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Powering a Gimbal

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ianb, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. Ianb

    Dec 4, 2013
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    Liverpool UK
    Got a gimbal on the way, was going to use the grey/red aux power wires ,but now have read some stories of cable overloads and meltdown, which way to do I go ? do I use the battery balance plug and use main battery power or strap on an aux battery to power the gimbal , suffering the extra weight, Any of your experiences or advice would be good to hear
    Ian Liverpool UK
  2. Driffill

    Jun 14, 2013
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    Use the cable provided . . .

    Most of the horror stories come from people who have f***ed it up themselves somehow and blaming the wires being overloaded . . . I've heard of people running a gimbal and 600mW VTx off that cable so it should be fine for 3~5 amps, I doubt it would pull that much current. Just make sure you don't pinch the cable or have any exposed copper strands/metal connections as it may short on the ESC connections.

    I fitted a JST connector onto my AUX lead to allow me to plug and unplug various things as my set up evolves :)
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