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P3 HDMI Module Warm

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by YYZ, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. YYZ

    YYZ

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    Hi friends,

    I'm trying to solve an issue where I receive constant "grey" video disconnect message every 30 seconds or so ONLY when I fly with an external HDMI monitor/goggles connected to my HDMI module in addition to my ipad mini2. I experience this regardless of having the phantom in the air or sitting on a table next to my remote. If I disconnect the HDMI cable, all is well.

    I have noticed that the HDMI module itself becomes quite warm to the touch after several minutes with the HDMI output connected to a display. I haven't noticed this while flying without any HDMI external display connected.

    Is it normal for the HDMI module to become quite warm while flying with HDMI output active? I can definitely see how heating would cause the module to cause these disconnects.

    Cheers,
    Greg
     
  2. tecciztecatl

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    I am also having the heat issue, mine actually got very hot with the Phantom just sitting on a table and the HDMI pluigged into a TV. A little disappointed with the picture also, doesn't look 720p.
     
  3. mattkd5

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    Mine gets hot also while flying with my Headplays.
     
  4. maxwell smart

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    I will have to check this out. I was trying out the HDMI port . I had the 32in tv hooked up and I thought the picture was not so good.
     
  5. YYZ

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    Okay. It seems like heating of the module is consistent. Maybe safe to assume heating is not causing this.

    I replaced the ipad with my new blackberry phone running Android OS. No disconnects over a 5 min span with drone on my coffee table. Flight test with headplays up next.

    Stay tuned....
     
  6. YYZ

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    Problem Solved: It turns out, I was sold a lemon HDMI module. I swapped it out with a friend's module this weekend, and I flew several flights with Headplay goggles. No problems at all. The guys at Drones Plus in Toronto were very helpful, and have offered to replace my 6 month old module at no charge.