Foxeer 4K Ambarella A12
This page is about the Foxeer digital camera, model Foxeer 4K Ambarella A12, manufactured and distributed by Foxeer here: https://www.foxeer.com/foxeer-4k-ambarella-a12-hd-camera-uav-pwm-remote-control-wifi-distortionless-lens-tv-out-micro-hdmi-g-220.
|Problem||Check||How to check||Solution|
|No power when pressing the power button||Is USB power present?||Measure voltage across the big diode (Dxx), on the main PCB, next to the microUSB port
Measure TP7 on the Power board: 5V (USB power)
Measure voltage on Rxx (0 Ohms), next to the 32pin connector (VIN pins) on the main PCB
|Check for blown fuse or bad connectors.|
|Power for the ON/OFF switch is present?
Does the switch work?
|Measure voltage across the ON/OFF switch
Measure resistance of switch when pressed (should be <10 Ohms)
Measure TP6 on the Power board: 3.1V
|Check cable and connector.
Check TP7 (5V), replace RT9992 DC-DC converter.
|A subsystem is not powered.||Are all DC-DC converters working?||TP5: 1.8V, TP2: 3.23V, TP3: 1V, TP10: 3V||Check all enable pins on RT9992 (also present on the 32pin connector, next to SDIO label).
Check output capacitors.
Replace RT9992 DC-DC converter (QFN-32 package)
|TP4: 3V||Replace DC-DC converter (WDFN-6L package)|
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- Power is provided through the microUSB connector, goes to a Zenner diode (Dxx) for overvoltage protection, and then is transferred to the power board via 3 pins (labelled VIN).
- The power board is the bottom board of the stack. It receives 5V from the USB, and provides a continuous 3.1V for the power button.
- There are 2 DC-DC converters on the power board:
- The 16-pin connector is used only for Wi-Fi, and the camera turns on even if the connector is disconnected (i.e. is not properly seated).