Posted on December 21, 2009 at 7:19am
I'm trying to find out what is the maximum update rate for a typical ESC is. I saw that most quad copter designed require the ESC update rate to be very high, i.e 100Hz or more.
My understanding a ESC takes a PPM signal from 1ms to 2ms with a 20ms duty cycle. So a max of 50Hz update rate, is that correct? Is there some "play" in the duty cycle maybe max of 10ms. Or I'm way off base? Looking at ESC data sheets seem to be missing this information.