Calibrate Tx Battery voltage readout

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20 Nov 2018 19:31 #71831 by Fernandez
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Is there a possibility to apply scale factor and offset, to calibrate the Vbat readout of the transmitter battery?
Devo7e 256 (U7E)

I use alternative power circuit with up/down regulator, radio is powered by 1s and charge via the usb port connected after the diodes. My readout is about 0.3v higher...

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20 Nov 2018 21:58 #71832 by FDR
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As far as I remember scaling wouldn't be enough, because the voltage reading isn't linear enough. If you calibrate the upper end, it will differ on the lower end...

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21 Nov 2018 05:32 #71833 by Fernandez
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Correct best there should be an: offset and a scale factor.

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21 Nov 2018 19:28 #71836 by FDR
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AFAIK there is an offset already. The linearity is the problem, the offset is not enough...

In each target_defs.h you can find something like this:
/* Compute voltage from y = 0.003246x + 0.4208 */
#define VOLTAGE_NUMERATOR 324
#define VOLTAGE_OFFSET    421

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22 Nov 2018 15:01 #71843 by Fernandez
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Need to hook up variable power supply to map it, I think in my case I am just offsetted higher as I powered without going true the inline DIODE, which is used inoriginal circuitry.

Thanks for the info FDR!

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25 Nov 2018 22:07 #71891 by Fernandez
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I checked and my tx read approx 0.3V, too high offset, that matches as previously there was a series Diode in 7e, which I no longer use.

Is it possible to get those fields in the hardware.ini ? So possible to tune to get it right?

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12 Jun 2019 22:08 #74522 by Fernandez
Replied by Fernandez on topic Calibrate Tx Battery voltage readout
old topic, but would it be possible to add the Vbat calibration values into tx.ini

I still like to calibrate my U7E, as I use modded battery / charging circuitry, I am 0.3Volts too high in readout because of diode removed....

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