Powering Your Blackfly S
The USB3 connector provides a power connection between the camera and the host computer. The ideal input voltage is nominal 5 V DC. For the USB3 connector to provide power, the host controller must be connected to the computer's power supply.
Power can also be provided externally through the GPIO interface: 12 V nominal (8 - 24 V). Power consumption is 3 W maximum.
If both power sources are connected the camera always uses external power over the GPIO connector.
The camera does not transmit images for the first 100 ms after power-up. The auto-exposure and auto-white balance algorithms do not run while the camera is powered down. It may therefore take several images to get a satisfactory image.
When the camera is power cycled (power disengaged then re-engaged), the camera reverts to its default factory settings, or if applicable, a saved user set.
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