How do I power the Altum-PT?

This article pertains to the MicaSense Altum-PT. If you have a different sensor, please refer to the appropriate article that relates to your particular camera. 

Voltage 7.0 - 25.2 VDC
Standby 5.5 W
Average 10 W
Peak 12 W

The Altum-PT requires 7.0 VDC for operation, with a maximum operating voltage of 25.2 VDC. The supply must be able to provide a 12 W peak. power can be provided to the sensor in two main ways:  

  • shared power from the aircraft's main battery pack
  • a rechargeable Lithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo) battery pack. A 3S or 4S LiPo will provide optimal efficiency.

For more information regarding Altum-PT, please see:

Altum-PT Integration Guide (PDF)

User Guide for MicaSense Sensors

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