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Old 09-24-2013, 10:54 AM   #202 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by lcc014 View Post
Thank you for the information about the satellite port - regulated voltage. I am running mini vbar and the hobbywing rpm sensor can work up to 8V or so. So, I may not need a diode or two to lower the input voltage to mini vbar and rpm sensor.
Yep, sounds like you're good with a straight power hookup. It'll be an easier setup than using satellite port power too.

Why MrMel said in the video that we could utilize the satellite port to provide power to rpm sensor ?
Most sensors can run off 3.3V. I just remembered that the Sensor II port on the full sized VBar also uses the 3.3V regulated voltage, so the last thing I said above wouldn't work. My Hobbywing sensor runs fine in that port (on 3.3V).
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