Easy to install and configure the Super Simple Mini OSD connects directly between your cameras video out and the transmitters video in. 2 Super Simple Mini OSD units can be used together to display voltage for up to 4 individual 2~3 Cell Lipoly batteries.
Features: Voltmeter & Stopwatch Double Voltage Input (Up to 4 voltage inputs, requires 2 x Mini OSD units) Programmable Display Content Supports NTSC & PAL Specifications: Weight: 4g Dimensions: 51 x 18 x 8mm Working Voltage: 7.2~12v
How in the world can I hook this up with this system?
Bcause, the vid in/ out is fine, bat in is fine but where does my vtx get power from then?
I am using balance adapter for vtx power.
If you are using with a multirotor you can solder to power distrobution board and this will give flight battery voltage.
You can just solder it into any wire being powered by the battery you want to see the voltage of.
so can the camera, transmitter, vidIN and vidOUT all share a common ground to a battery ?
I have one battery powering my camera and vtx. they share a common ground as do the vidIn and vidOUT. I am not getting anything on TV.....of course I have the balance plug going to a BATT1 in..
Red LED flashing..
Red LED flashing means that there's no signal from the camera coming into the OSD, check the connections for that. And yes they can all share a common ground, that's how I did it and no issues with mine when I used it.
Hi. It works well with dominator. Actually it does not matter which display device to use. There are 2 connectors for Video IN and Video OUT on one side of OSD and 2 connectors for 2 batteries on the other. On bottom side of OSD there are VEEERY small markings for signal, minus and plus terminals. Just connect video signal with ground to Video IN terminal and video segnal and ground from Video OUT terminal to video transmitter. At least 1 battery has to be connected to battery terminal. The volt
I have a problem.
I had connected properly from a sony 600 HAD security camera 2000 type and to a Portable TV using the AV IN cable.
I also connected a 3s battery to the bat1 port. What I get is a red led that is on continuously and few black lines in the top of the screen ...there seems to be some movement but I can't understand a thing. Please help
So how do I hook this up? I need to power the camera somehow too, but I don't see a positive wire coming off the OSD to the camera. My video Tx gets 12v from a 3S battery which it then sends to the camera via a regular servo lead with video signal on white and then positive and negative. I have an XT60 plug on my battery, if I want to monitor the voltage to I need to run a JST from the power distribution board to the OSD?
The connection is very simple. On one side there are two terminal for Video IN and OUT, on other side two terminals for connecting two batteries. Which is which you check on the back of board. It is written with VERY small letters :) as well there (on the back) it is indicated " " and "-" terminals (video it is "-" and signal). For battery connection you have to run a wire from battery terminals to the " " and "-" OSD terminals and for video cut your video signal wire from camera to video Tx and
Does this device generate a sync signal of it's own? I am trying to find a way to put a cheap OSD on my ground station to make sure a constant good sync signal is passed to my DVR (it doesn't like bad sync signals :( )
i received this item right now and i was testing it.
but my problem is that it is just blinking and it doesnt show any voltage or time (the video is coming through)
has anybody a clou what is happining here?
thanks for helping me out :)
it has 4 inputs, 2 are voltages in of your choice. the other 2 are video in and video out. so you camera plugs into video in and the output from video out goes to your VTx. The voltages read from the 2 inputs will then be overlayed on your video feed.
Generally speaking, you cant. Because depending on battery voltage is going to drop differently. For example zippy 2200mah 3s voltage is dropping much more under load than nano-tech 3S, i've verified this personally.
But what you can do is learn how your batteries behave while flying, how much voltage is dropping under load and figure out from there.
Other option is to get frsky telemetry module and get audio alert each time voltage drops below treshold.
Coulld anyone confirme these ? 1- The two V input don't feed the OSD set .So these two input may be used to transmit a voltage - within the limits 7.2/12V - which could mean any other analog information than a Batt Voltage ?( anything Versus a voltage ) 2- So, How is the OSD supplied ? Thank
No, it will not. The video signal must pass through it for it to work. The video does still work if no power is supplied to the OSD though.
Tried today (2011/09/01). The position of the displayed data can be moved via button on the screen. Approx 80 positions in any combination, 40 positions stopwatch on 40 positions stopwatch off (only the voltage is displayed). The timer can´t be paused and it starts when you switch on the osd by connecting the monitored battery. Lightweight, small and simple that´s what i was searching for my small deltawing to be sure about the remaining capacity for safe returning at home.
Easy to use. As it says, super simple. If you don't enjoy soldering I suggest that you buy the pre made wires for it. They are so cheap. This OSD gives just the information that you need. Nothing more. And it's tinny! You won't notice the weight at all. what a bargain!
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I just tested this OSD with my variable power supply to 16.8 volts. Everything still works. Past 17.3 volts, the reported voltage drops significantly lower than the real voltage, but I didn't test farther than that. It has a linear regulator, so it might heat up a little bit more, but I didn't notice anything.
Conclusion: THE OSD WORKS WITH A 4 CELL LIPO
Apart from this, the voltage reported by the OSD is a little bit ) low. Additionally, the text jitters every time there is a voltage spike. Its still easily legible, but the jitters are annoying.