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SONNY MONKS28/10/2018 08:11:41
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Hi guys,What sensor do i need to display the rx voltage on my x10m,ive never used telemetry before,so ive not got a scooby doo,ha

Tim Ballinger28/10/2018 08:44:06
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Sonny,

If your Rx is smartport enabled ( your x6R is) and using LiPo with balalance lead the FLVSS sensor is the one. Again if you look at the FrSky website under RC gear -sensors you will see the full suite and can download the short manual for each item before you buy. The sensor simply plugs into the balance lead and the Horus automatically shows Cell voltages and the CelSum or pack voltage. There is a mini voltage sensor of similar type but it apparently does not have a polarity check meaning you could plug it in the wrong way round.

Tim

Wihtgar28/10/2018 08:52:35
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I thought there was an analogue 0-3.3V input on a couple of the RX pins so the battery voltage could be applied using a suitable voltage divider. I seem to remember Mike Blandford publishing a circuit to do this.

Nig

SONNY MONKS28/10/2018 08:55:23
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Hi Tim,Its not for lipos,its the voltage on my rx battery pack.

Tim Ballinger28/10/2018 08:58:26
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I was only thinking of an electric set up of course in which case the Rx volts if using a Ubec is automatic as it is when using a separate supply so no need for a sensor if it is just Rx volts you want. At least that’s the way I see it. Certainly if I plug in a stand alone 6V Rx pack when I am bench testing the Rx voltage is displayed without me having to do anything so your ic setup should also display.

Tim

Edited By Tim Ballinger on 28/10/2018 09:01:08

Alan Jarvis28/10/2018 09:34:57
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Go to telemetry page and if RxBt not displayed scroll down and click add sensor. It will now display on your screen top lefthand corner. You don't need any other sensors for that reading.

Edited By Alan Jarvis on 28/10/2018 09:37:16

Tim Ballinger28/10/2018 09:47:13
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Alan,

Is that an openTx screen you are showing ? Sonny is using the FrSky OS and will not see this if it is.

Answer is the same though you get Rx volts, RSSI (received signal strength) and SWR (transmitter antenna efficiency - if using the ext antenna) without you having to add any sensors.

Tim

SONNY MONKS28/10/2018 10:44:42
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Im still struggling to get the rx voltage displayed lol,its the fros im on not open tx!

SONNY MONKS28/10/2018 10:46:33
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can someone step by step instruct this please,cheers

SONNY MONKS28/10/2018 11:48:10
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Hi Tim,Id of thought the rx volts etc,would appear on the tx screen,if sensors are not required,but they dont,i have my rx swithed on and tx,but all readings are at zero,puzzled!!

PatMc28/10/2018 12:20:16
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Sonny, have you read the "Features" bit in the X6R instructions ?
The pins of A1 & X need to be connected with a jumper for. Rx battery telemetry.

SONNY MONKS28/10/2018 12:52:00
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Thanks pat,are the jumpers those two little plastic blocks that came with the x6r?

Tim Ballinger28/10/2018 13:33:23
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I thought the the x6R was the same as the x8r and the jumper was only required for fs mode and with Horus all you needed was to select D16 mode and Check the Telemetry box for Channels 1 - 8 when you bound the Rx.

Pat would likely know more than me though.

Tim

PatMc28/10/2018 13:35:53
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That's them, Sonny, you'll only need one, of course. I don't have any X6R Rx's but in your Horus X10 thread Chris Bott mentions that the connection port is in the bottom centre.

 

Edited By PatMc on 28/10/2018 13:39:36

SONNY MONKS28/10/2018 13:43:35
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Hi Pat,ive checked this,there was already a jumper connected to the A1 and centre pin,still no joy,i checked it with the other two jumpers,theyre all the same,i even took it out to swap with the other two,still no joy,the third pin has a letter G,i even shorted that out,nothing has changed,does the external antenna need to be fitted,as i have set it to internal only.

SONNY MONKS28/10/2018 13:45:51
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There must be a set up to carry out on the tx,thats all i can assume

PatMc28/10/2018 13:50:22
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Tim, Chris Bott pointed out that there's a difference between the X6R & X8R in that the former has the option of using the analogue port for either Rx batt voltage or connecting a sensor to it for lipo voltage. The analogue port is connected internaly in the X8R for Rx battery only.

This is nothing to do with the D16/D8 mode option which you don't have anyway with the EU version of FrOS.

Martin Harris28/10/2018 13:54:35
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Bet you're starting to wish you'd waited for the DS-12!

Tim Ballinger28/10/2018 14:02:43
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Pat,

Sure you are are right but on the Horus with FrSky Os when you bind there is the Temetry check box to tic right where it I thought confirms D16 mode . You can choose ch 1-8 for Tm or ch-8-16 , the former being the norm. Did not think that menu was Rx specific.

I would have to check to be sure.....

Tim

SONNY MONKS28/10/2018 14:04:39
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Lol No not yet martin,id of thought they would of included a better instruction booklet,theyre not straight forward i dont think,im sure it will all click at some point.

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