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What power source to use for Immersion RC 5.8GHz 600mW Tx

Discussion in 'FPV (First Person View)' started by el cuajinais, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. el cuajinais

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    I'm in the process of troubleshooting some less-that expected range issues. I read in another thread something about the Immersion Tx performing better when drawing power from a regulated voltage source. Is this true? I currently have it connected to the 3S flight battery. Having a Phanto 1.0, what are my options of getting clean power for my Immersion Tx?

    You can see my current setup in my sig below.
     
  2. noiseboy72

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    Re: What power source to use for Immersion RC 5.8GHz 600mW T

    I am doubtful about this, as the Immersion has on board regulation and supply filtering.

    For range issues, I would look first at poor antenna matching and construction. Expensive aerials really do make a difference, as does ensuring things like polarisation are correct for TX and RX.
     
  3. OI Photography

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    Re: What power source to use for Immersion RC 5.8GHz 600mW T

    I think the 250mW FatShark (Immersion) Tx needed a separate filter when connecting straight to a battery but as noiseboy said it shouldn't be an issue with the one you have. I've connected mine to the battery and to a regulated supply (Phantom's aux lead) and seen no difference in performance or quality of signal.
     
  4. el cuajinais

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    Re: What power source to use for Immersion RC 5.8GHz 600mW T

    Great! One less thing to worry about. Thanks for the replies.