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Power Module Setup

PX4 QGroundControl Setup

  • Connector the Power Module to battery and connect the flight controller to your ground station via USB.
  • Open QGroundControl go Vehicle Setup and Power tab and Input the Number of Cells.
  • Ensure the Voltage Divider & Amps per Volt is correct.
Holybro Power Module using the following:
For more information, refer to the PX4 Guide.

Ardupilot Mission Planner Setup

  1. 1.
    Connector the Power Module to battery and connect the flight controller to your ground station via USB.
  2. 2.
    Open Mission Planner, go to Setup page and Battery Monitor tab and select the following:
    • Monitor – “Analog Voltage and Current”
    • Sensor – “9: Holybro Pixhawk 4 PM” (Holybro Power Module)
    • The "HW VER" depends on the flight controller you use. Refer to instruction below.
By selecting "Sensor" above, you set the the following:
This value is the same for all Holybro Power Modules.
If you are using Pixhawk 5X or 6X :
  • You must use a digital power module like the that end with a “D” such as the PM02D.
  • Do not try to use the "Battery Monitor" tab to setup the I2C power monitors for the Pixhawk 5X or 6X. The parameters needed for their operation are already setup by default:

With Pixhawk 6C:

If using power1 port, go to "Config" tab and input the following in the parameter list:
  • BATT_VOLT_PIN: 8
  • BATT_CURR_PIN: 4
If using power2 port input the following:
  • BATT2_VOLT_PIN: 5
  • BATT2_CURR_PIN: 14

With Pixhawk 4, Pixhawk 4 Mini, Pix32v5:

If using power1 port input the following:
  • HW Ver – “0: CUAV V5/Pixhawk 4 or API “
Alternatively, input the following in the parameter list:
  • BATT_VOLT_PIN: 0
  • BATT_CURR_PIN: 1
If using power2 port input the following:
  • BATT2_VOLT_PIN: 2
  • BATT2_CURR_PIN: 3

With Durandal:

If using power1 port input the following:
  • HW Ver – “9: Durandal/ZealotH743”
Alternatively, input the following in the parameter list
  • BATT_VOLT_PIN: 16
  • BATT_CURR_PIN: 17
If using power2 port input the following:
  • BATT2_VOLT_PIN: 14
  • BATT2_CURR_PIN: 15
For more Info regarding how to Configure Ardupilot & Mission Planner, please refer to Ardupilot Wiki.