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Measure efficiency of brushless motors and propellers

RCbenchmark Dynamometer

 

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Uses

RCbenchmark test tool with inrunner brushless motor installed.Works with inrunners...

Increase flight time

Improve performance

Extend range

RCbenchmark test tool with outrunner brushless motor installed....and outrunners.

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Explainer video (2 min.)

How to use video (2:30)

View the CSV file from this video.

Characteristics

    • Direct measurements*
      • Voltage (0-35 V)
      • Current (40A continuous, 50A burst)
      • Power (0-1400W)
      • Thrust (±5 kg)
      • Motor speed (100k RPM**)
      • Torque (±1.5 Nm)
      • Precision Ohmmeter (0.003 to 240 Ohm)
      • Accelerometer on PCB
      • Temperature (using probes)

    • Derived measurements
      • Motor efficiency (%)
      • Propeller efficiency (g/W)
      • Vibration level (from accelerometer)

    • Features
      • USB interface
      • ESC manual control
      • Three servo control ports
      • Three I2C ports
      • Three temperature probe ports
      • Read motor winding resistance
      • Output data to CSV files
      • Real-time sensor plots
      • Automated tests and recording
      • Powerful scripting abilities
      • Included calibration hardware
      • Safety cutoffs

*Not recommended for miniature systems (<25g thrust).
**Use the RCbenchmark optical RPM probe for motors with Kv < 600RPM/V, for brushed motors, and for accurately measuring speeds lower than 1300RPM

    • Direct measurements*
      • Voltage (0-35 V)
      • Current (40A continuous, 50A burst)
      • Power (0-1400W)
      • Thrust (±5 kg)
      • Motor speed (100k RPM**)

    • Derived measurements
      • Overall efficiency (%)

    • Features
      • USB interface
      • ESC manual control
      • Three servo control ports
      • Output data to CSV files
      • Real-time sensor plots
      • Automated tests and recording
      • Powerful scripting abilities
      • Safety cutoffs

*Not recommended for miniature systems (<25g thrust).
**Use the RCbenchmark optical RPM probe for motors with Kv < 600RPM/V, for brushed motors, and for accurately measuring speeds lower than 1300RPM

Included software

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Intuitive and powerful

  • Real-time plots
  • Automatic and manual control
  • Powerful scripting
  • Record CSV files
  • Control servos and motors
  • Work with units of your choice
  • Safety cutoffs protect system
  • Always up-to-date

More information

Data acquisition board

Precision and accuracy

Designed for low noise measurements
Simple firmware updates
24-bit ADC precision
Powered from USB cable
Durable: large safety margins

In the box

  • In the box of Series 1580


  • Required

    • Motors to be tested
    • Electronic Speed Controller (ESC)
    • Propellers and propeller adapters
    • Batteries or power supply
    • Clamps for attaching to table
    • Windows, Mac, ChromeOS, Linux, or UNIX

     

    Included

    • Mechanical hardware
    • Calibration hardware
    • Data acquisition board
    • Load cells
    • Power cables
    • Software
    • USB cable
    • Hex Keys
    • View full list

  • 1520 in the box of thrust stand 1520
  • Required

    • Motors to be tested
    • Electronic Speed Controller (ESC)
    • Propellers and propeller adapters
    • Batteries or power supply
    • Clamps for attaching to table
    • Windows, Mac, ChromeOS, Linux, or UNIX
     

    Included

    • Mechanical hardware
    • Data acquisition board
    • Load cell
    • Power cables
    • Software
    • USB cable
    • Hex Keys

Which version is right for me?

Check out our comparison table to find out which product is best for your need and budget.

Our green commitment

green commitment

We care about the environment. At RCbenchmark, we believe in doing our part by:

  • Using 100% RoHS, lead-free components
  • Recycling manufacturing waste such as aluminum and cardboard
  • Being a paperless office and by using efficient cloud computing systems
  • Employing reusable and recyclable paper packaging
  • Avoiding the use of glossy paper

Developed and assembled in Canada