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How do you power the BYU?

Discussion in 'DJI Ground Station' started by Phil H, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. Phil H

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    Hello, everyone. I got my rig yesterday and had my first (non event) flight. It was a real thrill. Part of my kit included the GS. DLSRPros has installed everything in the ship and I have the ground end. I connected the antenna and connected the BTU plug to the 2.4G data link. But I have no power supply. I guess it does not come with one. So, what do you use and how do you supply the voltage to this unit?
    Thanks in advance,
    Phil H
     
  2. Diesel31

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    You should have received an unsoldered round plug that plugs into the Datalink. You can use anywhere from a 3s-6s battery to power the datalink. I use a 3s battery from a Phantom 1 and through three Phantom 2 battery packs (each about 15 minutes) and the voltage to the datalink rarely drops below 11.8. It really doesn't consume too much power.
     
  3. Phantom2Captain

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    At the advise of another member, I purchased a small portable power supply. I used it for the first time yesterday and it worked great. It's small and fits in my Phantom 2 case with no problem. Here is the one I purchased:

    http://www.amazon.com/RAVPower%C2%AE-Ex ... s=ravpower
     
  4. Phil H

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    Thanks. I ordered this unit and it should arrive Monday. So, where does it plug in to this unit? I only see USB ports. I have bare wires on the end of the barrel connector that came with the BTU device.
    Thanks,
    Phil H
     
  5. Phantom2Captain

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    You will not use the barrel connecter. You use the USB cable that came in your datallink package. Instead of plugging the USB into a laptop for power you just use the portable power supply instead.