This function is employed to compute and establish voltage threshold values. Initially, measure the battery voltage using an external voltmeter and input this value into the "Measured Voltage" field. Subsequently, click the "Calculate" button to determine the voltage multiplier. The voltage multiplier factor is then derived and employed for subsequent calculations and decision-making processes.

The procedure is visually depicted on the screen displayed below.

Calculate the Voltage Multiplier

Upon clicking the "Calculate" button, it will compute the voltage multiplier value and automatically apply it to the voltage multiplier setting in the main screen of the Power Settings.

8. AMPS per Volt

To calculate the AMPS per volt, simply click the "Calculate" button located beneath the AMPS per volt setting. This action will present the following screen on your display.

Amps Per Volt

Enter the measured current in the provided field, and then click the "Calculate" button to execute the calculation. This action will configure the AMPS per volt value on the main screen of the power settings.

9. Amps Offset

Enter the value to account for any offset in Amps, if applicable; otherwise, input "0" as the offset. As shown below

Once you have calculated these values, configured the battery monitor mode, and made any necessary adjustments, you can save the changes by clicking the "Update" button.

Following the "Update" action, a message will appear confirming that the parameters have been transmitted to the device, as depicted in the figure below.

Power Settings Update

Click on the OK button to continue.

This completes the power settings.

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