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    balance connector adapter to power my my Fat Shark receive

    So I am the proud owner of a set of Fat Shark Dominator goggles I have a question regarding powering the Receiver Module using the balance connector from my flight pack battery. I have several different aircraft I plan to use these goggles with and each has a different battery with different balance connector plugs.

    Is there an source for balance connector adapters so I can use my Fat Shark receiver module with all my different batteries ?

    Is there a better or different way to do this?

    Thanks in advance

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    I'm not quite clear on what you are trying to do. The receiver module for the Dominator is powered from the module bay of the headset. Normally when you talk about powering off the flight pack battery you are referring to powering the transmitter and camera.
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    My error, I meant to say my Fat Shark TRANSMITTER module in my airplane....

    I have several different different batteries all with different balance connectors and several do not fit the Balance Lead Power Supply Adapter which accepts only 2 and 3 pin connectors .
    I am looking for a way to use 4 and 5 cell batteries with the Fat Shark Balance Lead Power Supply Adapter to power the video transmitter, can this be done ?

    Sorry about the confusion and thanks for your response
    Last edited by muabg; 15th May 2013 at 07:21 PM.

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    Your options are:
    1) use a 2nd battery pack to power TX/Camera (not highly recommended)
    2) Add a linear regulator to take the battery voltage down to 13 or 14V before supply to TX (difficult if not a technician)
    3) Replace the transmitter with an IRC 600mW TX which is rated to 6S (good option if you have the extra money)
    4) Tap 3S off the 4S or 5S balance lead of the battery (this is what I would do but it risks slightly unbalanced drain of the cells so if do this option I recommend occasionally balance charging your RC pack)
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    this is quite an old thead but i want to inform you if you don't all ready know that you can now buy fatshark balance lead adaptors with support of 2-4 cells i got one with my attitudes.

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