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5v for GoPro from VTX - safe?

Discussion in 'FPV (First Person View)' started by Jebus, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. Jebus

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    I'm running the FatShark goggles with the 250mW 5.8 GHz A/V transmitter that came with them. I've also got the mini iOSD and a Goodluckbuy gimbal (on a v1.1 Phantom). The video feed is being fed from a GoPro 3+ Black Edition on the gimbal.

    I've been using this setup for about a year, and decided that I'd like to feed 5v to the GoPro to charge the battery while in flight. Is it safe to pull the necessary 5v for the GoPro from the 250mW transmitter (it has a 5v Out) - or would this be too much draw? If so, any recommendations as to where else I could pull a safe 5v from?
     
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    Thanks noiseboy. I might go that route if I can't find something else to pull 5v from on the Phantom (or maybe the gimbal).
     
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  5. Jebus

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    That looks good Steve. I take it that you feed 11.1v right from the Lipo (or wherever from the Phantom) into that?

    *edit* - nevermind, I looked at that link really quick on my phone before. Just checked it again and realized that I'm dumb. Thanks again.