LiPo Battery Safety Warning with microRemote

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  1. Loren Simons

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    Hey Guys,

    We at Redrock are keenly aware that the microRemote is an incredibly popular choice for MoVi users - from Shane Hurlbut to the Freefly Crew themselves. Being lightweight, affordable, and feature rich, it’s the natural choice!

    The microRemote with LiPo batteries are a great combination, a lightweight power source for a lightweight system. But we wanted to make current and future microRemote users aware of a few things we’ve seen pop up when powering the system using LiPo batteries, so please check out our blog post here.

    Reading this three minute article can save you from a pretty large headache!

    http://redrockmicro.blogspot.com/2014/06/dont-let-power-problems-sabotage-your.html

    As always, here to answer any questions that may arise!
     
  2. Gary Haynes

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    Nice succinct article Loren.
     
  3. Adolfo Cantu-Villarreal

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    Thanks Loren! Our MoVI + microRemote has worked perfectly using a single MoVI battery and splitting out to the microRemote. Also by monitoring the charge in the MoVI we can easily read out the Lipo remaining charge and make sure they don't drain out.
     
  4. Loren Simons

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    Adolfo,

    Good to hear! Glad you're liking the setup, it truly is a match made in heaven;)
     
  5. Rich Spiess

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    Nice article! Thanks!
     
  6. Jim Robertson

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    can you show me what cables you are using to do this, can you take some good pics of this. thanks and where did you get the cables?
     
  7. Adolfo Cantu-Villarreal

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    Thanks Adolfo.
     
  9. Christopher Wadsworth

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    HI Adolfo, thanks for this post and the links, it's a big help. Just to double check ; ), by using the splitter my M5 will still be able to monitor the battery remaining charge yes?
     
  10. Adolfo Cantu-Villarreal

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    Hi Christopher,

    You can still monitor the battery through the 3 LED lights on your MoVI. We tend to switch out the battery once we see a single LED on the MoVI.
     
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  11. Christopher Wadsworth

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    Thanks Adolfo, i'll do the same then once my splitter arrives.
     

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