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Apr 05, 2015, 06:36 PM
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Adding wireless charging to the Taranis

With a renewed interest in wireless charging, I was given some USB, 5V 500mA wireless receivers to play with and so this is what I did with one today.

The images detail step by step instructions for installing a wireless charging system in your Taranis. With this mod you can still use the wired charger as usual.

I take absolutely no responsibility if you damage your Taranis in any way from following these steps. Make sure you work neatly and nothing is left loose inside the radio.

- Wireless charging receiver.
- Pololu step up regulator.
- Some wire, double sided tape, multimeter and a soldering iron.

For flexibility in experimenting, I used this variable output step up converter form Pololu:
This one should also work:

The charge pads are on eBay. I have some 1A receivers on the way too.

Before installing the electronics, you should test them.
- Solder the wires from the wireless charger receiver pad to the regulator INPUT.
- Set the receiver pad on a wireless charging transmitter and measure the output from the regulator.
- You want to measure at least 12V (a bit more is good, like 12.4) for the Taranis to initiate charging.

On the bench with a power supply, I measured 120mA or so to the Taranis charge port (with a solid green light).
On the wireless charger, the Taranis also drew the same when measured with a multimeter.

Please let me have your feedback and Enjoy!
Last edited by extremewing; Apr 15, 2015 at 12:09 PM.
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Apr 05, 2015, 06:50 PM
A different attitude to RC
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See the other thread for charging a plane (in this case a DLG) wirelessly.
Last edited by extremewing; Apr 05, 2015 at 08:55 PM.
Apr 06, 2015, 03:54 PM
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Sounds like a good project. Thank you for sharing.

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