UAV's are getting bigger and its commonplace to use multiple LiPo's in parallel to increase the flight time, add redundancy or reduce the current draw from the LiPo packs.
The Sensor Hub X8 was developed to connect up to 8 main batteries in parallel. Which would give an total current range of 8x 200A = 1600A !
If this is still not enough, then install 2x Hub X8 and combine them with an Hub X2, which gives you the possibility to connect up to 16 main batteries in parallel.
Also you don't have to connect all 8 sensors. Any number from 1 to 8 is possible, as the Hub X8 checks during booting the connected sensors and deactivate any unused sensor input.
The Sensor Hub X8, is able to collect the current of up to 8 current sensors and pass the summarised current to the FC.
1 x Sensor Hub X8
8 x Connection cable to current sensor PC-100 or PC-200 / L = 200mm
1 x Alarm output cable and external Reset / Restart / L = 200
1 x Power-Cube 1, Power-Cube 2, Power-Cube 3 or Power-Cube 4
1 x Sensor Hub X8
3-8 x Current sensor PC-100 or PC-200
Please connect here any of PC-xxx sensors. However, all sensors must be of the same current rating !
If you use less than 8 sensors, then it doesn't matter where you connect the sensors.
For more details, please check Pos. (9).
If all 8 possible sensors are installed, but you want to fly your UAV with only 4 LiPo's, then you can deactivate the unused current sensors, by either disconnecting them from the Hub X8, or install a switch into the GND wire of the sensor board.
REM: Please do not install the switch into the + 5V or I-out cable !
If the sensor is disconnected, or the GND wire is switched off, then the Hub X8 will deactivate the sensor input during boot up or restart.