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Replacement A/V cable (5 pin) for Boscam TS353 TX

Discussion in 'FPV (First Person View)' started by pablus, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. pablus

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    I have a Phantom 2 I purchased last month with the GoPro Black and HD-3D gimbal.
    I also purchased a Boscam Transmitter and Receiver set-up I've not been successful in hooking up as of yet.

    I ham-handed the a/v cable (5 pin connector) on my Boscam TS353 TX and have been searching for a replacement online. I'm not skilled enough to replace the wires and re-crimp without a tutorial somewhere that's suitable for someone of my wretched electronic skill-set. If anyone could point me in the right direction I would be grateful - probably not for eternity - but for at least 4 to 7 years.

    Thankful for this forum and the knowledge here.

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  2. QYV

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    are you putting in an iOSD Mini?

    Do you have the actual 5 pin connector for the Boscam with an inch or more of cable on it, or is that the broke part?
     
  3. pablus

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    Thanks for the reply.
    I'm not putting in an iOSD mini.
    I don't currently need that kind of data and control.

    I have the connector but it appears to be damaged at the metallic part inside the groove (how's that for technical lingo?)
    I cut three of the wires off (as instructed) and then yanked one out (not instructed). Leaving me only one attached.

    I have another transmitter, the Immersion RC, that I brought a "finished" cable for, the no-solder, and was hoping there would be something similar for the Boscam in some corner of the internet. I can solder perfectly fine but if I don't have to...
     
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    I'm pretty sure I've seen a similar plug-n-play cable for the boscam somewhere but I can't locate it right now. I have a feeling QYV may have a line on that for you based on the questions he was asking.

    If we can't turn one up, it is fairly easy and inexpensive to crimp a new connector on. Here's a source for the connectors and the pins needed:
    Housing: http://hansenhobbies.com/products/conne ... in_lp_1x5/ (first item on that page)
    Pins: http://hansenhobbies.com/products/conne ... 1in_lp_ft/ (either option there will work)
    They also carry an excellent crimper for pins like that, I love mine: http://hansenhobbies.com/products/conne ... /crimp_dx/
     
  5. QYV

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    unfortunately I'm not aware of a pre-made cable like the one for the iRC transmitter, I was however going to suggest getting that cable and if comfortable with 4 solders all you have to do is snip and switch 2 of the pair and you're done.
    btw, here is a replacement A/V cable for the Boscam transmitters... $3.79 USD

    so now, if this is the pre-made ImmersionRC cable you have (the version with NO iOSD mini), here is how you can adapt that to Boscam
    (btw, henceforth this cable will be referred to as the IRC cable, and the previous cable will be referred to as the Boscam cable)

    pair 1: power. Boscam vs IRC have their power cables reversed, so simply cut/reverse/patch the red/black pair on the IRC cable. red to black and black to red.

    pair 2: video, little more complicated. first on the IRC cable cut off the plug. Now you have 1 pair of cable which should be yellow and black. On the Boscam cable you can cut/pull the green, white, and red cables, leaving you... guess what... yellow and black! simply patch into the IRC cable - yellow to yellow and black to black and voila! you're done. you've re-wired the IRC cable with Boscam pinout

    I can post some wiring diagrams if that would help
     
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    no way! and it's half the price of the iRC one :) your link is the non-iOSD version... I did some quick searching and couldn't find a version of that cable for use with iOSD mini, can you?
     
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    Nope...I'm guessing they're happy just letting you use the FPV Hub in conjunction with their cable kit if you have iOSD mini.
     
  9. pablus

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    YES. Thanks so much, folks.
    Hope I can bring you some knowledge one day that will make your day.

    Until then - lots of gratitude.