Had a few quick questions for designing a battery system around a bank of T200 thrusters.
I saw in a previous response to another query that the T200 can technically stand up to 26Volts, and 22V is the official limit for the T200 (though your spec sheet says 6-20V).
The battery we’re looking at using is a 5 cell Lipo that will operate nominally at 18-22 Volts. And dropping that voltage down to 16V will introduce some inefficiencies and complexities we’d rather not deal with for various reasons
So the questions are:
First, is <22 volts still safe for use on the T200 with your BlueESC?
Second, what impact have you seen on the thruster operating at higher voltages? Specifically:
- Is the maximum thrust impacted (Raised/lowered)?
2.Is the efficiency impacted (Thrust vs power raised/lowered)? And
3.Does the maximum power draw (350W) remain static with a lower maximum amperage, or does the current draw remain static (25Amps) with a higher power consumption? Or a mix?
I understand if you haven’t thoroughly tested the thrusters beyond your nominal 12V and 16V operation. But any information or general indication on efficiency, maximum power, and maximum thrust as a result of higher voltage would be appreciated.
Obviously since I’m asking for incomplete and unpublished performance specs, I won’t hold anything you say as official or an endorsement on usage.
Congratulations on the company. Your T100 thrusters work great, and I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on the T200 series.