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- MemberSeptember 12, 2019 at 4:38 pm
They are hard to get repaired and with Parani’s available are really not worth fixing. See this of many many threads https://surveyorconnect.com/community/surveying-geomatics/parani-yet-another-thread/
- MemberSeptember 12, 2019 at 6:10 pm
Just last week I flipped out my homebrew 433MHz radios and replaced them with Parani’s. I kept the same power supplies and boxes and mounts, so it took me (only) about 8 hours to get up and running. Sweet. During the process I kept thinking whether I was performing the last Parani conversion known to mankind – maybe not.
- MemberSeptember 12, 2019 at 7:29 pm
The “11.8” on the instrument radio is the main battery voltage – in this case a 12V car battery that powers the instrument, and the radio gets its power from that – with the display alternating between the main battery voltage and the regulated voltage to the Parani, which I set to 5.4V.
On the controller radio, it is powered by one of those 5V USB power packs – I took out the battery (3.7V Lipo?) and its step up regulator, and they sit under the Parani. The trick here is that the power pack powers when there is a near constant demand, but since the radios often go inactive, the powering goes off and does not restart, so I put in the line a low power LED alternating light (about 1Hz I think) and that fools the power pack into staying active.
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