Engine ControlCurrawong ECU Product Announcement
Introduced in 2008, Currawong Engineering have worked with Autronic to supply an aerospace grade product to what was, at the time, a fledgling industry, and have continued support for this product for 13 years.
Continued pressure on the global supply chain, and major disruption of electronics manufacture in 2020-2021 has lead to persistent shortages of components for this product. Costs and lead times have been subject to unpredictable increases, but have been absorbed up until now. To continue to support both established and new customers, Currawong Engineering will be moving to a new ECU platform. There will be a limited quantity of CE367B ECU units available as we move through this transition process.
CE1000 250W Power Supply Safe Operating Area
Although the 250W PMU is capable of generating 250W of output power across a wide range of input voltages, caution must be exercised when operating from low input voltages. The difficulty with low input voltages is that the 28V Buck-Boost converter in the PMU is maximally stressed and generates a significant amount of heat.
Action Required: The firmware in each power supply should be updated to version 1.16 using the “Configuration Utility” app available for download at https://millswoodeng.com.au/250w_pmu.html. Then refer to section 4.5 of the 250W PMU Manual to enable the “Manage safe operating area” feature.