PowerBox Evolution

PowerBox Evolution

Brand: PowerBox™ Systems
Product Code: PB 4230
In Stock
Price: $199.00 USD

The PowerBox Evolution is always the first choice when a small, robust battery backer system is required: the typical range of applications extends from warbirds to 3D aerobatic models and even to jets.

The first series of the Evolution was introduced back in the year 2004 and since that time it has been continuously developed and improved. For example, the current version provides six remotely accessed channels. The capacity of the regulators has also been significantly increased by redesigning the whole base plate to act as a heat-sink. The output voltage can now be set to 5.9 V or 7.4 V, which means that the Evolution is an excellent choice for standard 6.0 V servos as well as HV systems. In both cases the constant output voltage ensures consistent running and extended effective life for your servos.

The unit is switched on using the SensorSwitch which is included in the set as standard; the procedure could hardly be simpler: pressing the SET button prepares the switching process and a brief press on buttons I and II actually switches on the two power circuits.  This effectively eliminates the danger of switching the backer on or off accidentally and provides a means of switching and checking both switched circuits independently of each other.         

The SensorSwitch is also used to enter the battery type; this information is required for the integral battery indicator. The two rows of LEDs indicate the state of charge of the batteries in four stages. The backer also includes a minimum voltage memory which stores the lowest voltage value which occurs during a flight, enabling the pilot to monitor his batteries more accurately. After the flight the minimum value can be read from the LEDs by pressing buttons I and II.

The Evolution is fitted with integral signal amplifiers and RF interference suppressors to ensure that signal strength to the servos is adequate when long extension leads are used. To prevent possible interaction between the servos, the backer is fitted with a circuit which effectively suppresses any servo feedback currents which might occur.


  •     6 channels
  •     Signal amplification and interference suppression for all 16 outputs
  •     Double-regulated output voltages for receivers and servos
  •     Regulated voltage with selection facility, 5.9V or 7.4V
  •     Separate voltage display for each battery
  •     Minimum value memory alerts the user to voltage collapses
  •     Large-area heat-sinks for high regulator performance
  •     Regulator monitoring, regulator error indicator
  •     Support for three battery types: LiPo, NiMH / NiCd, LiFePo
  •     Suppression of any servo feedback currents which may occur

Technical Data

  • Operating voltage            4.0V - 9.0V
  • Power supply      2S LiPo, 2S LiFePo, 5S NiCd/NiMH
  • Current drain Power-on state       80mA
  • Current drain Standby      4µA
  • Maximum load current    Peak 2x20A
  • Drop-out voltage              0.3V
  • Output voltage   5.9V and/or 7.4V regulated
  • Signal input         PWM
  • Channels              6
  • Servo sockets     16
  • Dimensions         93 x 67 x 19 mm
  • Weight 90g
  • Weight Sensor Switch      15g
  • Temperature range          -30°C to +75°C

Note:  The PowerBoxes (with the exception of the BaseLog) will not work with the Spektrum Power Safe receivers. We recommend you use the AR 9000 or the JR 921.

Note:  DO NOT FLY ON FRAME LOSS SCREEN.  Always fly on Dash Board Consumption Screen.

Instuction Manual

LMA specification for models over 20kg

Futaba FASST receiver users ALERT

Test Report - RCM&E Magazine


Tags: Evolution

Related Products