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New wifi module on the way. Questions.

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by Ranger690, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. Ranger690

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    New, udated (holes) version wifi module on the way for my P2V+. Old, dead one is not vented. Once the new one is installed, I will re-bind the range extender to the new module using the new ID sticker on module, correct?

    Currently the code sticker on the bottom of the bird, matches the code on the wifi module. So, will the old sticker on the bottom of the bird have any meaning now? or will the new module address be the only thing used?

    Hoping that I dont have to fight the old module double-sided tape. Wondering what is under there? Can I easily clean up the old tape residue?

    I read that self heating is what causes this module to fail, but I wonder how much of that is really from the module itself, or how much heat it gets from being above the battery?

    Don't plan on doing any mods to the new one, just install and bind. Anything I'm missing?

    Thanks,

    Dayton in VA.
     
  2. Nils Erlandsen

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    Just removed the Wi-Fi module, crazy hard to loose it. Careful so the main board not brakes. Nothing under, just clean backside.
     
  3. Mako79

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    The QR code on the phantom will be useless. The new wifi module should come with 2 additional spare stickers. The MAC address is also printed on the module. Write the last 6 digits on the phantom for manual binding process.

    I use adhesive Velcro instead of double sided tape.

    The modules fail because of poor dissipation from the paste DJI have used. The module gets extremely hot if the props aren't spinning. So if you let the phantom idle and transfer files via wifi, this will cause the module to deteriorate. Some will argue with me, but I think boosting the module for range also overheats the module. The only fix for this is preventative measure - replace the existing white spoof paste with artic silver 5 for better dissipation. The same white spoof paste is used in the new V3 perforated module.

    DJI should have added an active fan to keep the module cool.
     
  4. J Dot

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    Like this:



    J Dot
    Work smart, Not hard!
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  5. RCBill

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    Hey J Dot this RCBill where did you get the fan and were did you tie it in to power? Looks like a great idea.
     
  6. J Dot

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    Hello RCBill,
    I got the parts from ( DIGIKEY.com )

    If you have a p2v non plus, you'll need this plug
    ( plus model already has this plug we can use )
    Part # 455-1593-Nd ( GH 3 pin connector )
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    Ok
    Now the GH connector requires 2 ( but buy more as they are easily broken ) pins.

    Part # 455-1607-1-Nd ( GH pins )
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    Ok,
    Now there are 2 fans I chose ( ultimately picked the BLOWER fan ) as it seemed more focused on the board and components, where regular fan just blew into battery compartment. But here is both.

    Blower fan
    Part # 259-1444-Nd ( blower fan ) 5vdc
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    Regular fan
    Part # 259-1557-Nd ( regular fan )
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    Ok
    Now the funny part, it plugs into the FAN PORT ( lol )
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    You'll use the 2 outside pins ( as plus model already uses center pin ) looking at picture ( LEFT PIN ( Pos.5vdc ), RIGHT PIN ( Neg. )) center pin ( Neg as well ).
    I hot glued my fan onto side of phantom bottom half, directly over a vent hole, and the blower blows straight up through a cutout on mainboard, and directly onto top board and components! Does not blow a LOT, but DEFINATELY makes a difference, especially on plus model, to keep wifi module cool!

    You will need a crimper, I use Engineer pa-09 ( eBay ) around $15 us, you'll need them to crimp the pins to fan leads!

    That is it,
    Fans are quite expensive, that is why I quit making them! Wish they were cheaper!

    Hope this helps!
    J Dot
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  7. RCBill

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    Awesome. I'll be trying it. Yes the fan connector is Funny.
    All my searching reading and watching videos this never came up ( Classified ) Lol
    I did a 110v fan on my High intensity light hood for my salt water fish tank several years ago.
    Great idea Thanks