LED Beacon

Price: 29.99GBP





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This device was originally developed for the use in free flight model aircraft competitions however it can also be used for other applications such as on quadcopters, balloons and many others.

Its use will substantially increase the distance at which a model can be seen - Often in excess of one mile.

Please click here to see an example of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uArr8e4gTes

Weighing less than 1 gram and with dimensions of 20mm x10mm x 4mm it consists of two extremely bright LEDs facing in opposite directions plus associated components on a PCB. We recommend you do not look directly into the LEDs at close range! 

Powered by a single cell 20mah LiPO battery weighing just 1 gram (not supplied) it will run for about 20 mins (roughly 1mah/min). Larger capacity batteries can be used with a corresponding increase in weight. Max voltage 5V - 3x AAA/AA batteries could be used for example. Auto shut off if the battery voltage drops below 3V to save LiPo batteries from damage.

Input voltage should not exceed 5V. Designed for LiPO batteries however other types may be used. A single cell 20mah LiPO battery (1 gram) will run for approx. 20 mins. Larger capacity batteries can be used with a corresponding increase in weight. Placing a magnet of around 3mm diameter on or close by the 5R4 inductor will act as a switch; removing the magnet will start the device flashing. 

No plugs or connections are fitted to allow the user to adapt its fitting as they require, although they can be if so requested. 

A LiPo charger is also available here.