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3rd party gimbal - power?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by tosi, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. tosi

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    Just ordered a cheap ebay brushless camera gimbal (airy brushless) for my Phantom 2, can I use Batt+ & Batt- on the video cable to supply power to this? (11.1V) Or is there a hidden power cord or connector inside the Phantom?

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  2. SARC

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    Don't see why not..........
     
  3. Gizmo3000

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    I imagine the Phantom 2 should come with an Aux power cable (or at least a means to add one) to use for added gimbals and FPV
     
  4. Buk

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    The Phantom 2, at least mine, has a short ribbon cable with power and video sticking out one leg, which may be considered an Aux Power cable. I believe the intent is to provide power to a video transmitter.

    So there is a ribbon cable intended for the Zenmuse gimbal, two antennas (one out two different legs), a ribbon cable to the compass, a ribbon cable to the CAN-Bus connector and then the power and video ribbon cable.
     
  5. tosi

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    I will try the Batt+ & Batt- on the video cable, just opened the phantom and found no aux power lead inside, only two empty connectors on the board named EXP and FAN.

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  6. LouieLou

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    Where exactly are the batt+ and batt- wires?
     
  7. tosi

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    red and brown wire
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  8. LouieLou

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    Perfect. Thank you
     
  9. tosi

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