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Genix PDB “Atom” Rev3


  • $ 2499

Product Description

Designed specifically for the RotorX Atom and other micro quads.  Create a super clean and modular build.  The socketed connections allow for an easy build and tear-downs for cleaning, inspection, or equipment changes.  There is room between the PDB and Naze32 to fit other equipment such as receiver or Blackbox.

New in this version:
-More robust power planes for higher amp loads
-LED tail lights now in proper orientation for Naze rev6
-Standard 0.1″ headers for FPV components
-Pololu SHDN solder jumper

-Designed for Naze32 Rev6, also suitable for Rev5 (see build note below)
-Ultra-clean power via L-C filter
-Super bright orange LED tail lights
-5V Pololu regulator header (fits up to 1A version)
-Naze32 socket headers
-ESC signal traces and pads
-Buzzer for low-voltage warning and lost-model locator
-FPV equipment power pads: 5V and L-C filtered battery
-Suitable for 4 x 10A continuous power draw
-1oz copper, 4 layer board

Weight: 6.1g including headers and buzzer

5V Regulator Info

Does not include 5V regulator unless you choose so.  Pinout for regulator connection on the Genix PDB, from left to right: not connected, not connected, VIN, GND, 5V.

Please note that the SHDN pin function varies between Pololu 5V regulators:

  • Pololu D24V5F5 500mA (0J7990):  This is the one we carry.  It does not need any special consideration.  Simply solder it to the Genix PCB header.
  • Pololu D24V6F5 600mA (0J7034):  This one is common with other stores.  It requires that the SHDN pin be connected to the VIN pin for proper function.  Use the solder jumper on the PDB to connect SHDN to VIN.  
  • Pololu D24V10F5 1A (0J8557):  This is the one included with the RotorX Atom kits. It does not need any special consideration.  Simply solder it to the Genix PCB header.

Build tips:

  • Cut pins flush with board before soldering to maximize clearance between board and frame.  This is useful for fitting a battery strap.
  • Check your spacing before soldering male pins to flight controller.  Pins can be adjusted in the plastic strip or removed from the strip.
  • To customize heights between PDB and Naze32, consider removing male pins from the plastic strip and inserting into the female headers.  Then add your standoffs, and place the flight controller, then solder the male pins to the flight controller.  Clip excess pin length from top side of Naze32.


Naze32 Rev 5

The PDB should be oriented with the large header block on the right side of your quad. The LEDs will face out the left side of your quad.  Notice that the ESC signal pads are numbered incorrectly in this orientation. You have two options:

Option 1 (the easy way): Solder the ESC signal wires to the correct motor numbered pad. This will not be the closest pad to the ESC.

Option 2 (the cleanest way): Solder to the closest pad and then use a mmix in Cleanflight 1.10+ to correctly route the signals:

mixer custom
mmix reset
mmix 0 1 1 1 1
mmix 1 1 -1 1 -1
mmix 2 1 1 -1 -1
mmix 3 1 -1 -1 1

Adjust your board yaw in Cleanflight, and test safely.

Naze32 Rev6

No special consideration is necessary for rev 6.  Simply install PDB with the large header block near the front of your quad, and solder ESC signal wires to the closest signal pads.

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