HobbyWing Telemetry

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HobbyWing Platinum V4 ESC has telemetry feature built-in in the Programming port. This allows telemetry data transmission to the unit. To allow the ESC telemetry, it is necessary to have updated ESC firmware to a recent, non VBar firmware.

1 Telemetry Cable

To allow the telemetry data transmission the Telem UNI cable is required. This cable is available in our Eshop.


Warning.png We do not recommend to make this cable at home since improper connection will cause permanent damage of the unit. The Red wire must be internally disconnected always!

2 Interfacing

Connect the Telemetry cable to the primary Spektrum satellite port (SAT1) in the unit - apply for Spirit 2, Spirit RS, Spirit Pro, Spirit GT, Spirit GTR.

Smaller Spirit units will utilize the one native Spektrum satellite port (SAT) - apply for μSpirit and Spirit 1.


Servo connector of the Telem UNI cable should be connected to the ESC - programming port (P).


3 Spirit Settings

Power up the ESC and start the Spirit Settings as usually.

3.1 Telemetry activation

As the last step you have to set the ESC Telemetry in the Spirit Settings software.

Go to the Advanced/Telemetry settings and set the HobbyWing Platinum V4 option.


Then close the window and save the settings (CTRL+S). Finally, reconnect battery from the ESC.

From this moment, everything should work.

4 Displaying telemetry data

You can display telemetry data directly in your radio from now.

How to display the data is described in the integration guides:

Info.png HobbyWing ESC can transmit Current and Consumed Capacity only when there is a load. Without main blades it will show zero value..

Warning.png Please update your ESC firmware to the most recent firmware, but one which has not "VBar" in the name. Otherwise all telemetry values will be Zero.

5 Supported models


Battery Voltage

Battery Current

Consumed Capacity

ESC Temperature


Platinum 25A V4 x x
Platinum 40A V4 x x
Platinum 60A V4 x x
Platinum 80A V4
Platinum 120A V4
Platinum HV 130A V4
Platinum HV 130A OPTO V4
Platinum HV 160A V4
Platinum HV 200A OPTO V4

Info.png Consumed Capacity is calculated from the Current Consumption.