All ESC32´s have built in telemetry that can be accessed via the CLI or ECU. ESC32 telemetry can also be streamed over CAN to the Autoquad QGC widget to display in the ground control station.
Telemetry allows to monitor and record a number of values such as RPM, Duty, temperature (ESC32 V3 only), Currents and Voltages, as live telemetry at rates of 1-10 hz.
Telemetry in AutoQuad ECU
The AutoQuad ECU has a telemetry view. Simply connect the ESC32 to the ECU, configure an update frequency between 1 and 10 Hz and click “Start Telemetry”.
Telemetry in the CLI
Telemetry can also be accessed via the Command Line Interface
To bring up the telemetry at 10Hz, simply type “telemetry 10”
telemetry 10 Telemetry @ 10 Hz INPUT MODE PWM RUN MODE OPEN_LOOP ESC STATE DISARMED PERCENT IDLE 90.05 COMM PERIOD 0 BAD DETECTS 0 FET DUTY 0.00 RPM 0.00 TEMP 40.51 AMPS AVG 0.00 AMPS MAX 0.03 BAT VOLTS 0.00 MOTOR VOLTS 0.00 DISARM CODE 0 CAN NET ID 0
ESC32 Telemetry in Qgroundcontrol
ESC32 telemetry is available on AutoQuad flight controllers over the CAN-bus as a widget that can be displayed in Qgroundcontrol.
* ESC32 connected via CAN bus to the AQ flight controller.
* AQ firmware version 7.1.1852 or greater.
* ESC32 firmware version 2.1.0.r58.b6185 or greater.
* QGC ground control version 1.6.0 or greater
Configuration of the ESC32 Telemetry Widget
You can configure the displayed output to your needs. Warning levels can be fine adjusted to match your setup.
When QGC is not connected to any system, you can set default warning/error levels for any new systems that you connect later.
Once a UAV is connected, you can set warning/error levels for that specific system.
Note: On ESC32 v2 you get an Error Count field, while on ESC32 v3 it is replaced by a Temperature field. That should be the only difference.
Most important values displayed in the Pilot View
You will have all relevant info of your craft including warnings at a glance. The widget can be arranged and also displayed as a single window. Simply uncheck “Show Data Table” option to get the the most compact view.
Displays and Warnings
Some more screenshots of possible warnings depending on the warning levels previously set.