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BaseCam SimpleBGC32 CAN_MCU Connection Diagram

BaseCam SimpleBGC32 CAN_MCU Connection DiagramBaseCam SimpleBGC32 CAN_MCU Connection Diagram


Downloads

CAN_MCU CAD drawings (6Mb 19.12.2018) CAN Driver Connection Diagram (64Kb 10.04.2017)
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BaseCam SimpleBGC 32-bit CAN_MCU

Unlike other BaseCam controllers, SimpleBGC 32-bit «CAN_MCU» controller has no onboard motor drivers and require external drivers to build a gimbal, as shown at this diagram. It is designed primarily to work with the CAN Driver modules, though «I2C_Drv» drivers are supported, too. It supports both the CAN_IMU and regular I2C IMU sensors.

The new important function of this controller is an integrated electronic power switch that could be used as a main power switch for the gimbal*. It allows to communicate currents up to 30A continuous, providing soft startup current to charge buffer capacitors in CAN drivers, can be switched ON/OFF by the external logical input, has overcurrent and undervoltage protection. It supports two kinds of buttons: latching switch and momentary push button.

This controller is an ideal solution to build pro-grade stabilizers able to carry heavy cameras.

Other features are common for the «Extended» and «Pro» series of controllers:

  • Current sensor to measure battery power consumption
  • 2× CAN ports, 1× I2C port
  • Joystick port having 3× analog signal inputs, mode button input, +3.3V power line
  • Built-in sound beeper
  • 3× UARTs for Serial API / Spektrum / S-bus / External IMU sensors connections
  • Up to 6s LiPo battery is supported
  • Supports extra features in the firmware that are not available in «Regular» and «Tiny» versions

*This switch should be used only together with the capacitive load — i,e, overall current consumed by all connected devices in first 500ms at startup, should not exceed 1A (roughly).

Capabilities of SimpleBGC32 gimbal controller

Specifications

Size of the board 35×50 mm
Diameter of the mounting holes 3 mm
Power supply voltage 8-26 V (3s-6s LiPo)
Power switch continuous current 30 A*
Power switch overcurrent protection
0 — 40 A adjustable
5V output current
up to 1 A
3.3V output current up to 1 A

* in a short period of time. Can be extended with the proper cooling.




USB Drivers for PC Connection

If controller being connected to the USB port, is not recognized as COM-port, most probably you need to install or update drivers for CP210x chip. You can download driver for your OS from the manufacturer of CP210x.

AN IMPORTANT NOTE: The latest version (6.7.4) of driver for Windows may cause problems with delay in data transmission, visible as a big lag of the GUI. In this case, install version 6.7.2 of the driver, which had no such problems. Download version 6.7.2 driver.


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