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? needed to power a 5V front strobe

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Peter Patricelli, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. Peter Patricelli

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    As I wait for my ordered strobes to arrive:

    http://www.flytron.com/rc-light-systems ... light.html

    I know that to pull power off the main battery via a soldered line shared with the FPV-RX, I THINK I know that I need a BEC. The strobes draw 5V and 50mA. I THINK I know that I need a BEC to drop/regulate voltage (AND turn off circuit selectively in low voltage situation?)

    Can someone tell me exactly WHAT or WHICH BEC to order....or point out my misinformation.

    Since I am NOT using the (BEC protected?) 5V line available from the Tarot gimbal to power the GoPro...I assume that is also one of my options?

    Thanks.























    5V line available
     
  2. tanasit

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  3. Peter Patricelli

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    Exactly what I needed.

    Thanks.
     
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    Here you go: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/stor ... ction.html
     
  5. Peter Patricelli

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    Sac,
    Thanks. Just what I asked for.
    The 7.5 gms weight of the BEC and the weight of the 4-5 inches of wiring makes me start to re-think this even though the strobe itself only weighs 1.5 gms. A replaceable, self-contained strobe/battery, or using the 5V line meant for the GPH3 starts to look better, weight-wise.
     
  6. tanasit

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    That's why I suggested the Blue Arrow at 1.4 grams with 1A rating which should be plenty for your setup.