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Powering a Fatshark TX on P2 V2.0 - which option to go?

Discussion in 'FPV (First Person View)' started by MauMau, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. MauMau

    Jul 27, 2016
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    Hi there,

    I just watched (at least) two dozen of video tuts on how to attach a Fatshark video transmitter to the Phantom 2 - and all of them are grabbing the power from that pre-installed 4-wire cable.

    However, according to the P2 manual, this cable does only provide 5V (with max 2A), whereas a Fatshark sender requires a minimum of 6V or even 7V o_O

    That raises two questions:

    1. Would it be ok (and safe) to grab the power for the Fatshark TX directly from the main battery / mainboard (full 11.1V / 3S)?

    2. Why does the 5V option seem to work for all those people?? Do the Fatshark senders really work well with 5V - and why does Fatshark claim that a minimum current of 6V (sometimes even 7V) is neccessary?

    That drives me nuts... :confused:
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