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Power Source for camera on Phantom 2

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Help' started by Santizion, May 20, 2015.

  1. Santizion

    May 20, 2015
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    Hello all, I´m 100% new on this area. I´m looking to buy a Phantom 2 so I can attach a multispec camera (150gr), but before I want to make sure I´ll be able to use it for my purpose. My big question is, can I draw the power the camera needs from the P2? The camera works with 5w. It´s self triggering, so that´s all I need to be able to do. Any video, tutorial, or whatever will be very very appreciated!
  2. N017RW

    May 2, 2014
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    Palm Beach Co.- FL
    There really isn't a spare power source or dedicated 'tap' to be had.
    However you could add a regulator to the battery distribution terminals and obtain power this way.

    This prevents any issues caused by trying to use the on-board 5.5vdc which is used by the FC and other equipment.
    Best to add a fuse and other cautions as well. Any in-flight problems could lead to abrupt loss of power and flight.