I have just received my Primalucelab Eagle4 computer. I haven't even powered it up yet. I read in the manual
"CAUTION EAGLE must be powered with 12V regulated voltage. You can use a power supply with 12V output voltage or a
field battery. If you use a battery, this MUST be provided with a proper voltage stabilization. In case of any malfunction,
immediately unplug the power supply. DO NOT CONNECT TO THE EAGLE A BATTERY WITHOUT
12V VOLTAGE REGULATOR since it may damage the other instruments powered by EAGLE (like the cooled
I currently power everything off of a 12v LiFePO4 battery and my power wiring uses Anderson Power Pole connectors. Do I really need to buy a 12v voltage regulator and put it in the power path between the 12v battery and the Eagle4? The CAUTION statement claims that without the regulator, it may damage the other instruments powered by the Eagle. I've been running my ASI1600MM cameras directly off of the LiFePO4 battery for a while now and haven't had any problems. There will be a voltage drop in the wiring from the battery to the camera. I suppose there could be a additional voltage drop through the Eagle. I would think that if the voltage was too low it simply wouldn't work. I would think that the Camera has to be more robust than that! Can somebody please explain this a little better to me?