HI,

Please look at the attached photo and tell me if I have my Ardupilot power wired correctly. I have the voltage regular wired to the PM connector. The BEC is wired into the output rails. I have removed the JP1 jumper. 

Am I missing something? I don't want to fry my board .

Thanks for your help!

farmertom

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What frame are you using? 3DR? Quad, Hex?

Do you have a power distribution board?

This is going into a Bixler 2 airplane. The group yellow, black and red wires on the right are going to the RX. No power distribution board.  The ESC has an BEC. I have that connected to the output rails.

you seem to have it wired as per the instructions. http://code.google.com/p/ardupilot-mega/wiki/Voltage#APM_2.5:_Using...

I would like to power my board via a separate battery for APM and RX, but that looks not so easy now if I want to measure the power of the main battery (V & I) and not the APM/RX battery. I would need to cut the power line from the APM PM module, or also run an ATTO sensor. see post here http://diydrones.com/forum/topics/using-atto-sensor-and-the-new-apm...

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