If you fly minis, especially flying FPV with them, you know that real estate is at a premium. It’s essential that you either use a frame with the power distribution board (PDB) incorporated integrally into the frame or that you use a compact PDB that offers a bunch of plus/minus connections for all your gear to tap into. Some are better than others. This one, the Atas Mini Power Distribution Board Pro looks to be one of the better ones. And at only $25 US it looks like a bargain.
Make sure that you take a look at the video:
There are a couple of others that I am familiar with and have used (Armattan and Afro power board), but this one from ATAS. although more costly, looks to be top of the line in features.
I am fortunate enough to have been selected to offer up a review of their PDB. The board is currently on it’s way to the Rumblecloud Ranch and I can’t wait to give it a once over.
Here are some preliminary thoughts:
[b]Most PDBs don’t have these filters:[/b]
FPV Camera (with configurable filtered 5V/12V supply)
Video Tx (with configurable filtered 5V/12V supply)
OSD (with filtered source voltagae supply)
2oz copper full plate PCB
3-6S batteries supported
70A constant, 110A burst
36x36mm with 30.5×30.5mm holes
Integrated LC filter
12V step down regulator – 600mA
5V step down regulator – 3A
5V/12V switch for CCD board camera (filtered power)
5V/12V switch for video transmitter (filtered power)
5V/12V output pads
Filtered main battery voltage for OSD
OSD bypass switch for no-OSD setups
Shunt for OSD video in/out
Comes with right angle pins
It has a high capacity and step downs for cameras because not all are 12 volts. I know, because I have had this problem and had to buy a special cable to get it to work. with this board I wouldn’t need the extra cable.