FrSky's newest receiver features 16 channels (8 normal pwm outputs and all 16 channels on the dedicated Sbus output). Plus the exciting new Smart Port.
Smaller than the previous 8 channel recievers, but now packing 16 channels and the new Smart Port that supports the new hubless digital sensors! Or, connect the new vario, and then connect the old hub to use existing analog sensors.
A common question we get is how do you get all 16 channels out of the X8R? Well, FrSky has given you options. You can use the Sbus line to access all 16 channels. Using something like the FrSky Sbus Decoder, you can convert the digital Sbus signal to normal servo outputs. You can connect Sbus servos directly to the Sbus line, frSky will have several servo options very soon. Or you can combine 2 X8Rs and output channels 1-8 on the first reciever, and output 9-16 on the second reciever.
But that isn't all the X8R can do. It can also work in "D8 Mode to work with the DHT, DJT, DFT and DHT-U transmitter modules. In this mode you have 8 channels. The neat trick is the Smart Port still works in D8 Mode!
Download the Manual here.
Receiver Specification (X8R):
Operating voltage: 4 - 10.0V
Telemetry Smart Port
Power consumption: 100mA
With RSSI output: analog voltage output (0-3.3V)
Number of channels: 16 (1-8 Ch from conventional channel outputs, 1-16 Ch from SBUS port or conbine two X8R to become a 16 Channel receiver)
SBUS Port: (Ch1-Ch16)
Dimensions: 46.2 x 26.6 x 14.2 mm
*FRSKY: XJT/DFT/DJT/DHT/DHT-U in D_mode
*FRSKY Taranis X9D/XJT in (D8 or D16 mode)
1 x 8-channel receiver X8R with antennas PCB common
Telemetry Smart Port:
Smart Port (S.Port) is a signal wire full duplex digital transmission interface developed by FrSky Electronic Co., LTD. All product enabled with Smart Port (including XJT module, X8R receiver, new hub-less sensor, new Smart Dashboard, etc) serial port user data an other user input / Output devices can be connected without limitations for numbers or sequences at a high transmission speed.