Here is a hack to enable 1200mW on your DJI FPV Goggles and Air Unit Output Power. However, please make sure you follow your local regulations regarding radio transmission power and frequency.
By default, the maximum output power of the DJI FPV System is limited to 700mW if you are on FCC mode. With 1200mW you will gain roughly 30% more range, and it gives you better signal penetration. Not bad for an easy software hack, and you don’t have to spend extra on new hardware.
However, it’s unclear how it will affect your hardware in the long term, so do this at your own risk. Many have reported using this hack in the winter and it didn’t get any noticeably hotter than usual, but maybe it requires extra attention in the hot summer.
Before performing this hack, make sure your system is already on FCC mode. If not here is how to change it.
- Create a .txt file, name it
pwr_2inside the text file
- Save and close
naco_pwr.txtto an SD card
- Power on Goggles and Air Unit, WAIT until you see image from camera
- Put SD card in DJI goggles
- Restart Goggles
Make sure you power on the goggles before inserting SD card, many people have reported this is the only way to get it working.
Doesn’t work? Try download my text file and try again.
To verify you have done it, in the Goggles’ menu, under Settings => Device, you should be able to select 1200mW. Also, by enabling Power Limit, it will give you some protection against overheat when the Air Unit is sitting on the ground.
Text file content meaning:
- pwr_1 = 1000mW option
- pwr_2 = 1200mW and 1000mW option