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Maestro Display Dims on Transmit While on Battery

Jay -- N0FB
Jay -- N0FB Member ✭✭
edited December 2019 in Maestro
Having received my Maestro on Friday, I've had a wonderful time playing radio.  Everything is different, but everything is the same, if you know what I mean.

I have noticed that when running on battery (Mogix 10400 mAh) and pressing the PTT, the display will dim while transmitting.  When releasing the PTT, the display resumes its normal screen intensity.  The battery is fully charged.  This dimming does not occur when the power supply is plugged in.
As the Maestro unit is just passing packets back to the 6300, I wouldn't think that the power load would change much between transmit and receive.  Is this the normal and intended operational characteristics of the Maestro?


  • ctate243
    ctate243 Member ✭✭
    edited April 2017
    Jay the first thing I would check is if your Mogix is plugged into the 2.5 amp receptacle on the battery.  there are 2, one is 2.1 and the other outboard one is 2.5a.  just curious then we may have to dig down a bit. 
  • Tim - W4TME
    Tim - W4TME Administrator, FlexRadio Employee admin
    edited December 2019
    This is normal behavior.  We reduce the power consumption of the LEDs when running on battery to extend operating time.  During xmit, the transmit indicator is bright, which reduces the voltage available to the other LEDs, making them dim a little.
  • Jay -- N0FB
    Jay -- N0FB Member ✭✭
    edited December 2019
    Hi Chris, yes plugged into the correct 2.5 Amp outlet on the battery.  I just re-verified it again.
  • Jay -- N0FB
    Jay -- N0FB Member ✭✭
    edited May 2016
    Thanks Tim for the explanation.  

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