jDrones News: jD-MediaTEK Backup Battery Tray
Few weeks ago we introduced our new and improved jD-MediaTEK GPS unit for all ArduCopter, ArduPlane and ArduWhatEver use. We also said that there will be shortly a new battery tray for it. Well here it is.
What does it give and what does it take. It gives to you and your GPS backup battery power for 8-12 months from regular CR2032 3V battery (according GPS module manufacturer). It also gives 2D/3D locks for you in 2-5 seconds in average. On our tests it's usually 2-3 secs until GPS module reports proper satellite lock.
Board has also small charge/keepup circuit that will powerup battery circuit in times when main power is connected.
What it takes: Soldering 4 support pins and one solder jumper. Job that usually takes only 3-4 minutes.
Without GPS module on top it looks like this:
As you can see it uses regular CR2032, 3V battery that you can find from almost every "7-11" shops around the world. This battery will power internal RTC clock for 8-12 months in normal conditions according GPS module manufacturer.
If you ran out of battery later on, don't worry. Battery is really easy to replace. Just slide old battery out sideways and put new one in and off we go again for next 8+ monts.
Get your own battery tray from jDrones or jDrones distributors around the world.
jDrones store: jD-MediaTEK Battery Tray
Battery used: CR2032