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GoPro power cable????

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cosmonaut, Jun 13, 2014.

  1. cosmonaut

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  2. Bencio

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    for what i know you can, but it is not a good idea, i have a tarot t2D gimbal that can do it and a loto of people say that it will fry the gimgal electronics.

    also, for the gombal to be balanced you have to leave the battery in the gopro, so it better be used... i think is better to buy 1 or 2 battery for the gopro...
     
  3. EMCSQUAR

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    You can use that cable to power/charge your GoPro. People fry their GPs because they pull battery and try to use cable instead. I have similar cables on two of mine and have no issues.
     
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    Thanks I will keep it like I got it then.
     
  5. rilot

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    As long as you're powering it with 5V it will be fine. The only place you will find 5V on your phantom is from the Naza itself but I wouldn't recommend pulling anything from that just in case you cause a brown out.
     
  6. The Editor

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    You can use a 5 volt UBEC to power/charge your GP without issue similar to this -> http://www.hobbyking.co.uk/hobbyking/store/__4319__TURNIGY_3A_UBEC_w_Noise_Reduction.html. You MUST have you battery in situ though.

    It weighs a massive 7.5g :lol: so would not cause an issue.

    However, be aware that all ubecs are not created equal and some have high ripple voltage or worse still do not give a true 5v out.
    Anything over 5.25v has the potential to fry your GoPro.

    Caveat Emptor....