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Best place to find 12v power

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by LXIX, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. LXIX

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    Anyone done some good research on the best place to take 12v power from "under the hood" of the P2?

    I am looking to pull 12v to power a couple accessories, and don't want to add additional weight of another batter pack.

    Thanks. Appreciate your help!
     
  2. ElGuano

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    The best place from inside the Phantom is from the solder points where the battery lead meets the mainboard. In reality, for low-draw applications, you can also tap any of the solder points on the motherboard where the ESC leads are (labeled VCC+ and GND).
     
  3. N017RW

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    My battery DC buss is labeled "V" & "G" at the PCB contacts.

    Bear in mind, battery voltage is not regulated.

    The voltage will vary from ~12.6 to ~10.8 or so under normal/typical operation.
     
  4. ElGuano

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    You're right, my memory of the labeling was faulty!

    I did dig up an image I annotated a while ago when this question last came up, hopefully it gives the OP a good idea where they can draw 3S power:

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    Honored to have helped Mr. "ElGuano"... for sure :)
     
  6. J.James

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    I noticed Even the dc voltage that goes to power the camera is completely unregulated as for volts and amperage to.