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Jul 08, 2017, 07:25 PM
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PowerPanel display not displaying


I just got a new PowerPanel in the mail today. I hooked it up to my EagleEyes and waited for a GPS fix and never saw anything on the display. Any ideas?
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Jul 09, 2017, 11:04 AM
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There's not much info in your post to go on.
Are you getting GPS coordinates in your OSD display?
Are you getting telemetry from the flight controller, Vector or OSD Pro?

Geoff
Jul 10, 2017, 01:06 AM
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Originally Posted by garris2
There's not much info in your post to go on.
Are you getting GPS coordinates in your OSD display?
Are you getting telemetry from the flight controller, Vector or OSD Pro?

Geoff
Yes, I saw that I had a GPS fix on my Vector OSD. Coordinates were on the screen and it seemed fine. I also had an antenna tracker hooked up to the Eagle Eyes and it was actuating the servos in response to perceived changes in position. The PowerPanel never had any indication of life, though.
Jul 10, 2017, 09:59 AM
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Hi dsal,
There is a known problem powering the power panel from the EE.
It requires a seperate 5v supply to make the text bright enough to read.
I taped 5v off one of the servo outputs.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...postcount=2392

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...0#post19035447

Geoff
Jul 10, 2017, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by garris2
Hi dsal,
There is a known problem powering the power panel from the EE.
It requires a seperate 5v supply to make the text bright enough to read.
I taped 5v off one of the servo outputs.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...postcount=2392

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...0#post19035447

Geoff
Oh cool, thanks. I'll give that a go. I kind of wanted to put a cap on that power line anyway.


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