Powering Navio + without power module


Is the Navio power module absolutely necessary to power the Navio+ board ? Would for instance an external BEC equipped with a micro USB connector work ?
I know the battery voltage sensing would not be available anymore, but is that all that would be lost ?

Thanks !

Hi! Navio+ can be powered by a BEC connected to the servo rail (no need for microusb).
Keep the voltage in 4.8-5.3 range. Voltage and current sensing would not be available, but that’s all.

Would you recommend a second power supply for redundancy ?

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I was wondering too if the second power source would be recommended in case of a failure.

In 99.999% cases everything should be okay with one power source. Second one is needed for the other 0,001%:slight_smile:

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