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Old Nov 07, 2011, 05:24 PM
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12v Tap off Balancer Plug

[QUOTE=Adidas4275;19806172]So you just over volted the OSD and vTX my vTX says 7-12v, so i dont think 14v will be good for it.

okay, ill do some testing with shielded cables and maybe look to move the
never thought of that.... just tap into 3 cells for 12v, interesting.
this makes sense.... although the power draw of my vTX is very minimal..... but interesting point.....[/QUOTE

Hi Adidas and anyone else interested in this topic of tapping off 12v from the balancer plug.

I did some extensive testing today, about 6 flights to 6 1/2 mins each on a 4s 1800mah 40c lipo.

Results were all the same for me, each cell came down at 3.8v each, so it seems the very little amp draw of the vtx does not seem to affect the balance status of the individual lipo. I use a 900mhz 500mw vtx which the instructions say it draws 500ma, i think it draws less than that myself.

I was happy as ever, just thought i'd let you all know.

All the best

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