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Taco gimbal won't power camera

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by ProfessorStein, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. ProfessorStein

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    Hey guys,

    I'm trying to resurrect my P2 Vision. Bought and installed a Taco 3D Power 2-D gimbal.
    I have the gimbal nicely calibrated (which I thought would be the major issue... but turned out pretty easy)

    Problem is, when connected through the gimbal, no power is getting to the camera. Fan doesn't turn on. Power LED is off. No WiFi. etc. If I connect directly to the camera, it powers up fine.

    Anyone else have this issue? Fix?


    Since the gimbal is obviously getting power (it levels quite nicely), I'm guessing it's the 2.5mm jack cable from the gimbal? Or Is there a board I need to be looking at? If I were to try to test the 2.5mm plug with a multimeter, what would I be looking for (volts on which collars)?

    Thanks!
    -C
     
  2. J Dot

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    Yes the Jack goes like this

    TIP TO BASE ( tip is pin at end of Jack, base is bottom pin where wires connect )
    Tip ( point ) #1 pin = white com wire ( telemetry )
    Next #2 pin = yellow com wire ( telemetry )
    Next #3 pin = Negative ( black ) power wire ( volts )
    Lastly
    BASE #4 pin = Positive ( red ) power wire ( volts ) bottom most pin by shrink tube

    ( cannot remember? ) but I think you should get 10-11.1volts there.

    Hope this helps!

    J Dot
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  3. ProfessorStein

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    Thanks Jerry.
    I had to peel apart the fugly 3D printed jack and hook up a real metal jack.
    Your pin-out made things a lot easier! Camera is now getting power... but other problems remain. But that's for another post.