Littelfuse: Designing Reliable Drones using Proper Circuit Protection

September 26, 2016 // By Littelfuse
No doubt "pilot losing control" is behind many drone crashes, but what's behind that "loss of control"? Even small recreational drones depend on a host of subsystems—GPS, receiver antennae, WiFi, I/O ports, speed controllers—to stay in the air. Lose one and that UAV becomes a UFO! All drones are susceptible to problems ranging from the annoying to catastrophic. A battery that catches fire during charging or a mid-flight failure due to electrical issues highlight why robust circuit protection is essential. This application note outlines the latest solutions available to implement battery safety, ESD protection, and more.
short circuit, fuse, protection