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Finding 5 volts to run gopro

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Help' started by v-twindad, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. v-twindad

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    Hello all, my set up is this P2V, Tarot T2D, gopro silver. Ok so the silver edition GoPro can supposedly run without the battery installed with a 5 volt power source, I have herd that if you use the power from the gimbal controller it will eventually fry the gimbal controller, Is anyone out there running there gopro without a battery, If so does it affect the gimbal CG, and if you are running without a battery where do you get the power for the camera.
    Thanks in advance for any help
     
  2. paulajayne

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    Why?

    Taking power from the Phantom will reduce flight time,
     
  3. 750r

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    Most are trying to get away from powering the GP .
    Can the gimbal still balance with the battery out ?
    When I add a ND filter I have to equal out the weight or the gimbal motor will burn up just some food for thought .