PPM Mode

Supporting PPM Mode enables the MULTI-Module to work in a wide range of radios.

Due to the more complex nature of configuring and using PPM Mode, it should only be used if the radio does not support Serial Mode.

In PPM Mode the protocol is selected using the 16-position rotary selector on the MULTI-Module. The MULTI-Module supports up to five different 'banks' of protocols but by default only one bank is configured.

To take full advantage of the MULTI-Module in a PPM Mode radio the firmware should be compiled from source, with the protocol banks configured to include the desired protocol options.

JP4IN1 Module with Rotary Selector and Bind Button

A MULTI-Module with a 16-position rotary selector and a bind button is required to use PPM mode.

Default Protocol Table

Switch position 0 is reserved for enabling Serial Mode, and position 15 is reserved for switching to alternate protocol banks, leaving fourteen positions (1-14) available for protocols. By utilizing all five banks, up to 70 different protocol combinations can be configured.

The default protocol assignments for the standard MULTI-Module firmware are shown below.

MULTI-Module manufacturers often ship modules with a different set of PPM protocols. If you are using the manufacturer's firmware you should consult the documentation which came with your module.

Position

Protocol

Sub Protocol

RX Number

Autobind

Option Value

1

FlySky

FlySky

0

No

0

2

FlySky AFHDS 2A

PWM IBUS

0

No

0

3

FlySky AFHDS 2A

PWM IBUS

1

No

0

4

FlySky AFHDS 2A

PWM IBUS

2

No

0

5

FlySky AFHDS 2A

PWM IBUS

3

No

0

6

FlySky AFHDS 2A

PWM IBUS

2

No

0

7

FlySky AFHDS 2A

PWM IBUS

3

No

0

8

SFHSS

H107

0

No

0

9

FrSky V

0

No

40

10

FrSky D

0

No

40

11

FrSky X

D16

0

No

40

12

FrSky X

D16 EU (LBT)

0

No

40

13

Devo

0

No

0

14

WK2x01

WK2801

0

No

0

Customizing the Protocols

To modify the protocols, or to increase the number of banks, the MULTI-Module firmware must be compiled from source.

More information about compiling the firmware is available on the Compiling the Firmware page.

Protocol Bank Selection

Some manufacturers ship MULTI-Modules with modified firmware, with an alternate method for selecting Protocol Banks. The method described here will not apply to them until they are updated to the latest official MULTI-Module firmware.

To select a protocol bank (when multiple banks are enabled):

Step 1: Turn the radio off.

Step 2: Set the rotary selector to position 15.

Step 3: Turn the radio on - the MULTI-Module indicates the current bank by flashing the LED one to five times.

Step 4: Press the bind button - the red LED lights for one second to indicate that the bank has been changed.

Step 5: Repeat Step 4 until you have reached the bank you want.

Step 6: Turn the radio off.

Step 7: Set the rotary selector to the desired position (1-14).

Step 8: Turn the radio on.