Naze32 Lost Model Beeper Piezo – Making it LOUDER!

The Naze32 Flight Controller has a “lost model beeper” output, which looks like this on the schematic diagram:

naze32-louder-beeper

 
We can see the beeper output is an open collector transistor, pulling one side of the piezo down to ground.
The other side of the piezo goes to +5V.

 
Check the specs of your piezo buzzer.
This is the piezo I am using from Altonics, which is already louder than a lost of normal piezos (as previously posted about here):

altronics-piezo

 
If the piezo can tolerate a higher voltage, then it’s very easy to make it louder by removing the piezo’s +ve wire from the Naze32 board, and taking that to the main lipo battery +ve feed, like so:

naze32-louder-beeper2

 
Here is a video that demonstrates the difference between a piezo running off 5V and 3S lipo voltage.

 
All you need to do is move one wire, and the piezo is much louder.

 
Pick the most convenient point.   Here I use the +ve feed for the nearest ESC:

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Solder pads are covered with liquid electrical tape to prevent accidental shorts.

🙂