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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by runnerman, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. runnerman

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    I was just looking at my phantom and saw this[​IMG] two little wires sticking out. Sorry newbie questions:)
     
  2. MrMediaGuy

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    That's a 12V aux power line that DJI have thoughtfully installed for powering external accessories, like a video transmitter. Leave it where it is if you don't need it, or pluck it out with some tweezers if you do. It's about 6-8 inches long once you pull it out.
     
  3. runnerman

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    Cool!! Thanks!
     
  4. rampage42

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    Be careful what you power with it, a lot of posts of burnt wires with a load of any sort. I have powered my Arris, ran a seperate power for my FPV transmitter.
     
  5. MrMediaGuy

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    Good advice. You can tell by the wire gauge that you're not going to pull 5 amps through there or something, but it runs my Immersion 600mw vTX just fine and the wire doesn't even get warm. And that thing pulls some decent current. I think a gimbal would be no problem. Maybe not both.

    And on the soldering, obviously do a good job and put separate heat shrink on each joint.