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idata
Community Manager
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Power supply?

I just received the aero ready to fly kit. Seems like I need to power the board to get to the console: https://youtu.be/B_ahdR4od2Q Introduction to the Intel® Aero Compute Board and Vision Accessory Kit for UAVs - YouTube . The video says the power adapter+cable is supplied with the aero compute board. But my ready to fly kit did not come with a power supply or batteries. What type of power adapter do I need to buy to get into the console?

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idata
Community Manager
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Hi Beej,

 

 

I would love to help you with this.

 

 

According to the specifications of the board, it supports a DC input voltage of 5 - 20 V ( https://ark.intel.com/products/97178/Intel-Aero-Compute-Board). So, I was checking some links and I found this one: https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-aero-compute-board-and-intel-realsense-technology-fo... sampleapp, in that link you can look to the suggested power supply.

 

 

I hope you find this useful.

 

 

Have a nice day.

 

 

Regards,

 

Leonardo R.

 

DDavi21
Novice
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So it sounds from the 5-20V DC requirement that power goes into what's known as a BEC (battery eliminator circuit) in the RC world. This implies the whole vehicle is powered up, including ESCs. Probably not a huge issue but be sure to take off those props before mucking around in tethered mode! I learned that lesson the hard way on my first drone several years ago.

JElle1
Beginner
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I had a fairly old supply for charging my old drone LiPo but it worked great:

http://amzn.eu/hF9YCoi http://amzn.eu/hF9YCoi

I'm sure there's an updated version available. It also came with the right connector.

trix
New Contributor I
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I have a RTF drone instead of just the compute board, but I'm looking for wall plug-ins that would let me work on applications on the compute board without having to charge the batteries constantly. Would this charger: https://www.amazon.com/Crazepony-Power-Adapter-STRIX-Charger/dp/B06XQW36BL/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys-and-gam... Amazon.com: Crazepony AC to DC Power Adapter 12V 3A XT60 Plug for STRIX Charger etc: Toys & Games work?