Movi M5 on DJI S1000 - power using BEC

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  1. sandeep nandy

    sandeep nandy Member

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    Hi,

    Getting my movi next week which will be installed under S1000 using Kopterworx mount. I seen the M5 battery are 4S LIPO. In order to save the Lipo weight, can i use 24V to 12V voltage converter and power the movi using 12V input ? This way, i need to use only my LiPo for multicopter to power all equipments.
     
  2. Angus Benson-Blair

    Angus Benson-Blair Active Member

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    I wouldn't bother as this will stop you being able to fully pan the Movi. The Movi 5's battery is pretty lightweight anyway and would only shorten a flight by a few seconds. With that said what you are suggesting could be done although you dont want to drop to 12v, more like 15-16v
     
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  3. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    No.
     
  4. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    +1 for what Steve said. :)

    Andy.
     
  5. sandeep nandy

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    I would like Steve to elaborate :)
     
  6. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    I can do that too. The MōVI cannot operate correctly on 12 volts. :)
    A 4S Lipo, at maximum voltage it is ~16.8 volts and the minimum useful voltage is ~14.0 volts. You'll find that that at 12 volts, the MōVI is pretty useless.

    On the other hand, if you could provide, say, 15 volt power that should work.

    Andy
     
  7. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    Thing #1: The MōVI M5 runs on 4S (16V) not 3S (12V).
    Thing #2: It's very complicated to get power down from a copter to a MōVI in a way that allows 360° movement. It can be done using a slip ring or other such silliness, but again, "why"?
    Thing #3: The M5 batteries weigh very little. Trying to eliminate them is false economy.
     
  8. sandeep nandy

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    Thanks for clarifying.. all good now .
     

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