View Full Version : Powering a servo from the Vector

8th September 2014, 05:15 PM
Hey guys,
I am just swapping out my Naza v2 for a Vector and was wondering if it would be OK to power one servo from the Vector via my RX?

I have a small 'tilt' servo that I control from my TX and was powered via my RX when using the Naza. The servo draws 4.8-6.0v.

However, I have RTFM and it says:

"Never use the PSU to power any servos on your model! The PSU can shut off due to excessive power
draw, causing a crash! Servos MUST be powered by a stand alone BEC, a BEC built into your ESC, or a
separate radio flight pack!"

But I just want to check that this still applies even if I am just powering the one servo?

I currently have the PSU powering the Vector, 12v Cam & 5v RX.


8th September 2014, 05:37 PM
Sounds like you have your answer...

Would you really "trust" your setup if you did this? Does your build prevent you from using a BEC?

If it were me I wouldn't think twice about this... just install an external BEC and call it a day.