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Nov 20, 2015, 12:22 PM
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Better battery life to go with 5v cameras vs running at 12v?


This seems like technically speaking the answer would be yes, but going with a 5v ccd camera over one that only works on 12v, is there an advantage in terms of battery life for the lipo that powers them?

I would think slightly?

Anyone ever compared?

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Nov 20, 2015, 12:43 PM
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Unless you're planning a solar powered sailplane, with a 6-12 hour mission, the
amount of current that your camera draws is pretty much irrelevant. It's only 100mA or so, versus
the many amps the motor is drawing.
Nov 20, 2015, 01:05 PM
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Unless you're planning a solar powered sailplane, with a 6-12 hour mission, the
amount of current that your camera draws is pretty much irrelevant. It's only 100mA or so, versus
the many amps the motor is drawing.
haha.. yeah good point.. i figured the multiplier with the ma was going to be pretty low either way.. i have two fpv cams i'm testing on 5v, a 3rd coming thats 12v only.. ill just switch the vector wires to the 12v option and that will make it easier going back and forth.


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