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Old Jul 06, 2014, 01:07 PM
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Installing 12V LED Strips to 6S Battery on DJI F450 Quadcopter

Hi Everyone!

I am trying to install these LED strips (4 strips totaling ~40cm) to my upcoming DJI F450 quadcopter build, which has an integrated power distribution board and have a question about the wiring.

I'd like to solder them directly onto the F450's PDB, which will have a 6S lipo connect to it. However, these LEDs operate on 12V.

My plan was to use a On/Off JST switch by soldering it directly to the PDB and then connecting the LEDs in parallel to the JST output, but found out it wouldn't work because I'm using a 6S lipo...

Can anyone help me on this?

Thanks!

Edit:

I'd like to keep my balance plug free for FPV, which is why I'd like to power them from the PDB.
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Old Jul 07, 2014, 07:26 AM
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a little regulator like this will do what you need
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3312217627...84.m1439.l2649

just plug it in and turn the pot till its outputting 12v.
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Old Jul 08, 2014, 08:51 PM
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You should be able to connect the strips in series. As the voltage should divide equally between two strips, resulting in 11.1v across each. to do this connect the + of one to the battery, the - of that one to the + of the next strip, and the - of the last strip to the battery. Note that this is not the same as connecting the 2nd strip simply to the end of the first.
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You're running 6s in a 450? What motors? Sounds insane?
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